Christian Kalustian

Christian  Kalustian

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sacramento, Calif.

High School:
Rio Americano

Height:
5-8

Event:
FX, V, PB, HB

Club Team:
Elevate


SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2017 (new scoring system): USAG All-American on the vault...competed on that event in 14 meets...scored a career-best mark of 14.250 at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships...placed fourth on the vault during the USAG Event Finals (14.100) to capture first USAG All-America award...competed on the high bar and floor exercise during 13 meets, registering career-best marks of 13.950 on both events...recorded that score on the high bar to finish fourth in the meet against Stanford...ranked third on that event in 2017...posted 13.950 marks on the floor exercise twice, finishing second during the Falcons’ victories over Army West Point and Navy...helped Air Force to a 1-2-3 sweep on the floor exercise at Illinois-Chicago (12.900, third)...accounted for a personal-best mark of 13.950 on the still rings...registered that score during the season-opening Rocky Mountain Open...competed on the parallel bars three times, tallying a career-best 13.200 at the Navy Triangular.

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2016: Competed in 11 competitions...recorded marks that ranked among the program’s all-time top-five in two events...posted the third-highest floor exercise score in Academy history (15.300) during a winning performance at the All-Academy Championships...that mark was also the highest on the team in 2016...clocked a career-high 15.100 on the vault in collegiate debut (Rocky Mountain Open)...that is the fifth-best mark in Academy history...also reached the 15-point mark at Nebraska (15.050) and during the Air Force Triangular (15.000)...both marks are listed among the top seven in program history...competed on the high bar during 10 meets...scored a career-best 14.650 at the USAG Collegiate National Championships...that mark is ranked 17th on the Academy’s all-time list and was the third-highest score on the team in 2016...participated on the parallel bars eight times, scoring a career-high 14.000 at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships...also competed on the still rings four times and the pommel horse once.

HIGH SCHOOL | CLUB TEAM: Rio Americano High School...competed at the club level for Elevate Gymnastics Academy...coached by Ron Howard...was a member of the Junior National Team...qualified for the USA Championships.

PERSONAL: Son of Walter and Megan Kalustian...nickname is “Keebz”...has two sisters...majoring in behavioral science...future plans include becoming an intelligence officer...hobbies include watching sports and hanging out with friends...completed Operation Air Force at the various Air Force bases in Colorado over the summer...also took leave and served as cadre on the Confidence Course during Basic Cadet Training...received Jump Wings in the summer of 2016...favorite event is the high bar, because “I like doing releases”...member of Cadet Squadron 26.

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