Jason Gatson

Birthdate: 6/25/1980
Program: Men's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: League City, TX
Club: SunDance Gymnastics
Head Coach: Vitaly Marinitch, Alex Shchenn

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Career Highlights

Gatson was a silver medalist at the 2004 Olympic Games. He's also the 2004 Visa American Cup champion. He helped his team earn the silver medal at the 2003 World Championships and he also finished eighth all-around. With his third-place finish at the 1997 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships, he became the youngest athlete ever to make a U.S. Men's World Championship team at age 17. Gatson is active in the Make A Wish program in Colorado and he enjoys swimming, basketball, and drawing. He has a move named after him on the parallel bars.
Personal Information

Hometown: Upland, California/Mesa, Arizo, AZ

Year you began gymnastics: 1986
Favorite Event: All


National Competition Results

2006 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 3rd-PB; 7th-SR
2005 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-PB
2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Anaheim, Calif. - Team
2004 Winter Cup, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-FX; 2nd-PB; 3rd-AA
2003 National Championships, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1st-PB; 2nd-AA
2003 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-PB; 2nd-AA, SR
2001 National Championships, Philadelphia, Pa. -
2001 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-PB(T)
2000 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships, St. Louis, Mo. -
1999 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Sacramento, Calif. -
1999 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-PB; 2nd-AA, VT
1998 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Indianapolis, Ind. - 1st-FX, HB; 2nd-AA, VT; 4th-PB
1997 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Denver, Colo. - 1st-FX; 3rd-AA, VT, PB; 4th-SR(T)

International Competition Results

2005 World Championships, Melbourne, Australia - 7th-PB
2005 American Cup, Long Island, N.Y. -
2004 Olympic Games, Athens, Greece - 2nd-Team
2004 Pacific Alliance Championships, Honolulu, Hawaii - 1st-Team; 2nd-SR
2004 Visa American Cup, New York, N.Y. - 1st-AA, SR, PB, HB(T)
2003 World Championships, Anaheim, Calif. - 2nd-Team; 7th-SR; 8th-AA
2003 Jurassic Classic, Calgary, Alberta, Canada - 1st-Team, AA
1999 Pontiac International Team Championships, Richmond, Va. - 1st-Team, FX
1999 American Cup, St. Petersburg, Fla. - 1st-FX; 2nd-AA; 3rd-VT
1998 World Cup, Stuttgart, Germany - 2nd-FX
1998 Swiss Cup, Zurich, Switzerland - 2nd-FX
1998 China Cup, Tianjin, China - 5th-Team; 12th-AA
1997 World Championships, Lausanne, Switzerland - 5th-Team; 22th-AA
1997 Grand Prix, Rome, Italy - 2nd-FX; 3rd-HB; 5th-AA
1997 International Team Championships, Knoxville, Tenn. - 1st-Team