2011: Competed in all events for the Bears...an All-American on parallel bars with a score of 14.500 in the NCAA Individual Championships, good for fifth...recorded at least one score of 15.000 or higher on every event, except for rings...finished fifth in the all-around during the NCAA Championships, helped by his career-best 15.250 on floor...set new career highs on vault (15.650), parallel bars (15.350) and high bar (15.200) in the NCAA Qualifiers...his season-best 15.000 on pommel horse tied him for first in a meet against Stanford.
2010: Competed in all but one meet this season...his career-high 14.750 on the pommel horse against Stanford tied him for first with teammate Donothan Bailey...finished first in the all-around at Stanford with an 86.900 that included season highs on rings and parallel bars...finished fourth in the all-around of the NCAA Team Championships with a career-best 88.050 that included new career highs on floor and vault...finished as an All-American on floor with his sixth place score of 15.300 in the NCAA Individual Championships.
2009: All-American on high bar...del Castillo scored his best marks of the season in Minneapolis...he set new personal bests on vault (15.500) in the qualifier as well as on floor exercise (15.200) and horizontal bar (14.750) in the NCAA Championships...established a new career high on the pommel horse (14.400) during the last regular season meet against Penn State.
2008: 2008: Competed in the first meet of the year against Stanford on Jan. 19 and achieved a 13.200 in the floor and a 14.400 on the vault...suffered from injuries and eventually redshirted the season.
2007: Had a great freshman campaign and set career-high marks on floor (9.500), vault (9.000) and high bar (9.250)...his 9.500 on floor exercises at Peter Vidmar Invitational (March 1) was a team season high...second on the team last season when he notched a 8.750 on vault at the Stanford Open (Jan. 27), he also took second at that meet with a 9.400 on vault.
Personal: Competed in international competitions in El Salvador, Canada, Hawaii and Ukraine... a member of the U.S. national team from 2001-06...competed for the New Hope club team...related to professional golfer Tracy Nakazaki...economics major...parents are Lisa Nakazaki and Ernie del Castillo.
del CASTILLO'S 2011 BESTS (FIG SCORING SYSTEM)
del CASTILLO'S CAREER BESTS (FIG SCORING SYSTEM)
(PRIOR TO FIG SCORING)
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