Men's Gymnastics


Tyler Williamson
Tyler Williamson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Lake Forest, Calif.

High School:
Orange Lutheran

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 155

Event:
All-Around

Birthdate:
05/26/1987

Career Highlights
All-American (Still Rings, 2010)
High School All-American (Parallel Bars, 2005)

RS-Senior 2010
Earned his first-career All-America honor with a second-place finish on rings (15.150) ... Score also was a career best ... Placed first on rings (14.750) at UIC ... Recorded a new career-high score on floor (15.050) at Penn State ... Tallied a season-high score of 15.650 on vault at Ohio State ... Posted six top-three finishes.

Senior 2009
Competed in every meet ... Set new career highs on the floor exercise (14.850), rings (15.250) and vault (15.800) ... Placed fourth on the rings at the Big Ten Individual Event Finals ... Posted first-place finishes on the rings against Iowa and Minnesota and on the vault versus UIC.

Junior 2008
Finished seventh at the Big Ten championship event finals with a 14.550 on rings ... Competed in all but one meet for the Illini in 2008, seeing action in the lineup on rings, vault and floor ... Saw his season and career-bests on rings in the Big Ten Team Championships with a 15.050 ... Also had a career-high on vault in the Tri-Meet against Minnesota and Iowa with a 15.450 ... Against Illinois-Chicago he scored his best on the floor with a 13.800.

Sophomore 2007
Made a name for himself in 2007, becoming a regular in the lineup by competing in every meet for the Illini on floor and rings ... Also competed in eight meets for Illinois on vault ... Voted the recipient of the Most Improved Award by his teammates ... Tied career-high 9.100 on rings and notched career-best 8.500 on vault at NCAA Qualifiers ... Set a career-high 9.200 on floor against Iowa ... Carded two top-three finishes on floor.

Freshman 2006
Sat out season as a redshirt.

High School/Club
2005 state and regional team member ... In 2005, placed fourth on parallel bars at Nationals ... Received All-America honors for his performance ... Coached by Guonian Wu ... Competed for the South Coast Gymnastics club.

Personal
Born Tyler Browning Williamson on May 26, 1987 ... Son of Rick and Kathy Williamson ... Pursuing a degree in geography ... Hobbies include gymnastics, fishing, hunting, surfing, skateboarding and snow boarding ... Biggest thrill in sports is the rush he gets from competing ... Favorite athlete is club coach Guonian Wu because he has brought me to where I am today.

Williamson's Career Highs
Floor Exercise: 15.050 (at Penn State, 2/20/10)
Still Rings: 15.250 (at NCAA Team Finals, 4/17/09)
Vault: 15.800 (vs. UIC, 3/7/09)

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