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

Simons was a member of the 1996 Olympic Team that placed fifth. This was the strongest men's team since 1984. 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