Jordan

King

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All-Around
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 143
Year: Junior
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: The Woodlands High School
Club: Cypress Academy of Gymnastics
Club Coach: Meadows, Vernyi and Brooks
Major: Computer Science

Bio

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Honors & Awards

  • Second-Team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete (2017)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
  • 2017 NCAA Team Qualifier & Finals Competitor (Pommel Horse, Still Rings, High Bar)
  • 2017 NCAA Individual Finals Competitor (Pommel Horse, Still Rings, High Bar)
  • Individual Title (High Bar, 2/26/17)
  • 2016 NCAA Team Qualifier Competitor (Pommel Horse, Still Rings, High Bar)
  • First-Team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete (2016)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
  • Nebraska Men's Gymnastics Perseverance Award (2016)
  • Winter Cup Participant (2015, 2016)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2016; Spring 2016)
  • 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships (First Tie, Pommel Horse) (Second, All-Around, Floor Exercise, Rings, Parallel Bars) (Third, High Bar) (Fifth, Vault)
  • 2015 Junior Olympics National Championships (First, Cypress Academy of Gymnastics) (Second, Floor Exercise & Pommel Horse)

Career Bests

  • Floor - 13.30 (at Winter Cup Preliminaries, Feb. 18, 2016)
  • Pommel Horse - 14.85 (at Big Ten Championships, April 1, 2016)
  • Still Rings - 14.10 (at Oklahoma, Feb. 6, 2016)
  • Vault - 13.75 (at Winter Cup Preliminaries, Feb. 18, 2016)
  • Parallel Bars - 14.40 (at Arnold Classic, March 5, 2016)
  • High Bar - 14.70 (at Arnold Classic, March 5, 2016)
  • All-Around - 79.80 (at Winter Cup Preliminaries, Feb. 18, 2016)

2018 (Season Outlook)
Jordan King is expected to compete on pommel horse, still rings and high bar as a junior and could compete for a spot in the rotation on the other three events as he is an all-arounder. 

The Houston, Texas, native is one of the most experienced juniors on the team. He competed in every meet for the Huskers on pommel horse and appeared eight or more times on still rings and high bar in 2017. He posted season-best scores on pommel horse (14.00), still rings (14.05) and high bar (13.90) as a sophomore.

King will also help the Huskers in the classroom and in the community in 2018 as an Academic All-Big Ten honoree, a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and a two-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. 

2017 (Sophomore)
Jordan King was a steady force on multiple lineups for the Huskers as a sophomore, competing in every meet on pommel horse, as well as competing eight times on still rings and 10 times on high bar. King was one of four Huskers to advance to the Big Ten Championships finals, where he earned 13.40 on pommel horse. He set a personal-best score on the event at the qualifiers with 14.00. King also helped the Huskers to a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships - the program's best finish since 1999. 

A difference maker in the classroom and in the community, King was a regular volunteer in the community and served as a mentor to elementary school children. He was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2017 for his efforts. Additionally, King earned Academic All-Big Ten honors and a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in fall of 2016. 

2017 Season Highs

  • Pommel Horse - 14.00 (at Big Ten Championships, April 7, 2017)
  • Still Rings - 14.05 (at NCAA Championship Finals, April 22, 2017)
  • High Bars - 13.90 (vs Iowa/Penn State, March 4, 2017)

*Scoring changes were made prior to the 2017 season. There are now four different element groups instead of five, meaning that a gymnast can only receive 2.0 instead of 2.5 in that category. This typically lowers scores by .5.

2016 (Freshman)
King made an immediate impact on the Husker team as a freshman. He quickly adjusted to the collegiate level and appeared regularly for Nebraska on multiple events.

King played a key role in the Huskers' pommel horse lineup, appearing nine times on the event. He was part of the team that shattered the school record on the event, first against Air Force on Jan. 23, and then again at the Arnold Classic on March 5.

King also regularly competed on high bar for the Huskers, appearing six times. He occasionally competed on still rings and parallel bars.

On high bar, he earned a career-high score of 14.70 at the Arnold Classic to help the Huskers set the school record for final score (437.300).

In the postseason, King advanced to the event finals at the Big Ten Championships on pommel horse, after posting a career-high score of 14.85. At the finals, he notched a score of 13.425 and finished 10th.

King also competed at the 2016 NCAA Championships where he helped the team to a seventh-place overall finish, Nebraska's best finish since 1999.

King was also one of two gymnasts to represent Nebraska at the 2016 Winter Cup in Las Vegas.

Outside of the gym, King also made his mark, earning spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2015-16. King also was named a CGA first-team All-America Scholar Athlete. Additionally, he was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2016 for his efforts in the community. 

2016 Season Highs

  • Floor - 13.30 (at Winter Cup Prelims, Feb. 20, 2016)
  • Pommel Horse - 14.85 (at Big Ten Championships, April 1, 2016)
  • Still Rings - 14.10 (at Oklahoma, Feb. 6, 2016)
  • Vault - 13.75 (at Winter Cup Prelims, Feb. 20, 2016)
  • Parallel Bars - 14.40 (at Arnold Classic, March 5, 2016)
  • High Bar - 14.70 (at Arnold Classic, March 5, 2016)
  • All-Around - 79.80 (at Winter Cup Prelims, Feb. 20, 2016)

Before Nebraska
King trained at the Cypress Academy of Gymnastics with coaches Tom Meadows, Iggr Vernyi and Nick Brooks. King's team claimed the title at the 2015 Junior Olympics National Championships. Individually, he placed second on floor with a score of 24.950 and second on pommel horse with a score of 24.250 at the 2015 JO National Championships.

He also represented Nebraska at the 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships, where he placed in the top five on all events, including a first-place tie on pommel horse.

He graduated from The Woodlands High School in 2015.

Personal  
Jordan is the son of Jim and Lori King. Jordan was born on Oct. 8, 1996 and has two sisters, Janelle and Kayla, and one brother, Jesse.

Jordan is majoring in computer science and is a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.

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