Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chandler, Ariz.
High School: Basha HS
Club: Xtreem Gymnastics


Career Highs

Competed in every meet for the Sooners in 2016 … Earned All-America honors on pommel horse (15.100), parallel bars (14.700) and in the all-around (88.100) at NCAA team finals … His all-around score was good for fourth place at team finals … Won the 2016 MPSF all-around title with a score of 90.100 … Named a MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete and was also named to the Academic All-Big 12 At Large First Team … Claimed 11 event titles on the year with four on pommel horse, three on vault, two in the all-around and one each on rings and parallel bars … Finished the year ranked No. 2 nationally in the all-around with a national qualifying average (NQA) of 88.750, tied for fifth on vault with an NQA of 15.188 and seventh on pommel horse with an NQA of 15.175 … Logged career-bests of 15.300 on floor and 15.400 on pommel horse against Iowa and Cal … Turned in a career-high 15.300 on rings against Nebraska … Had his best career all-around performance against Stanford, scoring 90.400, including a career-high 15.850 on parallel bars … Named NCAA and MPSF Gymnast of the Week on March 22 after OU's road win over No. 5 Illinois. 

Competed in all 11 meets, performing on all six events ... selected to the U.S. Men's Gymnastics Senior National Team after placing seventh overall at the Winter Cup with a two-day all-around score of 171.700 ... earned two All-America honors at the NCAA Championships, one in the all-around with a score of 88.250 to place sixth and one on pommel horse with a score of 14.475 to place fourth ... won eight individual titles during the season on parallel bars (3), vault (3), pommel horse (1) and all-around (1) ... set career highs on floor exercise (15.250 at Stanford), pommel horse (15.400 vs. Michigan), rings (14.900 at NCAA team finals), vault (15.450 vs. Illinois) and all-around (88.800 at MPSF Championships) ... finished the regular season tied for the second-highest vault national qualifying average score in the nation (15.225).

Summer 2014
Placed 13th in the all-around competition at the P&G Championships with a two-day score of 171.600 ... finished eighth in the pommel horse (28.000) and high bar (29.300) at the championships.

Competed in every meet … competed in the all-around at the Rocky Mountain Open, Metroplex Challenge and vs. Nebraska, winning the all-around at the latter two meets … also took pommel horse title vs. Nebraska … scored career highs of 14.850 on floor, 14.750 on still rings and 87.800 in all-around at Metroplex … scored career highs of 14.700 on pommel horse and 15.000 on vault vs. Stanford … tied pommel horse high at NCAA Finals … also competed on parallel bars at the NCAA Championships … scored career high 15.350 on parallel bars at Rocky Mountain and 14.950 on high bar vs. Nebraska … awarded the Jay Myers Award by the Oklahoma athletics department as a freshman who combines excellence in scholarship and athletics.

Club/High School
Six-time U.S. Junior National Team member ... Second on parallel bars, third on pommel and seventh in the all-around in the junior division at the 2013 P&G Championships ... sixth in the all-around and fourth on still rings at the 2013 Junior Olympic Championships ... third on pommel and sixth in the all-around in the junior division at the 2012 Visa Championships ... fifth on pommel and seventh in all-around and on floor and parallel bars at the 2011 Visa Championships ... ninth in the all-around in the Level 10 division at the 2011 Junior Olympic Championships ... first in the all-around in Level 9 at the 2009 Junior Olympic Championships.

Parents are David and Jane Bower ... mother was the 1990 Big 8 champion in the all-around at Nebraska ... has participated in gymnastics since he was two years old ... majoring in pre-physical therapy.

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