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Trent Dimas

Class of 2002· Disciplines(s): Men's Artistic· Inducted as: Athlete

Trent Dimas became an Olympic champion at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. There he earned the United States ‘ only gold medal on the high bar. During his years as a competitive gymnast, Dimas endured three years as a Junior National Team member, eight years on the Senior National Team, and one year as a Nebraska Cornhusker collegiate competitor, where he was coached by fellow Hall of Fame members Jim Howard and Francis Allen.

Career highlights include three top-ten finishes at the Individual World Championships, Pan American and Goodwill Games medals, an American Cup title, NCAA Team Championship, and three NCAA All-American distinctions. As a younger gymnast, Dimas became the first junior gymnast to medal in a men’s Senior National Championships.

He holds a degree from Columbia University and currently resides in Spain. Dimas dedicates this Hall of Fame appointment to S.B. Dimas, who passed away in December 2001. With heartfelt gratitude, Dimas recognizes the efforts of many who worked as hard Ð family Ted, Bonnie and Ted Jr., lifelong coach and Hall of Fame member Ed Burch, and mentor John Curtin. His achievements, Dimas believes, would not have been possible without his faith in Jesus Christ.