Jacqueline Brummer, Esq. 2014


Sweet Home High School


Ms.  Jacqueline A.  Brummer Esq. is one  of  the  finest athletes to  come out  of Section VI. 

She participated  in  varsity gymnastics starting at Sweet Home High School from 1977-1982, setting numerous records many of which still stand today. She is known to be the only gymnast in New York State to capture the All Around NYSPHSAA State title four years in a row. 

In 1977, Brummer experienced success in her first year participating in the sport at the varsity level. She set the Section VI record in Uneven Bars and Balance Beam enroute to a berth in her first NYSPHSAA  State Championship Tournament. A year later she earned her first NYSPHSAA State title in the All Around and in the process became the first Section VI female athlete to ever win a State crown.  She went on to capture three more All Around State titles along with three Vault championships (1979-82), three Balance Beam championships (1979-81), and  two Uneven Bars championships (1981-82) in high school. In 1981 she set Sectional records in Balance Beam, Vault, Bars, Floor and All-Around. 

Brummer began training at the age of 7 with the Kathy Gleason School of Gymnastics, Niagara Frontier Gymnastics Club in Wheatfield, New York, and became an elite gymnast by the time she was 15. She capped off her career as a member of the U.S.A.G. National Travel Team which includes the top 12 gymnasts in the nation, traveling to East Germany.  As a result of her outstanding career at Sweet Home and as an elite gymnast, she earned a full athletic scholarship to Arizona State University. Brummer won the gold on uneven bars in 1984, and made a magnificent run of dominance in the sport during her senior year in 1986 when she notched an individual NCAA title in All Around and Balance Beam setting national records in those exercises. She was named All American in Uneven Bars, Beam and Vault, in 1983, 1984 and 1986, and garnered PAC-10 Athlete of the Year.         

After graduation from ASU in 1986, Ms. Brummer continued an exceptional career as a professional gymnast traveling with the Kurt Thomas Gymnastics America U.S. Tour, mentoring for the USAG National Team, and even acting as a stuntwoman in Hollywood, specifically as a stunt double for Heather Locklear in the movie “Return of Swamp Thing”. Brummer has also acted and starred in a number of commercials, television programs and movies (“Spitfire”).

Born in Kenmore, NY, Brummer earned her Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice at Arizona State in 1987 then went on to receive her Doctor of Jurisprudence from SUNY at Buffalo in 1992. She then passed the California Bar Exam in 1993, practiced law in California for 6 years, and became a licensed attorney in Colorado in 2000, and New York in 2004.  


Inducted into NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame in 2006