John Roethlisberger

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John Roethlisberger
Full name John Roethlisberger
Country represented  United States
Born (1970-06-21) June 21, 1970 (age 46)
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics

John Roethlisberger (born June 21, 1970) is a retired American gymnast. He is a three-time Olympian, representing the U.S. at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, and 2000 Olympics in Sydney. He is also a four-time U.S. Nationals all-around champion and four-time U.S. Nationals pommel horse champion. He also won back-to-back American Cup titles in 1995 and 1996. John was named Sportsperson of the Year in 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1998 and 2000 and was a member of six World Championships teams throughout his career.[1]

Collegiate career[edit]

He enrolled at the University of Minnesota where his father was head coach of the men's gymnastics team. While there, he won the NCAA all-around title three times and the Big Ten Conference all-around title four times. In 1993, Roethlisberger won the Nissen Award, and was a 1992 and 1993 Academic All-American. In 1993, John was named the winner of the NCAA Top-six Award, which is awarded annually to the top six student-athletes in the nation from all sports. [2]

Commentary Career[edit]

John has been in the commentary box for many Visa Championships, U.S Classic and Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup competitions for NBC. He also does commentary for the Big Ten Network college gymnastic meets.

Personal[edit]

John is the son of Fred Roethlisberger, who was a member of the 1968 U.S. Olympics gymnastics team. His sister Marie Roethlisberger was an alternate on the 1984 U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. He earned his BS degree in finance and international business. He now co-owns the camp, Flipfest, along with John Macready.[3] Flipfest is located on Lake Frances in Crossville, Tennessee, USA.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. National Champions - Men". USA Gymnastics. Archived from the original on June 13, 2010. Retrieved August 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20121104095000/http://usagym.org/pages/home/college/nissenemery.html. Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved November 17, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ http://flipfest.com/johnandjohn/
  4. ^ http://flipfest.com/camp/