Kimble, Young win all-around at 2017 Men’s National Qualifier
posted on 07/16/2017

© John Cheng

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 15, 2017 – Marvin Kimble of Milwaukee, Wis./Salto, and Dylan Young of Burbank, Calif./Gymnastics Olympica, won the senior and junior all-around titles, respectively, at the 2017 Men’s National Qualifier. The Qualifier, held in Colorado Springs at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, was the final men’s qualifying event for the 2017 P&G Gymnastics Championships in Anaheim, Calif., Aug. 17-20.

Kimble topped the senior all-around standings with his 83.550 total. Shane Wiskus of Spring Park, Minn./University of Minnesota, finished second at 82.200, followed by Cameron Bock of Newport Beach, Calif./U.S. Olympic Training Center, in third (81.700).  Gymnasts use this event either to quaify for championships or as a tune-up for August.

Scores for the top three in the senior all-around rankings are listed below.

  • Kimble: 83.550, all-around; 13.700, floor exercise; 12.600, pommel horse; 14.500, still rings; 14.750, vault; 14.200, parallel bars; 13.800, top horizontal bar score.
  • Wiskus: 82.200, all-around; 13.950, floor exercise; 13.250, pommel horse; 13.950, still rings; 14.100, vault; 13.800, parallel bars; 13.150, horizontal bar.
  • Bock: 81.700, all-around; 14.250, floor exercise; 14.150, pommel horse; 14.150, still rings; 14.250 vault; 13.300, parallel bars; 11.600, horizontal bar.

The senior individual events titlists are: Eddie Penev of Penfield, N.Y./U.S. Olympic Training Center, 15.050, floor exercise; Brandon Ngai of Sacramento, Calif./University of Illinois, 14.600, pommel horse; Trevor Howard of Columbus, Ohio/Ohio State University, 14.600, still rings; Matthew Wenske of Houston/University of Oklahoma, 15.050, vault; Jordan Valdez of Louisville, Colo./University of Illinois, 14.350, parallel bars; and Kimble, 13.800, horizontal bar.

Dylan Young of Burbank, Calif./Gymnastics Olympica, topped the combined junior all-around standings at 127.450, followed by David Willett of High Point, N.C./High Point, at 124.600. Spencer Goodell of Tigard, Ore./OMEGA, finished third (124.100).

Eighteen senior athletes qualified to the 2017 P&G Championships based on the results of the National Qualification Points System. The top seven junior elite gymnasts also qualified to the P&G Championships based on the two-day, all-around rankings (optional + technical sequence score). The 25 junior and senior men who advanced to the 2017 P&G Championships are listed below by state.

California
Cameron Bock of Newport Beach, Calif./U.S. Olympic Training Center, senior
Adrian De Los Angeles of Long Beach, Calif./U.S. Olympic Training Center, senior
Brandon Ngai of Sacramento, Calif./University of Illinois, senior
Alex Powarzynski of Menifee, Calif./University of Oklahoma, senior
Matthew Randolph of La Canada, Calif./Payke, junior Daniel Yoon of Huntington Beach, Calif./SCATS, junior Dylan Young of Burbank, Calif./Gymnastics Olympica, junior

Colorado
Jordan Valdez of Louisville, Colo./University of Illinois, senior

Florida
Antonio Castro of Pinecrest, Fla./University of Nebraska, senior

Indiana
Christopher Stephenson of Fishers, Ind./University of Nebraska, senior

Louisiana
Jalon Stephens of Shreveport, La./University of Minnesota, senior

Massachusetts
Liam Doherty-Herwitz of Bedford, Mass./Brestyan's, junior

Minnesota
Shane Wiskus of Spring Park, Minn./University of Minnesota, senior

North Carolina
David Willett of High Point, N.C./High Point, junior

Ohio
Trevor Howard of Columbus, Ohio/Ohio State, senior

Oklahoma
Jordan Kovach of Chickasha, Okla./Bart Conner, senior
Sean Neighbarger of Chickasha, Okla./Ohio State, senior

Oregon
David Willett of High Point, N.C./High Point, junior

South Carolina
Anthony McCallum II of Columbia, S.C./University of Michigan, senior

Texas
Michael Reid of Kileen, Texas/Southlake, senior
Morgan Seyler of Flower Mound, Texas/Southlake, junior
Matthew Wenske of Houston, Texas/University of Oklahoma, senior
Alexander Wilson of Sugarland, Texas/Ohio State, senior

Virginia
Kiwan Watts of N. Chesterfield, Va./Above The Bar, senior

Wisconsin
Marvin Kimble of Milwaukee, Wis./Salto, senior

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