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Jon Root

Full name: Jonathan Edward "Jon" Root
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4.5 (195 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
Born: July 10, 1964
Country: USA United States
Sport: Volleyball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Jon Root started out as a baseball player but a broken arm caused him to miss a season and he turned to volleyball. He later played for Stanford, where he earned All-American honors, before joining the US National Team in 1986. Root played with the US team through 1994, winning a gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, also adding a gold at the 1987 Pan American Games. He then played professionally in Italy and in beach volleyball.

After retiring from competition Root first worked for the US Olympic Committee as a program manager in Atlanta through 1997. He then went into various marketing positions, working with Ticket2Sports from 1998-2002 as a client development director, and then with George Smith Partners from 2002-04. Root later went into real estate marketing, with Ryness, Synthesis Realty, and Keller Williams Commercial through 2010. He has also worked as a public speaker and a performance coach. Root has also coached the Red Rock Volleyball Club in Redwood City, California.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Volleyball Men's Volleyball United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Volleyball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW IP
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Volleyball United States USA Group B Match #2 1 1988-09-17 USA 3, JPN 0 3 1
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Volleyball United States USA Group B Match #4 1 1988-09-19 USA 3, NED 1 3 0
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Volleyball United States USA Group B Match #14 1 1988-09-26 USA 3, TUN 0 3 3
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