2000-01: Finished this season with a 7.10 on pommel horse at the NCAA Championships ... Came back from potential season-ending wrist injury to place 14th on pommel horse at the Big Ten Championships, scoring a season-high 8.85 ... Took eight place on pommel horse against Michigan State/Illinois-Chicago ... Posted a team season-high 8.70 on pommel horse for fourth place at No. 1 Michigan ... Placed fourth on pommels against Minnesota ... Tied for 20th on pommel horse at Windy City Invite.
Meet AA FX PH SR VT PB HB Windy City -- -- 8.10 -- -- -- -- Minnesota -- -- 8.35 -- -- -- -- @ Michigan -- -- 8.70 -- -- -- -- @ MSU/UIC -- -- 8.15 -- -- -- -- @ Big Tens -- -- 8.85 -- -- -- -- @ NCAAs -- -- 7.10 -- -- -- --
1999-2000: Scored a 9.50 on pommel horse for 19th place at the NCAA qualifying round ? Posted team?s second-highest score on pommel horse with his 9.65 against Michigan, also a career high ? Recorded a 9.45 at Ohio State ? Scored a 9.25 in meet vs. Minnesota ? Competed in 10 of the 11 meets for the Illini.
1998-99: Earned the team's Most Improved Award Posted a career-high mark of 9.450 on pommel horse at the NCAA East Regionals for 32nd place Scored a 9.350 on pommel horse for sixth place at Santa Barbara Placed third with a career-high score of 9.40 on horse in home meet vs. Minnesota Scored a 9.20 on horse against Penn State for seventh place Placed fifth on the pommel horse against UIC with a 9.20 Competed in his first collegiate meet against Iowa, scoring a 9.150 on pommel horse for seventh place.
1997-98: Sat out his true-freshman season. High School: Two-time IHSA state qualifier on the pommel horse Placed fourth at sectionals and eleventh in the state on the pommel horse.Will compete strictly on the pommel horse for the Illini Member of the Elk Grove Gymnastics School Graduated from Prospect with honors and was an AP Scholar.
Personal: Paul Michael Linnenburger was born July, 31, 1979 Son of Larry and Marge Linnenburger.