Nick Persino
Nick Persino


Des Plaines, Ill.

High School:
Elk Grove


Club Team/Club Coach:
Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Academy/Mike Bush

2009: Had a career best on vault at the Windy City Invitational Jan. 17, scoring 15.5, placing second... won the event title on vault against Temple Jan. 31 matching his season and career high of 15.5.

2008: Competed in all 11 meets solely on the vault and high bar...placed fourth on the vault with a season-best 15.35 against Iowa on Jan. 26...took third and matched a season-best 15.35 at the Army Triangular on Feb. 22...fifth-place finish on the high bar (13.90) at the Springfield Triangular on Feb. 24...placed third on the high bar versus Air Force with a 13.10 on March 7...two days later, finished in third on the vault with a 15.20 against the Falcons...won the high bar title with a season-best score of 14.60 at the New England Invitational on March 22...turned in a 13.30 on the high bar at the NCAA Championship Qualifiers on April 17. 2007: Saw action in eight of ten meets as an all-around gymnast...contended on the vault, parallel and horizontal bars... won the horizontal bars title and posted a team-best 8.25 against Iowa on Jan. 27...took second-place on vault (8.55) and horizontal bars, matching a career-best 8.85 verses Air Force on March 11. 2006: Competed in ten of eleven meets as a freshman...consistent scorer on the vault, parallel bars, and horizontal bars...notched a season-best 9.00 on vault against Iowa on Jan. 21...took second on vault verses Minnesota on Jan. 28...placed fifth overall scoring an 8.40 on horizontal bars at the James Madison Invitational on Feb. 4...recorded a season-best 8.60 on horizontal bars, placing second against Air Force on March 12. Prep/Personal: Lettered three years on the gymnastics team at Elk Grove...2005 state still rings champion and runner-up on floor exercise...state high bar and parallel bar champion in 2002...three-time sectional all-around winner...led Grenediers to first Elite Eight state appearance in 25 years...made two Elite Eight appearances...won a sectional title and a Mid-Suburban League team crown while at Elk Grove...state all-around runner-up as a freshman...two-time MSL all-around champion...set school record with most medals at state meet in four years...competed at the club level for Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center...led squad to third place at Junior Olympic Nationals...state and regional champion on still rings...competed for Region 5 team that finished third at J.O. meet...born Oct. 8, 1986...son of Tom and Donna Persino...majoring in liberal arts and sciences. Career Bests

Vault 15.350 02-22-08 vs. Army & Temple
Horizontal Bar 14.600 03-22-08 at MIT Eastern Invitational