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Kevin Tan

Olympian 2008

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    Athlete Bio



    After serving as an undergraduate assistant coach for one season, former six-time Penn State All-American Kevin Tan joined the Penn State staff on a full-time basis this season. A member of Penn State's 2004 NCAA Championship team, Tan was the Nittany Lion's first back-to-back NCAA champion on still rings, earning titles in 2003 and 2004. He also earned All-American honors on the parallel bars and high bar during his standout college career. In November 2005, Tan represented the United States at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, and he was captain of the men's team for the 2006 World Championships. He is of Chinese descent, and his given name is Kai Wen.

    Personal Information
    Hometown: Fremont, CA
    Began Gymnastics In: 1988
    How did you get involved?: I was a hyper active child. It was a way to get me out of the house and into something productive.
    Favorite Gymnastics Thing: I love all aspects. That is why I am still doing it today. I love the thrill of overcoming your fears, competing in countries you never dreamed of visiting and sharing it all with friends.
    Favorite Event: Rings
    Goals: My goals are to make the World Championship and Olympic games team. To contribute and be part of a U.S. Team medal.
    School: Pennsylvania State University
    Grade: Graduated
    Major: Finance

    Interests Outside the Gym
    Hobbies: Golf
    Other Sports Involvement: Golf

    National Competition Results
    2008 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.: 1st-SR; 3rd-HB
    2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif.: 1st-SR; 4th-HB(T)
    2007 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.: 1st-SR
    2006 Visa Championships, St. Paul, Minn.: 1st-SR; 4th-PB
    2006 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.: 1st-SR
    2005 Visa Championships, Indianapolis, Ind.: 2nd-SR
    2005 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.: 2nd-SR
    2004 Visa Championships, Nashville, Tenn.: 2nd-SR
    2004 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, Champaign, Ill.: 1st-Team, SR
    2004 Winter Cup, Las Vegas, Nev.: 1st-SR
    2003 National Championships, Milwaukee, Wis.: 4th-SR
    2003 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, Philadelphia, Pa.: 1st-SR; 3rd-Team
    2003 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.: 1st-SR
    2002 U.S. Championships, Cleveland, Ohio:
    2002 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.: 3rd-SR

    International Competition Results
    2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China: 3rd- Team
    2008 USA vs Canada, Calgary, Albera, Canada: 1st-Team, PH, SR, PB; 3rd-HB; 4th-VT
    2007 World Championships, Stuttgart, Germany: 4th-Team, SR
    2007 Internationaux de France - World Cup, Paris, France: 1st-SR
    2006 World Cup, Stuttgart, Germany: 3rd-SR
    2006 World Championships, Aarhus, Denmark: Team
    2006 World Cup, Lyon, France: 4th-SR
    2005 World Championships, Melbourne, Australia:
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