Feb. 9, 2010
BERKELEY - Sophomore Michael Salipante, hailing from Wellesley, Mass., is one of the four members of the California men's gymnastics team not from California. At last year's NCAA Championships, Salipante scored his highest marks of the year on rings, his specialty event in his freshman campaign, where he earned a 14.700. CalBears.com chatted with Salipante recently to discuss life inside and outside of the gym.
CalBears.com: You're from clear across the country - from Wellesley, Mass. What is it like to attend college in California?
CalBears.com: What are the biggest differences between the East Coast and the West Coast?
CalBears.com: What are some hobbies you have outside of your sport?
CalBears.com: What are your personal goals for this season?
CalBears.com: What is one thing you can't live without?
CalBears.com: If you could snap your fingers and appear somewhere else, where would it be?
CalBears.com: If you had to listen to one artist/band for the rest of your life, who or what would it be?
CalBears.com: What challenge of your sport do you not find in any other sport?
CalBears.com: Eric Haeussler, the last person to do a Q&A, wanted the next men's gymnast to answer - Which teammate would you like to be stuck on an island with for two years?
MS: The Twins - Christian and Jean Monteclaro.
CalBears.com: What question do you want the next men's gymnast to do a Q&A to answer?