Don Holder
Don Holder
Full Name:  Donald Joseph Holder
     Born:  October 30, 1930 in Jersey City, NJ
     Died:  August 31, 2015 in Miami, Fl
   School:  Dickinson High School in Jersey City, New Jersey


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Connie and Don Holder.   Bill Roetzheim, Coach Hartley Price, DON HOLDER


FSU Career
Gymnastics
Year  Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
51-52 5-7  155  Fr   *   Jersey City, NJ                         
52-53 5-7  155  So   *   Jersey City, NJ                         
53-54 5-7  155  Jr   *   Jersey City, NJ                         
54-55 5-7  150  Sr   *   Jersey City, NJ                         


Awards
Gymnastics
Year  Award
1952  NCAA Championships - All-Around (4th)
      NCAA Championships - Side Horse (7th)
      NCAA Championships - High Bar (8th)
      NCAA Championships - Parallel Bars (8th)
      NCAA Championships - Rope Climb (8th)
1953  NCAA Championships - Horizontal Bar (5th)
      NCAA Championships - Parallel Bars (7th)
      NCAA Championships - All-Around (8th)
1954  NCAA Championships - All-Around (2nd)
      NCAA Championships - Side Horse (4th)
      NCAA Championships - High Bar (5th)
      NCAA Championships - Parallel Bars (6th)
1955  NCAA Championships - Parallel Bars (3rd)
      NCAA Championships - All-Around (3rd)
      NCAA Championships - High Bar (8th)
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1982
Don Holder was a versatile gymnast and a leader of the 1952 NCAA and 1953 AAU champion Florida State Seminoles. He won an individual NCAA championship in 1953 and was Southern Gymnastics champion in three events. Holder was named to the United States squad for the Pan American Games and in 1952 he represented the United States at the Olympic Games at Helsinki. Holder twice captained the Seminole gymnastics team and in 1954 he was top scorer in Florida State's upset victory over the world champion Swedish Olympic team. Coach Hartley Price said of Holder, "He became very, very good and was extremely consistent at everything he did." With grace, agility, and strength Don Holder brought honor to his alma mater in arenas around the world.



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