It is the first MPSF award for Cannon.
JUNIOR YEAR | 2016: USAG All-American on the high bar...top-10 finisher at the NCAA Championships...finished regular season ranked #2 in the NCAA with a 15.263 National Qualifying Average and a 14.875 overall average...posted an Academy-record score of 15.750 to win the Falcons' home finale with California and Illinois...that was the nation's top score in 2016...surpassed the 15-point mark on the high bar five additional times -- at the All-Academy Championships (15.450), at home against Illinois-Chicago (15.400), at the USAG Team Finals (15.300), at the Ohio State Triangular (15.250) and at the NCAA National Qualifier (15.050)...won the high bar title four times...runner-up at the National Qualifier...finished 10th at the NCAA Championships (14.700)...named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week on March 1 after collecting four event titles during the Falcons' home meets with Illinois-Chicago...won the high bar during both meets (14.850 on Friday, 15.400 on Sunday)...also used season-best marks to win the pommel horse (14.300) and parallel bars (13.800) during the second contest with UIC...that was his only appearance of the season on the parallel bars...first recorded a 14.300 on the pommel horse at the All-Academy Championships...competed on the vault five times, registering a season-best 14.550 at Nebraska...received All-American Scholar-Athlete honors from the College Gymnastics Association.
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2015: USAG All-American on the vault...became just the third Air Force gymnast to break the 15-point mark on the high bar...registered the second-highest score in Academy history (15.200) to finish third at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships...equaled the third-best score in program history (15.100) during winning performances at Arizona State and in the team finals of the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships...also earned a high bar victory at Illinois-Chicago (14.900)...that score is tied for seventh on the program's all-time list...competed on the pommel horse during seven meets...recorded a personal-best 14.550 for a top-five finish at the All-Academy Championships...that score is tied for 17th on the program's all-time list...competed on the vault six times...scored a 14.000 to finish sixth in the USAG Event Finals and claim first USAG All-America honor...registered a season-best 14.500 one week later at the conference championships...competed on the parallel bars three times, scoring a personal-best 14.200 during the USAG Team Finals.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2014: Earned the program's Freshman of the Year award...competed on the high bar during 10 meets...recorded a career-high 14.850 twice...that score is tied for sixth on the program's all-time list...first posted that score during an event victory at the Temple Triangular...matched that mark one week later against Illinois-Chicago...also accounted for career-best marks on the vault (14.700, 10th all-time) and pommel horse (14.250, 18th all-time) during that meet...competed on the parallel bars once, scoring a 13.900 at Temple.
HIGH SCHOOL | CLUB TEAM: Alcoa High School...ranked in the top five of graduating class...held a 4.0 un-weighted GPA (4.189 weighted)...competed at the club level for Premiere Athletics Knoxville...coached by Phil Savage...four-time Junior Olympic qualifier...named to the regional team in 2012...named to the Knoxville News Sentinel Top-5.
PERSONAL: Full name is Chase Andrew Cannon...nickname is "Smokey"...son of Randy and Patsy Cannon...has one older sister...majoring in biology/pre-med...future career plans include becoming a physician's assistant...serving as Executive Officer for squadron...previously served as the Executioners' Delta Flight Commander during Basic Cadet Training over the summer... also worked the first session of Basic Cadet Training and took leave this summer...hobbies include hiking, climbing and "pretty much anything outdoors"...favorite event is the high bar, because "it's one of the most challenging events, but that's what makes it that much fun"...member of Cadet Squadron 24.