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Wendy Bruce
Bruce wendy 1992 olympics.jpg
Bruce at the 1992 Olympic Games

Full name

Wendy Suzanne Bruce

Country represented

Flag of the United States of America.png United States of America

Born

March 23 1973 (1973-03-23) (age 48)
Plainview, Texas, USA

Years on National Team

1989-1992

Club

Brown's Gymnastics

Coach(es)

Kevin and Rita Brown

Current status

Retired

Wendy Suzanne Bruce (born March 23 in Plainview, TX) is a retired American gymnast who represented the USA at the 1992 Olympic Games. She trained at Brown's Gymnastics under Kevin and Rita Brown.

Career

Bruce made her senior debut in 1989. At the U.S. Nationals, she placed fourth on beam and fifth in the all-around. She was named to the American team for the World Championships. The Americans placed fourth in the team final and Bruce eleventh in the all-around. Afterwards, she competed at the Brussels Gym Masters and won the all-around.

In at the U.S. Nationals in 1991, she placed fifth in the all-around and on balance beam, and sixth on vault and bars. The following year, she returned to the U.S. Nationals, winning bronze on uneven bars and placing fourth on vault and ninth in the all-around. She advanced to the Olympic Trials where she placed sixth in the all-around. She was named to the Olympic Training Squad, and officially named to the Olympic team in Barcelona. She contributed to the U.S.'s bronze medal finish in the team final, the highest finish at a fully-attended Olympics until 1996.

Bruce continued to compete after Barcelona, placing fourth on vault and eighteenth in the all-around at the 1994 U.S. Nationals. She retired shortly afterwards.




Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
1989 U.S. National Championships 5 4
Stuttgart World Championships 4 11
Brussels Gym Masters 1st
1991 U.S. National Championships 5 6 6 5
1992 U.S. National Championships 9 4 3rd
U.S. Olympic Trials 6
Barcelona Olympic Games 3rd
1994 U.S. National Championships 18 4


U.S. Classic Champions
Seniors
Diane Durham • Tracee Talavera • Sabrina Mar • Doe Yamashiro • Phoebe Mills • Juliet Bangerter • Agina Simpkins • Kim KellyWendy BruceDominique DawesAmanda BordenJaycie PhelpsJennie Thompson • Lindsay Wing • Jennie Thompson • Sierra Sapunar • Vanessa AtlerTasha SchwikertAnnia HatchCourtney KupetsTia OrlandoNastia LiukinNatasha Kelley | Ashley PriessBridget Sloan • Ashley Stott • Olivia Courtney • Mattie LarsonAly RaismanKyla RossSimone BilesAly RaismanAlyona ShchennikovaSimone Biles
Juniors
Tracey Butler • Susie Silverman • Jennifer Barton • Sheryl Dundas | Catherine Williams • Juliet Bangerter | Shannon MillerKim Zmeskal | Laura Segundo • Larissa Fontaine | Amy Shelton • Anne Woynerowsky | Judy Esmero • Kristy Powell | Doni Thompson • Kristi Lichey • Katie Teft • Robin Phelps • Kristin Jensen • Kristin Thome • Morgan WhiteKristal UzelacCarly PattersonNastia LiukinAshley PriessShawn Johnson • Rheagan Courville • Jordyn WieberKyla RossJordyn WieberKyla RossSimone BilesBailie KeyJordan ChilesLaurie HernandezIrina AlexeevaEmma MalabuyoKonnor McClainKatelyn Jong
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