Fletcher Braunton

Fletcher  Braunton


Olympia, Wash.

High School:
North Thurston



Club Team:
Black Hills

JUNIOR YEAR | 2017 (new scoring system): USAG All-American on the still rings...competed on that event during 13 meets...registered a personal-best score of 14.300 at the All-Academy Championships...matched that total to finish ninth at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships...collected a pair of first-place finishes on the still rings (Army West Point: 14.150; Stanford: 14.000)...scored a 13.400 to finish sixth at the USAG Event Finals and claim third-straight USAG All-America award...also competed on the pommel horse during 13 meets...posted a career-best tally of 14.300 at the season-opening Rocky Mountain Open...that score was ranked second on the team...won the pommel horse at Illinois-Chicago (13.700)...named All-America Scholar-Athlete by the College Gymnastics Association

SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2016: USAG All-American on the still rings...competed on that event during 12 meets...registered a season-high 14.900 during the triangular meet with California and Illinois...matched that score the following week at Ohio State...that was the third-highest score on the team in 2016...won the still rings at Army West Point (14.650)...finished second on that event in the USAG Event Finals (14.625) to earn USAG All-America honors...participated on the pommel horse 10 times...tallied a season-best 14.400 at Nebraska...competed on the vault once.

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2015: Earned the team's Freshman of the Year award...USAG All-American on the still rings...competed on that event in every competition...recorded a career-best 15.050 during the team finals of the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships...that score is tied for 16th on the Academy's all-time list...picked up event titles on the still rings in the meet with Army (14.400) and at Illinois-Chicago (14.850)...scored a 14.800 to finish second in the USAG Event Finals and claim USAG All-America honors...competed on the pommel horse in all 10 team competitions...registered a career-best 14.800 at the All-Academy Championships and again during the Falcons' meet with Washington...that score is tied for 12th on the Academy's all-time list...first debuted on the program's pommel horse rankings with a 14.700 against Army (14th all-time).

HIGH SCHOOL | CLUB TEAM: North Thurston High School...served as co-president of the National Honor Society...member of the Renaissance Action Team...Eagle Scout...ranked third in senior class...competed at the club level for Black Hills Gymnastics...coached by Bob Young...2013 JO Nationals Junior Olympic champion in the all-around...also claimed all-around titles at the Washington State Championships and the Region 2 Championships in 2014...finished third in the all-around at the JO National Championships that year.

PERSONAL: Full name is Fletcher Gregory Braunton...son of Gregg and Katrina Braunton...father was a kicker on the Army football team and is a major in the Army reserves...has two younger brothers and one younger sister...majoring in management...future plans include becoming a pilot...has served as Bravo Flight Commander (fall 2017) and Element Leader (spring 2017, fall 2016)...also served as the Director of Operations for the Demons' squadron during the second session of Basic Cadet Training in the summer 2017...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance (Spring 2016)...hobbies include any outdoor activities...played soccer for seven years...favorite event is the still rings, because "the combination of strength and swing that it takes to perform skills makes it exciting. I've loved that event since I was a kid and I still have that same love to this day"...completed the Powered Flight program and worked BCT over the summer...would like to add that "my family is extremely important to me"...member of Cadet Squadron 18.

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