Zach Linton
Zach Linton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Johnson City, Tenn.

Height:
5-9

Event:
FX/PH

Club:
Premier Gymnastics



Milestones:

*Three-year letterman

*One of four seniors on the squad.

2011: Competed in floor exercise and pommel horse for third straight year ... appeared in eight meets in floor exercise and in all but two on the horse ... turned in Army's second-higest floor exercise score at the USAG Championships ... 13.8 tied for 20th overall in helping the Black Knights to fourth place team finish ... personal-best 14.0 recorded in road meet at Springfield ... registered a career-high 13.1 on pommel horse for Army's fourth-highest score at the USAG Championships ... third time bettered career high during the season ... broke former mark of 12.35 that had been on the books for two years with a 12.5 showing in home meet with Springfield ... bettered that mark with a 12.9 in regular-season finale tie with William & Mary.

2010: Competed on floor exercise with top mark of 13.45 recorded in home triangular match with Springfield and SUNY Brockport ... score was fourth highest by a Black Knight ... turned in a 12.05 in season opener as part of the field against perennial powerhouse Penn State ... also competed during the season at the West Point Open.

2009: Appeared in every meet on pommel horse except one ... turned in Army's fourth highest mark of 11.5 in collegiate debut against No. 4 Penn State ... followed with an 11.6 at the West Point Open ... recorded season-best 12.23 in quadrangular home finale against Springfield, William & Mary along with Iowa ... scored 12.15 in first appearance at the ECAC Championships hosted at West Point.

Club: Competed for Premier Gymnastics under coach Phil Savage ... among the top-200 qualifiers for the 2006 Junior Olympics as an all-arounder ... five-time Regional qualifier and three-time state (Tennessee) team member ... signature events were pommel horse, floor exercise and high bar.

Personal: Given name is Zachary Wood Linton ... son of Brandon and Loesje Linton ... two siblings - sister Hannah (19) plays soccer and brother Avery (14) is a tennis player ... attended Science Hill H.S. ... lettered in swimming and diving, qualifying in 2008 for the state meet in diving ... great grandfathers served in the U.S. Army ... majoring in Environmental Sciences.

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