Dan Klimkowski
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    Dan Klimkowski

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    China, Mich.

    High School:
    St. Clair

    Height:
    5-5

    Event:
    FX, PH, SR, PB

    03/29/2011

    Air Force vs. Washington

    Action photos from the Falcons' meet with Washington on March 20.

    02/04/2011

    Air Force vs. Army

    Action from the Falcons' dual meet with service academy rival Army on Jan. 22, 2011.

    01/29/2011

    Rocky Mountain Open

    Action from the Rocky Mountain Open on Jan. 15, 2011.

    12/29/2010

    Blue-Silver Intrasquad (12/4)

    The men's gymnastics team hosted its annual Blue-Silver Intrasquad Meet on Dec. 4.

    04/01/2010

    USAG Event Finals

    USAG Event Finals (Photos by Bill Evans)

    WHY USAFA?: "When looking for the right college, I gratefully had a large amount of choices on hand. However, not many places stood out. Since I was looking for an experience that went beyond the norm, the Air Force Academy quickly became my number one choice as I learned about the many opportunities this place has to offer. At the Academy, I have been able to test myself through Basic Training, go through two years of amazing education, traveled to Hawaii and many other places, learn to be a leader, and even receive a monthly paycheck through it all. The gymnastics team has been especially amazing, as the team has bonded very closely and we have been led with a coaching staff that constantly adapts to make USAFA gymnastics the best it can be. I have two more years at the Academy and five in active duty where I will be able to travel the world and lead others in a job that truly matters. I can't wait!"


    JUNIOR (2010): Competed on the floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings and parallel bars during all 11 team competitions...USAG All-American on the still rings...placed second on that event at the national event finals with a score of 14.050...NCAA participant on the still rings...recorded a career-best 14.950 on the rings against Illinois-Chicago...that score is the 14th-highest mark in Academy history...also tallied a career-best floor exercise score (14.650) at that meet...won the pommel horse and still rings at the Springfield triangular meet...posted a career-best 14.300 to win the pommel horse at that meet...that score is tied for the fifth-highest score in Academy history...also earned a season-best score of 13.800 on the parallel bars at that meet.

    SOPHOMORE (2009): Competed in six meets, before being sidelined by injury...competed in the all-around during the first three competitions...set an Academy record score of 13.900 on the pommel horse at the Southwest Cup...also posted a personal-best mark on the still rings (13.800) at that meet...set a personal-best score of 14.200 on the floor exercise at the Navy Open...also set season-high scores on the high bar (13.400) and all-around (78.950) at that meet...tallied a season-best vault score of 14.200 at Temple and set a season-high parallel bars score of 13.250 at the Rocky Mountain Open.

    FRESHMAN (2008): Competed in the all-around during the first six meets of the season...missed the second half of the season with an injury...earned the team's "Freshman of the Year" award...set career-best scores in four events at Springfield...finished second on the pommel horse (13.450), parallel bars (14.050) and all-around (83.400) at that meet...also scored a personal-best 13.650 on the high bar to place third...set career-best marks on the floor exercise (14.200) and vault (14.750) during first collegiate road competition at Nebraska...career-best still rings score of 13.650 came at the Pacific Coast Classic...recorded three top-three marks at the Rocky Mountain Open.

    HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Attended St. Clair High School...graduated Summa Cum Laude...competed at the club level for the Michigan Academy of Gymnastics...coached by Dion Kolev...six-time national qualifier...2007 state champion in the all-around.

    PERSONAL: Full name is Daniel John Klimkowski...goes by Dan...son of Jim and Jacki Klimkowski...has one older brother, Mark...majoring in foreign area studies, with an emphasis on Eastern Asia...earning a minor in Japanese...hopes to work as a PA officer in the future...served as an Element Leader...has also served as a Public Affairs/Special Projects Clerk and PEER...served as a class representative during freshman year...hobbies include water sports, road trips and reading...spent part of the summer in Japan with the Cadet Summer Language Immersion Program...also took a homestead to Egypt and worked as Academic Cadre during Basic Cadet Training...favorite event is the floor exercise because "I enjoy all the flipping"...member of Cadet Squadron 01.

    Inside Men's Gymnastics