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    Maxwell Portocarrero
    Maxwell Portocarrero
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Hampton Bays, N.Y.

    High School:
    Riverhead

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 150

    Event:
    FX, SR

    Birthdate:
    01/15/1990

    Career Highlights
    Academic All-Big Ten (2011)
    New York State Champion (High Bar, 2008)
    New York State Runner-Up (All-Around, 2008)
    Empire State Games Champion (All-Around, 2007)

    Junior 2011
    Competed in six meets on floor and rings ... Set new career highs on floor and rings ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    Sophomore 2010
    Made his collegiate debut on floor exercise (13.150) and rings (12.000) at UIC on Feb. 28.

    Freshman 2009
    Did not compete.

    High School/Club
    Graduate of Riverhead High School ... Coached by Wei Zhu ... 2008 New York state champion on the high bar ... Finished in second place in the all-around at the New York state meet ... Empire State Games all-around champion in 2007.

    Personal
    Born Maxwell Lee Portocarrero on Jan. 15, 1990 ... Son of Dave and Patricia Portocarrero ... Majoring in engineering ... Hobbies include playing guitar, snowboarding, and motocross ... Plans to start his own business after graduation ... Has a younger brother and sister currently competing in Level 10 gymnastics in high school ... Biggest thrill in sports is getting a new skill and coming through for his team ... The most influential person in his life is his dad because he always pushed him to be the best he could be.

    Portocarrero's Career Highs
    Floor Exercise: 14.000 (2x, last vs. Penn State, 2/19/11)
    Still Rings: 14.100 (vs. UIC, 3/26/11)

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