Kip Simons

1996 Olympian
1995 World Championships Team Member
1994 Team World Championships Team Member

Hometown: Bloomsburg, Pa.
Residence: Columbus, Ohio
Birth Date/Place: September 11, 1972/Media, Pa.
Club: Ohio State
Coach: Peter Kormann, Miles Avery
Former Coaches: Larry Moyer
College: Ohio State Graduate (June 1996)
Years on Senior National Team: 4 (1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97)
Began Gymnastics: 1978
Favorite Apparatus/Event: Still rings
Hobbies: Snow boarding

Simons was a member of the 1996 Olympic Team that placed fifth. This was the strongest men's team since 1984. Simons has announced his retirement from competitive gymnastics and will move to Ann Arbor, Mich., August 1997, to work as the Assistant Gymnastics Coach for the University of Michigan. He is a two-time World Championships team member and earned a spot on his first World Championships Team in 1994 by finishing seventh at the 1994 National Championships. He was a member of the gold-medal Pan American Games team in 1995. Although his name, Kip, is a gymnastics skill, he is really named after Kip Keino from Africa who earned a gold medal in athletics at the 1972 Olympics.

International Competition

National Competition

updated: 10 Jan 1997