Name: Erik Kynard
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): High Jump
Height: 6-4
Weight: 188
DOB: 2/3/1991
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio
Hometown: Toledo, Ohio
High School: Robert S. Rogers High School (Toledo, Ohio) ‘09
College: Kansas State University '13, Business Entrepreneurship
Coach(es): Cliff Rovelto
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2012, 2016); Olympic medalist (silver)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 6th
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, silver
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2016 – bronze
  • Years of participation: Outdoor – 2011, 2013, 2015; Indoor – 2014, 2016
  • Medals: 1 (bronze)
Personal: Son of Erik Kynard and Brandynn Adams...Has three brothers – Christopher, Branden and Ian – and six sisters, Ava, Justyce, Asia, Brittany, Faith and Bre’anna...Enjoys shopping, reading and listening to music...Two-time NCAA outdoor national champion in high jump (2011-12)...Qualified to compete at his first U.S. Olympic Team Trials as a 17-year-old in 2008.