WEST POINT, N.Y., April 16, 2010 – The University of California – Berkeley, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, University of Oklahoma and Stanford University posted the top team scores in the National Qualifier to advance to the team finals of the 2010 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships held at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The team and all-around finals are Friday, April 16, at 7 p.m. Individual event finals are on Saturday, April 17, at 7 p.m.
The National Qualifier had two sessions, and the top three-scoring teams in each session advanced to the team finals. The top six all-around gymnasts (three from each session) who are not members of a qualified team and the top six gymnasts for each apparatus (three from each session) who are not selected as part of a team or the all-around also advance to the championships. A complete list of teams and gymnasts advancing to the final rounds can be found at www.goArmysports.com.
Stanford posted the top team score for the afternoon session of the National Qualifier with a 359.00. The Illini finished with 354.050 points to take second ahead of Ohio State, who posted a team score of 346.800.
The University of Michigan earned the highest team score in the second session and the qualifier with 359.800 points. The University of Oklahoma was second in the rankings at 356.400, followed by Cal with 355.000.
In session one, Ohio State finished one-two in the all-around with Brandon Wynn finished atop the rankings with 86.150 points and Tai Lee in second with 85.150. Also advancing to the all-around finals are Andrew Stover of University of Illinois-Chicago with 83.5500 points, Derek Gygax of William & Mary with 81.650, and Ty Evans of Springfield College with 81.350, along with the top all-arounders from the advancing teams.
California claimed the top two spots in the second session with Kyle Bunthuwong finish first at 89.650 and Glen Ishino second at 87.700. Also advancing to the all-around finals are University of Nebraska’s Andreas Hofer (86.900) and Kyle Shanahan (86.750), and Aaron Fortunato of the University Minnesota (86.80), along with the top all-arounders from the advancing teams.
Stanford dominated the afternoon session, posting the highest team score on floor exercise, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar and recording the highest individual score on each of these events with a 16.250 by Josh Dixon on vault, a 15.90 by Eddie Penev on floor, a 15.50 by Ryan Lieberman on parallel bars, and a 15.55 by Alex Buscaglia on horizontal bar. Brandon Wynn of Ohio State scored a 15.75 on rings to lead the Buckeyes to the event title, while Daniel Ribeiro of Illinois scored a 15.70 on the pommel horse to lead the Illini to that event title.
In the evening session, Oklahoma posted the top team scores on vault and floor with tops scores from Jacob Dalton on vault (16.350) and Steven Legendre on floor (16.000). Michigan recorded the highest team scores on rings, parallel bars and high bar with top scores from Phillip Goldberg (15.250), Chris Cameron (15.350) and Thomas Kelley (14.950), respectively. Cal earned the top team score on pommel horse, but Oklahoma’s Alex Naddour had the best individual score on pommel horse (15.300).
All-session tickets, which include four competition sessions, are priced at $45, with all-session student tickets available for $20. Single-session tickets for sessions 1 through 3 are priced at $15 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Session 4 tickets are $17 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.goArmysports.com or by calling the ticket office at 1-877-TIX-ARMY.
2010 Men’s National Qualifier for the NCAA National Championships
U.S. Military Academy
West Point, N.Y.
April 15, 2009
Team Qualifications (top three from each session advance)
1. Stanford University, 359.000
2. University of Illinois, 354.050
3. Ohio State University, 346.800
4. Penn State University, 345.550
5. University of Illinois-Chicago, 333.450
6. Temple University, 332.700
1. University of Michigan, 359.800
2. University of Oklahoma, 356.400
3. University of California, 355.000
4. University of Minnesota, 350.000
5. University of Nebraska, 343.100
6. University of Iowa, 341.550