Don Holder was a versatile gymnast and a leader of the 1952 NCAA and 1953 AAU champion Florida State Seminoles. He won an individual NCAA championship in 1953 and was Southern Gymnastics champion in three events. Holder was named to the United States squad for the Pan American Games and in 1952 he represented the United States at the Olympic Games at Helsinki. Holder twice captained the Seminole gymnastics team and in 1954 he was top scorer in Florida State’s upset victory over the world champion Swedish Olympic team. With grace, agility, and strength Don Holder brought honor to his alma mater in arenas around the world.