Competed in Navy's first-five meets of the year, primarily on the pommel horse and vault ... scored an 8.0 or higher on the vault in all five of those meets ... posted season-high scores of 7.85 on the pommel horse and 8.65 on the vault at the West Point Open ... one week later, he repeated his 8.65 performance on the vault at the James Madison Invitational to place sixth ... also participated once on the parallel bars in the Navy Open.
Attended Oliver Ames High School ... also went to Ellis School of Gymnastics ... five-time Junior Olympic National qualifier ... member on the Region VI team at the 2005 Junior Olympic Nationals, winning the parallel bar event.
Son of Joseph and Carolyn Phelan ... majoring in English ... born Nov. 18, 1986, in Brockton, Mass.
On why he chose the Naval Academy...
"I chose the Naval Academy because it offered a brotherhood that nothing could compare to. I am proud to be a part of the brigade and the gymnastics team as well. We develop a bond with our teammates that is unbreakable. It is comforting to know that your team would not trade you for anyone else, no matter what."