Yewki Tomita

Birthdate: 3/15/1980
Program: Men's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Colorado Spgs, CO
Club: U.S.O.T.C. Gymnastics
Head Coach: Vitaly Marinitch
Other Coaches: Alex Shchennikov


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Career Highlights

Tomita's parents, Yoichi and Setsuko, are gym owners and he has two sisters. He is looking toward some sort of international business career that offers him the opportunity to travel. He enjoys basketball, golf, playing poker and participating in various community service and outreach programs. Surgeries kept him out of the last quadrennium and he had shoulder surgery in the spring of 2006. He has his sights on an Olympic gold medal.
Personal Information

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Degree/Major: Business Marketing
Year you began gymnastics: 1980
Favorite Event: High Bar
How did you get involved in gymnastics: I was born into it since my dad was and is a coach.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: The challenge of pursuing perfection and the highs and sometimes lows of competing. It is such a rush!
What are your goals for gymnastics?: Olympic Gold Medal Team in 2008, challenge for the gold on pommel horse and high bar at the '08 Games
Names of parents/guardians: Yoichi and Setsuko; gym owners
Names of sibling(s): 2 sisters- Naomi and Sakura

Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: Introduction to Acting, Chinese, and Macroeconomics
Hobbies or favorite activities: Poker, Yoga, basketball, reading, and eating
Favorite music: All sorts
Favorite TV show(s): 24, World Poker Tour, Sportscenter, Entourage, Sopranos, Nip/Tuck, Lost, and CSI (most via DVD)
Favorite Food: Dessert
Charity Involvement: Many projects throughout the year
Other sports involvement: Corn Hole Champion at July 4th Olympics in Columbus, Ohio in 2006

National Competition Results

2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Gymnastics, Philadelphia, Pa. - 2nd-PH; 7th-HB; 10th-PB; 12th-FX
2008 Visa Championships, Houston, Texas - 1st-PH
2008 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. -
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 4th-HB(T)
2007 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-PH; 4th-FX(T)
2006 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-HB; 2nd-PB
2005 Visa Championships, Indianapolis, Ind. - 1st-PH; 2nd-HB
2005 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. -

International Competition Results

2007 Toyota Cup, Toyota City, Japan - 7th-HB
2006 World Cup, Lyon, France - 1st-HB
2005 World Championships, Melbourne, Australia -
1999 Pontiac International Team Championships, Richmond, Va. - 1st-Team
1999 World Championships, Tianjin, China - 6th-Team; 25th-AA
1998 Pacific Alliance Championships, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - 3rd-Team, PH(T)
1998 Goodwill Games, New York, N.Y. - 3rd-PH