A native of Staten Island, NY, Dominick earned a spot on the 1988
Olympic team while just a Freshman at University of Illinois at
Urbana. Many of his teammates (aside from Lance Ringnald) were
considerably older. With only an 8th place finish at the 1988
Nationals, Dominick was not a top contender for the top spots at
the 1988 Olympic Trials. Due to a strong performance at trials
(he finished 6th) and in part due to some mistakes by expected
Olympic Team member Dan Hayden, Dominick earned a spot on the
competing team in Seoul, South Korea.
After the 1988 Olympics, Dominick
returned to University of Illinois, and later transferred to
complete his Senior year and Senior gymnastics season at Temple
University. Despite some injuries and disappointing finishes in
elite competition between the 1988 and 1992 Olympics, Dominick
continued in the sport. He peaked in time for a 5th place finish
at the 1992 Nationals (he was 10th in 1991 and 30th in 1990) and
6th place finish at Olympic Trials. He was one of the older and
more experienced members of the team in 1992.
Unlike many former US elites,
Dominick did not continue in the sport after retirement.
According to IG online, Dominick is a
financial consultant for Fahestock & Co., Inc. He and his
wife Theresa reside in Farmwood, NJ.
Minicucci was born on January 10, 1969
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