Colby Chaput
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    Colby Chaput

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Worcester, Mass.

    High School:
    Notre Dame Academy

    Height:
    5-4

    Event:
    All-Around

    FRESHMAN (2009): Competed on the balance beam in six meets for the Falcons...posted a career-best 9.450 on that event at New Hampshire's Fox Run Invitational.

    HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Notre Dame Academy...earned High Honors all four years...received recognition in biology, chemistry and physics...competed at the club level for Atlantic Gymnastics in Portsmouth, N.H....coached by Tony Retrosi, Cori Cunningham and Alli Tiberghein...two-time regional and eastern national competitor...placed first on the floor exercise at the 2007 regional team...earned three top-six finishes (beam, floor, all-around) at the 2007 national meet...helped team to a first-place finish at that meet...finished second on the vault at the 2006 regional meet...earned top-10 finishes on the floor exercise and vault at the 2006 eastern national meet...placed second on the balance beam and floor exercise and third on the uneven bars at the 2008 state championships...part of a Level 9 team that took first at every competition except one during the 2007 season...also a member of the Level 10 team that won the 2008 state championship title.

    PERSONAL: Full name is Colby Dawn Chaput...daughter of Arthur and Dawn Chaput...has one younger brother, Gregory (18)...majoring in meteorolody...possible future plans include becoming a pilot and meteorologist...would love to go to the moon...has served as Basic Cadet Flight Chief, Combat Survival Training Element Leader and Element NCO...received the best PFT score in flight during BCT...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic achievement...earned Jump Wings, following the completion of five solo jumps...favorite events are the balance beam and floor exercise, because "beam gives me a challenge, but has a graceful element to it and floor is my 1:30 to show my power and grace"...hobbies include dance, piano and guitar...uncle, George Downing, retired from the Army...cousin, Kristy Martin, is currently in the Army, while cousin-in-law, Patrick Martin, is in the Navy...member of Cadet Squadron 06.

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