Jake

Bonnay

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All-Around
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 170
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Burlington, Ontario
High School: Assumption Catholic Secondary School
Club: Gymnastics Mississauga
Club Coach: Chris Foo
Major: Actuarial Science

Bio

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Honors & Awards

  • Second-Team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete (2017)
  • 2017 NCAA Individual Event Finals Competitor (High Bar)
  • 2017 NCAA Team Qualifier & Finals Competitor (High Bar)
  • 2017 Nebraska Men's Gymnastics Newcomer of the Year 
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)
  • Canada's National Athlete of the Year (2014, 2015)
  • Canadian Junior National Team Member (2014, 2015)
  • 2015 Canada Junior National Championship (First, Pommel Horse, High Bar, Parallel Bars)
  • 2014 Blackjack Invitational (Fifth, Parallel Bars) (13th, All-Around)
  • Team Ontario Member (2013)
  • 2013 Windy City Invitational (Fifth, Floor) (Fourth, Vault) (12th, All-Around)

Career Bests

  • Floor - 14.45 (at West Point Open, Jan. 13, 2017)
  • High Bars - 13.80 (at West Point Open, Jan. 13, 2017)

Season Outlook (2018)
Jake Bonnay is expected to build on his impressive first season at Nebraska as a sophomore in 2018. As an all-around competitior, he has the opportunity to compete for spots on all six lineups, but is expected to see action on floor and high bar after apearing in all but two meets as a freshman. Bonnay competed at the NCAA Championship Individual Finals as just a freshman last season on high bar scoring 13.20 and hopes to help NU return to the NCAA Championships in 2018. 

Freshman (2017)
Bonnay made an immediate impact in his first season at Nebraska, competing in all but two meets for the Huskers in 2017. Bonnay was a regular high bar competitor and occasionally appeared on floor. He scored season-best scores on floor (14.45) and high bar (13.80). Bonnay competed at the Big Ten Championships and at the NCAA Championships, helping the team to a top-six finish for the first time since 1999. Additionally, Bonnay earned Newcomer of the Year from his team and coaches for his hard work during his debut season. 

Bonnay made a difference in the community as well, earning a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2017, while also claiming a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2017.

 2017 Season Highs

  • Floor - 14.45 (at West Point Open, Jan. 13, 2017)
  • High Bars - 13.80 (at West Point Open, Jan. 13, 2017)

Before Nebraska
Bonnay competed for Gymnastics Mississauga under Head Coach Chris Foo. The Burlington, Ontario, native earned Canada's National Athlete of the Year in 2014 and 2015. Bonnay has been a member of the Canadian Junior National Team since 2014.

In 2015, he took first on pommel horse, high bar and parallel bars at the 2015 Junior National Championship.

At the 2014 BlackJack Invitational, Bonnay placed fifth on parallel bars and 13th in the all-around.

In 2013, Bonnay competed at the Windy City Invitational where he placed fifth on floor, fourth on vault and 12th in the all-around.

Additionally, Bonnay was a member of Team Ontario in 2013.

Jacob Bonnay on Nebraska

“I was impressed with everything Nebraska had to offer including the coaches, the academics and the way they take care of their athletes,” Bonnay said.  

Personal
Jake (Jacob) is one of two international gymnasts on the Nebraska men's gymnastics team. He becomes the first Canadian to join the Huskers since Martin Fournier (St. Hubert, Quebec) who was a Husker from 1999 to 2002 and the first gymnast from Ontario since NCAA champion Jason Hardabura.

Jake is the son of Joanne Platt and Steve Bonnay. Jake was born on Jan. 8, 1998, and has one brother, Nicholas. 

Jake is an actuarial science major and claimed a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2017. He chose Nebraska over Minnesota, Penn State and Illinois.

Jake attended Assumption Catholic Secondary School, where he a member of the Honor Roll. Outside of gymnastics, Jake enjoys making videos and listening to music

 

 

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