Kevin Tan

Birthdate: 9/24/1981
Program: Men's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: State College, PA
Club: Penn State University Gymn.
Head Coach: Randy Jepson
Other Coaches: Slava Boiko

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Career Highlights

Tan helped the U.S. men win the team bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. He claimed his third consecutive U.S. still rings title at the 2008 Visa Championships. He has represented the United States at the World Gymnastics Championships in 2005, 2006 and 2007. In 2007, he helped the team to its fourth-place finish and was fourth on the still rings. A member of Penn State's 2004 NCAA championship team, Tan was the Nittany Lions' first back-to-back NCAA champion on the still rings, earning titles in 2003 and 2004. A six-time All-American, Tan is an assistant on Penn State head coach Randy Jepson's staff. During his senior year in 2004, Tan was a finalist for the Nissen-Emery Award. He was an all-conference selection, winning both the still rings and parallel bars crowns at the 2004 Big Ten Championships. His still rings title was his third-consecutive conference championship in the event. During his collegiate career, Tan never finished lower than third place on the rings at a Big Ten Championship. He graduated from Penn State in 2004 with a major in finance and a minor in economics. Tan, who is of Chinese descent, is the son of Peter and the late Vicky Tan. His older brother Kai Yuan, is a chef.
Personal Information

Nickname: Kevin
Hometown: Fremont, CA

Name of College: Pennsylvania State University
College Graduation Year: 2005
Degree/Major: Finance
Year you began gymnastics: 1988
Favorite Event: Rings
How did you get involved in gymnastics: I was a hyper active child. It was a way to get me out of the house and into something productive.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: 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.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: My goals are to make the World Championship and Olympic games team. To contribute and be part of a U.S. Team medal.
Names of parents/guardians: Peter Tan (father)
Names of sibling(s): I have an older brother, Kai Yuan Tan


Interests Outside the Gym

Hobbies or favorite activities: Golf
Other sports involvement: Golf

National Competition Results

2010 Visa Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 3rd-SR
2010 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 6th-HB(T); 7th-SR
2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Gymnastics, Philadelphia, Pa. - 1st-SR; 7th-PB; 8th-PH (T), HB
2008 Visa Championships, Houston, Texas - 1st-SR; 4th-PB; 6th-PH
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 -