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  Chris Turner
Chris Turner

Player Profile

Fremont, Calif.

High School:
Mission San Jose





Stanford Pursues Sixth NCAA Championship

Cardinal makes 15th consecutive appearance, 30th overall


Stanford Pursues Fifth MPSF Championship Saturday

All four MPSF teams ranked in top 11 in the nation


Spring Break Norway: Blog Six

Cale Robinson and Sean Senters blog about the team's trip to Norway


Spring Break Norway: Day Four

Cale Robinson and Sean Senters blog about the team's trip to Norway


Spring Break Norway: Day Three

Cale Robinson and Sean Senters blog about the team's trip to Norway


Collegiate Bests:
Floor Exercise: 14.400
Pommel Horse: 15.000
Still Rings: 15.000
Parallel Bars: 14.700
High Bar: 14.650
All Around: 86.650

As a Junior in 2013: Claimed victories on rings (two), pommel horse (one) and the all-around (one) ... scored a career-best 15.000 on rings in two consecutive meets against California (Feb. 17, Feb. 23) ... earned career-highs of 14.700 on parallel bars at the Stanford Open (Jan. 19), 14.600 on vault against California (Feb. 17) and 14.400 against California (Feb. 23) ... competed in all 10 meets on pommel horse, rings and parallel bars ... made six lineups on vault and five on high bar.

As a Sophomore in 2012: Competed in every event but floor exercise...set regular season-high score of 14.900 on pommel horse versus Cal and Oklahoma...also posted pommel scores of 14.700 at Ohio State and 14.550 at Oklahoma...recorded career-high 14.600 on still rings at UI-Chicago...twice set season-high of 14.700 on vault at Ohio State and UI-Chicago...posted career-high on parallel bars (14.700) at Ohio State...also posted scores of 14.600 on p-bars versus Cal and at UI-Chicago...set career-high of 14.650 on high bar at Ohio State...posted season-high 14.950 on pommel horse at NCAA Team Finals to go with 14.850 on vault.

As a Freshman in 2011: Finished fourth in the pommel horse with a 15.000, tying a career-high at the NCAA Event Finals for the first All-America honor of his career ... also contributed to Stanford's title run with scores of 14.700 and 14.550 in the event at the NCAA Qualifiers and Finals ... finished seventh in the pommel horse at the MPSF Championships (14.250) ... became a fixture in the pommel horse for Stanford while participating in the parallel bars six times, the vault four times, the floor and rings three times each, and the horizontal bar once ... competed all-around once, with an 82.500 at the Gold Country Classic.

High School: Member of the West Coast Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WCOGA) where his team became four-time Northern California champion ... a four-time Northern California AA Champion ... the 2010 National Parallel Bars champion ... participated on the 2009-2010 Junior National Team ... became the 2008 Region 1 AA Champion ... placed third at the Visa USA Championships...played baseball through sophomore year.

Personal: Son of David and Kristie Turner ... one brother, Danny, and one sister, Katie ... enjoys baseball, catching lizards and snakes, and playing guitar hero.

Getting To Know Chris Turner

Born in: Fremont, Calif.
Major: Undecided
The best thing about Stanford is: Everything
My favorite place on campus is: Lake Lag
Ten years from now I hope to be: Catching lizards in the Amazon.
My favorite class at Stanford is: My freshman PWR class.
Something people would be surprised to know about me: I love out of the ordinary pets, I once had two black widow spiders.
The place I would most like to visit is: Australia
My favorite pre-meet rituals: I have to shave the morning of a meet and touch the doorknob I have in my gym bag.
Stanford Men's Gymnastics will be fun to watch this year because: There will be a lot of opportunities to see guys on events they didn't compete on last year.
My greatest athletic moment: Hitting my pommel horse set at the 2011 NCAA Championships team final.
The current or former Stanford athlete I most enjoy watching perform is: David Sender
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: It doesn't count as studying if you stare at the textbooks.
The best book I have ever read is: Mimus
Favorite food: My dad's ribs
Least favorite food: Brussel sprouts
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Scrambled eggs and mac n' cheese
Favorite movie: The Lost Boys
Favorite TV show: How I Met Your Mother
Favorite actor: Ryan Reynolds
Favorite actress: Kate Beckinsale
My favorite musical group/singer is: AFI
If I could invite three people from history to dinner, they would be: Charles Darwin, Jesse James, King Arthur
If I could bring anything from my hometown to Stanford it would be: My pets and my friends
If I had one CD to listen to it would be: Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism