Peter Vidmar became the premier male gymnast for the USA at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. As USA team captain, he led his teammates to their stunning gold medal victory over the People’s Republic of China. Peter went on the win the silver medal in the ALL-Around Competition, making him the only American male ever to do so. With a perfect score of 10.0, he captured the gold medal on the pommel horse. Peter also won 5 NCAA titles and was a 19-time All-American. Peter was inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame in 1991 and the USA Gymnastics' Hall of Fame in 1997. Peter is the highest scoring American gymnast in Olympic history. In past years, Peter was vice chairman of the California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and Chairman of the Board of USAG. In October, 2012, Peter was elected to the Executive Committee of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). The Executive Committee is the decision making body for FIG. In June, 2016 Peter resigned his positions and accepted the position as a mission president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.. He is currently serving a 3 year mission in Australia. Peter commented last summer,"Through gymnastics I have learned discipline, hard work, trust, integrity, teamwork and faith. Upon my return, I look forward to again doing what I can to assist USA Gymnastics moving forward." In 1991 our international men’s competition was named in Peter’s honor because of his tremendous accomplishments in the sport of gymnastics. But even more than these athletic feats…we wanted to recognize Peter for his incredible dedication to the sport. He inspires all who meet him with his genuine concern for young people and his ability to reach out and make a difference. He is a role model for all of us. Peter is a native of Los Angeles…lived and trained as a young gymnast in Culver City, graduated from BrentwoodSchool and was a member of the UCLA Men’s Gymnastics Team! Although he is currently in Australia, his permanent home is in OrangeCounty, California. We will miss his presence at the Peter Vidmar Invitational in 2017-2019 but we understand his committment to his church and the youth of his church. He will send us a digital greeting from Down Under!