Jonathan Horton, the 2008 Olympic horizontal bar silver-medalist and a member of the 2011 World Championships men’s bronze medal team, visited several clubs in Washington, Dec. 7, to promote the 2012 Kellogg’s Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, one of the sport’s premier international events that showcases the top gymnasts from the Pacific Rim countries in artistic (men’s and women’s) gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline. The event takes place March 16-18 at Comcast Arena and Comcast Community Ice Rink.
Horton of Houston helped the U.S. Men’s Team win the team bronze medal at the 2011 World Championships, the USA’s first men’s World team medal since 2003. Earlier in 2011, he won the AT&T American Cup, claiming his third American Cup all-around title, and finished second in the all-around at the Visa Championships. In 2010, Horton won his second straight U.S. all-around title and claimed his first world all-around medal by finishing third at the World Championships. Horton helped the U.S. men win the Olympic team bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and brought home the silver medal on horizontal bar. A three-time team captain at the University of Oklahoma, Horton recorded 18 All-America honors, six NCAA individual titles, the 2006 NCAA all-around title and three NCAA team titles (2005-06, 2008). Since graduating from Oklahoma, Horton married Haley De Prospero, who is currently in medical school. He is a member of Team Hilton HHonors and trains at Cypress Academy with Tom Meadows, who was his coach prior to his time at Oklahoma. Birthdate: Dec. 31, 1985.
All-session tickets range from $105 to $250 and may be purchased by phone at 866-332-8499; online at Comcastarenaeverett.com; at the Comcast Arena Box Office; or through participating area gymnastics clubs. In recognition of Visa’s long-time support of USA Gymnastics, Visa is the preferred method of payment.