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Wes Suter

Full name: Kenneth "Wes" Suter
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: May 23, 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Nebraska Cornhuskers, Lincoln (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Gymnastics

Biography

As a senior at South Lakes High School in Virginia, Wes Suter won all seven state titles in gymnastics, giving him a total of 15 state titles for his high school career, including three in the all-around. He then attended the University of Nebraska, helping to the NCAA team title in 1983. In 1985 he won the NCAA all-around championships along with the floor exercise and horizontal bar titles, ending a college career that included three NCAA titles and five All-American selections.

In the 1980s Suter made an educational film called “Wes’s Way,” also starring Frank Gifford and Jack Kemp. The film was distributed to high school health classes and focused on the importance of exercise and nutrition.

After his 1988 Olympic appearance, Suter was named US Male Gymnast of the Year for 1988. He then earned an MBA from the University of Nebraska in 1993 and a law degree from Creighton in 1997. He later worked as an attorney for Mutual of Omaha in corporate mergers and acquisitions, eventually becoming senior vice-president of corporate strategy.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around United States USA 69 QR
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around United States USA 11
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise United States USA 61T QR
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault United States USA 60T QR
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars United States USA 66 QR
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar United States USA 58T QR
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Gymnastics Men's Rings United States USA 82 QR
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse United States USA 51T QR

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Gymnastics United States Final Standings 69 QR
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Gymnastics United States Qualifying 69 113.85 56.25 57.60
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Gymnastics United States Qualifying Floor Exercise 61T 19.10 9.40 9.70
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Gymnastics United States Qualifying Horse Vault 60T 19.00 9.50 9.50
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Gymnastics United States Qualifying Parallel Bars 66 19.20 9.40 9.80
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Gymnastics United States Qualifying Horizontal Bar 58T 19.00 9.35 9.65
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Gymnastics United States Qualifying Rings 82 18.50 9.15 9.35
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Gymnastics United States Qualifying Pommelled Horse 51T 19.05 9.45 9.60

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Gymnastics United States USA Final Standings 11

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Gymnastics United States Final Standings 61T QR

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Gymnastics United States Final Standings 60T QR

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Gymnastics United States Final Standings 66 QR

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Gymnastics United States Final Standings 58T QR

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Gymnastics United States Final Standings 82 QR

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Gymnastics United States Final Standings 51T QR
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