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Jonathan Horton - American Ninja Warrior, Dallas Qualifying
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on June 10, 2014
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Jonathan Horton attempts to qualify for American Ninja Warrior. Video via HumanSlinky on Daily Motion

Jonathan is a member of the 2011 US Men's National Team. One of his major career highlights was when he led the 2008 US Olympic team to the bronze medal in Beijing, and also brought home a silver of his own on high bar. Jon competed all 4 years (05-08) at the University of Oklahoma where he earned a stunning 18 career All-America honors, 6th of them coming with 1st place finishes. This happens to be the record at OU. Jon beat out Bart Conner's previous record of 15 All-American honors. Jon was also the 2008 Nissen Emery Award winner.

In 2012, Horton was coming back from an injury, and had a strong showing at the Visa Championships, where he finished 4th all around and won the still rings. He also placed third on high bar, 5th on parallel bars and tied for 6th on floor. Horton easily advanced to the Olympic Trials in San Jose.

Before competing for OU, Jon trained at Cypress Academy under coaches Colby VanCleave, Tom Meadows and Mike Dutka. During his club career he competed for the 2003 Pan American Games team that won a bronze medal. He also competed in the 2004 Olympic Trials right after his senior year of high school.

More recently, Jon was selected to represent the US in 2010 at the Tyson American Cup (2nd AA), 17th Internationaux de France World Cup, Japan Cup, World Championships (3rd AA, 4th Team) and the Champions Trophy. In 2011, Jon was selected to compete at the AT&T American Cup (1st AA), World Cup, and Japan Cup.

Jon was selected at the beginning of 2011 to be a member of Team Hilton HHonors which a group of male gymnasts sponsored and supported by Hilton Worldwide. At the 2011 Visa Championships, Jon placed 3rd on Rings with a combined score of 30.5, Floor Exercise (30.65) and Vault (32.75), 4th on Parallel Bars (30.7), 5th on High Bar (29.9) and 2nd in the All Around (181.05). Jon was a member of the 2011 US Men's World Team which competed in Tokyo, Japan. The US men placed 3rd in the team final, missing the silver medal by only .01. Horton also qualified for the rings event final at this competition.

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