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Thad Lawson
Thad  Lawson

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Chesapeake, Va.

High School:
Princess Anne

Height:
5-8

Event:
AA


03/30/2016

Men's Gymnastics Set for 2016 Big Ten Championships

Friday, Apr. 1 - Saturday, Apr. 2 | 7 p.m. | Columbus, Ohio

03/17/2016

Men's Gymnastics Closes Out Regular Season at Michigan

The Nittany Lions and the Wolverines meet up Saturday, Mar. 19 at 1 p.m.

02/25/2016

Men's Gymnastics Set for Tri-Meet in Iowa

The Nittany Lions will take on Iowa and Nebraska Saturday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m.

02/11/2016

Men's Gymnastics Kicks Off Four-Meet Road Swing at OSU

After a bye week, the Penn State men’s gymnastics team will start a four-meet road swing Saturday, Feb. 13.

01/22/2016

Men's Gymnastics Opens Big Ten Competition at Minnesota

The Nittany Lions will take on Minnesota Saturday, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m.

CAREER BESTS

Event Score Date Site/Opponent
Floor Exercise 15.725 4/11/15 NCAA Individual Finals
Vault
15.050 3/27/15 Big Ten Team Championships
High Bar 14.150 3/15/15 at Nebraska

2015 (Freshman Year)
Competed on the floor exercise, high bar and the vault during his freshman season ... Won five floor exercise titles during 2015 ... Won the floor exercise title against Iowa with a 15.700 (2/27) ... Finished fourth overall on the floor exercise at the Big Ten Championships with his score of 15.000 (2/28) ... Tied for fourth on the vault in the team finals at the Big Ten Championships with his career-best 15.050 (3/27) ... Placed ninth on the vault in the individual finals at the Big Ten Championships with his score of 14.775 (3/38) .... Posted a career-best 14.150 on the high bar at the Nebraska Quad as he tied for ninth (3/15) ... Competed at the NCAA Championships on the floor exercise, high bar and the vault ... Lawson tied for the 11th on the vault at the NCAA Team Finals with his score of 14.950 (4/10) ... Posted the top score on the floor score (15.700) at the NCAA Team Finals (4/10) ... Won the NCAA Championship on the floor exercise with a career-best 15.725 (4/11) ... All-American ... He is the 53rd NCAA Champion for the Nittany Lions ... Becomes the second Nittany Lion freshman to win the NCAA title on the floor exercise (Trevor Howard -- 2013) ... Fourth Nittany Lion to win the floor exercise NCAA title in school history ... Owns two of the top-10 performances in school history on the floor exercise (5th and 6th) ... Three-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week

Gymnastics Background
Trained at Gymstrada Gymnastics ... 2014 Virginia state champion in the floor, high bar and the vault ... 2009 state and regional champion in the floor, high bar and the parallel bar ... 2014 captain and MVP of his high school team ... Named all-state in the floor, high bar and the vault (2014) ... Third-place in the floor event at the 2009 Junior Olympics.

Personal
Full name is Joseph Thaddeus Lawson ... Born in Virginia Beach, Va., on April 12, 1995 ... Son of Joe and Katharine Lawson ... Has two older sisters and a younger brother.

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