The Flames will host all home meets at the UIC Pavilion
Flames return three seniors for the 2015 season (Brett Valin, Kyle Christiansen and Jason Gaides)
The Flames host their first meet of the season on Sunday
Jason Gaides and Catherine Dion led their respective squads with top scores
Jason Gaides led in three events and Chantel Turk had the best score in two.
2013-14: Competed most frequently on vault and high bars (10 times each)... Scored a season-best 14.000 in vault on Jan. 12 against Illinois at Feb. 8 at SUNY-Brockport...Also tallied a season-best score of 13.650 on high bars at Air Force Academy on March 2... competed on floor exercise twice and parallel bars once this season
2012-13: Competed in all six events throughout the season, and was an All-Around performer on a pair of occasions ... Most consistent events were on the floor exercise and high bars, where he competed a combined 24 times ... Scored a season-best 13.900 in the floor exercise on March 17 against Temple ... Also tallied a season-best score of 13.900 on the high bars against Minnesota on Feb. 24 ... Season-high score in the All-Around was a 76.250 tally on Feb. 2 against both Minnesota and Nebraska.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated at Westosha (Wis.) ... placed 2nd with his team at 2011 J.O. Nationals ... J.O. National Qualifier first and second day in 2010 and 2011 and first day in 2008 and 2009 ... born January 6, 1993 in Waukegan, Ill. ... son of Karl and Beth Ann Christiansen ... has four siblings, Bradley, Mary,Dana and Lauren ... currently enrolled as a Health Information Management major.