Bart Conner

Gymnastics Play by Play

After more than 30 years as a gymnastics commentator, play-by-play announcer Bart Conner joined the SEC Network in its’ inaugural year of gymnastics coverage in 2015.

As an NCAA, Pan-Am, World Cup, World Champion and Olympic Champion, Conner is acknowledged as the most decorated male gymnast in the history of USA Gymnastics.  Even while Conner was still a competitor, he began working as a network TV analyst on gymnastics meets in which was not a participant.

A member of three Olympic teams in 1976, 1980 and 1984, Conner overcame his second torn bicep injury to earn two gold medals in the 1984 Olympics, one as a member of the US team, and the second gold medal came as a result of a Perfect 10 score on the parallel bars.

Conner received his degree in Public Relations from the University of Oklahoma in 1984, and in 1996 he married Romanian Olympic Champion, Nadia Comaneci.  Conner is an owner of the Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy, International Gymnast Magazine and Grips, Etc. a gymnastics supply company.