Kevin Grear

Birthdate: 6/11/1986
Program: Acrobatic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Rockville, MD
Club: Emilia's Acro Gymnastics and Cheer
Head Coach: Daniil Kostovetskiy
Other Coaches: Elena Arakeljan, Michael Nasik

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Career Highlights

Kevin Grear was a three-time U.S. champion in men's group (1999-2001) and competed in the 2000 World Championships and the 2001 World Games. He is the son of Michael and Mary Grear, and has an older sister, Amy, who was a former elite acrobatic gymnast and earned a bachelor's degree in dance from the University of Maryland.
Personal Information

Hometown: Columbia, MD

Name of College: University of Maryland
College Graduation Year: 1999
Degree/Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year you began gymnastics: 1993
Favorite Event: Dynamic
Favorite thing about gymnastics: It's challenging and there's always something to improve.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: Win National Championships and medal internationally representing the United States.
Names of parents/guardians: Michael and Mary Grear
Names of sibling(s): Amy Grear (5/23/83), former elite acrobatic gymnast who received a dance degree from the University of Maryland


Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: Math, Science
Hobbies or favorite activities: Hanging out with friends, watching movies, playing fantasy football, watching the Washington Redskins
Favorite music: Classic rock
Favorite book(s): The Key to Rebecca
Favorite TV show(s): The Office, Family Guy, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Lost, 24, South Park, Mythbusters
Favorite Food: steak

National Competition Results

2008 National Championships & J.O. Nationals, Des Moines, Iowa - 2nd-AA, DY, BL (MXP)
2001 National Championships, Dayton, Ohio - 1st-AA (MG)
2000 National Championships, Jacksonville, Fla. - 1st-AA (MG)
1999 National Championships, Phoenix, Ariz. - 1st-AA (MG)

International Competition Results

2009 Freedom Cup, St. Paul, Minn. - 2nd-AA, DY; 3rd-BL (MXP)
2001 World Games, Akita, Japan - 5th-AA (MG)
2000 World Championships, Wroclaw, Poland - 6th-AA (MG)
2000 Flanders International Acro Cup, Puurs, Belgium - 3rd-AA (MG)