Men's Gymnastics


Roger Pasek
Roger Pasek

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sleepy Hollow, Ill.

High School:
Dundee-Crown High School

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 145

Position:
All-Around

Birthdate:
03/23/1989

Career Highlights
All-American (Floor, 2009)
High School National Champion (Floor, Pommel Horse, Parallel Bars, High Bar, 2007)
Illinois State Champion (Pommel Horse, Parallel Bars, High Bar, 2006-07)
Illinois State Runner-Up (All-Around, 2006-07)
22-Time Illinois State Medalist (2003-07)

Sophomore 2009
Earned his first All-America honor on the floor exercise with a sixth-place finish (15.425) at the NCAA Championships ... Set a new career best on the pommel horse (14.700) versus Iowa ... Won the floor exercise with a score of 15.150 against UIC.

Freshman 2008
Competed on floor, vault and pommel horse for the Illini in his debut season ... Tallied a career-high 15.950 on vault at the Big Ten Team Championships to earn a spot in the event finals ... Finished sixth on vault at his first Big Ten Championship event finals with a score of 15.200 ... Had a career-high 15.550 on floor at the Tri-Meet against Minnesota and Iowa ... Notched a career best 14.000 on pommel horse in the dual meet against Illinois-Chicago.

High School/Club
Graduate of Dundee-Crown High School ... Coached by club and high school coaches Scott Sheridan, Mike Califf and Steve Merena ...Won varsity letters in gymnastics all four years at Dundee-Crown ... Took home the pommel horse state championship as a junior ... Three-time state champion as a senior on pommel horse, high bar and parallel bars ... Finished runner-up in the all-around at state as a junior and senior ... Overall won 22 Illinois state medals during his high school career ... In 2007, won national titles on parallel bars, pommel horse, floor exercise and high bar at High School Nationals.

Personal
Born Roger Stanley Pasek on March, 23, 1989 ... Son of Greg and Kendra Pasek ... Is one of four sons in the Pasek family, including a twin brother Josh, who is a quarterback at Ripon College, Chase, who is in the Army Special Forces, and the youngest, Jake ... Hobbies include video games and drawing ... Biggest thrill in sports came when his team defeated Texas at High School Nationals in 2007 ... Past summer jobs include coaching gymnastics ... Was twice named to the Honor Roll ... Plans to continue his education with a graduate degree in graphic design ... Credits his gymnastics coaches for being the most influential people in his athletic career because they constantly pushed him to get better ... Is currently undecided in his major, but has plans to pursue graphic design.

Pasek's Career Highs
Floor Exercise: 15.550 (at Tri-Meet: Minn. and Iowa, 3/21/08)
Pommel Horse: 14.700 (vs. Iowa, 3/15/09)
Vault: 15.950 (at Big Ten Team Championships, 4/4/08)

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