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Kevin Tan

Gymnastics

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Biography
After serving as an undergraduate assistant coach for one season, former six-time Penn State All-American Kevin Tan joined the Penn State staff on a full-time basis this season. A member of Penn State's 2004 NCAA Championship team, Tan was the Nittany Lion's first back-to-back NCAA champion on still rings, earning titles in 2003 and 2004. He also earned All-American honors on the parallel bars and high bar during his standout college career. In November 2005, Tan represented the United States at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, and he was captain of the men's team for the 2006 World Championships. He is of Chinese descent, and his given name is Kai Wen.

Personal Information
Hometown: Fremont, CA
Began Gymnastics In: 1988
How did you get involved?: I was a hyper active child. It was a way to get me out of the house and into something productive.
Favorite Gymnastics Thing: I love all aspects. That is why I am still doing it today. I love the thrill of overcoming your fears, competing in countries you never dreamed of visiting and sharing it all with friends.
Favorite Event: Rings
Goals: My goals are to make the World Championship and Olympic games team. To contribute and be part of a U.S. Team medal.
School: Pennsylvania State University
Grade: Graduated
Major: Finance

Interests Outside the Gym
Hobbies: Golf
Other Sports Involvement: Golf

National Competition Results
2008 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.: 1st-SR; 3rd-HB
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif.: 1st-SR; 4th-HB(T)
2007 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.: 1st-SR
2006 Visa Championships, St. Paul, Minn.: 1st-SR; 4th-PB
2006 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.: 1st-SR
2005 Visa Championships, Indianapolis, Ind.: 2nd-SR
2005 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.: 2nd-SR
2004 Visa Championships, Nashville, Tenn.: 2nd-SR
2004 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, Champaign, Ill.: 1st-Team, SR
2004 Winter Cup, Las Vegas, Nev.: 1st-SR
2003 National Championships, Milwaukee, Wis.: 4th-SR
2003 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, Philadelphia, Pa.: 1st-SR; 3rd-Team
2003 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.: 1st-SR
2002 U.S. Championships, Cleveland, Ohio:
2002 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.: 3rd-SR

International Competition Results
2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China: 3rd- Team
2008 USA vs Canada, Calgary, Albera, Canada: 1st-Team, PH, SR, PB; 3rd-HB; 4th-VT
2007 World Championships, Stuttgart, Germany: 4th-Team, SR
2007 Internationaux de France - World Cup, Paris, France: 1st-SR
2006 World Cup, Stuttgart, Germany: 3rd-SR
2006 World Championships, Aarhus, Denmark: Team
2006 World Cup, Lyon, France: 4th-SR
2005 World Championships, Melbourne, Australia: