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Jurek Pol

Class of 2016· Disciplines(s): Acrobatic· Inducted as: Coach

A pioneer in sports acrobatics since 1976, Pol led his athletes to 20 U.S. Championships appearances and 52 national titles. He was a member of the coaching staff at nine World Championships, bringing home a total of six World medals. Additionally, Pol served as the head U.S. coach for the 1982-83,1986-88 and 1990 World Championships.

Pol also served as a board member of the U.S. Sports Acrobatics Federation, which merged with USA Gymnastics in 2002; a national superior judge; and a member of the Technical and International Relations Committee. He authored the first compulsory competitive program for acrobatic gymnastics and was inducted into the Sports Acrobatics Hall of Fame in 2001.

As an athlete, Pol was the Polish national trampoline champion in 1970 and won the 1978 U.S. men’s pair title with David Nordman.