Six gymnasts and one coach comprise the 2012 class of inductees for the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame: two-time Olympian Marshall Avener of Boca Raton, Fla.; six-time World tumbling champion Jon Beck of Blue Springs, Mo.; 1982 U.S. rhythmic gymnastics all-around champion and Athlete of the Year Lydia Bree of Torrance, Calif.; 1982 World synchronized trampoline gold-medalist Mark Calderon of Corpus Christi, Texas; 1968 Olympian Wendy Cluff Perez of San Diego, Calif.; 2000 Olympic team bronze-medalist Tasha Schwikert of Los Angeles, Calif.; and World Championship and World Games trampoline coach Paul Swafford of Lee’s Summit, Mo. The luncheon and induction ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, June 30, as part of the USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show in San Jose, Calif.
“We are proud to welcome the 2012 inductees to the Hall Fame and give them this well-deserved recognition for their accomplishments and contributions to gymnastics,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “Congratulations to each and every one of our honorees.”