|| Tyler Block
Men's Gymnastics Senior Class of 2008 Photo Gallery
Head coach Barry Weiner expects Block to return with a vengeance following an injury last season...has the potential to win several events at any meet, according to Weiner...best events are rings, parallel bar and high bar...All-American on still rings as a freshman.
2007: Tore his ACL on a virtually perfect vault at the MPSF Championships...tied for third at MPSFs on still rings with a 9.650...set a new career high of 9.250 on high bar at the Pacific Coast Classic...one of Cal's best on still rings, scoring over a 9.4 at five out of seven meets.
2006: Set a new career best on still rings against Penn State, earning a 9.725...posted a pair of fourth-places finishes at the MPSF Championships in still rings (9.525) and parallel bars (9.250)...heading into the NCAA Championships, was ranked sixth in parallel bars and seventh in still rings in the MPSF national rankings...scored above a 9.100 at all but one event during the season...Academic All-MPSF scholar athlete.
2005: Captured the MPSF individual title on parallel bars with a score of 9.350...finished first on the event (9.375) at the team finals as well as earning second-place honors on both still rings (9.425) and parallel bars (9.300) in Cal's win over Temple...finished eighth on still rings (9.525) at the NCAA Championships individual competition...NCAA All-American on rings...MPSF parallel bar champion.
Previous: Took third on rings at the 2004 U.S. Championships...four-time national competitor...first place in state competition in 2003 and `04...regional all-star competitor 1999-2004...competed with Golden Bear Gymnastics under the late Kazuki Nakamori.
Personal: Coach of a club team at Golden Bear recreational facility...conservation resource Studies major...plans to finish his undergraduate degree at Cal in Costa Rica in the fall of 2008...senior class salutatorian...has two siblings, Ashley (UC Santa Cruz) and Nikolas...parents are Berit and Robert Block...born on April 11, 1986, in Oakland, Calif.
Block's 2007 season bests
Block's career bests