John Macready, who began in gymnastics when he was just five years old, was a 1996 Olympian and a member of the 1995 and 1997 World Championship Teams.
He was the youngest member of the 1996 U.S. Men’s Olympic Gymnastics Team, which placed fifth for the USA’s best finish since 1984. Macready was third in the all-around at the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials and 1996 Coca-Cola National Championships, where he was also second on rings and third on both vault and high bar.
Since retiring from competitive gymnastics in 2000, Macready acted as co-owner of Flipfest, a gymnastics camp in Knoxville, Tenn., as well as a motivational speaker. He also worked as the in-house emcee at USA Gymnastics’ premier events.