Men's Gymnastics


Ross Bradley
Ross Bradley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Naperville North

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175

Position:
All-Around

Birthdate:
03/13/1986

02/28/2008

Men's Gymnastics vs. Penn State

Men's Gymnastics vs. Penn State

Highlights
2008 All-American High Bar
2006 All-American HIgh Bar

Senior 2009
Won the high bar title with a score of 14.700 versus Iowa (2/28)...claimed second place against UIC (3/7) with a career-best mark of 14.850...tallied five top-three finishes on the high bar throughout the season...Academic All-Big Ten.

Redshirt Junior 2008
NCAA All-American with a fifth-place finish on high bar ... Appeared in every meet for the Illini on high bar and pommel horse ... Set career high marks at the NCAA Team Finals on pommel horse with a score of 13.850 and high bars, scoring 14.750 to help the Illini win team bronze.

Medical Redshirt 2007
Sat out the season to recover from shoulder surgery.

Sophomore 2006
2006 NCAA All-American with an eighth-place finish on high bar ... Named the team's Most Improved Gymnast ... Had three top-three finishes on high bar ... Appeared in every meet for the Illini on high bar ... Notched a career-high 9.600 on high bar at Iowa (3/5) ... Earned first event title at the Iowa and Michigan tri-meet (2/18), scoring a 9.300 on high bar.

Freshman 2005
Appeared in every meet for the Illini on floor, vault and high bar ... Won his first collegiate event title on high bar with a season-high 9.350 against Temple ... Set a career-high 9.250 on the floor at NCAA Qualifying ... Placed fourth on vault against Illinois-Chicago with a career-high 9.225 ... Debuted on both pommel horse and parallel bars against Illinois-Chicago, notching scores of 8.150 and 8.500, respectively.

High School/Club
At the 2004 state championships, finished first on the pommel horse, vault, high bar and the all-around, second on still rings and third on floor ... Finished first on the high bar and second on pommel horse, floor exercise and in the all-around at the 2004 Region 5 Championships ... Competed only one year in high school gymnastics, earning a varsity letter that year ... Helped Naperville North to its first state gymnastics championship as a freshman ... Competed for Premier Gymnastics club.

Personal
Born Ross Edward Bradley on March 13, 1986 ... Son of Steve and Peggy Bradley ... Hobbies include Frisbee and drawing ... Favorite athlete is Jason Gatson, because he never gave up hope ... Names his dad as the most influential person in his career because of his continued support.

Bradley's Career Highs
Pommel Horse - 13.850 at NCAA Team Finals April 18, 2008
High Bar - 14.850 vs. UIC March 7, 2009

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