2000-01: Finished 18th in the still ring event preliminaries at the NCAA Championships with a 9.00 ... Scored a 9.05 on rings and a 9.00 on vault during the NCAA Championships ... At the Big Ten Championships, scored a 9.10 on rings for 10th and an 8.95 on vault for 14th ... Placed first on vault with a season-high 9.20, while also taking fifth on rings and high bar at the Santa Barbara Invitational ... Took third on rings with a 9.30 while scoring an 8.95 on vault in the home finale against Iowa ... Received an 8.95 on rings and an 8.90 on vault against Stanford/Arizona State ... At the UCLA Invitational, scored a 9.05 on rings and an 8.90 on vault ... Won high bar with a season-high 9.05 and took third on rings with a season best 9.10 in a home meet against Illinois-Chicago ... Against Ohio State, won vault with a 9.15 and scored a 9.00 on rings ... Took vault title against Michigan State/Illinois-Chicago with a 9.10, while taking second on parallel bars (8.90), sixth on rings and eighth on high bar ... Placed fourth on still rings with a 9.10 and also took sixth on parallel bars and high bar at No. 1 Michigan ... Won parallel bars with a 9.10 in a dual against Minnesota also while competing in rings, vault and high bar ... Took seventh place on still rings, ninth place on high bar and vault and 13th on parallel bars at the Windy City Invite.
Meet AA FX PH SR VT PB HB Windy City -- -- -- 8.75 9.00 8.30 8.75 Minnesota -- -- -- 8.30 8.45 9.10 8.15 @ Michigan -- -- -- 9.10 8.30 8.40 8.60 @ MSU/UIC -- -- -- 8.55 9.10 8.90 8.45 Ohio State -- -- -- 9.00 9.15 8.75 8.80 UIC -- -- -- 9.10 9.00 7.75 9.05 @ UCLA -- -- -- 9.05 8.90 7.95 8.80 @ Stan/ASU -- -- -- 8.95 8.90 8.10 8.45 Iowa -- -- -- 9.30 8.95 8.55 8.80 @ UCSB -- -- -- 9.15 9.20 -- 9.00 @ Big Tens -- -- -- 9.10 8.95 8.20 8.70 @ NCAAs -- -- -- 9.05 9.00 -- 7.90 @ NCAA Event Prelims -- -- -- 9.00 -- -- --
1999-2000: Posted a career-best 9.725 on high bar at NCAAs for 10th place in the qualifying round ? Ranked 10th nationally on still rings ? Scored a 9.55 on high bar at Big Tens...Finished in the top 14 on high bar at the Windy City Invitational ? Scored a personal-best 9.775 on rings for third place at Ohio State ? Took third on rings with a 9.65 in home meet against Penn State ? Placed second on rings with a 9.70 against Iowa ? Posted scores over 9.60 on rings in six consecutive meets ? Scored a season-high 9.50 on vault in home meet with Michigan.
1998-99: Was cleared to compete at NCAA East Regionals the week prior to competition and still placed 12th on vault with a score of 9.55 and 21st on high bar with a mark of 9.50 Missed the Big Ten Championships with mononucleosis Tied for first place on vault with a career high 9.60 and turned in a second-place finish on high bar with a 9.350 at Santa Barbara Scored a 9.40 on vault for seventh-place, while placing fourth on still rings with a 9.450 against the defending national champion California Bear squad Scored a career-high 9.60 on still rings for fifth place and had a 9.40 mark on high bar for seventh place against second-ranked Ohio State Posted a 9.550 on rings for second-place and scored a 9.40 on vault for fifth in home meet vs. Minnesota Had stellar day at UIC, scoring marks of 9.550 on rings and high bar for fourth and third place, respectively Scored a 9.40 on the high bar to place third against Iowa Also vs. Iowa, had a 9.20 on still rings Scored a career-high 9.45 on the still rings against Michigan State for second place Placed 11th with 9.40 on the high bar at the Windy City Invitational Placed 36th in the all-around at the 1999 USA Gymnastics Senior National competition Placed 16th on still rings.
High School: Competed for Coach Phil Savage and Coach Todd Henery at the Knoxville Gymnastics Training Center Four-time Tennessee state champion All-around regional champion in 1996 '96 Junior National all-american on rings, vault, high bar and parallel bars and placed 13th in the all-around Competed in the 1997 USA John Hancock National Championships and '98 USA Winter Cup Challenge.
Personal: John Gordon Ketchen was born on September 29, 1979 in Lincoln, Ill. The son of John and Marsha Ketchen Lists his parents as the bigget influence in his athletic career Biggest thrill in sports was making the USA Championships.