Jonathan Horton

Birthdate: 12/31/1985
Program: Men's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Cypress, TX
Club: Cypress Academy of Gymnastics
Head Coach: Tom Meadows


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Career Highlights

  • 2014 U.S. parallel bars silver medalist
  • 2012 Olympic team member. Competed in high bar finals.
  • 2012 U.S. still rings champion and high bar bronze medalist
  • 2011 World Championships Team bronze medalist
  • Three-time American Cup all-around champion - 2006, 2007, 2011
  • 2010 World all-around bronze medalist
  • Two-time U.S. all-around champions - 2009, 2010
  • 2009 U.S. still rings and high bar (tie) champion
  • 2008 Olympic horizontal bar silver medalist and team bronze medalist
  • 2008 USA Gymnastics Men's Athlete of the Year
  • 2008 NCAA Nissen-Emery Award winner
  • 2006-2007, 2009-11 World Championships Team member
  • 2006 NCAA all-around champion
  • Holds Oklahoma records for career All-America honors (18) and career NCAA individual titles (six)
  • Won three NCAA team titles with Oklahoma (2005-06, 2008)

Personal Information

Hometown: Houston, TX
Twitter: @J_Horton11

Name of College: University of Oklahoma
Year you began gymnastics: 1990
Favorite Event: High bar
How did you get involved in gymnastics: I was a wild child. I once climbed a pole in the middle of Target all the way to the ceiling. I used to do back flips on my parents' bed and I rode a garage door to the top when I was 3 years old.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: It's always a thrill and a rush of adrenaline. The greatest thing in this sport is learning a new skill and perfecting it when you struggled on it for a while.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: To bring home a gold medal from the Olympic Games.
Names of parents/guardians: Father, Robert, is an engineer, and mother, Margo, is a realtor. Wife is Haley De Prospero (6/20/09)
Names of sibling(s): Older sister, Margo, is a dance instructor.
Family members in sports: Wife Haley was a gymnast at Oklahoma

Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite music: 311 and Linkin Park
Favorite TV show(s): Family Guy, South Park, Deal or no Deal
Favorite Food: My favorite meal is bar b q chicken, refried beans, potato salad and a coke.

National Competition Results

2015 P&G Championships, Indianapolis, Ind. - 4th-PB; 7th-HB; 8th-FX(T), SR(T); 9th-AA
2015 National Qualifier, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 3rd-SR; 4th-PB; 5th-AA; 6th-FX; 7th-VT(T)
2015 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. -
2014 P&G Championships, Pittsburgh, Pa. - 2nd-PB(T); 6th-VT; 7th-HB; 8th-AA
2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, San Jose, Calif. - 1st-SR; 2nd-PB; 3rd-AA; 5th-HB; 7th-FX; 8th-PH, VT
2012 Visa Championships, Saint Paul, Minn. - 1st-SR; 3rd-HB; 4th-AA; 5th-PB; 6th-FX(T)
2012 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. -
2011 Visa Championships, Saint Paul, Minn. - 2nd-AA; 3rd-FX, SR, VT; 4th-PB; 5th-HB
2011 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. -
2010 Visa Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 1st-AA; 2nd-SR; 3rd-FX; 4th-VT; 5th-PB; 8th-HB(T)
2010 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 2nd-AA, SR; 3rd-HB; 6th-VT
2009 Visa Championships, Dallas, Texas - 1st-AA, SR, HB(T); 2nd-FX; 4th-VT; 5th-PB
2009 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 9th-PB
2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Gymnastics, Philadelphia, Pa. - 1st-AA; 2nd-FX, SR; 4th-PB, HB; 5th-VT; 10th-PH
2008 Visa Championships, Houston, Texas - 2nd-AA, SR, FX; 4th-VT; 6th-PB
2008 NCAA Men's Championships, Stanford, Calif. - 1st-Team, SR; 2nd- AA; 4th-PB(T); 9th-FX
2008 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 3rd-SR
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 4th-PB, SR; 6th-AA
2007 NCAA Championships, State College, Pa. - 1st-FX, HB; 2nd-Team, AA(T); 3rd-SR
2007 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 2nd-FX(T); 4th-PB(T); 6th-HB
2006 Visa Championships, St. Paul, Minn. - 1st-FX; 2nd-AA; 3rd-HB(T); 4th-SR
2006 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, Norman, Okla. - 1st-AA, FX, SR
2006 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 2nd-AA; 3rd-FX, SR, HB
2005 Visa Championships, Indianapolis, Ind. - 5th-AA, FX, VT
2005 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, West Point, N.Y. - 1st-Team; 3rd-AA, HB(T); 4th-FX
2005 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-FX(T); 4th-VT
2004 Visa Championships, Nashville, Tenn. -
2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Anaheim, Calif. -
2004 Winter Cup, Las Vegas, Nev. -
2003 National Championships, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1st-AA (Jr. Div.)
2003 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Savannah, Ga. - 2nd-HB; 3rd-AA; 4th-SR, PB
2003 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - Individual Event Finalist
2002 U.S. Championships, Cleveland, Ohio - 1st-SR, VT; 2nd-AA, FX; 5th-HB(T)
2002 U.S. Men's Qualifier, Colorado Springs, Colo. -
2002 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, San Diego, Calif. - 1st-AA; 2nd-FX, SR, VT, PB; 3rd-HB
2000 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Austin, Texas - 2nd-AA; 3rd-SR, VT
1999 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Houston, Texas -

International Competition Results

2015 Toyota International Gymnastics Competition, Toyota City, Japan - 7th-PB, HB; 8th-FX, SR
2014 Pan American Championships, Toronto, Canada - 1st-Team; 7th-SR; 9th-AA
2012 Olympic Games, London, England - 5th-Team; 6th-HB
2011 World Championships, Tokyo, Japan - 3rd-Team; 7th-SR
2011 Japan Cup - 2nd-Team
2011 World Cup, Glasgow, Scotland - 7th-AA
2011 AT&T American Cup, Jacksonville, Fla. - 1st-AA
2010 Champions Trophy, Stuttgart, Germany - 6th-AA
2010 World Championships, Rotterdam, Netherlands - 3rd-AA; 4th-Team
2010 Japan Cup, Tokyo, Japan - 3rd-Team
2010 17th Internationaux de France World Cup, Paris, France - 3rd-SR, HB
2010 Tyson American Cup, Worcester, Mass. - 2nd-AA
2009 World Championships, London, England - 8th-HB
2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China - 2nd-HB; 3rd-Team; 9th-AA
2008 Tyson American Cup, New York, N.Y. - 5th-AA
2007 World Championships, Stuttgart, Germany - 4th-Team, AA
2007 USA vs. UKR vs. RUS, Kiev, Ukraine - 1st-AA; 3rd-Team
2007 Tyson American Cup, Jacksonville, Fla. - 1st-AA
2006 World Championships, Aarhus, Denmark - Team
2006 France/Switzerland/USA Meet, Paris, France - 1st-Team; 2nd-AA
2006 Tyson American Cup, Philadelphia, Pa. - 1st-AA
2005 Pan American Championships, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 1st-Team
2005 World Cup, Paris, France -
2003 Junior International Invitational, Yokohama, Japan - 2nd-AA; 3rd-HB
2003 Pan American Games, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - 3rd-Team; 4th-AA(T)