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Stanford gets one of nation’s best


Cale Robinson, six-time All-America junior gymnast and Bearden High School senior, signed National Letter of Intent papers with Stanford University — defending NCAA Division I gymnastics national champs — during a Nov. 11 ceremony at BHS.

“He’s probably the top tumbler and vaulter for his age [18-under] in the country right now,” said Phil Savage, Robinson’s coach and boys gymnastics head coach at Premier Athletics, Knoxville. “He’s got aspirations to go to the Olympics.


“He’s got the whole package, he’s got the drive, unbelievable work ethic,” Savage added. “And he’s an academic All-America.”

Robinson, four-time Tennessee state All-Around champ (2005-2008) who finished third in the nation in floor routine in 2007 and 2008, said, “I just felt the most at-home at Stanford, the academics are unparalleled.

“Their gymnastic team won NCAAs last year, and are No. 1 in pre-season,” he added. “They have a lot going for them. I couldn’t pass up an opportunity like that.”

Starting gymnastics at age 7, Robinson said he’ll be an “all-around” gymnast, expecting to specialize in “vault and high bar” as a freshman. “My freshman year I’ll have to work really hard to get in the lineup.”

 

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