Feb. 6, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
Army freshman Jesse Glenn garnered a pair of weekly honors with his selection as the College Gymnastics Association Collegiate Division National Gymnast of the Week and the ECAC Gymnast of the Week following his performance at the 22nd annual West Point. It is the second time that Glenn has earned both honors.
Glenn is the first Army gymnast in the history of the West Point Open to capture the all-around title as the freshman sensation helped lead the Black Knights to runner-up honors, equaling their highest finish set in 2006.
Currently ranked No. 7 nationally in all-around, Glenn turned in a career-best 85.95 capturing the title and stretching his unbeaten mark to three straight.
Glenn finished among the leaders in four of the six events. He was first on high bar (14.65), garnered runner-up honors on floor exercise (14.9) and parallel bars (14.7), followed by a third on vault (14.4) setting career highs in each. He is ranked 25th nationally on high bar with a 14.133 average, 31st on parallel bars (14.217), 44th on floor exercise (14.312) and 59th on vault (214.262).
The Black Knights have garnered weekly honors following each of their first three competitions of the season. Senior Garrek Hojan-Clark claimed CGA and ECAC certificates for the week ending Jan. 13, and Glenn walked off with ECAC Rookie of the Week and CGA honors the following week.
While the Army gymnastics team is off this week, Glenn will be among the top gymnasts in the country competing in Las Vegas, Nev., at the 2013 Winter Cup Challenge with the preliminary round starting Thursday, Feb. 7.
Glenn will compete in all six events as an all-arounder in the evening session of 48 athletes at the Las Vegas Sports Center. He will look to be among the 42 gymnasts to advance to Saturday's finals, Feb. 9, at 7:15 p.m. The all-around and individual event champion will be determined by a combined two-day score.
Glenn is the first Black Knight to attend the Winter Cup Challenge since All-American Brian Lee (USMA 2005) competed twice on still rings during his West Point career.