|| Nate Downs
2006 Season (Senior): Competed on the pommel horse, parallel bars and high bar for the Cardinal ... A 2006 Nissen-Emery Award Finalist ... Earned All-American honors with a seventh-place finish (9.35) on the high bar at the NCAA Individual Event Finals ... Helped Stanford to a third-place finish at the NCAA Team Final by placing tenth on the high bar with a mark of 9.45 ... Finished fourth on the pommel horse at the NCAA Qualifier with a score of 8.75 ... Tied for second on the high bar at the MPSF Championships with a 9.45, also earning a career-high 8.9 on the parallel bars for ninth place ... Posted a season-best 8.95 on the floor exercise versus Michigan ... Also tallied a season-best 9.6 on the high bar at the Temple Invitational ... Individual champion on the high bar at the Stanford Open with a score of 9.25 ... 2006 MPSF Academic All-Conference.
2005 Season (Junior): Made the cut for the NCAA Individual Qualifier after tying for third on the high bar with a 9.60 during the team qualifier ... MPSF champion on the high bar with a season-best mark of 9.60 ... Posted a 9.25 at Michigan and a 9.3 to help the squad defeat Cal at home.
2004 Season (Sophomore): Scored a 9.700 on high bar, good for second place behind teammate Dan Gill, at the MPSF Team Championship to help Stanford place third in the conference ... Also competed on the high bar and parallel bars at the NCAA Championships ... Tabbed two of his regular season-best marks against Penn State with a 9.600 on high bar and an 8.650 on parallel bars ... Also competed on pommel horse and still rings, recording season-high marks of 9.050 and 8.350 on each event, respectively.
2003 Season (Freshman): Performed solidly in the Cardinal's first dual with Air Force, placing first on parallel bars with an 8.950 ... Also scored a second-place finish against the Cadets with an 8.550 on pommel horse and a third-place finish on high bar with an 8.400.
In High School: An Academic All-American from 1999-2002 ... Placed seventh on high bar at the 2002 Junior Olympic Nationals ... Named to the All-Regional team from 2000-2002.
Floor Exercise - 8.95
Pommel Horse - 9.05
Still Rings - 8.35
Parallel Bars - 9.0
High Bar - 9.7
Getting To Know Nate Downs
|Parents:||Ken and Semia Downs|
|The reason I love gymnastics is:||It's challenging and fun|
|The reason I chose Stanford University is:||Great academics, athletics and location|
|One moment in history I wish I could have seen:||The first flight|
|The place I'd most like to visit:||Antarctica|
|Favorite place on campus:||The Quad|
|If I were going on a road trip and could only take one CD, it would be:||Squarepusher - Big Loada|
Last Updated: 6/12/06