INDIANAPOLIS, July 3, 2019 – Alex Diab of Glen Ellyn, Ill./University of Illinois, and Stephen Nedoroscik of Worcester, Mass./Pennsylvania State University, will compete in the second of three subdivisions of the men’s individual qualification round and team final at the 2019 World University Games, in Naples, Italy, on July 4 at 8 a.m. ET. July 4 is the second of two days of men’ team finals and qualifications for the all-around and individual event finals.
Diab is expected to compete in four events, floor exercise, still rings, vault and horizontal bar. Nedoroscik will compete on pommel horse. For more information on the World University Games, visit universiade2019napoli.it. Fans can follow the action in Naples in several different ways. The competition will be streamed live at www.fisu.tv. News and results will also be available on the official event website. Additionally, follow FISU’s Facebook and Twitter accounts for up-to-the-minute action, and be sure to catch up on videos on the FISUTV YouTube channel.
The schedule for gymnastics at Palavesuvio Main Hall is as follows; all times are local to Naples, which is six hours ahead of U.S. Eastern time: July 3-4, men’s team finals and all-around/event qualifications, 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; July 5, women’s team finals and all-around/event qualifications, 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.; July 6, all-around, men/2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m./women; and July 7, 5 events/11 a.m. and 5 events/4 p.m. This summer’s Games mark the event’s 30th edition, which has 18 sports.
Diab, who competed in the 2017 World University Games, is a two-time National Collegiate Athletic Association still rings champion, along with four Big 10 rings titles. Nedoroscik, a member of the U.S. Senior Men’s National Team, has two NCAA pommel horse crowns. Both were chosen to represent the USA following their performances at the recent NCAA National Collegiate Men’s Championships. Randy Jepson, Penn State’s men’s gymnastics head coach, will serve as the U.S. men’s gymnastics coach at the World University Games.
Participation in men’s gymnastics at the World University Games is a joint effort between the College Gymnastics Association, USA Gymnastics and the NCAA member institutions. The World University Games is a multisport event held every two years. Participants must be born between January 1, 1994, and December 31, 2001; have taken at least one three-credit course towards a degree or diploma within the last year before the games; and the athlete must be “progressing towards a degree.”
Based in Minneapolis, the College Gymnastics Association, a member of USA Gymnastics’ Advisory Council, represents not only the NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Coaches in the country, but also the Gymnastics Association of College Teams (GymACT) coaches as well. For more information on these organizations, visit collegegym.org or gymACT.org.
Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. The organization is committed to creating a culture that encourages and supports its athletes and focuses on its highest priority, the safety and well-being of the athletes. USA Gymnastics has taken specific, concrete steps to strengthen its athlete safety policies and procedures. Former gymnast and business executive Li Li Leung is the new president and chief executive officer of USA Gymnastics. The organization’s disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and gymnastics for all (formerly known as group gymnastics). For more complete information, visit usagym.org.