Brian Lee
Brian Lee

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fremont, Calif.

High School:
Top Flight Gymnastics

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 145

Event:
Still Rings, Parallel Bars, Pommel Horse

Birthdate:
03/15/1983



Miscellaneous: Takes on responsibility as leader of young Army team ... NCAA still rings finalist past two years ... narrowly missed earning All-America honors each time ... ranked No. 2 in the country last year ... contender to be an NCAA champion and an All-American ... long range goal is to qualify for 2008 Olympics ... Army's top still rings performer past three years and two-time Winter Cup Challenge qualifier ... defending ECAC champion ... training to increase degree of difficulty on parallel bars, high bar and pommel horse ... three-year letterwinner.

2004: Talented still rings specialist ranked second in the country all season ... headed into the NCAAs sporting a 9.785 average ... reached the individual finals for the second straight year ... missed earning All-America recognition following eighth-place finish in finals ... scored Top 20 finish in two other events in opening round session at NCAAs ... tied for 12th on parallel bars (8.65) and 18th on pommel horse (8.55) ... qualified for the U.S. Men's Senior Championships on rings ... came up two spots shy of advancing to the Olympic Trials ... twice scored a 9.6, while lowest mark of 9.35 placed sixth at Winter Cup Challenge ... career-high 9.85 landed a first-place finish in dual meet at Southern Connecticut State and was just 0.5 off the school record ... unbeaten on rings in 10 of 11 dual meets ... tied for medalist honors with a 9.75 in season opener against nationally ranked Penn State ... runner-up in the prelims of West Point Open ... tied in the finals with a 9.825 to become Army's first rings champion and fifth Black Knight to win a title ... second-place finish of 9.625 in meet at Penn State late in the season snapped dual unbeaten string at nine ... first Black Knight to be crowned ECAC rings champion since 1994 ... equaled second-highest score of 9.825, bettering winning mark of 9.7 set in team competition ... ranked 15th on parallel bars with 8.85 average, tied for 46th on pommel horse and shared 58th place with classmate Joe Baumann on high bar in final NCAA poll ... career-high 9.05 parallel bars recorded in meet at Southern Connecticut State ... followed that performance with winning mark in prelims at West Point Open ... first in that event in five straight meets and seven times overall ... scored a 9.0 or higher three times and just under that mark four times ...tied for seventh place in prelims at ECAC meet ... added pommel horse to list of apparati ... career-high 9.0 recorded in meet with James Madison ... high bar specialist who shattered career mark with an 8.6 in first meet of season ... equaled that score in next two meets for pair of firsts en route to grabbing that spot four times ... triple winner (rings, high bar, parallel bars) four times (Springfield, Southern Connecticut State, Academy Championships and Navy).

2003: NCAA qualifier on still rings and parallel bars ... advanced to the championship finals on rings after tying for sixth in the preliminary round with a 9.475 ... came up short in bid for All-American honors in finals following ninth place finish (9.212) ... turned in Army's highest score and finish in the qualifying session in placing third with a 9.45 ... posted the top two marks of the meet in Army's first trip to the USAGC Championships ... recorded a career-best 9.65 in taking first in the prelims followed by a 9.6 in the finals ... set career marks on rings in first three meets of the season ...opened the season with back-to-back career-highs of 9.4 in placing second both nights at the West Point Open ... bettered that mark with a 9.45 in Springfield victory, then shattered it with a 9.55 in upset win over Temple ... was also first on that apparatus at the All-Academy Championships and twice against UIC (road and home)... placed second in meet with nationally-ranked Penn State ... finished runner-up both days at the ECAC Championships ... posted a 9.5 in the prelims and 9.4 in the finals ... headed to the NCAA meet ranked No. 10 on rings (9.475) and 54th on parallel bars (8.4598) ... finished 28th in qualifying session in the latter ... double winner in Springfield and Temple victories, snagging honors on rings and parallel bars ... set career-high 8.75 on p-bars in quad sweep that included the Owls.

2002: Turned in impressive performance on still rings in season opener ... dominated the field in first collegiate competition with mark of 9.35 to become the first Black Knight to win an individual title at the UMass Open ... recorded a pair of first place finishes in Army's home finale with Massachusetts with a pair of 8.95 scores to win pommel horse and still rings ... mark on the horse was the highest individual score of the season to go along with best score on rings (9.35) ... turned in a strong showing on rings at the Rocky Mountain Open with an 8.8 ... also figured in the scoring on parallel bars and high bar ... top mark in the former of 8.35 was scored against Temple, while season-high on the latter (8.3) was recorded against Penn State in the regular-season finale ... one of just two Black Knights among a select group of over 100 of the top male gymnasts in the United States invited to the Winter Cup Challenge ... qualified as a Junior National all-arounder, but was injured and unable to compete.

High School/Club: Five-time qualifier for the Junior National Championships ... placed in the top five in two events, rings and parallel bars senior year ... competed at the 1999 John Hancock USA Championships and finished 11th in all-around ... three-time Winter Cup Challenge all-around qualifier ... California State champion.

Personal: Given name is Brian Hiroyuki Lee ... born March 15, 1983 ... parents' names are Wilton and Linda Lee ... majoring in Systems Engineering.

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