Milestone:*Earned varsity letter in 2011 after battling injuries first two years.
2011: Competed in every match on parallel bars after being sidelined the first two years ... career-high 14.2 earned medalist honors in road match at Springfield in March ... mark tied for Army's second-highest score of the season ... recorded a 13.7 in previous outing at the All-Academy Championships ... score was second highest by a Black Knight in the meet ... third-highest score of the season (13.5) recorded at the ECAC Championships.
2010: Did not appear in a match due to shoulder injury.
2009: Did not appear in a match due to knee surgery.
Club: North Carolina Academic All-American ... competed 11 years for Countryside Gymnastics ... finished third on vault and parallel bars, fourth on still rings and fifth in all-around at the 2007 Regional meet ... earned runner-up honors as an all-arounder that year at the state championships ... injured at 2005 Regionals and sidelined in 2006 ... suffered season-ending injury prior to the 2008 state championships ... two-time captain.
Personal: Given name is Brandon James Long ... son of Michael and Susan Long ... comes from a military family ... parents served in the U.S. Army ... father retired as CWO 2 ... maternal uncle, Michael Richmond, served in Air Force ... maternal grandfather, Gilbert Richmond, was in the Army during World War II ... paternal uncle, Paul Long, is retired from the Army, and paternal grandfather, James Long, is retired from the Navy ... member of the National Honor Society and Science Olympiad at Reid Ross Classical School ... majoring in Engineering Management.