Guillermo Alvarez

Gymnastics

Guillermo Alvarez
Biography
Alvarez was a member of the 2006 World Championships team. He's a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the winner of the 2005 NCAA Nissen-Emery Award. Alvarez is the youngest child of Janet who works in the radiology department at Idaho State University, and Amando Alvarez, a Spanish instructor at Idaho State University. He has two brothers and a sister: Jaime, Magdalena and Marco Antonio. His goal in gymnastics is to earn a position on the 2008 Olympic Team. Guillermo lists his former coach, Alexei Koudria, as his role model. He plans to go to graduate school.

Personal Information
Hometown: Denver, CO
Began Gymnastics In: 1992
How did you get involved?: My parents felt that my inclination for doing flips was more safely kept under the control of professional instruction (but it still didn't stop me from doing flips on the couches).
Favorite Gymnastics Thing: I love traveling and seeing sites that I otherwise would never have had the chance to experience.
Favorite Event: Floor Exercise
Goals: Make the U.S. Olympic Team
School: 2005 graduate of University of Minnesota
Grade: graduated in 2005
Major: Psychology
Favorite School Subject: Linguistics

Interests Outside the Gym
Favorite Music/Book: Book: Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
Favorite TV Show: Simpsons
Favorite Food: Oversized burritos
Hobbies: Reading, coffee, trying to teach myself piano
Charity: Local elementary school assemblies

National Competition Results
2008 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.:
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif.: 2nd-AA, VT; 3rd-FX, PH
2007 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.: 2nd-PH; 3rd-AA, VT
2006 Visa Championships, St. Paul, Minn.: 3rd-AA, PH; 4th-FX, VT
2006 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.: 3rd-AA; 4th-PH
2005 Visa Championships, Indianapolis, Ind.: 1st-FX; 2nd-PH
2005 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, West Point, N.Y.: 2nd-PH, VT; 4th-AA
2005 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.: 2nd-AA, PH, VT
2004 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, Champaign, Ill.: 4th-FX; 5th-AA
2004 Winter Cup, Las Vegas, Nev.:
2003 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.: 1st-FX; 4th-AA
2002 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, Norman, Okla.: 3rd-FX

International Competition Results
2008 USA vs Canada, Calgary, Albera, Canada: 1st-Team, AA, VT(T); 2nd-PH; 4th-FX
2007 World Championships, Stuttgart, Germany: 4th-Team, FX
2007 Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 2nd-FX; 3rd-Team, AA; 8th-PB
2007 Tyson American Cup, Jacksonville, Fla.:
2006 World Championships, Aarhus, Denmark: Team
2006 France/Switzerland/USA Meet, Paris, France: 1st-Team
2006 Pacific Alliance Championships, Honolulu, Hawaii: 4th-Team; 7th-SR
2005 Pan American Championships, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 1st-Team; 2nd-FX; 6th-VT
2005 World Cup, Paris, France: 5th-FX