INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The College of William and Mary, six-time defending USA Gymnastics Collegiate team champions, will host the 2007 USA Gymnastics Men’s Collegiate Championships, March 24-25, at the Kaplan Arena of William and Mary Hall in Williamsburg, Va.
The event schedule begins with team and all-around competition at 2 p.m. on March 24, followed by individual event finals at 2 p.m. on March 25. In addition to the College of William and Mary, seven other teams currently are expected to participate in the event: Springfield College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), James Madison University, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, Arizona State University and University of Washington.
For the men, the team competition is divided into two categories, varsity and collegiate. The varsity competition is for Division I, II, or III, four-year institutions with gymnastics as a varsity sport. The collegiate team category is for two-year or four-year degree-granting schools with gymnastics as a club sport.
At last year’s event, the U.S. Naval Academy and Springfield College finished second and third, respectively, behind the College of William and Mary. In the collegiate division, the University of Washington won the team title followed by Arizona State University in second place. In the all-around, Ramon Jackson of William and Mary successfully defended his title, while Jeff Crockett of Washington was the champion in the collegiate division. For the individual event finals, the varsity and collegiate categories were combined. Navy won two event titles: Brandon Cook repeated as the floor exercise champion and Adam Stanton won the pommel horse. William and Mary’s Jeff Jaekie was first on the still rings, while his teammate Andrew Hunt won both the parallel bars and the high bar. Crockett also won the vault.
For more information regarding the 2007 USA Gymnastics Men’s Collegiate Championships, contact Cliff Gauthier, men’s head coach for the College of William and Mary, at firstname.lastname@example.org.