Age: 23 years
Born: August 26, 1996 Seoul, South Korea
Years on U.S. National Team: 2009-2013 & 2015-2020
Early life and education
Moldauer was born in Seoul, South Korea and was adopted by Peter and Orsa Moldauer before he was one year old. He has three siblings, Leah, Sorcha and Sundo. He grew up on a farm in Colorado, and attended Golden High School. He is currently a student at the University of Oklahoma where he majors in finance.
At age seven, Moldauer joined a local gym offering a free tryout, and at age ten, he joined 5280 Gymnastics, where he was coached by the Artemev family (Vladimir, Irina, and Alexander Artemev). Over the next few years, he started winning state and regional meets, and eventually won a place on the Junior National Team for the first time at 9 years old.
Junior Career Highlights
At the 2010 & 2015 Junior Olympic National Championships, Moldauer captured gold in the All-Around. In 2013 & 2014 at the Junior Olympic National Championships, Moldauer won silver medals in the All-Around.
Also in 2014, Moldauer won the junior title on the pommel horse at the U.S. National Championships. As senior in High School, Moldauer, was one of the top recruits in the nation and decided to attend the University of Oklahoma gymnastics program in the fall of 2015.
Senior Career Highlights
Moldauer competed at the Winter Cup Challenge in Las Vegas, won gold on vault, bronze on parallel bars, fourth on pommel horse and fifth all-around. Due to his results at the Winter Cup Challenge, he was named to the 2020 senior men’s team.
Moldauer won his third consecutive American Cup all-around title in March at the 2019 American Cup. just 0.001 of a point ahead of fellow American Sam Mikulak, and Olympic gold medalist Kenzo Shirai from Japan. In August at the 2019 U.S. National Championships, he again won the silver medal in the all-around behind Sam Mikulak. Additionally, he won silver medals on floor exercise and parallel bars.
Moldauer won his second consecutive American Cup all-around title in March at the 2018 American Cup ahead of more accomplished gymnasts including Kenzō Shirai of Japan, the 2017 World all-around bronze medalist, thanks to Moldauer achieving a top three score on every apparatus. In August at the 2018 U.S. National Championships, he won the silver medal in the all-around behind Sam Mikulak.
In October, Moldauer competed at the 2018 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. He and the U.S. team finished fourth in the team competition. He went on to place 12th in the all-around final and fourth in the floor exercise final.
Moldauer competed at his first top level international competition in March at the 2017 American Cup in Newark, New Jersey, where he placed first ahead of Olympic gold and silver medalist Oleg Vernyayev. Later that year, he became the NCAA champion on the floor exercise and rings, and placed second in the all-around and on parallel bars. Won MPSF conference titles on floor (14.750), rings (15.400) and parallel bars (15.500). His rings score at the MPSF Championships marked a career high. Finished the regular season ranked first on floor, rings and parallel bars.
In August, Moldauer won the all-around national title at the 2017 U.S. National Championships in Anaheim, California, and tied for the gold medal with Eddie Penev on floor exercise.
Moldauer made his first World Championship appearance at the 2017 World Championships in Montreal, Canada. He won the bronze medal in the floor exercise final and placed 7th in the all-around final.
Competed in every meet in 2016. Became just the second freshman in NCAA history to win the national title in the all-around. Finished second on parallel bars and just .050 points off first place at NCAA finals. Finished third on floor at NCAA finals with a mark of 15.000. Earned All-America status on floor, parallel bars and in the all-around. Won the MPSF Conference title on parallel bars by hitting a career-high 16.100 (3rd highest score in NCAA history). Finished the year ranked first on parallel bars (15.950), tied for fourth on floor (15.325) and eighth on rings (15.200). Won a team-high 14 events titles in 2016 including eight on parallel bars and two each on high bar, floor and in the all-around. Kicked off his career with a personal best all-around score of 90.150 at the Rocky Mountain Open. Topped the 16-point mark three times on parallel bars during the year.