Action photos from the Falcons' meet with Washington on March 20.
Action from the Falcons' dual meet with service academy rival Army on Jan. 22, 2011.
Action from the Rocky Mountain Open on Jan. 15, 2011.
WHY USAFA?: "Most of it was gymnastics and the cost, but I also thought job opportunities would be unparalleled and I thought it would be interesting to be a pilot. There are a lot of opportunities, with and without the team, to travel worldwide and the education, the teacher to student ratio, and the degree were all important. "
JUNIOR (2010): Did not see competitive action.
SOPHOMORE (2009): Saw action in one meet...competed on the vault at the season-opening Rocky Mountain Open, scoring a 13.250...was hampered by injuries throughout the season...shared the team's Hardest Worker Award.
FRESHMAN (2008): Did not see competitive action.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Attended Lynnfield High School...competed at the club level for the Yellow Jackets Gymnastics Club...coached by Dewayne Davenport.
PERSONAL: Full name is Derek Crews Kvedar...son of Joseph and Vicki Kvedar...has two younger sisters, Julie and Megan...majoring in computer science...future plans include becoming a UAV pilot...has served as Element Leader and Safety Officer...hobbies include skiing, camping, hiking and rock climbing...favorite event is the high bar...spent the summer in France, as a part of the Cadet Summer Language Immersion Program...member of Cadet Squadron 26.