John Orozco

Gymnastics

Name: John Orozco
Sport: Gymnastics
Discipline(s): Artistic Gymnastics
Event(s): Team
Height: 5-5
Weight: 165
DOB: 12/30/1992
Birthplace: Bronx, N.Y.
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
High School: Felisa Ricon De Gautier Institute for Law And Public Policy (Bronx, N.Y.) ‘10
College: DeVry University ‘15, Business Management
Team/Club: United States Olympic Training Center Gymnastics
Coach(es): Vitaly Marinitch, Andriy Stepanchenko
Olympic Experience
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, qualified
  • London 2012 Olympic games, 5th (team); 8th (all-around)
  • Named to the five-member 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Team, but re-injured his left ACL in training prior to the Games and was replaced by Danell Leyva.
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2014 – bronze (team)
  • Years of participation: 2011, 2013-14
  • Medals: 3 (3 bronzes)
  • Bronze – 2011 (team); 2013 (parallel bars); 2014 (team)
Personal: Son of William and the late Damaris Orozco...Has three brothers, Erik, Emmanuel and Jason, and one sister, Jessica...Is a second-generation American...His parents are the biggest influence on his gymnastics career...His father, William, worked overtime to provide for his family and his mother, who passed away in 2015, attended every competitions and drive him 30-45 minutes to practice, sometimes twice per day...Aspires to study music and film production in Los Angeles after his gymnastics career...Served as an extra in three episodes on NBC’s Law & Order...Is also a talented singer and dancer and enjoys performing funny voices and impersonations...His lucky charm is his white rosary...Hobbies include acting, singing, dancing, making music, photography and cinematography.

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