Chris Brooks, born December 19, 1986 in Houston, Texas, USA, is an American gymnast.
Brooks has trained alongside Olympic and World Championships medalist Jonathan Horton as a Junior, college and Senior elite gymnast.
Brooks was a highly ranked junior gymnast in high school, where he trained Houston North Gymnastics Club under coach Bill Foster. He was a member of the U.S. Junior National Team 1999-2001, 2002-2005. In 2003, he was a Gold medallist at the USA National Championships. In 2004, he suffered a serious injury when his grip locked while training on High Bar, resulting in shattering and splintering of the ulna and radius of his right arm.
Brooks returned to elite gymnastics in 2008 where he competed in the US National Championships in Houston, Texas. He made a huge comeback at the beginning of 2009 at the Winter Cup coming 5th All-Around, 4th on High Bar and winning a Bronze medal on Floor Exercise.
In 2012, Brooks had an outstanding performance at the Pacific Rim Championships in Everett where he led the team to a Gold. He went on to win 3 more individual Golds as well. At the announcement of the Men’s Olympic Team on 1st July, he was named as an alternate to the 2012 Summer Olympics team.