Rick Johnston profiles gymnast Jared Breeden and the way he competes.
*2011 and 2012 NCAA qualifier on still rings
*2011 USAG All-American on still rings
2012: NCAA qualifier for the second straight year on still rings ... headed into the meet ranked 42nd with a 14.4 average ... posted Army's top scores on floor exercise (14.7) and still rings (15.0), both career highs ... turned in a 14.3 in the preliminaries on still rings at the ECAC Championships to qualify for the individual finals (top 10) ... went on to finish fifth ... also competed on vault, turning in a season-high 14.25 finishing runner-up at the All-Academy Championships.
2011: Ranked among Army's leaders on still rings ... career-high 14.8 in the individual finals tied for runner-up honors and an All-America citation at the USAG Championships ... nipped previous high of 14.6 set in fourth-place showing in the prelims ... entered the season with a personal-best 14.05 ... shattered that mark four times ... finished in the top four six times ... placed fifth in the individual finals of the West Point Open with a 14.0 ... headed into the NCAAs ranked third among the individual qualifiers with a 14.133 average ... turned in a 14.3 in first-ever appearance ... appeared in several meets on floor exercise and vault ... season-high 14.0 on floor exercise and 15.3 on vault just 1/10 and 5/100s, respectively, off career marks set freshman year ... score on floor exercise tied for third place in William & Mary meet.
2010: Appeared in every meet on floor exercise, still rings and vault ... turned in a team-best 14.05 on still rings en route to recording two of the top three marks in that discipline ... also posted two of Army's top-four scores on vault ... personal-best 14.05 on still rings recorded against Air Force in final home match of the season ... turned in a 13.9 for third-highest mark in that event in road triangular with Springfield and Navy ... highest individual finish (runner-up honors) recorded in home triangular with Springfield and Brockport State ... placed 23rd registering Army's second-highest score at the ECAC Championships ... season-best mark on vault (15.35) recorded in road match at Springfield ... came just a week after posting a 15.3 in triangular match at Navy that included William & Mary ... scores were third and fourth highest for the season by a Black Knight ... earned medalist honors (15.3) in triangular split with Navy and William & Mary ... win was sandwiched around runner-up (15.1) honors against Temple and a third-place finish versus Springfield ... shined on floor exercise with a 14.0 in collegiate debut against Penn State ... mark was the second highest by a Black Knight ... turned in a 13.75 against Air Force in home finale ... bested previous high with a 14.1 performance in posting Army's second-highest score at the ECAC Championships to finish 19th among 36 competitors.
Club/High School: Crowned Georgia State still rings champion in 2008 ... also placed fifth in the all-around ... two-time USA Gymnastics Academic All-American ... member of Gym South ... four-time Georgia State team member and four-time USA Junior Olympic Qualifier ... played two years of football at McIntosh High School.
Personal: Given name is Jared Ross Breeden ... parents' names are Chris and Ruth Breeden ... sister Erica (23) graduated from North Georgia College in 2012 ... majoring in Engineering Psychology.