Eric LaMorte


Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
Residence: Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
Birth Date/Place: Sept. 14, 1984
Club: Eastern Gymnastics Center
Coach: Chris Wilson
School: SUNY - Farmingdale
Favorite Event: Still Rings
Began Gymnastics: 1990
Years on National Team: 1/2 (Spring '05)

Personal Info
Eric hails from a family with a strong background in gymnastics. His brother, Chris, was the 1998 Goodwill Games still rings champion and his sister, Tara, was a competitive gymnast on the Stanford University gymnastics squad. Eric is currently majoring in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Farmingdale with the intention of one day becoming a member of law enforcement. Eric maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and is a candidate for admittance to Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society. Eric trains at Eastern Gymnastics Center in Nesconset , New York and has set his sights on competing at the 2005 World Championships in Melbourne , Australia .

International Competition

2005  14th Internationaux de France (World Cup), Paris, FRA 

American Cup (World Cup Event), Uniondale, N.Y.; 3 rd -SR

National Competition

2005 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.; 1st-SR
2004 USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships, Denton, Tex.; 1st-SR
2002 J.O. Nationals, San Diego, Calif.; 1st-SR
2002 New York State High School All-Around Champion
2001 New York State High School All-Around Champion
1998-02 New York State High School Still Rings Champion