Three Men's Gymnasts Claim Big Ten Individual Event Titles
At Michigan ... 2013 NCAA All-American after placing fourth on floor ... won Michigan's first ever Big Ten Freshman of the Week award for his performance against the UIC Flames (Feb. 15, 2010) ... 2011 First Team All-Big Ten.
Senior (2013) ... competed floor exercise in the NCAA individual finals (April 21), scoring a 14.90 to earn first All-America citation ...saw action on floor (15.20) and rings (14.70) in the NCAA team finals (April 20) ...competed on the floor exercise (14.30) and still rings (15.05) in the Big Ten Championships (April 5), and advanced to the individual finals on still rings, scoring a 14.90 (April 6) ...competed in the all-around for U-M at Windy City (Jan. 19) scoring a career best of 86.75, and also set a career best on pommel horse with a score of 14.65 ... set a career best on the still rings with a score of 15.00 against No. 10 California (Feb. 2) ... took part on the still rings, scoring a 15.15 against No. 3 Oklahoma (March 9) ... saw action on the floor exercise (15.20), which was a career best,and on still rings (14.50) against No. 1 Penn State (March 16) ... set a career best on the still rings with a score of 15.40 against No. 15 UIC/SUNY-Brockport (March 23) ...
Junior (2012) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award recipient ...Began season with a career-high 15.10 on floor at Windy City Invitational (Jan. 14), and took fifth on the meet ... returned home to the state of Oklahoma (March 10) to notch a 14.90 on floor ... earned 14.50's on rings on three occasions, including the NCAA team qualifier (April 19), and Big Ten team championship (April 6) ... took third on vault against the Nittany Lions with a 14.45 ... set season high on event with a 14.70 against Illinois/Oklahoma (Jan. 28) ... earned season best on parallel bars at the NCAA qualifier with a 14.30 and on high bar with a 14.10 ... won all-around competition against UIC (March 17) with a season-best 84.05 ... took part in all-around competition at NCAA team championship, earning a 83.50 ... scored an 14.85 on floor with a 14.55 on vault at the NCAA meet.
Sophomore (2011) ... Made season debut at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 15) competing all-around (84.70; 4th); floor (14.40), pommel horse (13.50), rings (14.20), vault (15.60), parallel bars (13.50), and high bar (13.50) ... competed floor (13.60), rings (13.40), and vault (15.40; 5th) vs. Illinois (Feb. 12) ... competed floor (13.85; 4th), rings (13.20), and vault setting a new career high (15.75; 1st) vs. UIC (Feb. 19) ... competed floor (14.05), rings (14.00), vault (15.55), parallel bars (13.90; 3rd), and high bar (13.40) vs. Stanford (Feb. 26) ... competed floor setting a new career high (14.85; 3rd), rings (14.00), vault (14.70), parallel bars (13.70; 3rd), and high bar (13.55) at Arizona State (March 2) ... competed floor (14.65), rings setting a new season high (14.40), and vault (15.65; 5th) vs. Oklahoma (March 12) ... competed floor, rings setting a new career best (14.75; 2nd), vault (15.60; 4th), and parallel bars setting a new career high (14.15) vs. Ohio State (March 19) ... competed all-around posting a career high (85.00; 4th); floor (14.60; 8th), vault posting a career high (15.85; 7th), parallel bars (14.10) at the Big Ten Championships Team & All-Around Finals (April 1) ... qualified into Big Ten Event Finals (April 2) on floor (13.90; 9th) and vault (15.70; 6th) ... named First Team All-Big Ten based on all-around finish ... competed floor posting a career high (14.95), rings (13.90), vault (15.35), and parallel bars posting a career high (14.40) at the NCAA Championships Qualifier (April 14) ... competed floor (14.85), rings (14.45), and vault at the NCAA Championships Team and All-Around Finals (April 15).
Freshman (2010) ... Member of the 2010 NCAA champion team ...Competing in his first season of collegiate gymnastics ... competed on the floor, rings, and vault at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 16) ... earned two top-five finishes in his first dual meet (floor, 5th; vault, 4th) vs. PSU (Jan. 24) ... won the all-around against UIC (Feb. 13) ... recorded three top-five finishes (rings, vault, parallel bars) against the Flames ... competed on the floor (14.15), rings (14.10), vault (15.55) and parallel bars (13.50) against Oklahoma Sooners (Feb. 20) ... competed on the floor, pommel horse, still rings, vault, and parallel bars in loss to Stanford (Feb. 27) ... recorded a 15.50 on the vault in win over Illinois (March 13) ... posted a 15.55 on vault in Michigan's second place effort at the 2010 Big Ten Championships ... set a season and career best on the floor (14.75) during the NCAA qualifier (April 15) ... competed on the floor, rings and vault during the NCAA team finals (April 16) ... posted a 15.6 on vault as the lead off gymnast in the last rotation to help seal Michigan's fourth NCAA title victory (April 16).
Prep ... Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy, coached by Ivan Ivankov ... member of the Irish National Team 2007-09 ... 14th place all-around and 4th place on vault at 2007 Junior Olympic Nationals ... 14th place all-around at the 2008 Junior European Championships ... 5th place all-around at the 2008 Northern European Championships ... 2009 World Championship competitor for Ireland ... named to the 2010 European Championships team for Ireland ... National Honor Society member.
Personal ... Born March 14, 1991 ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... movement science major.