Cortney Bramwell came to BYU as one of Utah’s premier gymnasts. He left as one of the most decorated male athletes of his time.
Bramwell, who was a member of the final men’s gymnastics team at BYU in 2000, was one of the most successful gymnasts at BYU. Along with fellow teammate Guard Young, he was one of the first BYU gymnasts to win an NCAA individual event title. He qualified for the NCAA Championships each of his four years and was a two-time individual national champion on the still rings his junior and senior years.
As a freshman, he qualified for the NCAA Championships and posted BYU’s best score on the still rings with a 9.850. That score was .100 points away from the school record.
His sophomore year he was named an All-American for his performance on the still rings where he finished third at the NCAA Championships scoring a 9.725. He was also the NCAA West Region Champion on the still rings with a score of 9.875.
His junior year saw him build on his success of the previous year by going undefeated on the still rings in conference competition. At the NCAA Championships, he won an individual title in the still rings with a score of 9.925 and was named an All-American. He scored a 9.9 or higher in all nine meets on the season and finished with a 9.93 average. That year he set a BYU record scoring a perfect 10.0 on the still rings.
As a senior, he repeated as an NCAA individual champion in the still rings with a score of 9.825 to receive his third All-America award. He finished the season undefeated in conference events and won the still rings at the MPSF Championships scoring a perfect 10.0.
Prior to coming to BYU, he finished sixth on the still rings at the 1994 Junior Olympic Nationals. While at BYU he competed in the 1998 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships and finished fourth overall in the still rings.
After graduating in 2001, Bramwell has been actively involved in the Idaho youth gymnastics, trampoline, and power-tumbling community working with kids and athletes from ages 3-18. He currently works for Danik Gymnastics as the boy’s team head coach and program director. He is the oldest of four siblings.