To understand more about Townsend Cup Invitational in Pearland, TX, and the importance of this event, you must follow Sean Townsend's career. He first became interested by the athletes on the pommel horse and parallel bars while watching the 1988 Summer Olympics. From that moment on, he dedicated his life to gymnastics.
Sean's mission is to inspire and coach children from all walks of life to not doubt the success that is held in each and every one of them. This sport carries many lifelong benefits such as leadership skills, sportsmanship, discipline, healthy lifestyle, confidence and so much more. He is dedicated to leading this sport in a new and more positive direction with the political team established by the USOC.
Becoming a Champion
After years of study and practice, Sean began competing at the highest level of gymnastics. He competed in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia where the US Men's Team placed 5th. He was part of the 2001 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships team where he became World Champion on Parallel Bars and helped his team win a Silver Medal in the Team final. He qualified to the Men's Individual All Around final where he placed 8th and was awarded the first individual medal for the United States men's team since 1979. The string of success positioned him to be a finalist for the Sullivan Award in 2001. He now co-owns Reflex Gymnastics Academy and is the men's team head coach, here in Pearland.
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, CO - 8th - HB
2008 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, NV - 2nd - VT, PB
2007 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, NV - 1st - AA, PB; 4th - VT
2006 Visa Championships, St. Paul, MN - 2nd - PB; 5th - AA
2005 Visa Championships, Indianapolis, IN - 4th - VT
2005 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, NV
2004 Visa Championships, Nashville, TN - 3rd - SR; 5th - AA