Paul Ruggeri III

Birthdate: 11/12/1988
Program: Men's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Manlius, NY
Club: U.S.O.T.C. Gymnastics
Head Coach: Genadi Chub


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Career Highlights

  • 2013 U.S. floor exercise silver medalist and vault bronze medalist
  • USOC's male athlete of the month for April, 2013
  • 2012 U.S. floor exercise silver medalist
  • 2012 NCAA team and vault champion and parallel bars silver medalist
  • 2012 Nissen-Emery Award winner
  • 2012 Winter Cup Challenge floor exercise bronze medalist
  • 2011 Pan American Games high bar gold medalist, parallel bars silver medalist and team bronze medalist
  • 2009 NCAA parallel bars and horizontal bars champion with the University of Illinois.
  • 2009 Winter Cup Challenge horizontal bar champion.
  • 2008 NCAA horizontal bars champion.

Personal Information

Hometown: Manlius, NY
Twitter: @Paul_Ruggeri

Name of College: University of Illinois
Degree/Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Year you began gymnastics: 1995
How did you get involved in gymnastics: I first did diving when I was little, then my mom put me into gymnastics.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: Accomplishing things you didn't think were possible.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: To be a 2012 Gold Medal Olympic Team member
Names of parents/guardians: Kathy and Paul
Names of sibling(s): Brother Chris and sister Kathy
Family members in sports: Dad swam in college, aunt did gymnastics in college


Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: Organic Chemistry
Hobbies or favorite activities: Painting, drawing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, boating, jet skiing
Favorite music: Dead Mau5, Tiziano Ferro
Favorite TV show(s): That 70s Show, Avatar the Last Airbender, Jersey Shore
Favorite Food: Grandma's Gnochhi

National Competition Results

2013 P&G Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 2nd-FX; 3rd-VT; 9th-AA
2013 Winter Cup Challenge - Las Vegas, Nev. - 2nd-VT, HB; 8th-AA, PB
2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, San Jose, Calif. - 3rd-FX, HB; 6th-AA; 7th-PB
2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. - 2nd-FX(T); 4th-HB; 7th-AA
2012 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, Norman, Okla. - 1st-Team, VT(T); 2nd-PB; 9th-AA
2012 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 3rd-FX; 4th-VT, HB; 7th-AA
2011 Visa Championships, Saint Paul, Minn. - 3rd-HB(T); 8th-FX
2011 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. -
2010 Visa Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 2nd-HB; 3rd-VT; 4th-FX; 8th-AA
2010 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, West Point, N.Y. - 4th-Team
2010 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 2nd-VT; 5th-HB; 7th-PB
2009 Visa Championships, Dallas, Texas -
2009 NCAA Men's Championships, Minneapolis, Minn. - 1st-PB, HB; 2nd-FX; 3rd-AA; 5th-Team
2009 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-HB
2008 Visa Championships, Houston, Texas - 7th-HB
2008 NCAA Men's Championships, Stanford, Calif. - 1st-HB; 5th-FX(T), VT
2008 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 4th-FX; 8th-AA
2007 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Oklahoma City, Okla. -
2007 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 2nd-FX(T)
2006 Visa Championships, St. Paul, Minn. - 1st-FX, HB; 3rd-AA, VT (Jr. Div.)
2006 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. -

International Competition Results

2014 Doha Challenge Cup, Doha, Qatar - 2nd-FX, HB; 5th-VT
2013 DTB Team Challenge, Stuttgart, Germany - 5th-Team
2013 Ljubjana World Cup, Ljubjana, Slovenia - 1st-VT, HB; 7th-FX
2012 Cottbus World Cup, Cottbus, Germany - 2nd-HB; 6th-VT(T)
2011 Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico - 1st-HB; 2nd-PB(T); 3rd-Team; 7th-VT; 8th-FX
2010 Toyota Cup, Aichi, Japan - 3rd-FX, HB; 4th-VT; 5th-PB
2010 Japan Cup, Tokyo, Japan - 3rd-Team
2010 Moscow World Stars, Moscow, Russia - 3rd-HB; 5th-FX; 7th-VT