Nick Owen
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    Nick Owen

    Class:
    Graduated

    Hometown:
    Grayson, Ga.

    High School:
    home school

    Height:
    5-6

    Event:
    FX, PH, SR, V

    Club:
    Atlanta School of Gymnastics

    JUNIOR | 2013: USAG national champion on the pommel horse...USAG All-American...Academy record holder (14.900)...earned Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week honors on April 2 for performances at the USAG National Championships...posted the highest score of the team finals (14.550), before winning the event finals with a 14.400...both scores are ranked within the top-eight of the Academy record book...won the pommel horse at the All-Academy Championships with the third-best tally in program history (14.750)...matched the Academy record of 14.900 the following week at Oklahoma to finish second...also won the pommel horse during both meets with Washington (14.200, at Washington; 14.450, at Air Force)...score of 14.450 is ranked sixth on the Academy's all-time list...received the team's Hardest Worker award.

    2012: Received a medical turnback from the Academy, while recovering from shoulder surgery.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2011: Competed on the pommel horse in every team competition...posted a career-best 14.200 during the regular season finale against Washington...that score is the eighth-highest mark in Academy history...also surpassed the 14-point mark during the Illinois-Chicago Quad on March 4 (14.100)...claimed two first-place finishes on the pommel horse (at Springfield, vs. Washington).

    FRESHMAN YEAR | 2010: Did not see action in team competition.

    HIGH SCHOOL | CLUB TEAM: Was home schooled...graduated with a 3.99 GPA...competed at the club level for the Atlanta School of Gymnastics...coached by Nathan Simmons and Spencer Slaton...competed all four years at the Junior Olympic national championships...earned Academic All-America honors.

    PERSONAL: Full first name is Nicholas, but goes by Nick...son of Michael and Susan Owen...has one younger brother, Zachary...majoring in biology...future plans include becoming a public affairs officer...served as Element Leader, Public Affairs NCO and Flight NCO...was born on New Year's Day...hobbies include golf...grandfather, George Yoblonsky, is a retired lieutenant colonel...holds a second degree black belt in Taw Kwon Do...favorite event is the pommel horse, because "it is one of the most challenging events in gymnastics and overcoming that challenge is worth the struggle"...member of Cadet Squadron 37.

    Inside Men's Gymnastics