One of Cal's co-captains...could possibly become the most versatile gymnast in all of the NCAA. 2003: Was named Inside Gymnastics Magazine Male Gymnast of the Week twice, on February 18th and March 17th...qualified for the NCAA Vault Final and became an All-American in the all-around event with a fifth place finish. A career best 9.300 in the vault, which placed ninth at NCAAs...was named to the 2003 British World Championship team and World University Games team... set personal bests in six different events including horse (9.600), rings (8.650), vault (9.325), parallel bars (9.150), horizontal bars (9.650) and all-around (54.500)...Opened the season with a score of 50.900 in the all-around at the Stanford Open...finish 12th at the Winters Cup with a score of 50.625...Finished second in the all-around and pommel horse February 14th in a meet involving Stanford and Arizona State...set four career bests in pommel horse (9.600), high bar (9.650), and still rings (9.200), in a meet with Air Force Feb. 23rd resulting in a 54.250 all-around score, which at the time was a career bests... equaled his career high on March 1st as the Bears defeated three top ten teams (No. 8 Stanford, No. 5 Michigan, and No. 9 Nebraska) at Stanford...won the high-bar competition against No. 7 Illinois (9.600)...set his current career high in the all-around against No. 6 Iowa of 54.500...at the MPSF championships Eaton finished fourth in the all-around, fifth in the parallel bars, and sixth on the floor exercise in the first night of competition...came back the next night to finish eighth in the parallel-bars and floor. Named to Academic All-MPSF team 2002: Completed all-around in every match ... repeat All-America honors on p-horse at NCAAs with a sixth-place finish (9.350) ... tied for MPSF horizontal bar title (9.300) ... notched career highs in all-around (53.625), parallel bars (8.925), and a second place pommel horse finish (9.475) at the MPSF Championships...third place all-around finish there helped Cal to second place at championships...led the way in all-around against Michigan (March 3), scoring 52.850...against Wolverines, established top season mark in vault with 9.050 ...set one other career mark in 2002 with 9.525 score on horizontal bar in UCSB/Stanford/Illinois match on Feb. 23 ... named to Academic All-MPSF team. 2001: Earned All-American honors on p-horse after placing sixth at NCAAs with 8.500 and also qualified for event finals on h-bar, scoring 7.950 ... Eaton's 9.100 on vault and 9.350 on horse during NCAA team championship was good enough for individual season bests ... joined team for second meet of year after coming to Cal via Great Britain National team ... fell right into starting line-up on Jan. 21 vs. UC Santa Barbara, finishing first on both h-bar (8.950) and vault (9.050 - individual season best) and second on both floor (8.600) and horse (8.950) ... came back next meet on Jan. 27 at the Cardinal Open to finish second and third on h-bar (9.100) and horse (8.750), respectively ... vs. UC Santa Barbara and UMass, placed first on h-bar with individual season-best score of 9.450 as well as pair of seconds on floor (9.250 - individual season best) and horse (9.000) ... finished first on horse (9.000), tied for first on h-bar (9.050) and finished third on floor (8.800) against Stanford... competed in all-around for first and last time on March 10, scoring 51.300 (third place) and placing second on h-bar (9.250) ... earned individual season best score of 9.150 on horse on March 16, good enough for second-place finish. Previous: Was ranked the No. 6 gymnast in Great Britain before coming to Cal... won British Championships in 2001...during the fall of 2001 was a member of the World Championship team ... helped club team become British National team champions three times, 5 times Champion of Wales, Northern European Champion in 2000... competed at the Commonwealth Games in 1998 and 2002. Personal: David Lloyd Eaton...sociology major ... hobbies include everything related to music...coaches for Golden Bear gymnastics club team ... has three siblings: Sian, Gareth and Cerys ... parents are Rowena and Graham ... born September 28, 1980 in Leicestershire, England.
Eaton's 2003 Bests Floor: 9.150 Horse 9.600 Rings: 8.650 Vault: 9.325 P-Bars: 9.150 H-Bar: 9.650 AA: 54.500
Eaton's Career Bests Floor: 9.250 Horse 9.600 Rings: 8.650 Vault: 9.325 P-Bars: 9.150 H-Bar: 9.650