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Blaine Wilson

Class of 2014· Disciplines(s): Men's Artistic· Inducted as: Athlete

Wilson is a three-time Olympian, representing the United States in 1996, 2000, and 2004.

As part of the 2004 team, he helped Team USA to the silver medal, the U.S. men’s first Olympic team medal since taking the gold in 1984. He also represented the United States at four World Championships (1995, 1997, 1999, 2003), winning the team silver in 2003. He finished fourth in the all-around at the 1999 World Championships, a mere .001 from the bronze.

Wilson won five consecutive U.S. all-around titles (1996-2000) and two consecutive NCAA all-around titles (1996-97). Wilson was coached by Miles Avery at Ohio State University. He also won 15 individual event U.S. titles. In 1997, he won the Jesse Owens Award presented by the Big Ten Conference to recognize its outstanding male athlete for his accomplishments at Ohio State University, as well as earned the Nissen-Emery Award. He was named OSU’s Gymnast of the Century and is a member of its Hall of Fame.