2012 OLYMPIC GYMNASTS JONATHAN HORTON AND JAKE DALTON HAVE BEEN ADDED TO STELLAR CAST PERFORMING DECEMBER 15, 2012 IN JAMESTOWN, NY
JAMESTOWN – It was announced today by Steve Disson, Executive Producer of the Progressive® Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular NBC special,that Jonathan Horton and Jake Dalton have been added to the cast for the Saturday, December 15 show at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena in Jamestown, NY. Horton and Dalton join a gymnastics cast that already includes 2012 Olympic gold medalists Gabrielle (Gabby) Douglas, Alexandra (Aly) Raisman, and Jordyn Wieber, 2012 Olympic all-around bronze medalist Danell Leyva, 2012 U.S. all-around champion John Orozco, and 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin.
Jonathan Horton is a two-time Olympian who not only competed in London in the team and high bar finals, but is the 2008 Olympic silver medalist on high bar and helped the 2008 Olympic team win bronze in the team competition. Horton also was on the 2011 World bronze medal winning team and is the 2012 U.S. champion on still rings where he also earned the bronze medal on high bar at that competition as well. Horton is a three-time American Cup all-around champion, the 2010 World all-around bronze medalist, the 2009 and 2010 U.S. all-around champion, has competed as a World Championships team member for 2006-2007, 2009-2011, and has received the following honors: the 2008 USA Gymnastics Men’s Athlete of the Year and the 2008 NCAA Nissen-Emery Award.
Jake Dalton is the 2011 and 2012 Visa National Championships floor exercise and vault champion, as well as the 2012 NCAA all-around and parallel bars champion where he also added the team and floor exercise silver medals, and still rings and high bar bronze medals at the NCAA Championships to his medal tally. Dalton competed for USA at the London Games in the team and floor exercise finals and earned a 2011 World bronze medal in the team competition last year. He is the 2011 Winter Cup Challenge all-around, floor exercise, and vault champion, 2011 NCAA vault and floor exercise champion, 2009 U.S. vault champion, and was a member of the 2009 World Championship team.
Tickets for the event are now sold out.