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Harry Bjerke

Class of 2005· Disciplines(s): Men's Artistic· Inducted as: Contributor

Harry Bjerke has contributed more than 30 years of service to the sport of gymnastics. Harry has been a highly respected men’s brevet judge for 25 years and has judged three of the past Olympic Games, 1996, 2000, and 2004. He has also judged eight World Championships and three World Cups, as well as earning the rank of FIG Technical Expert in the last two quadrenniums. Harry has served as the Men’s Technical Director or judge at every USA Championships, Olympic, and World Championships Trials since 1977.

Harry is truly committed to the USA Men’s Program. He has served as men’s technical director or judge at numerous collegiate events and was an instructor at the USA Continental Judges’ Course in 1989, 1993, 1997, and 2001. As President of the National Gymnastics Judges Association from 1987-1996 and continuously on the NGJA Board of Directors for over 25 years, Harry has given of his time and talent to the sport. He even coached for SUNY at Farmingdale from 1972-1982.

Harry was a member of the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors from 1987-1996 and a member or chair of the Finance Committee from 1996 to the present. His dedication to the sport earned him an induction into the NGJA Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Spirit of the Flame award in 2001.

Harry is married to Maureen, and they live in Bay Shore, New York.