Bonnay Earns Spot on Team Canada
Nebraska junior men's gymnast Jake Bonnay has earned a spot on the Team Canada roster for the 2019 FISU Summer Universiade in Naples, Italy, USPORTS announced on Wednesday, May 29.
Despite battling injuries, Bonnay earned All-America honors on the floor exercise in 2019, and competed consistently for Nebraska on all events but still rings throughout the season. He helped the Huskers to a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships, their best finish since 1999.
"I am very happy how Jake performed at the Canadian Championships last weekend and am thrilled that he earned a chance to compete at the FISU games in Italy this July. Jake's hard work is paying off and I could not be more pleased with him," said Coach Chelmka.
Bonnay produced three career bests during his junior season (Pommel Horse - 12.50, Parallel Bars - 12.95, and High Bar - 14.00). He also captured Academic All-Big Ten Honors.
“We are very excited to reveal the members of Team Canada for the 2019 FISU Summer Universiade. Every student-athlete on this team has shown the ability to balance academics and athletics, and we are tremendously proud to have them wear the maple leaf in Naples, Italy,” said Lisette Johnson-Stapley, Chief Sport Officer at U SPORTS. “As the Olympics of University Sport, the FISU Games are an excellent opportunity for all of our student-athletes to compete against fellow world-class talent, as they set their sights on gold.”
This year’s games will run from July 3-14, with some competitions beginning on July 2 and will feature over 9,300 athletes from 128 countries.
All teams were selected in partnership with each respective National Sports Organization (NSO) or are being managed by the U SPORTS national office.
The schedule can be found here.