Steve Legendre

Steve Legendre

Steve Legendre

Steven Legendre – ZiBo, China 2012
Gold Medal – Floor Exercise Event Finals

Name: Steven Michael Legendre
Nickname: Steffan
Birthday: May 5, 1989
Birthplace: Flower Mound, Texas
Hometown: Port Jefferson, NY
Year Began Gymnastics: 1996
Father: Raymond Legendre (Retired New York City Policeman)
Mother: Lisa Legendre
Siblings: 2 sisters (Jaime and Jessica) and 1 brother (Michael). Jessica played softball for the University of Oklahoma.
Name of College: University of Oklahoma
Degree/Major: MDS
Favorite Event: Floor exercise
How Did You Get Started in Gymnastics: Both of my sisters, Jessica and Jaime did gymnastics.
Favorite Thing about Gymnastics: Adrenaline
Goals in Gymnastics: Win team Olympic and World medals
Current Residence: Norman, Okla.
Childhood Hometown: Port Jefferson, N.Y.
High School: Attended Spring Creek Academy in Plano, Texas and Port Jefferson HS in Port Jefferson, N.Y.
Gymnastics Club: WOGA
College Gymnastics: University of Oklahoma Sooners gymnastic team from 2008 – 2011
College Major: Mechanical Engineering
Awards:
2011 Nissen Emery Award — NCAA’s most outstanding male gymnast
12 career NCAA Championship All-American honors
Height: 5′-6″
Coaches:
Coached by Yuri Kartsev at World Olympic Gymnastics Academy
Oklahoma University Head Coach: Mark Williams
Oklahoma University Coaches: Rustam Sharipov and Daniel Furney
Career Highs:
FX – 16.250
Pommel Horse – 14.950
Rings – 15.400
Vault – 16.700
P-Bars – 15.200
High Bar – 15.650
All-Around – 92.250
Favorite Subject in School: English
Hobbies: Motorcycles, cars, baseball and movies
Favorite Books: Mafia/crime books
Favorite TV Shows: Family Guy and Everybody Loves Raymond
Favorite Food: Italian
Other Sports: Wrestled at Port Jefferson High School

International Elite Gymnastics Career Highlights

2012 Winter Cup Challenge FX and vault champion, and All-Around silver medalist
2011 World Championships Team bronze medalist
Member of the 2009-11 World Championships Teams – his 3rd consecutive World Championships Team

International Elite Gymnastics Career

Steve Legendre first joined the Senior National Team in 2009 and was chosen to compete in the 2009 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in London, England. He qualified for the floor final and placed 8th. He was a member of the gold medal team at the 2010 Melbourne Pacific Rim Championships, where he also won the bronze medal for the FX. At the 2010 Rotterdam World Gymnastics Championships, the team placed 4th in the team competition and he came in 8th in the FX finals. In 2011, he was a member of the bronze medal US team at the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. He competed in the FX finals and finished 5th.

2012

2012 China World Cup, Zibo, China – 1st- FX, 2nd – Vault
2012 Visa International Gymnastics, London, England – 2nd – Vault

2011

2011 World Championships, Tokyo, Japan – 3rd – Team, 5th – FX
2011 Japan Cup – 2nd – Team
2011 Stella Zakharova Cup, Kiev, Ukraine – 2nd – Team; 7th – All-Around
2011 World Cup, Moscow, Russia – 4th – FX

2010

2010 World Championships, Rotterdam, Netherlands – 4th – Team; 8th – FX
2010 Pacific Rim Championships, Melbourne, Australia – 1st – Team, 3rd – FX, 4th – Vault, 10th – All-Around

2009

2009 World Championships, London, England – 8th – FX

2008

2008 Toyota Cup, Toyota City, Japan – 3rd – Vault, 5th – FX; 6th – P-Bars and High Bar

2007

2007 Junior Pan American Championships, Guatemala City, Guatemala – 1st – Team and All-Around

Steve Legendre Event Videos

Steven Legendre Vault

Steven Legendre – High Bar – 2012 Winter Cup Prelims

Steven Legendre – Still Rings – 2012 Winter Cup Finals

Steven Legendre – Parallel Bars – 2012 Winter Cup Finals

Steven Legendre – Pommel Horse – 2012 Winter Cup Prelims

2009 Visa Championships Day 2 Floor Exercise


Elite National Gymnastics Career

2012

2012 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. – 1st – FX and Vault, 2nd – All-Around, 5th – High Bar

2011

2011 – Named to U.S. Senior National Team
2011 Visa Championships, Saint Paul, Minn. – 2nd – FX, Vault, 6th – All-Around and High Bar
2011 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships, Columbus, Ohio – 2nd – Team and FX, 4th – All-Around, 5th – Rings, 6th – High Bar
2011 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. – 4th – Vault

2010

2010 Visa Championships, Hartford, Conn. – 1st – Vault, 5th – FX, 6th – All-Around
2010 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships, West Point, N.Y. – 1st – FX, 2nd – All-Around, 3rd – Team; 8th – Vault
2010 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. – 1st-FX ans Vault, 6th – All-Around

2009

2009 Visa Championships, Dallas, Texas – 1st – FX, 3rd – Vault, 7th – All-Around
2009 NCAA Men’s Championships, Minneapolis, Minn. – 1st – All-Around, FX and Vault, 3rd – Team
2009 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. – 2nd – Vault, 7th – All-Around

2008

2008 Visa Championships, Houston, Texas – 1st – FX, 5th – Vault
2008 NCAA Men’s Championships, Stanford, Calif. – 1st – Team, FX and Vault, 8th – High Bar
2008 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. – 3rd – FX

2007

2007 – Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif. – 3rd – Vault
2007 – U.S. Championships 2nd on Vault and 7th on FX in the senior division

2006

2006 – 2006 Visa Championships 1st on Vault and 2nd on P-Bars in the junior division and 3rd on Vault in the senior division

2006

2006 – Finished 8th in the All-Around at the 2005 Junior National Championships

NCAA Gymnastics Career

During his University of Oklahoma collegiate career, Steve Legendre won 12 All-America honors and 6 NCAA titles (2009 – All-Around, 2008-10 – FX, 2008-09 – Vault) and a team title in 2008. In 2008, as a freshman, he also became the first Sooner men’s gymnast to win 2 NCAA event titles (floor and vault). In 2009, he won the All-Around, FX and vault titles — the highest number of titles by a gymnast that year, He won 5 All-America honors passing Bart Conner’s record for the number of All-America honors in one year. In 2010, he claimed his 3rd consecutive FX title tying with Jonathan Horton’s Oklahoma University record. He was the sixth Oklahoma Sooner to win the Nissen Emery Award award, joining gymnastics legends Bart Connor who won in 1981 and Jonathan Horton who won in 2008.

2010

2010 – NCAA Championships: – Third FX National Championship of his career
2010 – 6 Individual titles tied with Jonathan Horton’s record
2010 – Finished first on FX all three days of NCAA competition (16.000, 16.000, 16.100)
2010 – All-American honors on FX -16.100, Vault – 15.675 and All-Around – 88.950.

2009

2009 – NCAA Championships: Winner of NCAA All-Around National Championship – 90.50
2009 – Individual Event NCAA titles on FX – 15.625 and Vault – 16.325
2009 – All-America honors on FX, Vault, and All-Around
2009 – His three individual event titles was the highest amount won by a NCAA gymnast for that year

2008

2008 – First freshman in University of Oklahoma history to win two NCAA event title Championships: , earning national crowns with career-bests on floor (16.100) and vault (16.400) … Also set career highs on rings (14.300) and high bar (14.900) during the competition
2008 – 4th gymnast in University of Oklahoma history to claim multiple national titles in one season
2008 – Earned All-America honors on FX – 16.100, Vault – 16.400 and High Bar – 14.650
2008 – Finished 1st on FX on all three days of NCAA competition – 15.950, 16.000, 16.100

Photos

Steven Legendre Zimbio photos

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Social Media

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