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USAG Collegiate Division All-American:
• Floor Exercise: 2005-07
• Vault: 2005-07

ECAC Medalist:
• Floor Exercise: 2006
• Vault: 2006-07

CGA Academic All-American:
• 2006 (Second Team)

Enjoyed a solid junior year, competing in 13 meets ... owned the nation's highest ranking score on the vault at the beginning of the season ... advanced to the NCAA Qualifying Meet in the floor exercise and vault ... placed 19th in the floor exercise with a 9.05 and 20th on the vault with an 8.75 ... won the floor exercise three times and the vault once ... racked up a total of 12 top-three performances ... scored higher than a 9.0 in the floor exercise three times ... earned an 8.0 or higher 11 times on the vault, twice on the high bar and once on the still rings ... among the 10 team competitions, he led the Mids on the vault nine times and in the floor exercise on eight occasions ... one of his best days of the season came against James Madison, where he won two events and placed third in another ... topped the field in the floor exercise with an 8.95 and the vault with an 8.4 ... finished third on the high bar with a 7.9 ... during the Navy Open, her won the floor exercise with an 8.9 and placed second on the vault with a season-best mark of 9.1 ... would later win the floor exercise again at the James Madison Invitational, earning an 8.95 from the judges ... posted season-best score of 9.15 in the floor exercise during the opening day of the USAG Collegiate Division Championship ... scored an 8.2 on the high bar at the James Madison Invitational and at the Temple Tri-Meet with Army ... produced an 8.05 on the still rings during the preliminary round of the ECAC Championship ... in that same meet, he advanced to the finals in the vault, where he placed second with an 8.6.

Produced a strong sophomore season, focusing primarily on the floor exercise and vault ... ranked nationally in both events ... ranked as high as 17th in the floor exercise, finishing the year 19th ... tied for the 12th-highest ranking on the vault during the year ... posted a 9.0 or higher in both events on seven occasions ... won the floor exercise five times and claimed the gold three times on the vault ... finished among the top-five scorers in the floor exercise 12 times and 13 times on the vault ... team's highest scorer in each of the final-nine team competitions ... led the team in points on the vault five times ... advanced to the prelims of the NCAA Championship in the floor exercise with a season-best 9.275 showing to place 11th ... qualified for the NCAA Championship prelims following his sixth-place 9.1 effort during the NCAA Qualifying Meet ... one week later at the USAG Collegiate Championship, he won the floor exercise by matching his season-best mark of 9.275 ... also placed third during the finals of the vault with a 9.2-point showing ... placed fourth in both events in the ECAC Championship, tallying 9.15 points in the floor exercise and 9.0 points on the vault ... posted a season-best 9.4 effort on the vault against William & Mary ... finished among the top-four in both events during the finals of the West Point Open ... also competed once on the high bar, receiving a 7.3 from the judges at the James Madison Invitational.

Finished among the top-six in the floor exercise and vault events at USA Collegiate Championship ... recorded first-place finishes six times in the floor exercise ... scored a season-best 9.3 on the floor exercise versus Springfield/Illinois-Chicago and at the USA Collegiate Championship ... posted a 9.2 mark in the vault competition at the West Point Open and USA Collegiate Championship ... received an 8.7 score on the pommel horse at Temple ... set season highs in parallel bars (7.85), still rings (7.1) , high bar (7.2) and all-around (46.05) in the Navy Open.

Before Navy:
Attended Silver Creek High School ... competed for the Xtreme Attitude Gymnastics Club ... was a Region 1 all-around champion in 2000 ... member of Junior Olympic regional team which placed second in 1999 ... placed third in the floor exercise at the 2002 Junior Olympic finals ... qualified for the 2004 regional gymnastics championship ... also earned three letters in swimming & diving at Silver Creek ... an all-state diver ... won his team's MVP award three times ... named a First-Team Academic All-American from 2001-04.

Son of Brent and Sharon Cook ... majoring in systems engineering ... born on Aug. 15, 1986, in Santa Clara, Calif.

On what the sport of gymnastics means to him...
"I have never experienced another sport more physically and mentally challenging than gymnastics. It requires more dedication, mental discipline, and bodily fortitude than anything else."

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