Men's Gymnastics

Chris Silcox
Chris Silcox


San Antonio, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 150



2007 All-American High Bar
2007 Academic All-Big Ten
2006 Academic All-Big Ten
2006 CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete
2004 US National Champion High Bar

Junior 2007
2007 All-American on high bar after a fifth-place finish at NCAA Individual Finals ... Voted Fighting Illini Attitude Award recipient by his teammates ...Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Charted a career-high 9.350 on high bar at NCAA Finals ... Finished third on high bar at Big Tens ... Scored career-best 9.650 on floor exercise at NCAA Qualifiers ... Competed in every Illini meet this season as a regular on floor, parallel bars, high bar and vault ... Registered eight top-three finishes on the year ... Fell just short of All-America honors on floor after finishing ninth during NCAA Event Finals ... Highest finish of second came on floor twice, his first when he tied for second at the Pacific Coast Classic and then grabbed second all alone during NCAA Team finals ... Named to the 2007 World University Games team that finished seventh.

Sophomore 2006
Regular on floor exercise, parallel bars, vault, pommel horse and high bar ... Qualified for parallel bar finals at Big Tens ... Earned season bests of 9.200 on vault at the Big Ten Championships (3/24) and 9.250 on high bar at home against Army (3/11) ... Earned first event title on vault against Temple (2/11) ... Finished in the top three 10 times in 2006: floor exercise (three times), pommel horse (twice), vault (once), parallel bars (once) and high bar (three times) ... CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete ... Selected to the Academic All-Big Ten team ... George Huff Award winner.

Freshman 2005
Set a career-high 9.300 on high bar during NCAA Qualifying... Qualified for NCAA Event finals on vault with a career-high 9.400 during NCAA Team Finals ... Finished ninth in the vault finals ... Notched a 9.225 on high bar at his first Big Ten Championships ... Set a career high on the floor exercise with a 9.600 at the Big Ten Team Finals to qualify for event finals ... Scored a 9.187 on the floor exercise to place sixth at conference ... Regular in the Illini floor, vault and high bar lineup ... Carded a top vault of 9.400 against Penn State ... Also appeared in the Illini pommel horse lineup in the last five regular season meets, setting a career-high 9.100 against Illinois-Chicago.

High School/Club
U.S. Champion on high bar at the 2004 USA Nationals competition ... Finished fourth in the all-around competition at Junior Olympic Nationals in 2002 ... Has performed four times at the USA Championships, meaning he was within the top 18 in the nation ... Coached by Yuejin Sun ... Named an Academic All-American from 2001-2004 ... Competed for the Alamo Gymnastics club.

Born Chris Andrew Silcox on August 24, 1986 ... Son of Andrew and Laurie Silcox ... Majoring in theatre ... After finishing school, he plans on pursuing a career with Cirque du Soliel ... Favorite athlete is Russia's Alexi Nemov, because he is a talented gymnast who pays great attention to his style and technique.

Silcox's Career Highs
Floor Exercise - 9.650 at NCAA Qualifiers April 12, 2007
Pommel Horse - 9.100 Illinois-Chicago March 12, 2005
Vault - 9.400 (Twice) last at NCAA Championships April 8, 2005
Parallel Bars - 9.250 at Big Ten Individual Finals March 31, 2007
High Ba - 9.350 at NCAA Finals April 13, 2007