Jason
Burnett

World Record Holder. Daredevil. Olympic Medallist.

About Jason

Jason Burnett’s parents enrolled young Jason in gymnastics classes as a way to channel their active son’s excess energy. At the end of each class, Jason was rewarded with a 15 minute jump on the trampoline. Naturally, the trampoline was always Jason’s favourite – it was only a matter of time before his parents found Airborne Trampoline for Jason to join so he could focus his energy on his favourite sport.

By the age of 10, Jason was hooked on the trampoline and his ‘go big or go home’ style had already begun to emerge.

Jason began competing at the national and international level as a youth athlete at the age of 14. Since then, he has competed in several countries and continents around the world as a senior athlete, shattering world records along the way.

At the 2007 World Cup in Lake Placid, Jason completed a routine with a degree of difficulty of 17.5 making him the new FIG-recognized world record holder for the toughest routine performed at a competition. Three years later, Jason surpassed his own record by completing a routine with a degree of difficulty of 18.8 at the 2010 World Cup in Davos, Switzerland. The most difficult routine Jason ever completed had a degree of difficulty of 20.6, achieved during training at Skyriders Trampoline Place.

At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Jason was awarded the silver medal after completing the most difficult routine in the competition.

Jason once again represented Canada at the 2012 London Olympics. He finished 8th in the men’s competition.

Jason attributes his success to hard work, determination and the support he receives from friends, family, coaches and his sponsors: Springfree Trampoline, CANFund and Sibley and Associates.

Currently, Jason is a student at the University of Toronto.

In the News

Canada’s Jason Burnett taking Olympic trampoline goals to new heights

The National Post
If you somehow missed ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’ at a local movie house a couple of years back, see if you can roust it up on Netflix or by some other means. “I doubled Michael Cera there,’’ says Jason Burnett. “I’m in the first fight scene, being exploded in a big fireball, flipping onto […]
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Bounce So Hard

The Classical
Dave Ross knew he’d seen something special, but toned down his reaction, not wanting to look like “an ass” on national TV. It was the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and one of his athletes, Jason Burnett, had just finished his final routine in men’s trampoline. After a dismal compulsory routine, Burnett had edged his […]
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Jason Burnett knows no bounds with his tricks

The Globe and Mail
Trampoline coach Chris Martin heard someone shouting his name from the other side of the playground, and his chest tightened. One of his young athletes was standing atop the high monkey bars yelling for the coach’s attention as others watched. The boy propelled himself into a back-flip off the bars and stuck a perfect landing […]
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