State Chair Candidate – Todd Thornton

Todd Thornton


  • Competed in Texas and Region 3 from 1992-2006
  • 12 years on the USA National Team
  • Numerous International Medals including 4 Golds and 7 total medals at Jurassic Classic in Canada
  • 2 World Championships teams, 2001(Alternate) and 2005 All Around Finals
  • 2007 Pan American Team Bronze Medal
  • 2008 Olympic Games – member of the media


  • Boys Head Team Coach 2008-Present
  • 2011 South Texas Coach of the Year
  • Coach of Future Stars National Team Member(3 years) 1 Future Stars Camp
  • Lead coach for Texas All Stars Clinic and an additional year as a clinican
  • Coach at the Region 3 Level 6-7 clinic 2 times
  • Coach at the Region 3 Elite OU Camp
  • 2017 State Apparatus Leader on High Bar


  • Gym manager and Team Director 2009-Present
  • Co-Owner Houston Elite Gymnastics 2014-2016
  • Co-Owner Thornton’s Gymnastics 2016 – Present
  • Host & Meet Director of 2016 Houston Elite Invitational and 2017-2019 Thornton Invitational
  • Host & Co-Meet Director of the 2019 Michael Sims South Texas State Championships
  • Director of 2017-2019 Season Prep Clinics

I am 36 years old, mens gymnastics coach and owner of Thornton’s Gymnastics. I represented Texas and Region 3 in competitions all over the world. I was a former Jr and Sr USA National Champion. My passion for Gymnastics is shown in the care and development of every gymnast and coach I work with. In 2016 I married Kimberly and soon after, we opened Thornton’s Gymnastics together. I currently live in League City, Texas, where we opened our gym.

I will bring my experience from being an international level gymnast, seasoned coach, camp clinician, and meet host/director. I will use my knowledge from establishing two successful businesses to assist in the administrative side of the position. I have great relationships with State, Regional and the national office members. I take the judges course and have judged a few competitions when needed. I have tremendous respect from my years competing to now coaching and working with our officials. If elected, I look forward to working with our great officials in Texas.