Paul Burney


Player profile

  • Hometown Westminster, Calif.
  • Year Junior
  • Height 5-6
  • Last school UIC

Career Honors

  • OSU Scholar Athlete (2021)
  • CGA Scholar All-American First Team (2021)

Personal Bests

  • High Bar – 13.000

As a Sophomore (2021)

  • Set a career best on high bar (13.000) at the Big Ten Championships
  • Competed at NCAA Qualifiers on high bar (11.600)

As A Freshman (2020)

  • Did not compete
  • Season ended early due to COVID-19 pandemic

Prior to Ohio State

  • Trained at New Hope Gymnastics for 17 years under Yoshi Mori and Bryan Del Castillo.
  •  SCMGA all-star team member in the 2015-2016 season.
  • SCMGA high bar state champion.


  •  Son of Booker and Lenora Burney.
  •  Brother to Billy, Isaiah, and Talia Burney.
  •  Majoring in biology.
  •  Hopes to attend medical school and become an orthopedic surgeon.
  • Favorite past times include video games 25889and listening to music.
  • Distant cousin of Michael Jackson.
  •  Greatest sports thrill is doing big release moves on high bar.