Springfield College plays host to 2011 USA Gymnastics Men's Collegiate Championships
posted on 03/24/2011

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., March 23, 2011 – The U.S. Air Force Academy and Arizona State University are looking to defend their Varsity and Collegiate Club Division titles, respectively, at the 2011 USA Gymnastics Men's Collegiate Championships at Springfield (Mass.) College's Blake Arena, March 25-26. Five schools are entered in the Varsity Division, with five participating in the Collegiate Club Division.

At the men's USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships, the team and all-around competition are divided into two categories, varsity and collegiate. The varsity competition is for Division II and III schools with gymnastics as a varsity sport and the military academies, and the collegiate team category is for two-year or four-year degree-granting schools with gymnastics as a club sport. The individual event finals combine the two divisions into one.

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

The competition begins on March 25 at 6:30 p.m. with the team and all-around finals, followed by individual event finals on March 26 at 7 p.m.

Last year, the Air Force Academy topped then defending champion William and Mary, which has won 13 team titles since first competing in the event in 1994. Arizona State captured the club team title for the fourth straight year and 13th overall since first competing in the event in 1987.

In the all-around, Nash Mills of the U.S. Air Force Academy and Riley Barclay of ASU are returning to defend their varsity and club titles, respectively. For the individual events, five of the six event titlists are competing this year – Dylan Parrott of the Navy, floor exercise and horizontal bar; Steve Deutsch of William and Mary, still rings; Deven Menefee of Air Force, vault; and Mills, parallel bars. The complete field is listed below.

Field for the 2011 USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships

Arizona State University
Riley Barclay
Charles Baysinger
Bryton Boucher
Josh Bradley
Jared Chin
Sam Cook
Hans Degnan
Alex Gaudaur
Stevie Gragg
Alex Harrison
Gary Lang
Stewart MacDonald
Brian Malone
Kyle Nakashima
Cody Payne
Mychael Ramirez
Lee Wilkerson

College at Brockport
Joe Baggetta
Kenny Byrd
Paul Ferraro
Brian Gildemyer
Rocco Henderson
Tom Jedik
Yusuke Nemoto
Matt Power

College of William and Mary
Matt Burns
Steve Deutsch
Alex Egerter
Dave Ellis
Landon Funicicllo
Andy Hunter
Futa Ikeda
Dan Melzar
Sam Patterson
Daniel Potemski
Jonathan Prohov
Max Sabert
Vince Smurro
Kyle Sneeden
Kris Yeager

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Brett Lazarus
Jake Shapiro

Portland Community College
Isaac Olds

Springfield College
Joe Carlson
Ian Crider
Garret DeSantis
Ty Evans
Josh Fox
Chris Jost
Alex McCabe
Kevin Miner
Tim Monaco
Roger Moulton
Jimmy Pezzino
Ryan Ponce
Rich Ruggiero
Dave Tilley
Jeff White

U.S. Air Force Academy
Tory Brown
Patrick Duffy
Jacob Houder
Tyler Huebner
Alex Jessop
Daniel Klimkowski
Devin Menefee
Nash Mills
James Okamoto
Nicholas Owen
Mac Ritchie
Matthew Thorne
Colton Wulf
Aaron Zaiser
Ben Zaiser

U.S. Military Academy
Jared Breeden
Chase Brown
Greg Fearnley
Nick Fettinger
Jonathan Hoey
Garrek Hojen-Clark
Ian Howard
Ikaika Jakob
Zack Linton
Brandon Long
Nolan Melson
Nick Miles
Erik Rohweler
Tim Tieng
Kip Webber

U.S. Naval Academy
Andrew Faulk
Nate Gessner
Aaron Ingram
Chris Junghans
John Parks
Dylan Parrott
Brandon Tinkham
Austin Zalik

University of Washington
Jon Chapman
Jeramie Hardi
Peter Moser
Layton Oka
Sam Softich
Greg Steward