Justin trained at Capital and went on to compete for the University of Illinois on a full scholarship. Justin helped the U.S. men win the team bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. He won the parallel bars at the 2008 Visa Championships and has two U.S. horizontal bar titles (2005 and 2007). He had reconstructive surgery on his knee after tearing his ACL at the 2007 Visa Championships. Spring was an All-American from 2003-06 at the University of Illinois. As a senior, he won the Nissen-Emery Award and was named the Big 10 Gymnast of the Year. He says his teammates had the most influence on his athletic career because they always kept him motivated. Justin is now coaching at the University of Illinois.