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Michael Burns
Michael  Burns


Baltimore, Ohio

High School:
Liberty Union



Biological Engineering


10 Gymnasts Earn CGA Academic Honors

Seven Nittany Lions earned first team honors in the 2016-17 academic year


MGYM Set for NCAA Championships

Friday, April 21-Saturday, April 22 | West Point, N.Y. | 1 p.m./7 p.m.


MGYM Victorious at Navy

The Nittany Lions took five titles at Navy


MGYM Set for Dual with Navy

Saturday, Feb. 25 | 2 p.m. | Annapolis, Md.


MGYM Completes Winter Cup

The Nittany Lions qualified all four competitors to the event finals in the all-around

Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
First Team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete (2017)


Event Score Date Site/Opponent
Floor Exercise 14.150 1/13/17 at West Point Open
Pommel Horse 14.000 1/21/17 Army
Still Rings 14.300 1/13/17 at West Point Open
Vault 14.400 4/1/16 at Big Ten Championships
Parallel Bars 14.700 3/4/16 at Arizona State
High Bar 15.000 1/16/16 at West Point Open
All-Around 82.700 1/13/17 at West Point Open

2017 (Sophomore Year)
Competed in the all-around one time and had touches on at least four events per meet before getting injured midway through the 2017 season … Notched eight podium finishes and three titles in his sophomore season … Placed first on the high bar twice at the West Point Open (1/13) … Picked up the all-around title at the West Point Open (1/13) with his 82.700, ranking second on the team …Earned two third-place finishes on the still rings  and a second-place finish on the pommel horse … Paced Penn State on the high bar with a team-best 14.650 in the 2017 season.

2016 (Freshman Year)

Paced Penn State on the high bar in his freshman season and ranked 20th nationally … Earned a season-high 15.000 on the high bar at the West Point Open (1/16) Individual finals which led him to his first high bar title of his freshman season … Placed first on the high bar at Arizona State (3/4) and notched five second-place finishes in the 2016 campaign … Also competed on the pommel horse, still rings, vault and parallel bars for the Nittany Lions … Nabbed a third-place finish on the parallel bars at Arizona State (3/4) with a season-best 14.700.

Gymnastics Background
Prepped at Libery Union High School and trained at Hocking Valley Gymnastics Center ... Was an eight-time Junior Olympic National Qualifier and a five-time regional team member ... Placed eighth at the Junior Olympic Nationals...Qualified for the USA Championships three times ... Named Most Outstanding Gymnast four times and was a two-time team captain ... Earned the Distinguished Honors Diploma and was class Valedictorian.

Full name is Michael Roger Burns ... Son of Don and Sheila Burns ... Has one brother, Derek and one sister, Emily ... Majoring in biological engineering.


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