Had a strong 2006 campaign on still rings, the lone event that he concentrated on during the 2006 season.
2006: Best performance of the season came at the NCAA Qualifier when he scored a 9.000, the best score for Cal on rings in the event...competed in seven events, scoring no lower than 8.500 on rings...earned an 8.950 at the Oklahoma/Ohio meet...named one of the Academic All-MPSF's scholar athletes.
2005: Was a solid rings performer his first two seasons...recorded a 9.250 on the still rings against Stanford...helped lead Cal to a victory at the Cardinal open, scoring a 9.150 on the still rings...secured a 9.200 on rings at the Pacific Coast Classic in Cal's upset over No. 1 Illinois.
2004: Steadily improved on rings as the year went on and was a solid performer in the lineup...posted a season high 9.200 against Air Force...added an 8.975 at the NCAA National Qualifier...received most improved gymnast on the team award.
Personal: Named to the All-NorCal team 1997, '99-'02...selected to the Region 1 team in 2001...member of the Top Flight Gymnastics Club, winners of the NorCal State Championship 2000-02...integrated biology major...aspires to become a pediatric nurse practitioner and a musician...plans to get his masters in nursing upon graduating from Cal...a four-time Academic All-American...enjoys playing the guitar, piano, and drums... great grandfather was a professor at Cal in the 1920s... has five siblings Benjamin (Fresno Pacific University), Bethany (CSU Stanislaus), Toralah (CSU Stanislaus), Nathanael and Sharai...parents are George and Cynthia Kirk.
Kirk's 2006 season bests
Kirk's career bests