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Five Lions earned first team honors
Penn State opens the NCAA Championships on Friday at 7 p.m. inside Rec Hall
Senior duo lead the top-ranked Nittany Lions into NCAA Championships at Rec Hall
Nittany Lions seek third Big Ten crown in program history
Penn State finished their home dual meet season with a perfect 4-0 record
|Floor Exercise||13.600||1/14/12||Army Dual|
|Pommel Horse||15.300||1/27/12||at West Point Open|
|Still Rings||14.550||3/20/10||Oklahoma Dual|
|Parellel Bars||14.700||2/12/12||Springfield College Dual|
|High Bar||15.100||2/23/13||Springfield College Dual|
2013 (Senior Year)
Competed in all nine of the team's meets and at the NCAA Championships...Made touches on the pommel horse, parallel bars and high bar...Competed on the high bar at the NCAA Team Finals (4/20) with a mark of 14.200...Boasted a season-best score of 14.700 on the pommel horse vs. Army (1/12)...Tallied a season-best mark of 14.350 on the parallel bars in a tri-meet at Temple with William & Mary (2/16)...Set a career-best score of 15.100 to finish second on the high bar vs. Springfield College (2/23)...Finished sixth on the high bar at the NCAA Championships (4/19) qualifier with a score of 14.500.
2012 (Junior Year)
Competed in all nine of the team's meets...Made touches on the floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, parallel bars and high bar...Ranked second on the team on the pommel horse...Competed on the pommel horse in all nine meets...Set a career-best score of 15.300 to win the pommel horse event at the West Point Open (1/27)...Also won the pommel horse event against Army (1/14)...Claimed a career-best score of 14.700 on the parallel bars to earn runner-up honors at Springfield College (2/12)...Finished second on the parallel bars vs. Army (1/14) and in the individual finals at the West Point Open (1/28)...Boasted a third place finish with a career-best score of 14.700 at Ohio State (2/25).
2011 (Sophomore Year)
Competed in four of the team's 10 meets...Made touches on the pommel horse, parallel bars and high bar...Posted a 10th place finish with season best score of 14.500 on the pommel horse at the NCAA Championships (4/15) team and all-around competition to qualify for the individual finals...Finished ninth overall at the NCAA Championships (4/16) individual finals with a score of 13.900...Boasted a season-best score of 14.650 on the parallel bars at the NCAA Championships (4/14) qualifier...Claimed a season-best high bar score of 14.400 in a tri-meet at Oklahoma with Illinois (3/19).
2010 (Freshman Year)
Competed in all 10 of the team's meets and at the NCAA Championships...Made touches on the pommel horse, still rings, parallel bars and high bar...Ranked second on the team on the pommel horse and fifth on the parallel bars...Finished fourth overall on the parallel bars with a score of 14.375 during the individual finals at the Big Ten Championships (4/3)...Boasted a season-best score of 14.750 on the pommel horse at the West Point Open (1/15) to finish second on the apparatus...Scored 14.300 on the pommel horse at Ohio State (2/27)...Twice scored a career-best 14.550 vs. Oklahoma (3/20) and at the NCAA Championships (4/16)...Also posted a mark of 14.100 on the still rings in a tri-meet vs. Minnesota with Temple (3/6)...Scored a season-best 14.450 on the parallel bars vs. Oklahoma (3/20)...Boasted his top score on the high bar vs. Oklahoma (3/20) with a mark of 14.350...Tallied a score of 14.300 at Michigan (1/23) on the high bar...Finished third on the high bar with a mark of 13.500 vs. William & Mary (1/31).
Trained at the Lehigh Valley Sports Academy...Five-time national qualifier and two-time regional team member...Team placed second at the 2008 regional championships...Earned a fifth place finish in the floor exercise at the Junior Olympic championships...A 2007 VISA Championships qualifier...The 2008 Pennsylvania most outstanding senior award winner.
Full name is Anthony Richard Beck...Born in Allentown, Pa. on Feb. 21, 1990...Son of Dale Beck and Camille Napier...Has two brothers, Dale and Dustin, and one sister, Brittany.
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