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Donte McKinney
Birthdate: 4/5/2001
Program: Men's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Jacksonville, FL
Club: University Of Nebraska-Lincoln
Head Coach: Mike Burns
About Donte McKinney
Birthplace: Fort Bragg, NC
Hometown: Cameron, NC

Name of High School: Union Pines High School
High School Graduation Year: 2019
Name of College: University of Minnesota
College Graduation Year: 2023
Degree/Major: Kinesiology
Year you began gymnastics: 2009
Favorite Event: High bar. Second favorite would be vault then floor.
How did you get involved in gymnastics: Took a class for two months at 4 or 5 years old in LA. I remember that coach had a baby on her hip while training me. That was weird. So I tried soccer. Did that for four years. Moved to NC, took a free gymnastics class, made team in two months.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: There is always something new to learn and I never get bored with it.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: To do better than what I previously did in every competition. I'd like to make the National Team, do gymnastics at a Division 1 college. Make it to the 2020 and 2024 Olympics.
Names of parents/guardians/spouse: Matthew and Dionne McKinney
Names of sibling(s): Darius McKinney
Family members in sports: My bother played soccer for 14 years then he joined the army after high school.
Interests Outside the Gym
Favorite school subject: English
Hobbies or favorite activities: Gymnastics is all I do outside of school but my mom would say Snapchat is my favorite activity.
Favorite music: Hip-hop, R&B, and Pop music.
Favorite book(s): Scooby-doo
Favorite movie(s): Wolverine
Favorite TV show(s): Sponge-Bob
Favorite Food: Steak, Ribs, and Chicken
National Competition Results
  • 2021 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, Minneapolis, Minn. - 5th-Team, HB
  • 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Kansas City, Mo. - 5th-VT; 6th-PB; 7th-FX; 10th-AA (17-18)
  • 2019 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Reno, Nev. - 2nd-AA, PH; 3rd-FX, VT; 4th-HB; 7th-SR (JE L10 Age 18)
  • 2017 P&G Championships, Anaheim, Calif. - 2nd-VT; 8th-FX, PB, HB (15-16)
  • 2017 National Qualifier, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 10th-AA (Jr. Div.)
  • 2017 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Kissimmee, Fla. - 6th-AA (JE 16)
  • 2017 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Kissimmee, Fla. - 5th-FL, 7th-HB(T), 8th-VT(T) (JE)
International Competition Results
  • Women: AA = All Around | VT = Vault | UB = Uneven Bars | BB = Balance Beam | FX = Floor Exercise | (T) = Tie
  • Men: AA = All Around | FX = Floor Exercise | PH = Pommel Horse | SR = Still Rings | VT = Vault | PB = Parallel Bars | HB = Horizontal Bars | (T) = Tie
  • Rhythmic: AA = All Around | RP = Rope | HP = Hoop | BA = Ball | CL = Clubs | RB = Ribbon | (T) = Tie
  • Acro: DY = Dynamic | BL = Balance | AA = All Around
  • T&T: TR = Trampoline | TU = Tumbling | DM = Double Mini | SY = Synchronized Trampoline