WHY USAFA?: "All students at USAFA are on a full scholarship and receive a top notch education. The small class sizes enhance our learning. We have limitless possibilities both here at the Academy and in life. One is world-wide travel. Having two Olympians as coaches is a great deal!"
Team captain for 2010...
JUNIOR (2009): Competed in every team competition for the Falcons, as well as the event finals of the USAG Championships...set a career-best score of 13.750 on the floor exercise at the Navy Open...upped career-best mark on the parallel bars to 13.750 at the dual meet with Illinois-Chicago...that mark is ranked in the program's top-20 list (15th)...advanced to the event finals of the USAG Championships with season-best scores on the pommel horse (13.700) and high bars (13.500)...scored a season-high 13.400 on the still rings during the season-opening Rocky Mountain Open.
SOPHOMORE (2008): Academy record-holder on the pommel horse (13.800)...competed in every team competition for the Falcons...set program record in regular-season finale at Nebraska...also set personal-best scores on the parallel bars (13.750) and high bar (13.750) at that meet...recorded a career-best 13.700 on the still rings against Illinois-Chicago...held at least a share of three of the team's top-six pommel horse scores on the year...won the pommel horse at the Southwest Cup.
FRESHMAN (2007): Competed in every team competition for the Falcons, as well as the event finals of the Rocky Mountain Open and USAG Championships...posted the team's best finish of the season on the pommel horse (8.300) at the Peter Vidmar Invitational...was one of five Falcons to set a career-best score on the still rings (8.050) at the All-Academy Championships...won the pommel horse at the Army dual (8.000)...earned a career-best total of 8.100 on the high bar at the Pacific Coast Collegiate Classic.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Attended James S. Rickards High School...four-time Academic All-America honoree...received a diploma from the International Baccalaureate Program...competed at the club level for Gym Force Athletic Training Center...coached by Jim Hisey...Future Stars national qualifier...five-time Junior Olympic National Qualifier.
PERSONAL: Full name is Garrett Leo Canter...son of Jonathan and Susan Canter...nickname is Gary...has one younger sister, Erin (19)...major is bachelor of science...future plans include becoming a Logistics Readiness Officer...has served as an Element Leader...favorite event is the pommel horse because "it's unique"...hobbies include rock climbing and mountaineering...spent part of the summer climbing in Spain...member of Cadet Squadron 39.