Jordyn Wieber was born in DeWitt, Michigan, and started in gymnastics before she was four years old. By age 10, she had qualified for Level 10 in the Junior Olympic program, and then qualified for the Junior International Elite placing ninth in the all-around at the 2006 National Championships. By June 2008, Wieber won her first national championship and also placed first on vault and floor exercise, second on balance beam, and third on uneven bars. Wieber was a member of the gold-winning American team at the 2011 World Championships, where she also won the individual all-around title. She was also a member of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team, dubbed the “Fierce Five” by the media, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she won a gold medal in the team competition. After retiring from active competition in 2013, Wieber attended UCLA where she would go on to serve as an assistant coach during her senior season and for the following two years. In April 2019, she was named the head gymnastics coach for the University of Arkansas.