Professional Gymnast, Olympic Gold Medalist
Jordyn Wieber is an Olympic gold medalist and American gymnast from DeWitt, Michigan. The teenage-gymnastics-phenom caught the world's attention by becoming the 2011 American Cup Champion, beating out the reigning world-all-around champion at the time. She went on to become the best gymnast in the world when she won the all-around at the 2011 World Championships and became undefeated in six major gymnastics competitions in 2011 and 2012. A key member of the "Fierce Five," Jordyn helped the U.S. Olympic Women's Gymnastics Team capture the team gold medal at the London Olympic Games in 2012.
In 2017, Jordyn graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology from UCLA, where she currently serves as an assistant coach for the women's gymnastics team. As a former Olympic gold medalist, Jordyn has expansive knowledge of how to succeed in gymnastics, but her influence extends beyond that. Her combination of physical prowess and determination makes her still one of the top influencers in gymnastics with an incredibly passionate social media following.
In January 2018, Jordyn came forward as a survivor of Dr. Larry Nassar's sexual abuse and has since continued to fight to make gymnastics a safe sport again for young girls. Over the past several months, she has met with the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security to help create safeguards to prevent sexual abuse from ever happening again to athletes.
At the 2018 ESPYS, Jordyn and more than 140 other survivors joined hands to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. The women stood together in a powerful and solemn closing and received a standing ovation.