Wayne Young

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWayne Robert•Young
Used nameWayne•Young
Born1 June 1952 in Westwood, California (USA)
Measurements165 cm / 56 kg
AffiliationsPenn State Nittany Lions, State College (USA)
NOC United States


Wayne Young competed in college at Brigham Young University, graduating in 1975, and winning the 1975 NCAA title in all-around. He received a masters’ degree in biomechanics from Penn State University in 1977 and taught gymnastics for a number of years. He coached at Odesa Junior College from 1977-79 and at BYU from 1979-87, chairing the 1983 NCAA Gymnastics Committee. In 1987 Young returned to school at the University of Utah and received his medical degree in 1991. He did his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Oklahoma Memorial Hospital and Clinics and then joined Intermountain Healthcare in Utah where he has practiced ob-gyn for over 20 years. His son, Guard Young, also competed in gymnastics for BYU and was on the 2004 US Olympic team. Both Wayne and Guard are members of the Brigham Young University Sports Hall of Fame.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Wayne Young
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 12
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) United States 7
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =37 r1/1
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) 39 r1/1
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =27 r1/2
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) =22 r1/1
Rings, Men (Olympic) =20 r1/1
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =34 r1/1

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