1998 Goodwill Games Gold Medalist
1996 Individual Event World Championships Finalist
Hometown: Long Island, N.Y.
Residence: Long Island, N.Y.
Date/Place of Birth: July 19, 1974/ Queens, N.Y.
Coach: Ken Friedheim
Former College: University of New Mexico (1992 & 1993)
Began Gymnastics: 1981
Favorite Event: Still Rings
Hobbies: Ice Hockey
|LaMorte is working in Manhattan doing engineering work for E.S. Gordon. He plans to return to college at a New York area school in the fall. He attended the University of New Mexico in 1992 and 1993 and was the NCAA rings champion both years. He was offered a scholarship in both soccer and gymnastics at the University of New Mexico and chose gymnastics because he found it more exciting. He qualified to the 1996 World Championships team at the 1996 Winter Cup Challenge by winning rings. The Goodwill Games is only his second international competition. He has two sisters and a brother. One sister was a member of the Stanford gymnastics team; the other is a ballerina who also is a cheerleader at Georgetown University. His brother won the Class VI New York State Gymnastics Meet and is an eighth grader who competes for Sachem High School, where Chris graduated in 1992.|
updated: 29 Jul 1998