Jennifer Parilla

Class of 2010
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Birthdate: January 09, 1981

Parilla, a native of Newport Beach, Calif., was the first U.S. gymnast to compete in trampoline in the Olympic Games.  Trampoline made its Olympic debut in 2000, and she represented the United States in both the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, finishing 9th and 14th, respectively.  From 1993-2004, she won five U.S. individual and five U.S. synchronized trampoline titles, along with two double mini-trampoline national crowns.  She also has five World Age Group medals, finishing first on trampoline and second on double mini-trampoline in 1994.  At the World Championships, she was a member of bronze-medal trampoline team in 2005 and the double-mini squads that won the team title in 1994 and the bronze medal in 1998. Parilla won the individual double-mini silver medal at the 1998 Worlds.  She finished in the top seven at eight trampoline World Cup events, including a second place finish in 1996. At the Olympic Selection event for the 2000 Olympic Games, she was ninth, and at the 2000 Olympic Test Event, she finished 6th.

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Parilla, a native of Newport Beach, Calif., was the first U.S. gymnast to compete in trampoline in the Olympic Games.  Trampoline made its Olympic debut in 2000, and she represented the United States in both the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, finishing 9th and 14th, respectively.  From 1993-2004, she won five U.S. individual and five U.S. synchronized trampoline titles, along with two double mini-trampoline national crowns.  She also has five World Age Group medals, finishing first on trampoline and second on double mini-trampoline in 1994.  At the World Championships, she was a member of bronze-medal trampoline team in 2005 and the double-mini squads that won the team title in 1994 and the bronze medal in 1998. Parilla won the individual double-mini silver medal at the 1998 Worlds.  She finished in the top seven at eight trampoline World Cup events, including a second place finish in 1996. At the Olympic Selection event for the 2000 Olympic Games, she was ninth, and at the 2000 Olympic Test Event, she finished 6th.

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