USA Gymnastics Profile

Career Highlights

Townsend is the son of Frost Townsend, and he has an older sister, Tiffany. He considers the family of teammate Todd Thornton to be his "guardian family." Townsend was a member of the 2001 World Championship Team that earned an unprecedented silver medal, and he received the first individual medal for the U.S. men since 1979 when he became the world parallel bars champion. Townsend was a Sullivan Award finalist in 2001. He became interested in gymnastics from watching the 1988 Olympic Games. Townsend enjoys playing golf and poker, and going out with friends in his spare time. He is a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys.

National Competition Results
2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Gymnastics, Philadelphia, Pa. - 11th-AA, FX, PH, SR, VT, PB, HB
2008 U.S. Men's Qualifier, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 8th-HB
2008 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 2nd-VT, PB
2007 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-AA, PB; 4th-VT
2006 Visa Championships, St. Paul, Minn. - 2nd-PB; 5th-AA
2005 Visa Championships, Indianapolis, Ind. - 4th-VT
2005 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. -
2004 Visa Championships, Nashville, Tenn. - 3rd-SR; 5th-AA
2004 Winter Cup, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-VT, HB; 2nd-AA; 3rd-PB
2003 National Championships, Milwaukee, Wis. -
2003 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. -
2002 U.S. Championships, Cleveland, Ohio - 1st-PB; 4th-SR; 5th-AA, FX(T)
2002 U.S. Men's Qualifier, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 
International Competition Results
2008 USA vs Canada, Calgary, Albera, Canada - 1st-Team; 2nd-FX
2007 Arthur Gander Memorial Competition, Morges, Switzerland - 2nd-PB
2007 USA vs. UKR vs. RUS, Kiev, Ukraine - 3rd-Team
2007 Internationaux de France - World Cup, Paris, France - 2nd-HB
2006 World Cup, Glasgow, Scotland - 3rd-PB
2005 World Cup, Paris, France - 5th-PB
2005 American Cup, Long Island, N.Y. - 7th-HB
2004 Stella Zakharova Cup, Kiev, Ukraine - 1st-Team; 2nd-PH(T), HB; 3rd-SR
2003 Chunichi Cup, Nagoya, Japan - 3rd-FX
2003 Visa American Cup, Fairfax, Va. - 2nd-SR; 3rd-PH, PB
2003 Internationaux de France, Paris-Bercy, France - 8th-HB; 9th-SR
2002 Individual Event World Championships, Debrecen, Hungary -
2002 Li Ning Cup, Beijing, China - 3rd-PB
2002 Sino-American Team Competition, Beijing, China -