Matthew Wenske

Birthdate: 5/8/1998
Program: Men's Artistic
Level: Level 10 (17-18)
Current Residence: Houston, TX
Club: Cypress Academy of Gymnastics
Head Coach: Tom Meadows
Other Coaches: Igor Vernyi

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Career Highlights

  • 2016 U.S. vault champion

Personal Information

Nickname: Matt
Birthplace: Houston, TX
Hometown: Houston, TX

Name of High School: Jersey Village
High School Graduation Year: 2016
Year you began gymnastics: 2001
Favorite Event: Floor
How did you get involved in gymnastics: It started at a daycare center when I was little. My mom signed me up for a small gymnastics class at the daycare because she thought I was always bored while being there. It just so happened that I loved it, and so my parents signed me up at Cypress
Favorite thing about gymnastics: The feeling of accomplishment after a great routine.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: To eventually be on an olympic/world team.
Names of parents/guardians: Dennis and Connie Wenske
Names of sibling(s): none
Family members in sports: My cousins play basketball, football, and soccer


Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: Anatomy and Physiology
Hobbies or favorite activities: playing football with my cousins or my friends
Favorite music: Imagine Dragons is my favorite band
Favorite book(s): Harry Potter Series
Favorite movie(s): Dark Knight Rises
Favorite TV show(s): Breaking Bad
Favorite Food: Fettucine Alfredo
Charity Involvement: none
Other sports involvement: I play football with friends often

National Competition Results

2016 P&G Championships, St. Louis, Mo. - 1st-AA, FX, SR, VT; 3rd-PH, PB; 5th-HB (17-18)
2016 P&G Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 1st-VT(T)
2016 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Battle Creek, Mich. - 1st-AA, SR, VT, PB; 2nd-HB; 4th-PH (L10 JE 17)
2016 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. -
2015 P&G Championships, Indianapolis, Ind. - 1st-PB; 3rd-AA(T), FX, SR; 8th-HB (Jr. 15-16)
2015 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Daytona Beach, Fla. - 1st-AA, FX, PB; 2nd-SR, VT; 6th-PH (JE 16)
2015 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. -
2014 P&G Championships, Pittsburgh, Pa. - 1st-FX(T), VT; 7th-PB; 8th-AA (Jr. 15-16)
2014 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Long Beach, Calif. - 1st-FX; 2nd-AA, SR, VT, PB; 5th-HB; 6th-PH(T) (L10, 15)
2013 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Portland, Ore. - 1st-FX, VT; 3rd-AA, PB (13-14)
2012 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Cincinnati, Ohio - 2nd-AA, FX; 3rd-VT; 4th-SR, HB; 7th-PB (12-13)

International Competition Results

2016 RD761 International Junior Team Cup, Katy, Texas - 2nd-VT; 3rd-Team; 5th-AA, SR
2014 Junior Pan American Championships, Aracaju, Brazil - 1st-Team; 2nd-SR; 3rd-FX, VT; 5th-AA