July 24, 2014
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Five-time 2014 USA Gymnastics All-American Jesse Glenn has been selected to compete in the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships in Pittsburgh, August 21-24, at the Consol Energy Center.
“This is the first step in getting Jesse a spot on the U.S. National Team,” head coach Doug Van Everen said. “There are so many steps in the process in order to push Jesse towards the 2016 Olympic trials, which is the goal.
“There are a few checkpoints along the way, one of the key ingredients is getting on the U.S. National Team, and he has two good opportunities to do that – one is Aug. 22 and one is at the Winter Cup in February. This meet in August is a great opportunity for Jesse to mingle with the best in the country and he has to beat these guys, so we are training and planning accordingly.”
Glenn is the first gymnast to represent the United States Military Academy in the event since Steve Marshall in 1995. Marshall competed in all-around, capturing fourth place with a score of 52.350 and is a member of the Army Sports Hall of Fame.
In his sophomore year with the Black Knights, Glenn was outstanding, earning five USAG All-American nods, capturing the all-around title at the West Point Open and earning the all-around and high bar titles at the 2014 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) tournament.
He set career marks on the pommel horse (14.7), still rings (14.9), vault (15.0), high bar (15.35) and all-around (88.45), breaking the school record in all-around and high bar.
The California native was the Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week three times and earned ECAC honors twice during the season.
Glenn and the Black Knights will look to continue their success in the 2015, as the season is set to get underway on Jan. 10 from Penn State. In addition to the annual West Point Open, Army will host this season’s matchup with Navy (Feb. 14) and the ECAC Championships (March 27-28).