Rick Johnston profiles senior gymnast and captain Jon Hoey.
Milestones:*2011 Team Captain *2011 NCAA Qualifier on pommel horse and alternate on high bar *2010 NCAA alternate on high bar *Placed seventh on pommel horse at 2011 USAG Championships *2011 USAG Scholar Athlete *2011 West Point Open pommel horse champion *Three-year letterman
2011:Ranked among Army's pommel horse specialists ... captured title in that discipline at the West Point Open with a 13.5 after placing fifth in the preliminary round with a 13.1 ... just the third Black Knight to claim event crown and first since 1995 ... eighth Army champion and first since 2006 ... just missed earning USAG All-America honors on the horse following seventh-place showing in the individual finals ... recorded career-high 14.1 during the preliminary round ... one of two Black Knights among 22 selected a USAG scholar-athlete (3.2 or higher GPA) ... qualified for individual finals at the ECAC Championships on high bar and pommel horse following 13.9 (tied career-high) and 13.8, respectively, during preliminary round ... placed ninth on high bar in the finals ... elected not to compete on the horse ... headed into NCAA meet ranked 36th nationally on pommel horse (13.783) and 54th on high bar (13.6) ... seeded fourth among pommel horse individual qualifiers ....recorded a career-high 13.7 on still rings at the USAG Championships.
2010:Competed in every meet on pommel horse and high bar ... turned in carer-high 13.9 on high bar in triangular at Springfield with Navy and the Pride ... proved to be a team-best mark ... second highest score of 13.5 recorded against Air Force in final home meet of the season ... one of four Black Knights to qualify for the NCAA Championships hosted at West Point ... headed into the meet ranked 81st on high bar with a 13.25 qualifying average ... turned in a 12.95 in qualifying round in first-ever trip to the NCAAs ... shined during the season on pommel horse, setting career mark of 13.95 in sixth-place finish in the team competition at the West Point Open ... one of two Black Knights to advance to the individual finals where he duplicated that finish posting a 13.1 ... second best score of the season was a 13.4 recorded in dual match at Springfield ... ranked 71st nationally on pommel horse with a 13.1 average at season's end ... competed on still rings in the home triangular with Springfield and Brockport.
2009:Appeared in every meet on pommel horse, still rings, parallel bars and high bar ... also drew duty on floor exercise ... turned in Army's third-best mark in that apparati in season finale at Temple ... posted 13.5 on pommel horse in Navy meet ... score was fifth-highest recorded during the season by a Black Knight ... averaged 12.34 on the horse to rank 36th in the conference (ECAC/EIGL) standings ... also listed among team's leaders on parallel bars and high bar ... posted Army's top three scores five times in the former and six times in the latter ... captured medalist honors on the high bar against Air Force ... turned in Army's top score in that event (13.7) at the West Point Open ... 13.08 average ranked 24th in the conference and 76th nationally.
Club:Competed eight years for SCATS Diamond Elite ... coached by Ric Draghi ... placed third on high bar senior year at the Region 1 Championships ... two-time Junior Olympic National Qualifier (2007 and 2008) ... second-day qualifier on parallel bars at 2008 Nationals ... turned in strong showing senior year at state championships ... finished third on high bar, seventh on pommel horse and 12th in all-around ... served as team captain ... Academic All-American.
Personal: Given name is Jonathan William Lawrence Hoey ... son of Lawrence and Jennifer Hoey ... attended Diamond Ranch H.S. where he played tennis and was a pole vaulter on the track team ... played nine years of club basketball ... graduated 10th in class of 468 students ... four-year NHS member ... maternal grandfather, William Obata, served in the Korean War ... played piano for 10 years ... majoring in Engineering Management.