Meet Jordyn Wieber. She won the Tyson’s American Cup beating out Bridget Sloan. Jordyn is expected to be one of the USA gymnastics team anchors at the London Olympics in 2012. Read more about her, see photos, and a video below.
Jordyn Wieber, the reigning U.S. Junior Gymnastics Champion, won the Tyson’s American Cup title. She is only 13, so she won’t even be eligible for the world championships until 2011. Also on display was veteran olympian, Bridget Sloan, who came in second.
Jordyn Wieber is the youngest American Cup champion since 1980. Past winners include Olympic gold medalist, Nastia Liukin.
Jordyn Wieber was born on July 12, 1995 so her age is 13. She has three siblings — Lindsay, Ryan, and Kyra — and a dog named Lucy.
Jordyn started her gymnastics career in 1999 at age of 4 and her favorite events are beam and vault. She is coached by John and Kathryn Geddert at Twistars USA.
Jordyn was a member of the 2006-2007 & 2007-2008 USA National Teams. Her goals include to someday become an Olympic Team member and also to compete gymnastics at the College level, possibly Michigan or MSU.
She is the 2008 US Junior National Champion and 2009 American Cup champion, and is expected to be a future star for the United States.
Jordyn attends 8th grade at DeWitt Junior High School and says that Science is her favorite subject. Outside of the gym, she likes to sketch, read, and shop. Her favorite TV show is Grey’s Anatomy and movie is Little Miss Sunshine.
Jordyn Wieber ‘2008 Nationals’ Video