Guard Young

2004 Olympic Team Silver Medal
2003 World Artistic Championships Team Member (Alternate)
2002 Individual Event World Championships Team Member
2001 World Artistic Championships Team Silver Medalist

 

Hometown:

Oklahoma City, Okla.
Residence: Norman, Oklahoma
Birth Date/Place: June 3, 1977 / State College , Pa.
Club: Team Chevron - Oklahoma
Coach: Mark Williams
College: Brigham Young University
Former Collegiate Coach: Makato Sakamoto
Year in School: Graduated in 2000
Previous Club: Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy
Favorite Event: Pommel Horse
Began Gymnastics: 1987
Years on Jr. National Team: 3 (1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97)
Years on Sr. National Team: 6 (1998-04, Fall 04)


Personal Info

Young helped the U.S. men's team to an Olympic silver medal, the men's first medal since the team struck gold in the 1984 Olympics. Young was also a member of the World Championships silver medal team in 2001. Young has five sisters and one brother. His father, Wayne, was on the 1976 Olympic Gymnastics Team and was the 1975 NCAA All-Around Champion. Young graduated with a broadcast journalism major from BYU. His older sister, Jessica, attends BYU on a gymnastics scholarship. Young enjoys roller hockey and playing guitar. He looks up to Peter Vidmar because he was a great gymnast and a great man. Young was married April 30, 1999 , to Alisha Tolman, and celebrated the birth of his first son, Tyler Mark, on Feb. 6, 2003 . Guard is currently employed as an assistant coach for the University of Oklahoma men's gymnastics team, which won the 2003 NCAA Championships.


International Competition

2004 Olympic Games, Athens, GRE: 2nd- Team

2004

13th Internationaux de France, Lyon, FRA

2003

12 th Internationaux de France, Paris-Bercy, FRA; 2nd -FX

2003

Visa American Cup, Fairfax, Va., USA

2002

Chunichi Cup, Nagoya, JPN; 1st -V, 3rd -SR

2002

Individual Event World Championships, Debrecen, HUN

2002

Sino American Team Competition, Beijing, CHN

2001

World Championships, Ghent, BEL; 2nd -Team

2001

Sr. Pan American Championships, Cancun, MEX; 2nd -Team, 4th -AA

2001

Pontiac American Team Cup, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ; 1st - Team

2000

Pontiac International Team Championships, Syracuse, NY, USA ; 2nd -Team, T4th -FX

2000

Qantas International Challenge, Sydney, AUS; 1st -FX

 

National Competition

2004

U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Anaheim, Calif. 2004 Olympic Team Member

2004

Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.; 2nd -V

2003

U.S. National Championships, Milwaukee, Wis.; 2nd -PB

2002

U.S. National Championships, Cleveland, Ohio; 3rd -AA, 2nd -PH

2002

U.S. National Qualifier, Colorado Springs, Colo.

2002

Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.

2001

U.S. National Championships, Philadelphia, Pa.; 5th -AA, 2nd -FX, 4th -SR

2000

Olympic Trials, Boston, Mass.

2000

John Hancock U.S. Championships, St. Louis, Mo.; Olympic Trials Qualifier

1999

World Team Trials, Kansas City, Mo.

1999

John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Sacramento, Calif.; 4th -AA, 1st -V

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