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Posted all-around scores in all but one meet during his junior season ... earned All-America honors in all-around, floor exercise and high bar after landing in the top-six at the USA Collegiate Championship ... placed second in the high bar (8.85), third in floor exercise (9.1) and fourth in all-around (50.75) ... his 9.1 performance in the floor exercise tied his career high set against Springfield/Illinois-Chicago ... also competed at the NCAA Qualifying Meet on the pommel horse ... set career best with a 9.075 showing in the high bar in the all-around portion of the USA Collegiate Championship ... registered a career-high 52.0 in the all-around at Temple ... tied his career best in the pommel horse with a 9.1 in the Navy Open and ECAC Championships ... claimed the gold in floor exercise, pommel horse and all-around in the Navy Open ... won the pommel horse event versus Springfield/Illinois-Chicago ... finished in the top-five of the all-around in eight meets.

Earned All-America honors after posting a second-place finish on the pommel horse at the USA Collegiate Championship ... competed at the NCAA Qualifier on the pommel horse ... finished in 10th-place at the ECAC Championship with a seaon-best 51.05 ... advanced to the pommel horse finals at the ECAC Championship after scoring a personal-best 9.1 ... finished fourth in the conference on the pommel horse with an 8.95 on the second day .... posted career high marks in three events against William & Mary ... put up an 8.9 on floor, an 8.65 on rings and an 8.85 on parallel bars against the Tribe, taking second place on floor and parallel bars ... picked up a first-place finish on the high bar with a season-best 8.8 at the Navy Open ... took first-place on vault at MIT with a career-best 9.15.

Tied for eighth in the all-around (50.10) at the USA Collegiate Championship and placed 11th on the floor exercise ... competed in the all-around at the NCAA Qualifying Meet ... tied for second on the vault (9.10) against William & Mary ... placed third in the all-around (51.05) against Army, while tying for third on the floor exercise (8.60) ... claimed gold at the James Madison Invitational on the pommel horse (8.25) ... won the pommel horse (8.60) in a tri-meet against Springfield and William & Mary.

Before Navy:
Competed for Hampshire Gymnastics Club, coached by Jeff Lavalle ... earned First-Team Academic All-America honors in 1999 and Honorable Mention Academic All-America in 2000 ... won the pommel horse at the 2002 Black Jack National Men's Championship in Las Vegas, Nev. ... multiple Junior Olympic National Championship participant ... five-time all-region team member.

Son of J. Mark and Janice Peterman ... full name is Jonathan Benjamin Peterman ... majoring in international relations ... born on Jan. 17, 1984, in Springfield, Mass.

On what it means to him to attend the Naval Academy...
"Putting on the uniform, you feel like you have bigger shoes to fill than your own. People respect you for who you represent and therefore you have to live up to that idea that you have come to stand for."

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