Floor, Pommel Horse, Vault, Parallel Bars, High Bar
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 170
Year: Junior
Hometown: Burlington, Ontario
High School: Assumption Catholic Secondary School
Club: Gymnastics Mississauga
Club Coach: Chris Foo
Major: Actuarial Science


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Honors & Awards

  • 2018 NCAA Team Finals Competitor (Floor, High Bar) 
  • 2018 NCAA Team Qualifier Competitor (Floor, High Bar)
  • Second-Team All-Big Ten (2018)
  • Big Ten Vault Silver Medalist (2018)
  • Big Ten Floor Silver Medalist (2018)
  • Individual Title (High Bar, 3/2/19)
  • Individual Title (High Bar, 3/17/18)
  • Individual Title (Floor, 3/3/18)
  • Individual Title (High Bar, 2/10/18)
  • Individual Title (Floor, 2/10/18)
  • Individual Title (Floor, 1/20/18)
  • 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 
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2018, 2019)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2017, 2018)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)

Career Bests

  • Floor - 14.50 (vs. Minnesota/Iowa, March 24, 2018)
  • Pommel Horse - 12.50 (vs. Illinois/Oklahoma, February 2, 2019)
  • Vault - 14.95 (at Big Ten Qualifiers, April 6, 2018)
  • Parallel Bars - 12.95 (at Penn State, January 26, 2019)
  • High Bar - 14.00 (at Penn State, January 26, 2019)

Season Outlook (2019)
Jake Bonnay is expected to build on an impressive second season at Nebraska as a junior in 2019. As an all-around competitor, he has the opportunity to compete for spots on all six lineups, but is expected to see action on floor and high bar after appearing in every meet on those events as a sophomore. Bonnay competed at the 2018 NCAA Championship Finals on high bar and hopes to help NU return to the NCAA Championships in 2019. 

2019 Season Highs

  • Floor - 14.30 (vs. Illinois/Oklahoma, February 2, 2019)
  • Pommel Horse - 12.50 (vs. Illinois/Oklahoma, February 2, 2019)
  • Vault - 14.35 (vs. Ohio State/Minnesota, March 8, 2019)
  • Parallel Bars - 12.95 (at Penn State, January 26, 2019)
  • High Bar - 14.00 (at Penn State, January 26, 2019)

Sophomore (2018)
Bonnay had an impressive sophomore season, competing regularly on floor and high bars as well as competing seven times on vault. Bonnay was one of Nebraska’s top competitors on floor and posted a season-best score of 14.50. Bonnay claimed the silver medal (14.90) on vault at the 2018 Big Ten Championships and shared the silver medal on floor with fellow Husker Anton Stephenson, scoring a 14.20. Bonnay helped the team to the NCAA Championship Team Finals, where the Huskers finished fifth - their best finish since 1999.

During the summer, Bonnay competed at the Canadian National Championships, finishing 22nd overall on day one with a score of 66.850. He finished in the top 10 on all of his events. Bonnay finished fourth on floor with a score of 13.550 and tied for fifth on high bar with a score of 13.700, advancing him to the finals on both events. Bonnay was one of 12 gymnasts selected to compete at the World Championship Trials for Canada. Bonnay earned his spot at the trials after an impressive performance at the Canadian Nationals.

Bonnay excelled in the classroom as well, claiming a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2018.

2018 Season Highs

  • Floor - 14.50 (vs. Minnesota/Iowa, March 24, 2018)
  • Vault - 14.95 (at Big Ten Qualifiers, April 6, 2018)
  • High Bar - 13.85 (twice, most recently at Arnold Classic, March 3, 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 was named 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.

Jake (Jacob) is one of three international gymnasts on the Nebraska men’s gymnastics team. He became 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 a business administration major and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. He is also a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He chose Nebraska over Minnesota, Penn State and Illinois. Jake attended Assumption Catholic Secondary School, where he was a member of the Honor Roll. Outside of gymnastics, Jake enjoys making videos and listening to music.

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