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    Peter Shostchuk
    Peter Shostchuk
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Glen Gardner, N.J.

    High School:
    Voorhees

    Height:
    5-7

    Event:
    All-Around

    Birthdate:
    07/25/1983

    Club:
    Surgent Elite Gymnastics

    HIGHLIGHTS:
    2004 All-American (Pommel Horse)
    2003 All-American (Pommel Horse)
    2002 All-American (Pommel Horse)

    2004 - Junior: Earned All-America honors for the third consecutive year by placing fifth on pommel horse at the NCAA Championships (9.525)...Equaled his career-high of 9.600 during both the NCAA Qualifying round and Team Finals...Also scored a 9.600 on PH against UIC...Competed on parallel bars in every meet and advanced to the Big Ten Event Finals on the event after scoring an 8.900 to finish seventh in the team finals...Wound up finishing 10th in the event finals...Set career-high of 9.050 on parallel bars at Oklahoma...Also saw action on floor exercise in three meets, including the Big Ten and NCAA Championships, and competed on rings once.

    2003 - Sophomore: Earned All-America honors on pommel horse for the second straight year by placing third at the NCAA Championships with a career-high score of 9.575...Also scored a 9.575 on pommel horse during the NCAA team finals, which tied for the second best score during the session...Set a career high on parallel bars with a score of 8.900 at the NCAA preliminaries, good for a tie for 10th...Had one win, which came at Illinois-Chicago with a score of 9.100 on horse.

    2002 - Freshman: Earned All-American status on the pommel horse by scoring 9.437 at the NCAA Championships to finish fourth...Scored a season-high of 9.500 in the event in the NCAA preliminary round, and also competed on the parallel bars at the meet...Began the season with a second place all-around finish at the Windy City Invitational by scoring a 51.325...The next week he won the floor exercise vs. Nebraska with a 9.100...Took first on the pommel horse at Ohio State with a score of 9.300...Finished second on the pommel horse four other times throughout the season.

    High School/Club: Ranked among the Top-10 junior gymnasts in the country...Five-time Pennsylvania state all-around champion and a four-time state pommel horse champion...2001 New Jersey state champion...Pommel horse gold medalist en route to finishing 11th in the all-around at the 2001 USA Championships...Placed third on the pommel horse and 12th in the all-around at the 2000 USA Championships and Olympic Trials...Participated in three competitions in Germany and Hungary winning a bronze medal in the all-around...Trained in the Olympic Development Program since 1990...Compoeted for coaches Jim Surgent and Matt Stevenson at Surgent Elite Gymnastics along with fellow Illini Ted Brown and Anthony Russo.

    Personal: Peter J. Shostchuk was born on July 25, 1983 in Staten Island, New York...Parents are Henry and Margaret Shostchuk...Favorite athlete is Vladamir Artemov because "he was a big inspiration as a coach and friend"...The biggest influences on his career have been teammates, family, and friends ...Hobbies include snowboarding, fishing and kayaking.

    Shostchuk's career highs
    FX - 9.100 at Windy City Invite, 1/12/02
    PH - 9.600 - three times, last at NCAA Team Finals, 4/3/04
    SR - 8.075 at Windy City Invite, 1/12/02
    VT - 8.900 at Windy City Invite, 1/12/02
    PB - 9.050 at Oklahoma, 3/6/04
    HB 8.350 at Windy City Invite, 1/12/02
    AA 51.325 at Windy City Invite 1/12/02

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