2007 Junior Olympics Finalist (Floor, Vault, High Bar)
2006 Junior Olympics Finalist (Floor, Vault, High Bar)
2004 Junior Olympics Finalist (Vault, Parallel Bars, High Bar)
2003 Junior Olympics Finalist (All-Around)
Member of the U of I Gymnastic Squad.
Member of the swimming and diving team at Gaithersburg High School, where he was coached by Jill Milla ... Coached by Carlos Vazquez at Capital Gymnastics National Training Center ... Holds multiple pool records at Gaithersburg ...Led his swimming and diving team to a Divisional Title in 2004, while finishing fourth at Counties that same season ... Junior Olympics Nationals participant in gymnastics every year, except 2005 due to injury, since 2003 ... In 2003, was a finalist in the all-around and finished sixth during event finals on parallel bars ... Was a finalist on vault, parallel bars and high bar in 2004 ... Continued his streak of success in 2006, advancing to finals on floor, vault and high bar ... 2007 finalist on floor, vault and high bar.
Born John Curtis Schell Jr. on Nov. 30, 1989 ... Son of John Sr. and Sharon Schell ... Father was a senior captain playing Division I lacrosse at Villanova ... Has two sisters, Jamie, a former gymnast and assistant coach at the University of Arizona, and Kari ... Hobbies include swimming and diving ... Past summer jobs include being a gymnastics instructor ... Has aspirations of become a veterinarian ... Major is animal sciences and pre-veterinarian ... The person that most influenced his athletic career is women's US National team member Dominique Dawes because they grew up in the gym together.