A Talented Junior Gymnast:
Breakout Year in 2011:
Orozco was named to the world team and had a fantastic rookie performance at worlds. He qualified into the all-around finals in second place, one spot behind three-time world champion Kohei Uchimura and ahead of Leyva (third) and Horton (fifth). He helped the US team win bronze with strong scores on four events, and then placed fifth individually in the all-around finals. At just 18, he was already making a name for himself among the best in the world.
At Olympic Trials, Orozco was set to win again before a hand cramp caused him difficulty on parallel bars. He placed second to Leyva, and was named to the 2012 Olympic team.
Orozco's bad luck on the pommel horse continued in the all-around finals. A very low score there (12.566) ended his chances of an all-around medal, and he placed eighth. Had he earned the same score as he did in prelims (14.766) he would have won the silver medal. Orozco is very young still, and should be a force to watch in the future.
Orozco currently trains at the USOTC in Colorado Springs, CO, under coach Vitaly Marinitch.
A native of the Bronx, NY, Orozco was honored by Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. with a citation of merit for his achievements.
2012 US Olympic Trials, San Jose, Calif. - 2nd-AA, HB; 3rd-PH, SR, PB; 4th-FX; 6th-VT(T)
2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. - 1st-AA; 2nd-HB; 3rd-PH, SR, PB(T); 6th-FX(T); 8th-VT
2012 Winter Cup, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-AA, PB, HB (T); 2nd-PB
2011 Visa Championships, Saint Paul, Minn. - 3rd-AA, PH, HB(T); 4th-SR; 2nd-PB
2010 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 4th-PB; 8th-AA
2009 Visa Championships, Dallas, Texas - 1st-AA, FX, PH, SR, PB, HB; 5th-VT (Jr., 14-15)
2009 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Cincinatti, Ohio - 1st-AA, FX, PB, SR, VT(T); 2nd-PH
2008 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Battle Creek, Mich. - 1st-FX; 2nd-AA; 4th-PB, SR; 5th-HB, VT
2008 Visa Championships, Houston, Texas - 1st-AA, VT(T), PB, HB; 2nd-SR; 3rd-PH; 5th-FX (Jr., 14-15)
2008 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. -
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 1st-AA, SR, PB, HB; 2nd-FX; 3rd-VT (Jr. Div.)
2007 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Oklahoma City, Okla. - 1st-PB; 2nd-AA, SR, VT
2006 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Battle Creek, Mich. - 2nd-PB; 3rd-AA; 4th-V; 5th-HB; 6th-SR
2005 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Houston, Texas - 13th-AA
2012 Olympic Games, London, England - 5th-Team; 8th-AA
2012 Cottbus World Cup, Cottbus, Germany - 3rd-HB; 8th-SR
2012 AT&T American Cup, New York, N.Y. - 5th-AA
2011 World Championships, Tokyo, Japan - 3rd-Team; 5th-AA; 8th-HB
2011 Japan Cup - 2nd-Team
2010 Pacific Rim Championships, Melbourne, Australia - 1st-Team, AA, HB; 2nd-PH, SR, PB; 6th-VT; 7th-FX (Jr. Div.)
2009 International Junior Gymnastics Competition, Yokohama, Japan - 2nd-SR; 3rd-AA; 4th-PB; 6th-PH, VT; 7th-FX (Jr. Div.)
2008 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 1st-Team; 5th-FX (Jr. Div.)
2007 Junior Pan American Championships, Guatemala City, Guatemala - 1st-Team, Team Alt.