Mike Assenmacher
Mike Assenmacher

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Milford, Mich.

High School:
Michigan Academy of Gymnastics

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 155

Event:
All-Around

Birthdate:
03/30/1986



Talented gymnast who enters second year in the program as one of the top competitors in Army's lineup ... will be counted on to produce major points competing as an all-arounder this year after being a regular in four events last year ... shines on floor exercise and vaulting, while parallel bars and high bar equally strong ... becoming more consistent on pommel horse, while continuing to develop on still rings ... boasts one of the most difficult routines in the country, a double twisting tsuk, on vault ... letterwinner.

2005: Closed out rookie year as Army's top competitor on floor exercise and vault along with sharing that honor on high bar ... ranked 12th on vault (9.34) and 28th on floor exercise (9.02) heading into the NCAA Championships where he posted a pair of top 20 finishes placing 14th on vault (9.225) and tied for 18th on floor exercise (8.95) ... 13th time scored a 9.0 or above on vault ... also in Army's lineup on pommel horse and parallel bars ... finished runner-up on floor exercise in individual finals at the ECAC Championships after tying for fourth place in qualifying round ... top mark of 9.4 in that event recorded in final dual meet of season against MIT ... second best mark of 9.1 registered against Air Force ... collected six first-place finishes ... posted Army's top score with career-high 9.5 on vault in first-place finish against Navy ... mark just 2/10s off school mark of 9.7 set in 1979 and equaled three times, the last by Doug Garmer in 1983 ... teammate George Rhynedance's father was first to post that score ... provides Army a strong one-two punch on that apparatus with Kyle Welsh as that twosome have combined for top scores in that event as well as on floor exercise ... second best mark of 9.45 on vault tied with Welsh for top honors in Springfield meet as Army broke the team record in that event for second time this season with a 37.175 ... tied for second on vault in preliminary round at ECAC Championships with a 9.35 ... personal best 8.3 on high bar recorded in first two meets of the season versus Penn State and Springfield ... career best 8.55 pommel horse score posted at Springfield ... turned in a winning effort in lone meet as an all-arounder with solid 50.8 in second win over Air Force.

Club Gymnastics: Three-time Junior Olympic National Qualifier ... all-arounder who advanced to the finals on vault last year ... competed for the Michigan Academy of Gymnastics under coach Dian Kolev ... reigning regional floor exercise champion ... runner-up in all-around senior year at the state meet ... medaled as an all-arounder and in several individual events throughout high school career at the regional, state and national levels.

Personal: Given name is Michael Anthony Assenmacher ... born March 30, 1986 ... parents' names are Michael and Karen Assenmacher ... majoring in Electrical Engineering.

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