C.J. Maestas

Birthdate: 5/26/1992
Program: Men's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Corrales, NM
Club: University Of Illinois
Head Coach: Vitaly Marinitch

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Career Highlights

  • 2014 NCAA still rings silver medalist and floor exercise bronze medalist (Illinois)
  • 2014 Winter Cup Challenge floor exercise and still rings bronze medalist
  • 2012 NCAA team and still rings champion and all-around silver medalist
  • 2012 Winter Cup Challenge still rings silver medalist
  • 2011 Pan American Games team and still rings bronze medalist
  • 2011 Winter Cup Challenge still rings champion.

Personal Information

Nickname: C.J.
Hometown: Corrales, NM

Name of College: University of Illinois
Year you began gymnastics: 1994
Favorite Event: Rings
How did you get involved in gymnastics: I was very hyper so my grandmother and mom put me in
Favorite thing about gymnastics: Flying
What are your goals for gymnastics?: Making the Olympic team and being a legend in the sport
Names of parents/guardians: Cindy and Frank
Names of sibling(s): Franko, Courtney and Carolyn


Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: P.E.
Hobbies or favorite activities: Football, swimming, hanging out with friends
Favorite music: Rap, R&B, Country, Techno
Favorite book(s): Sports Illustrated
Favorite TV show(s): Family Guy
Favorite Food: Chicken Parmesan

National Competition Results

2014 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, Ann Arbor, Mich. - 2nd-SR; 3rd-FX; 4th-Team, AA
2014 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 3rd-FX, SR; 10th-AA
2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, San Jose, Calif. - 4th-SR; 6th-PH; 7th-AA
2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. - 4th-SR
2012 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, Norman, Okla. - 1st-Team, SR; 2nd-AA(T); 6th-PH
2012 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 2nd-SR
2011 Visa Championships, Saint Paul, Minn. - 2nd-SR; 5th-FX; 8th-AA
2011 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-SR; 3rd-AA
2010 Visa Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 6th-SR(T)
2010 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 5th-SR
2009 Visa Championships, Dallas, Texas - 8th-FX
2009 National Qualifier, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 2nd-PB; 3rd-AA, SR(T)
2009 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Cincinnati, Ohio - 1st-PB, SR; 4th-AA
2008 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Battle Creek, Mich. - 1st-SR; 3rd-AA; 4th-FX; 5th-PB
2008 Visa Championships, Houston, Texas - 1st-PH(T), SR; 2nd-PB; 3rd-AA, FX; 8th-VT (Jr., 14-15)

International Competition Results

2011 Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico - 3rd-Team, SR; 4th-AA; 7th-HB
2011 Cottbus Challenger Cup, Cottbus, Germany - 4th-SR
2010 Pacific Rim Championships, Melbourne, Australia - 1st-Team, PH, SR; 2nd-AA; 3rd-PB (Jr. Div.)
2009 Junior Pan American Championships, Aracaju, Brazil - 1st-SR; 2nd-Team, AA, PH, PB; 4th-FX, VT; 6th-HB
2009 Friendly Competition vs. Canada & Germany, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 1st-Team, AA, SR, PB; 2nd-FX, PH; 4th-HB(T)