John Orozco

Birthdate: 12/30/1992
Program: Men's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Colorado Springs, CO
Head Coach: Vitaly Marinitch
Other Coaches: Andriy Stepanchenko


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Career Highlights

  • Named to the 2016 Olympic Team but could not compete due to injury
  • 2016 U.S. high bar bronze medalist
  • 2016 Pac Rim team & high bar champion and still rings silver medalist
  • 2014 Glasgow World Cup all-around bronze medalist
  • 2014 World team bronze medalist
  • 2014 U.S. high bar champion and all-around silver medalist
  • 2014 Pacific Rim team, all-around, parallel bars & high bar champion, and floor exercise & still rings silver medalist
  • 2013 World parallel bars bronze medalist
  • 2013 U.S. parallel bars and high bar silver medalist
  • Member of the 2012 Olympic Team
  • 2012 U.S. all-around champion, high bar silver medalist, and pommel horse, still rings & parallel bars bronze medalist
  • 2012 Winter Cup all-around, parallel bars and high bar champion, and pommel horse silver medalist
  • Member of the 2011 World Championships team that won the bronze medal
  • 2011 U.S. all-around, pommel horse and high bar bronze medalist

Personal Information

Hometown: Bronx, NY
Twitter: @JohnOrozco

Name of High School: Bronx Academy
High School Graduation Year: 2010
Name of College: Devry University
College Graduation Year: 2015
Degree/Major: Business Management
Year you began gymnastics: 2000
Favorite Event: high bar, parallel bars
How did you get involved in gymnastics: After taking tae kwon do lessons for a few years, my father realized my potential and introduce me to the sport of gymnastics.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: Competing with international gymnast and making life long friends.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: My goal in gymnastics is to win an Olympic Medal.

Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: Law & Public Policy
Hobbies or favorite activities: Singing, Acting, listening to music.
Favorite music: Pop, Soul, R&B, Alternative
Favorite book(s): The Alchemist

National Competition Results

2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, St. Louis. Mo. - 2nd-HB; 6th-PB; 7th-PH
2016 P&G Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 3rd-HB; 6th-PB; 10th-AA
2016 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 4th-AA, HB; 5th-PH, SR
2014 P&G Championships, Pittsburgh, Pa. - 1st-HB; 2nd-AA; 4th-PH; 5th-FX, SR, PB
2014 National Qualifier, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 2nd-HB; 3rd-AA; 4th-SR; 6th-PH
2014 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-HB; 6th-AA, VT; 8th-SR
2013 P&G Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 2nd-PB, HB; 4th-AA; 8th-SR
2013 National Qualifier, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 1st-SR(T); 5th-HB(T); 6th-PH
2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, San Jose, Calif. - 2nd-AA, HB; 3rd-PH, SR, PB; 4th-FX; 6th-VT(T)
2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. - 1st-AA; 2nd-HB; 3rd-PH, SR, PB(T); 6th-FX(T); 8th-VT
2012 National Qualifier, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 1st-AA, PH(T), PB, HB(T); 3rd-FX(T), SR; 4th-VT
2012 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-AA, PB, HB(T); 2nd-PH; 4th-FX; 7th-SR(T)
2011 Visa Championships, Saint Paul, Minn. - 3rd-AA, PH, HB(T); 4th-SR; 2nd-PB
2010 Visa Championships, Hartford, Conn. -
2010 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 4th-PB; 8th-AA
2009 Visa Championships, Dallas, Texas - 1st-AA, FX, PH, SR, PB, HB; 5th-VT (Jr., 14-15)
2009 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Cincinnati, Ohio - 1st-AA, FX, PB, SR, VT(T); 2nd-PH
2008 Visa Championships, Houston, Texas - 1st-AA, VT(T), PB, HB; 2nd-SR; 3rd-PH; 5th-FX (Jr., 14-15)
2008 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Battle Creek, Mich. - 1st-FX; 2nd-AA; 4th-PB, SR; 5th-HB, VT
2008 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. -
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 1st-AA, SR, PB, HB; 2nd-FX; 3rd-VT (Jr. Div.)
2007 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1st-PB; 2nd-AA, SR, VT
2006 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Battle Creek, Mich. - 2nd-PB; 3rd-AA; 4th-V; 5th-HB; 6th-SR
2005 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Houston, Texas - 13th-AA

International Competition Results

2016 Aquece Rio Final Gymnastics Qualifier, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 2nd-PH; 3rd-AA, HB; 5th-PB
2016 Pacific Rim Championships, Everett, Wash. - 1st-Team, HB; 2nd-SR; 4th-PB
2015 World Challenge Cup, Sao Paulo, Brazil - 4th-PB; 5th-HB
2014 Glasgow World Cup, Glasgow, Scotland - 3rd-AA
2014 World Championships, Nanning, China - 3rd-Team
2014 Korea Cup, Incheon, Korea - 2nd-PB, HB; 5th-PH
2014 Pacific Rim Championships, Richmond, Canada - 1st-Team, AA, PB, HB; 2nd-FX, SR; 5th-PH(T)
2014 AT&T American Cup, Greensboro, N.C. - 5th-AA
2013 Glasgow World Cup, Glasgow, Scotland - 4th-AA
2013 DTB World Cup, Stuttgart, Germany - 5th-AA
2013 World Championships, Antwerp, Belgium - 3rd-PB
2012 Olympic Games, London, England - 5th-Team; 8th-AA
2012 Cottbus World Cup, Cottbus, Germany - 3rd-HB; 8th-SR
2012 AT&T American Cup, New York, N.Y. - 5th-AA
2011 World Championships, Tokyo, Japan - 3rd-Team; 8th-HB
2011 Japan Cup - 2nd-Team
2010 Pacific Rim Championships, Melbourne, Australia - 1st-Team, AA, HB; 2nd-PH, SR, PB; 6th-VT; 7th-FX (Jr. Div.)
2009 International Junior Gymnastics Competition, Yokohama, Japan - 2nd-SR; 3rd-AA; 4th-PB; 6th-PH, VT; 7th-FX (Jr. Div.)
2008 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 1st-Team; 5th-FX (Jr. Div.)
2007 Junior Pan American Championships, Guatemala City, Guatemala - 1st-Team, Team Alt.