Watch: Arizona State’s Gymnastics Star Jackson Harrison’s NCAA Floor Routine Goes Viral

Published 02/06/2024, 11:21 PM EST

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From the gymnastics mat to becoming the first Adidas NIL ambassador from Arizona, the journey of champion gymnast Jackson Harrison was more than inspiring. Winning the GymACT team title with Arizona State Men’s Gymnastics and being a voice for the LGBTQ+, the gymnast has come a long way. However, recently, he has set the internet on fire with his jaw-dropping display of athleticism.

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Jackson Harrison recently took to his Instagram and posted a video of one of his NCAA floor routines. The electrifying performance took place in the packed arena of the NCAA gymnastics championship, where Harrison’s gravity-defying flips and seamless transitions captivated the audience. Along with the clip, something that instantly caught everyone’s attention was the caption of the post which speaks volumes about the confidence Harrison harbors.

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Accompanying the mesmerizing display, Harrison shared a simple yet powerful caption in his Instagram post. “This is what I do.” With those words, he invites his followers into his world, offering a glimpse of the relentless commitment and passion that drive him to excel in his craft. Having immense dedication and love for gymnastics, the Arizona State University team member recently stood for an important cause.

Harrison recently has voiced his concerns regarding the absence of a men’s division in the upcoming 2024 Core Hydration U.S. Classic. The gymnast, who identifies as non-binary, has been an influential figure in their athletic achievements and in advocating for LGBTQ+ inclusion in gymnastics. On this issue, Harrison took to X to note their feelings surrounding this new development.

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“I thought (because I’d been told) that I would be pre-qualified to Winter Cup. But then the qualifications procedure came out and I wasn’t pre-qualified and there is no way for me to realistically qualify for Winter Cup. I get that it’s the Olympic year and the Olympics are important, but that’s not all of our goals”  He even opened up about his journey as a queer athlete through a written piece for Outsports in 2021. In that essay, he described their struggles in coming to terms with their identity. However, his previous championship win for Arizona State has left a significant mark in his career.

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Jackson Harrison leads ASU men’s gymnastics to GymACT victory

Jackson Harrison, the out-and-out nonbinary gymnast, claimed the GymACT team title alongside the Arizona State Men’s Gymnastics team in May 2023. ASU put up 320.200 to finish ahead of the University of Washington (305.550) and Texas Armadillos (299.050) on that occasion.

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Also, Harrison’s gymnastics journey was notable, especially for his contributions to the Arizona State gymnastics team. The team’s success continued as they qualified for the 2023 U.S. Gymnastics Championships following an impressive performance at the 2023 U.S. Classics. Now, everyone is looking forward to the champion’s upcoming moves and performances.

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Anchal Ahuja

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I am Anchal Ahuja, an Olympic Sports writer at EssentiallySports. My love for sports grew when I first watched Olympics when I was 7-years-old. Growing up as I started to delve deeper into the sporting realm, I decided to move on with my new passion with all new hopes to get success.
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