SPRINGFIELD, Mass., March 25, 2011 – The U.S. Air Force Academy and Arizona State University successfully defended their Varsity and Collegiate Club Division titles, respectively, at the 2011 USA Gymnastics Men’s Collegiate Championships at Springfield (Mass.) College’s Blake Arena. Lee Wilkerson of ASU and Ty Evans of Springfield College won the club and varsity all-around titles, respectively. The championships conclude on March 26 with the individual event finals.
The U.S. Air Force Academy won its second straight team title, posting a 345.700 total. The College of William and Mary landed in the runner-up spot for the second consecutive year, earning a 344.600. Springfield College, host of the championships, rounded out the top three at 335.100. Posting a 329.800 total, Arizona State captured the club team title for the fifth straight year and 14th overall since first competing in the event in 1987. The University of Washington was second at 305.300, followed by the College at Brockport at 294.600.
In the all-around, Springfield’s Evans earned an 85.700 total to edge out the Air Force’s Coltun Wulf for the varsity title by 0.100. The U.S. Naval Academy’s Andrew Faulk was third at 84.900. For the club all-around, ASU’s Wilkerson tallied an 82.700 to claim the gold medal. Brett Lazarus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was second at 82.000, with ASU’s Charles Baysinger in third at 80.500.
The schools in this year’s field are: Varsity – College of William and Mary, Springfield College, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Military Academy; and Collegiate Club Division – Arizona State University, College at Brockport, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Portland Community College and University of Washington.
At the men’s USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships, the team and all-around competition are divided into two categories, varsity and collegiate. The varsity competition is for Division II and III schools with gymnastics as a varsity sport and the military academies, and the collegiate team category is for two-year or four-year degree-granting schools with gymnastics as a club sport. The individual event finals combine the two divisions into one.
2011 USA Gymnastics Men’s Collegiate Championships
Springfield (Mass.) College
March 25, 2011
Team and all-around finals
1. U.S. Air Force Academy, 345.700
2. College of William and Mary, 344.600
3. Springfield College, 335.100
4. U.S. Military Academy, 334.500
5. U.S. Naval Academy, 332.600
1. Ty Evans, Springfield College, 85.700
2. Coltun Wulf, U.S. Air Force Academy, 85.600
3. Andrew Faulk, U.S. Naval Academy, 84.900
4. Kip Webber, U.S. Military Academy, 83.400
5. Daniel Potemski, College of William & Mary, 82.900
6. Chris Junghans, U.S. Naval Academy, 81.100
7. Ikaika Jakub, U.S. Military Academy, 79.500
1. Arizona State University, 329.800
2. University of Washington, 305.300
3. College at Brockport, 294.600
1. Lee Wilkerson, Arizona State University, 82.700
2. Brett Lazarus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 82.000
3. Charles Baysinger, Arizona State University, 80.500
4. Sam Softich, University of Washington, 80.200
5. Jake Shapiro, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 80.000
6. Alex Gaudaur, Arizona State University, 79.600
7. Kenny Byrd, College at Brockport, 77.400
8. Peter Moser, University of Washington, 75.500
9. Jeramie Hardi, University of Washington, 75.400
10. Brian Gildemyer, College at Brockport, 75.000
11. Yusuke Nemoto, College at Brockport, 74.700
12. Matt Power, College at Brockport, 66.700