Latest News

John Orozco Goes Pro

December 14, 2011
Don’t miss an issue of Inside Gymnastics magazine!
Subscribe or renew for 3 years and receive a FREE poster
autographed by Shawn Johnson! Subscribe Today!

John Orozco Goes ProJohn Orozco, 2012 Olympic prospect from Colorado Springs, Co., recently confirmed his decision to go pro. Orozco’s decision trails fellow World team members Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber, who both recently decided to go pro.

The decision to “go pro” means that athletes give up any potential NCAA scholarship many and all eligibility. With college educations being as pricey as they are today, many athletes struggle with this decision.

On Sunday, Orozco announced his decision when he tweeted, "It was a pretty tough decision for me, but I've finally made up my mind."

At the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo, Orozco finished 5th in the All-around competition and received a bronze medal for the team competition.

By deciding to go pro, athletes will receive endorsement deals, prize money and appearance fees. Also, added benefits are available to those athletes who actually make the Olympic team.

Inside Gymnastics is your all-access pass to the world of gymnastics! Make sure you subscribe today to get all the 411! Subscribe/Renew today and make sure you don't miss an issue of Inside Gymnastics magazine! http://www.subscribeig.com/.

Photo By: Grace Chiu

Speak Out!    Comment on this article

Interested in advertising on insidegymnastics.com?
Click here to advertise with us

Tumbl Trak Gymnastic Equipment

Tumbl Trak sells gymnastic training equipment for tumbling, vaulting, and bars and beam. Featured products include Tumbl Traks, Air Traks, and spring floors. For over 20 years, Tumbl Trak has been known for innovative design and great customer service.