Gygax wins four more medals at 2010 USA Gymnastics Men's Collegiate Championships
posted on 03/28/2010

© Pete Clawson

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 27, 2010 – The College of William and Mary’s Derek Gygax added one gold, two silver and one bronze individual event medals to the all-around gold medal he won yesterday at the 2010 USA Gymnastics Men’s Collegiate Championships, held at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Cadet Field House. Dylan Parrott of the U.S. Naval Academy claimed two event gold medals, and Ty Evans of Springfield College also won multiple medals, two bronze and one silver.

Gygax won the pommel horse title, along with second on both the floor exercise and the parallel bars and the still rings bronze. Parrott was the only gymnast to win two individual event finals, taking top honors in both the floor exercise and the horizontal bar. Evans captured the silver for the parallel bars and was third on both vault and horizontal bar.

In the floor exercise, Parrott posted a 14.750, with Gygax’s 14.000 finishing second. Andy Hunter of the College of William and Mary was third at 13.950.

Gygax took the top honors on pommel horse with his 14.400. The U.S. Air Force Academy’s James Okamoto was second at 14.350, the U.S. Naval Academy’s Ian Lassonde third at 13.950.

The still rings title went to Steve Deutsch of the College of William and Mary, who tallied a 14.150. The Air Force Academy’s Dan Klimkowski claimed the silver medal with a 14.050. The bronze medal went to Gygax with a 13.900.

Deven Menefee of the U.S. Air Force Academy won the vault crown with his 15.950 score. Arizona State University’s Josh Bradley placed second at 15.500, with Springfield College’s Ty Evans third at 15.450.

The Air Force’s Nash Mills, who tied for the all-around with Gygax, earned the top score on the parallel bars at 14.500. Evans was the runner-up at 14.300, just one-tenth of a point ahead of Gygax at 14.200.

On the horizontal bar, Parrott’s 14.300 secured the gold medal. Vince Smurro of the College of William and Mary placed second at 13.750, and Evans rounded out the medal winners with the bronze at 13.500.

At the men’s USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships, 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, and the collegiate team category is for two-year or four-year degree-granting schools with gymnastics as a club sport.

The schools in this year’s field were: Varsity -- College of William and Mary, Springfield College, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Naval Academy; and Collegiate Club Division -- Arizona State University, College of Brockport, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Portland Community College, University of Texas and University of Washington

2010 USA Gymnastics Men’s Collegiate Championships
United States Air Force Academy
March 27, 2010
Individual event finals

Floor exercise
1. Dylan Parrott, U.S. Naval Academy, 14.750
2. Derek Gygax, College of William and Mary, 14.000
3. Andy Hunter, College of William and Mary, 13.950

Pommel horse
1. Derek Gygax, College of William and Mary, 14.400
2. James Okamoto, U.S. Air Force Academy, 14.350
3. Ian Lassonde, U.S. Naval Academy, 13.950

Still rings
1. Steve Deutsch, College of William and Mary, 14.150
2. Dan Klimkowski, U.S. Air Force Academy, 14.050
3. Derek Gygax, College of William and Mary, 13.900

Vault
1. Deven Menefee, U.S. Air Force Academy, 15.950
2. Josh Bradley, Arizona State University, 15.500
3. Ty Evans, Springfield College, 15.450

Parallel bars
1. Nash Mills, U.S. Air Force Academy, 14.500
2. Ty Evans, Springfield College, 14.300
3. Derek Gygax, College of William and Mary, 14.200

Horizontal bar
1. Dylan Parrott, U.S. Naval Academy, 14.300
2. Vince Smurro, College of William and Mary, 13.750
3. Ty Evans, Springfield College, 13.500