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Jennifer Parilla


Jennifer Parilla

Jennifer Parilla
— Gymnast —
Country represented  United States
Born (1981-01-09) January 9, 1981
Newport Beach, California
Height 157 cm (5 ft 2 in)
Discipline Trampolining
Club Team Everybody

Jennifer Parilla (born January 9, 1981) is an American gymnast born in Newport Beach, California. Jennifer's hometown is Lake Forest, California but she now resides in Newport Beach. She attends Team Everybody gymnastics club and is coached by Lionel Rangel. Jennifer attends Orange Coast College.

She has been on the national team for ten years, her favorite event is trampoline. She was the National Trampoline Champion of 2004 and also has won a number of other trampoline events over the years. She competed in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games.


  • Personal life 1
  • International competition 2
  • National Competition 3
  • External links 4

Personal life

Jennifer is one of two children to Paul and Jan Parilla. She has an older brother named Steve. Her favorite subject in school is Psychology and she enjoys techno music. Parilla’s favorite movie is Rudy and her favorite TV show is anything on The Entertainment Channel. Parilla’s goal was to win the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics. Her role model is Karl Heger “because he has the heart of a champion.” In her spare time, apart from gymnastics, Parilla enjoys snowboarding, kickboxing, dancing, and traveling.

International competition

  • 2003 World Championships, Hannover, GER; 16th-Trampoline
  • 2003 World Cup, Prague, CZE; 4th-Trampoline
  • 2003 World Cup, Ostend, BEL; 18th-Trampoline
  • 2003 Canada Cup, Oakville, O.N., CAN; 8th-Trampoline
  • 2002 World Cup, Mykolayiv, UKR; 11th – Trampoline
  • 2001 World Championships, Odense, DEN; 19th – Trampoline
  • 2000 Olympic Games, Sydney, AUS; 9th-Trampoline
  • 2000 World Cup, Sydney, AUS; 6th – Trampoline (4th vs. Olympic Field)
  • 2000 Olympic Test Event, Sydney, AUS; 6th – Trampoline (4th vs. Olympic Field)
  • 1999 Olympic Selection; 9th – Trampoline
  • 1999 World Championships, Sun City, RSA; 7th – Synchro, 17th – Trampoline
  • 1999 French Nationals, Toulouse, FRA; 1st – Synchro
  • 1998 World Championships, Sydney, AUS; 2nd – Double Mini, 3rd – Team Double Mini
  • 1997 Trampoline World cup final, Frankfurt, GER; 5th – Trampoline
  • 1997 Indo-Pacific Championships, Durban, RSA; 3rd – Double mini
  • 1997 Trampoline World Cup Final, Sydney, AUS; 4th – Trampoline
  • 1996 Trampoline World Cup, Frankfurt, GER; 2nd Trampoline
  • 1996 World Championships, Vancouver, CAN; 6th – Synchro, 7th – Trampoline
  • 1995 Trampoline World Cup, Vancouver, CAN; 7th – Trampoline
  • 1994 World Championships, Porto, POR; 1st – Team Double Mini
  • 1994 World Age Group Games, Vila De Conde, POR; 1st - Trampoline 2nd – Double Mini

National Competition

  • 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, San Jose, Calif.; 1st- Trampoline
  • 2004 Visa U.S. Championships, Nashville, Tenn.; 1st- Trampoline
  • 2003 U.S. Championships, Sacramento, Calif.; 1st – Trampoline
  • 2003 Winter Classic, Tampa, Fla.; 2nd-Trampoline
  • 2002 National Championships, Cleveland, Ohio; 1st – Trampoline
  • 2002 U.S. Elite Challenge, Indianapolis, Ind.; 1st – Trampoline
  • 2002 Winter Classic, Indianapolis, Ind.; 4th – Trampoline
  • 2001 National Championships, San Antonio, Texas; 11th - Trampoline
  • 2000 National Championships, St. Louis, Mo.; 1st – Trampoline
  • 1999 U.S. World Team Trials, Sacramento, Calif.; 1st – Trampoline, 1st – Synchro -2nd Double Mini
  • 1999 U.S. World Team Trials, Knoxville, Tenn.; 1st – trampoline, 1st – Double Mini, 1st – Synchro
  • 1999 National Championships, Anaheim, Calif. ; 1st – Double Mini
  • 1998 National Championships, St. Paul, Minn.; 1st – Trampoline, 1st – Syncro, 1st – Double Mini
  • 1996 National Championships, Phoenix Ariz.; 1st – Synchro, 3rd – Trampoline
  • 1995 National Championships, Denver, Colo.; 1st – Synchro, 2nd – Trampoline, 3rd – Double Mini
  • 1994 National Championships, Nashville, Tenn.; 1st – Synchro, 4th – Double Mini
  • 1993 National Championships; San Diego, Calif.; 1st - Synchro

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