2012 Hall of Fame Inductee
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 ever to compete for Brigham Young University. Along with teammate Guard Young, he was the first BYU gymnast 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. With a dominance and a pursuit of perfection that is rare in any sport, Cortney was the nation’s best his junior year and defended his still rings crown as a senior.
As a freshman, he qualified for the NCAA Championships and posted BYU’s best score on the still rings with a 9.850, a score .100 points away from the school record.
Bramwell’s sophomore year he was named an All-American for his performance on the still rings, after 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 Bramwell built on his previous success by going undefeated on the still rings in conference competition. At the NCAA Championships, he won an individual title on the still rings with a score of 9.925 and was again named an All-American. He scored a 9.9 or higher in all nine meets that season and finished with a 9.93 average. That year he also set the BYU record on the still rings by scoring a perfect 10.0 on the event.
As a senior, he repeated as an NCAA individual champion on the still rings with a score of 9.825 to earn 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, Cortney 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, where he placed fourth overall in the still rings.
Since graduating in 2001 with a degree in Geographic Information Systems, Bramwell has been actively involved in the Idaho youth gymnastics, trampoline, and power-tumbling community working with children and young athletes ages 3–18. He currently works for Danik Gymnastics as the head coach of the boys’ team and program director.