Caden Spencer


Player profile

  • Hometown Huntington, W.Va.
  • Last School Mountwest Community Technical College
  • Year Freshman
  • Height 5-7

Prior to Ohio State

  • Trained at his family’s gym (Bozhi’s Gym Nest) in Huntington, W. Va. under his grandfather, Bozhidar Russev
  • Competed at the USA Gymnastics National Championships in Daytona Beach and also competed for his mother’s hometown in Varna, Bulgaria
  • Won gold medals on floor, vault and parallel bars at the USA Gymnastics national competition
  • As a member of the Varna team, won first place as a team and individually won high bar and was the runner-up on vault
  • Attended Huntington High School, where he lettered all four years as the soccer goalkeeper
  • Qualified for soccer sectionals in 2020
  • Went to Mountwest Community Technical College from 2021-22


  • Son of Lance and Hrabrina Spencer
  • Has one sister, Danika
  • Majoring in mechanical engineering
  • His grandfather, Bozhidar Russev, is a former Olympic gymnast and now coach in the United States and also his home country, Bulgaria
  • Bozhidar Russev even coached Caden’s mother, Hrabrina Spencer, to the 1988 Olympics in South Korea as a member of the Bulgarian team
  • His uncle, Drew Spencer, was a member of the Ohio State gymnastics team from 1990-96
  • Plans to pursue gymnastics to the highest level, such as world championships and at the Olympics, as well as at his family’s gym in Huntington
  • Greatest sports thrills are securing gold medals at the USA Gymnastics national competition and competing in Varna, Bulgaria, his mother’s hometown
  • Enjoys sports, video games, working with cars and spending time with his family and friends