Landon was a heartbeat away from winning last year’s NCAA Championship on the rings with his silver medal finish…This year he will once again challenge for the gold by putting together a plethora of world class strength combinations featuring excellent line and full holds ranging from Azarian rolls to maltese and cross positions to straight arm pulls from a hang to a maltese, planche or invert position (Balandins)…His routine will combine these unique strength combinations with excellent Yamawaki swings and either a full twisting double layout dismount or a triple back dismount which has only rarely been performed at world level competitions…Landon has been designated a first team Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete three times by the College Gymnastics Association, earned the William and Mary Provost Award three times, and received the Rock Award as the hardest working gymnast who can always be counted on when the going gets tough…He finished last season as the number two team point scorer and currently ranks first in the all-time W&M records on both the rings and the parallel bars, second on vaulting, and tenth on floor exercise... Jeff Bleau was his coach at Gym Connection 2…Landon is preparing to follow in the footsteps of 30 of our alumni gymnasts in the past 40 years and go on to medical school after he graduates…Over the summer Landon competed in the World Games Trials for men’s gymnastics and this year will be the defending national champion on both the rings and the parallel bars at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships…He is the son of Jim Funiciello and Jeanine Mitchell and will be serving as an elected captain for the second straight season.
Became the program’s second three-time NCAA All-American after placing fourth on rings (15.45) at the national meet … Selected as a Nissen-Emery Award Finalist … Honored as the USA Gymnastics Senior Gymnast of the Year and the ECAC Senior Gymnast of the Year … Broke his own school records on rings and parallel bars … Set school record on rings with a 16.4 in the win against Navy on March 2 … The impressive mark ranks second all-time in NCAA history … Established the parallel bars record (15.15) at Springfield … Claimed the USA Gymnastics Collegiate national title on rings (16.0) for the second consecutive season … Also earned USAG All-America honors on parallel bars after placing fifth (13.75) … Claimed the ECAC title on rings (16.0) and finished second on floor (14.65) … Posted a pair of top-10 finishes at the Winter Cup Challenge, placing sixth on parallel bars and seventh on rings … Chosen as the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Division Gymnast of the Week three times (1/16; 1/23; 2/13) … Selected as the ECAC Gymnast of the Week on March 6 … Honored as the ECAC Specialist of the Week on Feb. 26 … Team captain ...
Earned NCAA All-America honors on rings for the second time during his career with a school-record 15.675 … Score placed him second at the national meet and was just 0.1 from tying the for the national title … Became just the second gymnast in school history to earn multiple NCAA All-America honors … Competed at the P&G Gymnastics Championships and placed 10th on rings, 14th on parallel bars and 33rd on vault ... Won the ECAC parallel bars title … Also earned All-ECAC distinction on rings and vault by placing second and fourth in the events, respectively … Claimed USAG Collegiate titles on rings and parallel bars … Also garnered USAG Collegiate All-America honors on floor by placing sixth … Honored as the College Gymnastics Association Collegiate Division National gymnast of the Week twice (1/30, 4/26) … Selected as the ECAC Gymnast of the Week three times (1/23, 3/6, 4/3) … Matched the top score in school history on parallel bars (14.95) at the West Point Open … College Gymnastics Association first-team Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete ...
Competed at the NCAA Championship on floor ... Earned All-ECAC honors on floor by matching his career high with a 14.5 ... First-Team Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete ... W&M Provost Award winner ...
Funiciello's Collegiate Highlights
Funiciello's Career Highs
• Elected Tri-Captain for 2013
• Nissen-Emery Award Finalist (2014)
• USAG Collegiate Senior Gymnast of the Year (2014)
• ECAC Senior Gymnast of the Year (2014)
• NCAA All-American on the Rings (2011, 2013, 2014)
• USAG Collegiate Champion - Rings (2013, 2014)
• USAG Collegiate Champion - Parallel Bars (2013)
• USAG Collegiate All-American - Floor (2013, 2014)
• First-Team Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete (2012)
• Second-Team Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete (2011)
• Provost Award Recipient (2011, 2012, 2013)
• Rock Award Recipient
• ECAC Rookie of the Year (2011)
• ECAC Champion - Parallel Bars (2013)
• ECAC Chamion - Rings (2014)
• All-ECAC - Rings (2013)
• All-ECAC - Vault (2013)
• All-ECAC - Floor (2012, 2014)
• 1st All-Time W&M Records on Rings
• 1st All-Time W&M Records on Parallel Bars
• 2nd All-Time W&M Records on Vaulting
• 9th All-Time W&M Records on Floor Exercise
• FE - 14.95 at West Point Open (1/17/14)
• R - 16.4 vs. Navy (3/2/14)
• V - 15.1 at Army (3/12/11)
• PB - 15.15 at Springfield (2/9/14)