David Sender

Birthdate: 8/27/1985
Program: Men's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Champaign, IL
Head Coach: Justin Spring


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Career Highlights

  • 2012 Winter Cup vault silver medalist and still rings bronze medalist
  • 2009 U.S. still rings and vault silver medalist
  • 2009 Winter Cup still rings and vault gold medalist
  • 2009 American Cup all-around silver medalist
  • 2008 U.S. all-around & vault champion and floor exercise & high bar bronze medalist
  • 2008 NCAA team, still rings and vault silver medalist
  • 2008 Winter Cup floor exercise silver medalist
  • 2007 U.S. still rings bronze medalist
  • 2007 NCAA vault champion and team bronze medalist
  • 2007 Winter Cup vault champion and all-around silver medalist
  • Member of the 2006 World Championships Team
  • 2006 U.S. vault championa and floor exercise silver medalist
  • 2005 U.S. all-around, floor exercise and vault silver medalist
  • 2005 Winter Cup vault champion
  • 2004 U.S. vault champion
  • 2004 Winter Cup vault bronze medalist
  • Member of the 2003 Pan American Games Team that won a bronze medal

Personal Information

Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL

Name of High School: Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Cente
High School Graduation Year: 2004
Name of College: Stanford University
College Graduation Year: 2009
Degree/Major: Biological Sciences
Year you began gymnastics: 1989
Favorite Event: Floor Exercise
Favorite thing about gymnastics: I love how gymnastics constantly challenges you to push your limits both physically and mentally.
Names of parents/guardians: Ira & Bonnie
Names of sibling(s): Sister Erica, brothers Marc & Josh

Interests Outside the Gym

Hobbies or favorite activities: Playing guitar, watching movies, playing with my dog
Charity Involvement: Volunteer at Univeristy of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic and the Champaign County Humnae Society

National Competition Results

2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, San Jose, Calif. - 2nd-VT
2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. - 5th-PH; 8th-SR
2012 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 2nd-VT(T); 3rd-SR; 6th-AA, HB; 8th-PB(T)
2009 Visa Championships, Dallas, Texas - 2nd-SR, VT; 10th-AA
2009 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-SR, VT
2008 Visa Championships, Houston, Texas - 1st-AA, VT; 3rd-FX, HB; 5th-SR; 8th-PB
2008 NCAA Men's Championships, Stanford, Calif. - 2nd-Team, SR, VT
2008 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 2nd-FX; 6th-AA
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 3rd-SR; 4th-VT(T); 5th-AA, PB
2007 NCAA Championships, State College, Pa. - 1st-VT(T); 3rd-Team; 4th-AA(T), SR(T)
2007 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-VT; 2nd-AA; 6th-SR(T)
2006 Visa Championships, St. Paul, Minn. - 1st-VT; 2nd-FX(T); 4th-AA(T)
2006 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 4th-AA(T)
2005 Visa Championships, Indianapolis, Ind. - 2nd-AA, FX, VT
2005 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-VT
2004 Visa Championships, Nashville, Tenn. - 1st-VT
2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Anaheim, Calif. -
2004 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, San Diego, Calif. - 1st-AA, SR, VT; 2nd-PB
2004 Winter Cup, Las Vegas, Nev. - 3rd-VT
2003 National Championships, Milwaukee, Wis. - 3rd-AA; 4th-VT (Jr. Div.)
2003 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Savannah, Ga. - 1st-FX, SR; 3rd-VT
2003 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. -
2002 U.S. Championships, Cleveland, Ohio - 1st-VT; 3rd-FX; 7th-AA
2002 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, San Diego, Calif. - 1st-FX
2002 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. -
2001 National Championships, Philadelphia, Pa. - 3rd-SR(T), VT(T); 7th-AA (Jr. Div.)
2001 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Minneapolis, Minn. -
1999 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Houston, Texas -

International Competition Results

2012 World Cup, Osijek, Croatia - 5th-VT(T)
2009 Maccabiah Games, Ramat Gan, Israel - 1st-SR, VT, HB; 2nd-AA, PH
2009 Tyson American Cup, Hoffman Estates, Ill. - 2nd-AA
2008 World Cup, Doha, Qatar - 4th-VT
2007 Good Luck Beijing International Tournament, Beijing, China - 4th-VT; 8th-Team, FX
2006 World Championships, Aarhus, Denmark - Team
2006 France/Switzerland/USA Meet, Paris, France - 1st-Team
2006 Tyson American Cup, Philadelphia, Pa. -
2006 Pacific Alliance Championships, Honolulu, Hawaii - 3rd-VT; 4th-Team; 6th-FX, PB
2005 American Cup, Long Island, N.Y. - 5th-SR
2003 Junior International Invitational, Yokohama, Japan - 1st-SR, VT; 3rd-AA, PH
2003 Pan American Games, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - 3rd-Team