Howard claims second straight Big Ten still rings title; Felleman wins all-around on day one
at Navy Open
at NCAA Qualifier
at Navy Open
at NCAA Team Finals
vs. Minnesota (dual)
at Army (dual)
2015 (Senior Year) Competed on all six events during his senior year … Opened up the year with a pair of victories against Army … Against Army, Felleman finished first on the floor exercise (15.100) and the high bar (14.700) (1/11) … Tallied a season-best 15.450 on the high bar en route to a first-place finish against Ohio State (2/6) … His score of 15.450 on the high bar ranks tied for seventh all-time … Won the high bar event five times during the 2015 season, including a tie for first against Illinois (15.000) (2/14) ... Won the all-around event at the Big Ten Championships with his score of 87.200 (3/27) … Felleman is third Nittany Lion to claim the Big Ten all-around title … Scored a career-best 15.250 on the floor exercise at the NCAA Qualifier, which helped the Nittany Lions advance to the NCAA Team Finals (4/9) … Tallied a career-best 15.050 on the still rings at the NCAA Team Finals (4/10) … Competed at the NCAA Championships in all six events … Felleman garnered All-America honors in the all-around with his seventh-place finish with a career-best 88.200 (4/10) … He ended his Nittany Lion career with All-America honors on the high bar with his fifth-place finish (14.900) (4/11)
2014 (Junior Year) Led the Lions in 2014 in top individual performances on the high bar ... Opened the season against Army (1/11) with a first-place finish and season best on the high bar (15.550), a second-place finish in the floor exercise (13.750) and fourth place finish on the vault (14.650) ... Highlighted the West Point Open team finals (1/17) with a second-place finish on the high bar (14.400) ... Captured a first-place finish on the high bar (14.950) and a third-place finish on the vault (14.550) at the West Point Open individual finals (1/18) ... Claimed two second-place finishes at the Navy Open (1/25) on the vault (14.500) and the high bar (14.400) ... Placed fifth in the floor exercise (14.850) against Illinois (2/15) ... Posted season bests of 15.150 in the floor exercise and 15.200 on the vault and placed second on the high bar (15.100) against Minnesota (3/1) ... In Puerto Rico (3/7), he competed in the floor exercise (14.450) and made touches on the vault (14.750) and high bar (14.650) ... Neared his season bests on the vault (15.100) and high bar (15.200) and competed in the floor exercise (14.300) at Michigan (3/14) ... Competed in the floor exercise (14.850), vault (14.950) and high bar (14.700) at the Big Ten Championship (3/28) ... Represented Penn State on the high bar at the Big Ten Championship team finals (3/29) ... Rounded out his season placing sixth on the high bar (14.750) and competing in the floor exercise (13.800) and vault (14.800) at the NCAA Qualifier (4/10) ... Competed in the floor exercise (14.650), vault and high bar at the NCAA championships team finals (4/11).
2013 (Sophomore Year) Competed in all nine of the team's meets and at the NCAA Championships... Made touches on floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar...Also competed in the all-around at six competitions...Competed on the high bar in ever meet...Earned All-America honors on the high bar...Ranked second on the team on the high bar and fifth on the team on the vault...Qualified for the NCAA Championships (4/21) individual finals on the high bar and finished fourth overall with a score of 14.850...Scored 14.900 on the high bar at the Big Ten Championships (4/6) individual finals to finish fourth...Posted a career-best score of 84.100 in the all-around at the Navy Open (1/19)...Won three titles on the high bar; winning the event vs. Army (1/12) and at the Navy Open (1/19) with a career-best score of 15.500 at each meet and at Illinois (3/2) with a mark of 14.800...Also topped the 15.000 mark with a score of 15.450 in a tri-meet at Temple with William and Mary (2/16) and during the NCAA Championships (4/20) team final at 15.100...Posted a career-best score of 14.900 on the parallel bars vs. Army (1/12)...Compiled a score of 14.650 on the parallel bars at Minnesota (3/23) to finish third in the event...Set a new career-best on the still rings vs. Ohio State (2/2) with tally of 14.900...Boated a career-best score of 15.100 on the vault against Army (1/12)...Posted a season-best score of 14.250 on the floor exercise vs. Army (1/12)...Claimed a career-best score of 14.100 on the pommel horse at the Navy Open (1/19).
2012 (Freshman Year) Competed in seven of the team's nine meets and at the NCAA Championships...Made touches on the floor exercise, vault, parallel bars and high bar...Earned College Gymnastics Association All-America Scholar-Athlete honors...Set his career-best of 14.700 to finish third on the floor exercise at the West Point Open (1/27)...Scored a career-best 14.950 to tie for third on the vault at Ohio State (2/25)...Also scored 14.750 on the vault during the NCAA Championships (4/20) team and all-around finals...Finished third on the vault at Springfield College (2/12) and vs. Illinois (2/18)...Won the title and set a new career-best on the parallel bars at the West Point Open (1/27)...Finished second on the parallel bars at Springfield College (2/12)...Posted a career-best score of 14.900 to finish third on the high bar vs. Temple (3/24)...Placed second on the high bar vs. Army (1/14) and at the West Point Open (1/28).
Gymnastics Background Trained with the New England Academy of Gymnastics in Marlborough, Mass. under coaches Cal Booker and Dan Young...Placed ninth in the all-around at the 2010 nationals...At the 2010 VISA Championships, finished third in the floor exercise, vault, and high bar and seventh in the all-around in the junior division competition.
Personal Full name is Matthew Dean Felleman...Born in Medway Mass. on August 23, 1992...Son of David and Karen Felleman...Has one brother, Daniel, and one sister, Jessica...Parents competed in collegiate gymnastics at Massachusetts...Majoring in engineering.