Kurt Thomas R.I.P.

I can’t believe it.

Kurt Thomas competed for Indiana State University; where he was a five-time NCAA champion, winning the parallel bars and all-around in 1977 and parallel bars, horizontal bar and the all-around in 1979. Thomas helped lead the men’s gymnastics to the 1977 National Championship.

An Olympian in 1976, Kurt was the first American male gymnast to win a gold medal in floor exercise at the 1978 Worlds.

His name lives on as many of us still call Flair Czechkehre Flair a Thomas.

“I am completely devastated to hear this”, said Olympic teammate Bart Conner.

“Kurt was a fierce rival, who went on to become a cherished friend.

My heart is breaking for his wife Beckie, his children, Hunter, Kassidy and Kurt as well as the entire gymnastics community, who lost a true pioneer today.”

IG – World Champion Gymnast Kurt Thomas Passes Away After Suffering Stroke

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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