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  John Martin
John Martin

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Gainesville, Fla.

High School:
Trilogy School

Height:
6-0

Experience:
3V

Events:
PH, PB, HB

04/21/2013

Six Stanford Gymnasts Earn All-America Honors

Penev finishes second on floor, Martin third on pommel horse

04/20/2013

Stanford Finishes Third at NCAA Championships

Six gymnasts qualified to the NCAA Individual Event Finals on Sunday

04/19/2013

Stanford Qualifies for NCAA Championships Finals

Cardinal finishes second in its semifinal, Penev earns three victories

04/18/2013

Stanford Pursues Sixth NCAA Championship

Cardinal makes 15th consecutive appearance, 30th overall

04/06/2013

Stanford Finishes Second at MPSF Tournament

Penev and Foreman earn conference titles

**Two-Time All-American**

Collegiate Bests:
Pommel Horse: 15.700
Parallel Bars: 15.200
High Bar: 14.850

As a Redshirt Senior in 2013: Earned All-America honor on pommel horse ... finished third on pommel horse (14.775) and 10th on high bar (13.250) at the NCAA Individual Event Finals (April 21) ... tied for fourth on high bar (14.700) and sixth on pommel horse (14.750) at the NCAA Championships Finals (April 20) ... tied for third on pommel horse (14.850) and high bar (14.600) at the NCAA Championships Semifinals (April 19) ... scored a season-best 15.100 against Army and Springfield (March 9) ... claimed the top three Stanford pommel horse scores and five of the top 10 ... finished third on pommel horse with a 14.300 at the MPSF Championships (April 6) ... finished first on pommel horse at California (Jan. 14) with a 14.400 and again against Cal on Feb. 23 with a 14.950 ... made all 10 pommel horse lineups ... competed in five high bar and three parallel bars lineups.

As a Redshirt Junior in 2012: Competed on pommel horse, parallel bars and high bar...had career-high 15.700 on pommel horse at UI-Chicago in last meet of season...also posted pommel scores of 15.300 (Cal), 15.250 (at Oklahoma) and 15.150 (Stanford Showdown)...had season-high 14.350 on parallel bars at Ohio State...posted season-high 14.600 on high bar in first meet of season at Cal...posted 15.050 on pommel horse at NCAA Team Finals along with scores of 14.600 on parallel bars and 14.500 on high bar.

As a Redshirt Sophomore in 2011: Posted Stanford's highest score of the year in the pommel horse, a 15.300 against California in a dominant early-season victory ... also scored well in the pommel horse at the NCAA qualifiers, posting a 14.900 to lead the Cardinal ... competed nine times in the pommel horse, five times in the horizontal bar, and twice in the parallel bars.

As a Redshirt Freshman in 2010: Earned his first career All-America honor after placing sixth with a score of 14.075 on the pommel horse at the NCAA Event Finals ... competed in three events at the NCAA Finals, helping Stanford to second place ... had a season best of 15.200 on the parallel bars in a dual meet win over UIC ... season best of 15.400 on the pommel horse came in Stanford's win over then No. 1 Michigan ... season best of 14.850 on the high bar came in Stanford's double-dual win over Nebraska and Oklahoma.

As a Freshman in 2009: Redshirted.

High School: Qualified for the Junior Olympic (JO) Nationals seven years in a row, twice making the Regional Team and advancing to the pommel horse finals once ... a four-time USA Gymnastics Academic All-American ... trained with the Sun Country Gymnastics Club with coach Mark Nelson.

Personal: Parents are Tom and Sally Martin ... majoring in biomechanical engineering.


Getting To Know John Martin

Born in: Gainesville, Fla.
Major: Biomechanical Engineering
Nickname: J the G
The best thing about Stanford is: The cultural diversity
My favorite place on campus is: My dorm (Roble)
Ten years from now I hope to be: Living in Costa Rica and fishing everyday
My favorite class at Stanford is: Chemistry
Something people would be surprised to know about me: I am a licensed alligator trapper
The place I would most like to visit is: Tanzania
My favorite pre-meet rituals are: Listening to hard rock
Stanford Men's Gymnastics will be fun to watch this year because: We will dominate
The athlete I admire most:
Jason Shen
The current or former Stanford athlete I most enjoy watching perform is: Josh Dixon
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: You can always push yourself harder
The best book I have ever read is: Wizard's First Rule
Favorite food: Kung Pao Chicken
Least favorite food: Okra
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Cereal and eggo waffles
Favorite movie: Boondock Saints
Favorite TV show: How I Met Your Mother
Favorite actor: Pierce Brosnan
My favorite musical group/singer is: Dierks Bentley
The best advice I've ever received was: In twenty years, you will be more disappointed with the things you didn't do than the things you did.
If I could invite three people from history to dinner, they would be: Brad Paisley, John McCain, and Will Ferrell
If I could bring anything from my hometown to Stanford it would be: The Itchnatucky River
If I had one CD to listen to it would be: "Modern Day Drifter" by Dierks Bentley

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