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ALEX THOMASON Houston, Texas JAMES E. TAYLOR SOPHOMORE • AA • 5-9 2016 (Freshman Year) Redshirted in the 2016 season. Gymnastics Background Attended James E. Taylor High School and trained at Champion Gymnastics in Houston, Texas…Tallied seven top finishes at the regional level…Placed fourth on the high bar at the 2013 Region II before finishing fourth on the pommel horse, fifth on the high bars and seventh on both the parallel bars and the all-around competition at the 2014 Region III meet…Earned a 10th-place finish on the floor and a 12th-place finish on the vault at the 2014 Junior Olympic Nationals…Was a Junior Elite Competitor during high school…Named team captain in both 2014 and 2015...Garnered United States of America Gymnastics Academic All-American three times…Is an active member in Project C.U.R.E. and volunteers with Project C.U.R.E’s Kits for Kids program.
Personal Full name is Alexander Blane Thomason…Born June 28, 1996… Son of Terry and Janet Thomason…Has one sister, Alyssa ... Majoring in engineering.
BRAYDEN BORROMEO Littlestown, Pa. LITTLESTOWN SENIOR FRESHMAN • AA • 5-6 Gymnastics Background Prepped at Littlestown Senior High School and trained at Hanover YMCA Gymnastics … Competed in the Junior Olympic nationals in both 2013 and 2014 … Earned a first-place finish on the vault and placed fourth on the still rings in 2013 … Notched a third-place finish on the parallel bars, a fourth-place finish on the vault and a ninth-place finish in the all-around at the 2014 Junior Olympic nationals … Earned the American Legion Award and the Science Award at Littlestown Senior.
PENN STATE 2016 • MEN’S GYMNASTICS
Personal Full name is Brayden James Borromeo … Born Feb. 4, 1998 … Son of Nino and Renee Borromeo … Has two sisters, Maiata and Eliza and one brother, Joshua … Plans to major in biomedical engineering.
Published on Jan 9, 2017