Kristin McDermott

1990 Junior US Classic: 10th AA
1990 US Olympic Festival: 22nd AA
1990 Junior US National Championships: 12th AA
1991 Junior US Classic: 3rd AA
1991 Junior US National Championships: 2nd AA
1991 Pan American Games: 1st T
1992 US Classic: 5th AA
1992 American Cup (res)
1992 USA vs Japan
1992 US Nationals: 8th AA
1992 Senior Pacific Alliance Championships
1992 US Olympic Trials: 10th AA
1993 American Classic: 6th AA
1993 US Nationals: 34th AA (did not finish meet)
1994 American Classic: 8th AA
1994 US Olympic Festival: 13th AA
1994 US Nationals: 8th AA
Results courtesy of USA Gymnastics and Gymn Forum

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Kristin McDermott spent her elite years in Allentown, Pennsylvania at the Parkettes.

Kristin enjoyed a successful junior elite career, particularly in 1991 when she medaled at both the Junior US Classic and National Championships. Based on these performances, she was named to the USA's 1991 Pan American Games team. The Americans endured extreme heat and a very partisan home crowd in Havanna, Cuba but still took the gold.

In 1992 Kristin's major international events included the American Cup (she failed to advance to finals due to the 2-per-country rule), USA vs Japan, and Senior Pacific Alliance Championships. An 8th place finish at the 1992 US National Championships earned Kristin a spot at the 1992 Olympic Trials. A major break (fall?) at the Olympic trials took her out of contention.

After a rough 1993 competitive season, Kristin enjoyed a comeback in 1994, placing 8th at the U.S. Nationals. Unfortunately, the comeback was short-lived. Kristin discovered that her body needed some time to recoup after all of the pounding it had taken during her 10 year career.

The following season, Kristin resumed training and found success as a level 10 gymnast. After graduating from Allentown Central High School, she joined the University of Arizona Wildcats gymnastics team where she competed for 4 years.

While at the University of Arizona, Kristin was named to the PAC-10 All-Conference Team twice, had the 2nd highest AA score in AU history, and earned the Golden "A" award for most valued gymnast (for dedication, determination, etc.). An All-American on beam, she finished her Senior year in 1999 voted "Most Valuable Gymnast."

Kristin and husband Brian on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, April 2007
Photo courtesy of the Princiotta family 
and not to be reproduced without permission.

Kristin graduated from the University of Arizona, and moved to NYC to work at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. Since then she's also lived in Georgia, but is now living in Chatham, NJ. 

On June 3, 2006 she married Brian Princiotta, head trader and partner in a hedge fund. The couple are expecting a baby boy in January in 2008, and plan to name him Nicholas James Princiotta. "We are so happy and can't wait for our bundle of joy to arrive," Kristin relayed. 

. This page was created on September 2, 1999 and last updated November 2007.

 

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