Hawk Item — Holds school record on pommel horse (9.35)… 2006 all-American.
2007 — Recorded two first place finishes on pommel horse, at Michigan (9.35) and against Minnesota (8.35)… scored an 8.5 on pommel horse a the Big Ten Championships to tie for 10th… tied for 12th on vault at Big Ten Championships, posting an 8.8… against Nebraska, placed first on vault, scoring an 8.7… posted four season best scores against Nebraska; floor exercise (9.2), rings (9.15), parallel bars (8.55) and all-around (51.45)… letterwinner.
2006 — NCAA all-American on pommel horse, after recording an 8.962 to place fourth at NCAA event finals… finished second on pommel horse at the Winter Cup and sixth at the U.S. Championships… recorded school record on pommel horse, 9.35 at Illinois-Chicago to finish first… posted a season best in the all-around (52.475) at the NCAA Qualifier… placed third on pommel horse at NCAA qualifier (8.9)… finished seventh on pommel horse at the Big Ten Championships… at the Pacific Coast Classic, recorded an 8.95 on pommel horse for third place… placed second on parallel bars, with a season high, 9.1, at Minnesota… posted a season high (9.15) on floor exercise and came in fifth against Illinois… recipient of N.R. Holzaepfel Most Valuable Team Member Award… letterwinner.
2005 — Recorded 19 top-five finishes this season… took 16th on pommel horse (9.225) and tied for 28th on floor exercise (9.025) at NCAA team finals… tied for eighth on pommel horse (9.35) and took 14th on floor exercise (9.025) at NCAA Qualifier… finished eighth in the all-around with a season best score of 53.4 at Big Tens… crowned champion on pommel horse with a season best score of 9.35 vs. Illinois-Chicago… scored a season best 9.35 on vault and finished fifth in the all-around at the West Point Open… recorded a season best 9.0 on horizontal bar and was runner-up on floor exercise (8.9) vs. Nebraska… crowned champion on pommel horse (9.25) and took fifth on floor exercise (9.05) at Michigan… posted season bests on floor exercise (9.1), rings (8.55), parallel bar (8.75) and in the all-around (52.45) at Windy City Invite…represented Iowa at the USAG Winter Cup… winner of team award ‘Best Competitor at the NCAA Championships’… letterwinner.
High School – Finished 2nd in the all-around at the 2004 Junior Olympic National Championships…named Warren Hills most outstanding athlete as a senior… participant at the USA Championships as a sophomore, junior and senior… crowned champion in the all-around and on floor exercise, parallel bars and horizontal bar at the 2004 Region VII Championships… club coaches were Joe Stallone, Phill Zack and Mike Acevedo of Parkettes National Gymnastics Training Center.
Personal — Born 2/22/85… son of Les and Jean Kleffman… Interdepartmental-Business major.