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Jake is a member of the US Senior National Team, a 2012 Olympian and an NCAA Champion at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to joining the University of Oklahoma gymnastics team, Jake trained at Gym Nevada under Coach Andrew Pileggi.
In London, Dalton hopes to help the U.S. team to a gold medal, and is a medal threat on his best events, the floor exercise and vault. Dalton vaults a Kasamatsu double full, and is also capable of a handspring double twist. On floor, his execution sets him apart from many other gymnasts.
At the 2012 Visa Championships, Jake finished in a tie for fifth all around and became the national champion on floor exercise and vault, his strongest events. Jake's scores advanced him to the 2012 Olympic Trials in San Jose, where he placed first on floor exercise and was named to the 2012 U.S. Olympic team headed to London.
In NCAA competition, Jake won the all around and parallel bars and helped the Sooners to a second place finish as a team. Additionally, Jake took second on floor exercise, third on rings and high bar and 5th on vault.
Now a junior at The University of Oklahoma, Jake is a 7-time All American earning the prestigious honors in 2010 for Floor Exercise, Vault and All Around and in 2011 for Floor Exercise, Vault, Parallel Bars and High Bar. Jake was the 2009 US Vault Champion, a member of the 2009 US Men's World Championship Team and the 2011 Winter Cup Challenge Floor Exercise, Vault and All Around Champion.
Additionally, Jake was the 2011 NCAA Vault (16.55) and Floor Exercise Champion (16.2). At the 2011 Visa Championships, he tied for 6th on Parallel Bars with a combined score of 30.5, placed 6th on Rings (28.8), 5th in the All Around (177.8) and won the Vault (33.65) and Floor Exercise (32.45) titles.
Jake was a member of the US Men's World Team that competed in Tokyo, Japan. The US team placed 3rd, but only missed the silver medal by .01. Jake qualified for the floor event final. At the 2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships, Jake was a member of the gold medal-winning team, placed 4th on vault, and 8th on rings.
University of Oklahoma
2011 US Vault and Floor Exercise Champion
2011 NCAA Vault and Floor Exercise Champion
2011 Winter Cup Challenge All Around, Floor Exercise and Vault Champion
Member of 2009 World Championships Team
2009 US Vault Champion