2011: Competed regularly on the pommel horse, rings, high bar, and parallel bars during the second half of the season...was an All-American on both the high bar and pommel horse...earned a bronze medal on high bar with a score of 15.100 in the NCAA Individual Championships...won three events in the meet against Iowa with career high scores of 15.250 on pommel horse, 15.200 on parallel bars and 15.600 on high bar...tied for third on the high bar with in the NCAA Team Championships with a score of 15.100...had a season high of 14.850 on the rings in the NCAA Team Qualifiers.
2010: A regular all-around competitor for the Bears, he competed in every meet this season...at the Pacific Coast Classic, won the all-around with a career-high 90.500 as he won the parallel bars 15.500 to tie his career high as well as finishing second on the pommel horse with a season-high 14.800...won the all-around title of the Gold Country Classic with an 86.700...won the parallel bars and horizontal bar events at the MPSF Championships that helped Cal finish second...was key to helping Cal advance past the NCAA Team Qualifiers as he finished first in all-around with a 89.650 while setting new career highs in floor and vault...won parallel bars in the first meet of the season against Stanford and finished second in the all-around...won the high bar at the Stanford Open with a season-high score of 15.050.
2009: Competed in all 12 meets for the Bears...set two personal highs - 14.900 on horse and 14.900 on rings - and two 2009 bests - vault (15.750) and parallel bars (14.650) - during the NCAA Championships...set a career best on the floor (15.350) and all-around (89.000) during the MPSF Championships...established a new career best on the high bar (15.350) during the Gold Country Classic...advanced to the NCAA individual championships on the pommel horse...had the team's highest score of the entire year on high bar with a 15.350 earned at the Gold Country Classic.
2008: In his collegiate debut against Stanford on Jan. 19, he recorded a second-place finish in the all-around with an 86.45 and took second place on the floor with a 14.900...finished 24th all-around at the prestigious Winter Cup Challenge on Feb. 7-10...won the all-around, finished second on high bar (14.800) and set a career high of 15.800 on vault in Cal's win over Ohio State on Feb. 16...took third with a 14.850 on p-bars at the Pacific Coast Collegiate Classic (Feb. 23)...had the team's highest marks of the season on floor with a 15.150 at the Stanford Open (Jan. 26).
Personal: Four-time junior Olympic national champion on parallel bars...personal goals include winning NCAA team and individual titles as well as competing at the Olympics and world championships...also recruited by Illinois and Michigan...has one older brother, Kyson, who completed his Cal gymnastics career in 2009...mother is a Cal grad...undeclared major...parents are Suzanne and Virat Bunthuwong.
KYLE BUNTHUWONG'S 2011 BESTS
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KYLE BUNTHUWONG'S CAREER BESTS
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CalBears.com: What made you choose Cal? Where else were you recruited?
CalBears.com: Have you noticed any differences in between your freshman and sophomore years?
CalBears.com: If you had a theme song, what would it be?
CalBears.com: Who is the most serious person on the team?
CalBears.com: What's your favorite thing to do on a free weekend?
CalBears.com: What's it like having your older brother on the team?
CalBears.com: Name one unique/special talent you have (non gymnastics related).
CalBears.com: What are you planning on or thinking of majoring in?
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