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Primarily contended in the floor exercise, pommel horse, parallel bars and high bar ... captured the gold with a career-best performance in the pommel horse (8.65) at the James Madison Invitational ... also broke his previous career mark on the still rings (8.0) in the same meet ... broke personal records on the parallel bars (8.25) and high bar (8.45) versus Springfield/Illinois-Chicago ... scored a career-best 45.6 in the all-around at the Navy Open ... matched his career-high on the vault with a 7.95 ... posted a season-high 8.3 in the floor exercise at the ECAC Championship.

Focused on the floor exercise in the second half of the season ... chalked up a personal-best 8.55 on the floor exercise at the All-Academy Championship ... captured second-place on the floor exercise at MIT with an 8.5 ... competed in the all-around at the James Madison Open, registering season-high marks on the still rings (7.05), vault (7.95) and parallel bars (8.2).

Before Navy:
Competed for Somersault Center ... six-time qualifier for the Junior Olympic National Men's Gymnastic Championship (1998-03) ... won the Bay State Games AA Championship in 1999 and 2002 ... named to the New England Regional Team in 1999 and 2001 ... four-time first-team USA Gymnastics Academic All-American ... 1999 Somersault Gymnast of the Year ... won the 2003 Friends of Gymnastics Award for New England.

Son of Donald and Jane Beaudette ... majoring in economics ... born on May 30, 1985, in Concord, N.H.

On what the sport of gymnastics means to him...
"After fifteen years of practice and competition, gymnastics has become part of who I am. In fact, I'm not too sure where I'd be right now without it. I attribute my discipline, dedication, refined concentration and confidence to my participation in the sport of gymnastics. No other aspect of my life has ever consistently challenged all four of these elements of my character."

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