High Bar: 2006-07
High Bar: 2007
CGA Academic All-American:
2005-07 (First Team)
Produced an outstanding junior year, with his best marks coming on the high bar ... won the high bar once and finished among the top-three performers on four occasions ... advanced to the NCAA Qualifying Meet on the high bar, where he placed 17th with an 8.75 ... scored higher than an 8.0 eight times and in six-straight performances to end the year ... owned the team's best high bar mark in three team-scored competitions ... topped the field in the high bar finals of the USAG Collegiate Championship with an 8.95 ... scored a season-best 9.0 to place second during the prelims the day before ... matched that season-high mark one week later at the ECAC Championship, where he placed third in the finals ... produced a season-best 7.95 on the still rings during the preliminary round of that meet ... came up with season-best marks on the pommel horse and parallel bars at the West Point Open.
Came on strong in the high bar during his sophomore season, while also competing on the still rings and parallel bars ... led the team in scoring on the high bar on three occasions ... placed second during the high bar finals at the USAG Collegiate Championship with a season-best score of 9.0 ... registered 8.8 marks during the prelims and against Temple, where he finished fourth ... placed ninth in the ECAC Championship with an 8.75 showing ... during the same meet, he registered a season-best score of 8.25 on the still rings ... posted a 7.85-point effort on the parallel bars at the James Madison Invitational.
Primarily performed in parallel bars and high bar ... occasionally competed on the pommel horse and still rings ... placed fifth against Springfield/Illinois-Chicago on the parallel bars (8.35) ... had 8.3 showings on the high bar in the Navy Open and All-Academy Championship ... registered an 8.3 in the pommel horse event at the James Madison Invitational ... claimed an 8.0 mark on the still rings at William & Mary.
Attended Joel E. Ferris High School ... lettered in gymnastics ... won the 2004 Washington State Championship in the high bar ... also won the regional championship in the high bar ... awarded Most Distinguished Athlete by the Marine Corps for combining academic and athletic achievement.
Son of Jerry and Honora Olson ... majoring in economics ... born on June 12, 1986, in Spokane, Wash.
How gymnastics prepares him for the future...
"Gymnastics has given me the discipline and dedication that I think is necessary to succeed in whatever you set your mind to. I have learned to overcome adversity in ways I never thought possible."