Athlete. A champion gymnast who worked and worked to earn his way to a key position on the 1980 US Olympic Team, Phil Cahoy began his sports career even before entering Omaha South High School from which he graduated in 1978. He’s a product of the Sokul gymnastics program in Omaha where he began almost at a toddler age. During a three-year period at Omaha South High, 1976-77-78, South was gymnastics state champion each year. He was first or second in most state events he tried. In 1978 he was state champion in six events. Later, at the University of Nebraska he won four NCAA national championships. Injuries hampered his Olympic participation.
2001 Inductee into USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Cahoy is a ten-time NCAA All-American, nine-year member of the U.S. Senior National Team and a four-time World Championships team member. He was also a member of the 1986 Goodwill Games team and was chosen to represent the U.S. at the 1980 Olympic Games. He was also a four-time NCAA event champion.
After his competitive gymnastics career, Cahoy went to medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He received his M.D. in 1990 and completed his internship/residency in the Division of Orthopedics at the University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery. Cahoy is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon at Grand Island Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Grand Island, Nebraska.