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USAG Collegiate Division All-American:
• All-Around: 2005-07
• Floor Exercise: 2006-07
• Pommel Horse: 2007
• Parallel Bars: 2006
• High Bar: 2007

ECAC Medalist:
• All-Around: 2006
• High Bar: 2006

Enjoyed a highly successful junior slate ... finished the year ranked 17th nationally in the all-around ... ranked as high as sixth at one point early in the year ... also was among the country's top-20 gymnasts on the high bar and vault during the season ... totaled nine victories and 24 top-three performances ... won the all-around three times, high bar four times and the pommel horse and parallel bars once ... led the team in the all-around in every meet of the year ... paced the Mids on the high bar five times, still rings four times, parallel bars four times, floor exercise two times and pommel horse two times ... scored 48.0-plus points in the all-around eight times ... earned an 8.0 or higher 12 times on the still rings, 11 times on the high bar and floor exercise, seven times on the parallel bars, five times on the vault and four times on the pommel horse ... recorded an 8.0 or higher in all six disciplines during the same meet on two occasions ... advanced to the NCAA Qualifying Meet, where he placed 10th in the all-around and 15th on the high bar ... produced season-best marks in the floor exercise (8.8) and the pommel horse (8.3) in that meet ... accumulated 50.7 points in the all-around to win the event and two others in the Navy Open ... netted more than an 8.0 in all six events ... produced top marks of the season on the vault (8.8) and parallel bars (8.35) in that meet ... for his efforts to open the year, he was named NCAA/USAG Collegiate Division National Gymnast of the Week and the EIGL Gymnast of the Week ... two weeks later at the West Point Open, he repeated with performances of greater than an 8.0 in all six events to rack up a 49.9-point total in the all-around ... earned an 8.8 from the judges in the floor exercise in the meet ... matched that mark in a tri-meet at William & Mary with Penn State ... scored a season-best 8.7 on the still rings in the Star Meet at Army ... he executed a meet-best 9.2-point performance on the high bar at the All-Academy Championship ... won the all-around against James Madison, highlighted by a first-place, season-best 8.35-point effort on the parallel bars ... matched that mark on the apparatus in a tri-meet at Temple with Army ... placed second in the all-around, second on the high bar and third on the pommel horse at the USAG Collegiate Division Championship.

Produced an outstanding sophomore campaign in which he excelled in the all-around ... scored above 50.0 points in two meets ... ranked as high as 10th in the nation in the all-around, finishing the year with the 12th-highest average ... also finished the year ranked 18th on the high bar and as high as 11th ... spent the first-two weeks ranked on the pommel horse, reaching as high as 16th ... won the all-around three times and posted Navy's highest score on five occasions ... landed among the top-five all-around performers nine times ... claimed the gold on the high bar four times and led the team in scoring six times ... placed among the top-five competitors on the high bar in seven meets ... posted season-best all-around mark of 51.15 against Temple, scoring above an 8.15 in all six disciplines ... won the high bar with a season-best 9.3 effort, while also posting a season-high 8.7 effort in the floor exercise to finish third ... followed that performance up with a 50.45 showing in the ECAC Championship ... in that meet, he placed second with a 9.2 on the high bar and a season-best 8.6 on the still rings ... one day later during the high bar finals, he finished second with a 9.0 mark ... landed second in the Navy Open on the pommel horse with a score of 8.45 ... came in second on the parallel bars with a season-best 8.3 showing at the All-Academy Championship.

Finished fifth in the all-around at the USA Collegiate Championship with a 50.525 ... claimed first-place finishes in the parallel bars (8.5) and high bar (8.75) in his first collegiate meet in the Navy Open ... won the gold on the high bar (8.85) at Temple ... posted a season-best 50.85 in the all-around at the All-Academy Championship ... registered an 8.925 on the floor exercise at the USA Collegiate Championship ... tallied an 8.9 in the pommel horse event in the Navy Open ... recorded a 9.0 on the high bar at the West Point Open ... scored an 8.65 on the vault at the ECAC Championships ... pulled down an 8.6 in the parallel bars event at Temple ... earned an 8.5 mark on the still rings at the James Madison Invitational.

Before Navy:
Attended Alta High School ... competed for the USA Gymnastics World club ... member of the 2004 club team that placed first at the Utah men's championship ... member of 2003 Junior Olympics team that placed second at the national championship ... individual finalist in the all-around competition of the 2004 Junior Olympics championship.

Son of Tommy and Mary Tam ... majoring in economics ... born on Jan. 8, 1986, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

On what the sport of gymnastics means to him...
"Gymnastics takes a great amount of physical strength, flexibility, agility and mental capacity. Furthermore, one must have determination and self-discipline. Sticking with the sport has been a test of all these components and I feel has set me up for the future."

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