La Morte, Chris

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La Morte, Chris

Chris La Morte

Induction year: 2023

Location: Sachem

Category: Gymnastics

Arguably the greatest to ever compete on the rings in New York State after staring at Sachem in boys’ gymnastics, Chris La Morte was ranked No. 1 in the United States from 1992 through 1998. La Morte was a four-time state champion at rings from 1989 through 1992. He was a high school national champion in 1992, the same year he achieved a perfect 10.0 on the rings at the Empire State Games, the first achievement of its kind in the state. A two-time NCAA Division I ring champion at the University of New Mexico, he is the only person in NCAA gymnastics history to win an NCAA title as a freshman. He was inducted into the Sachem Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018.