Air Force wins 4 individual event titles at '11 USA Gymnastics Men's Collegiate Championships
posted on 03/26/2011

© Springfield College Athletics

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., March 26, 2011 – Six individual event titles were handed out at the 2011 USA Gymnastics Men’s Collegiate Championships at Springfield (Mass.) College’s Blake Arena on Saturday night. The United States Air Force Academy claimed four titles and Springfield College earned the other two.

Jimmy Pezzino of Springfield College won the floor exercise title with a 15.050. The U.S. Naval Academy’s Dylan Parrot and Air Force’s Coltun Wulf tied for second with a 14.600.

Air Force’s James Okamoto took the pommel horse crown with a 14.250. Garrek Hojan-Clark of Army finished second with a 14.000. Andrew Faulk of Navy scored a 13.450 to take third.

On still rings, Nash Mills of Air Force scored a 15.300 to finish first. Jake Shapiro of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finished tied for second at 14.800 with Army’s Jared Breeden.

Tory Brown of Air Force earned the vault crown with a 15.700. Faulk took second at 15.650.Daniel Potemski of the College of William & Mary finished third with a 15.650.

Mills won his second event title, claiming the parallel bars title with a 14.600. Ty Evans of Springfield College, who claimed the all-around varsity title on the first day of competition, took second with a 14.500. Faulk finished third at 14.200.

Evans also won the horizontal bar title with the score of 14.350. Faulk and Wulf tied to finish second on high bar with scores of 14.300. Faulk claimed four individual event medals (two silver, two bronze).

The schools who competed in this year’s field were: 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.

Both the U.S. Air Force Academy and Arizona State University successfully defended their Varsity and Collegiate Club Division titles, respectively, in Friday’s team competition. Lee Wilkerson of ASU won the club all-around, with Evans taking the varsity title.

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.

2011 USA Gymnastics Men's Collegiate Championships
Springfield (Mass.) College
March 26, 2011
Individual event finals

Floor exercise
1. Jimmy Pezzino, Springfield College, 15.050
2T. Dylan Parrot, U.S. Naval Academy, 14.600
2T. Coltun Wulf, U.S. Air Force Academy, 14.600

Vault
1. Tory Brown, U.S. Air Force Academy, 15.700
2. Andrew Faulk, U.S. Naval Academy, 15.650
3. Daniel Potemski, College of William & Mary, 15.650

Pommel Horse
1. James Okamoto,U.S. Air Force Academy, 14.250
2. Garrek Hojan-Clark, U.S. Military Academy, 14.000
3. Andrew Faulk, U.S. Naval Academy, 13.450

Still Rings
1. Nash Mills, U.S. Air Force Academy, 15.300.
2T. Jake Shapiro, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 14.800
2T. Jared Breeden, U.S. Military Academy, 14.800

Parallel Bars
1. Nash Mills, U.S. Air Force Academy, 14.600
2. Ty Evans, Springfield College, 14.500
3. Andrew Faulk, U.S. Naval Academy, 14.200

Horizontal Bar
1. Ty Evans, Springfield College, 14.350
2T. Andrew Faulk, U.S. Naval Academy, 14.300
2T. Coltun Wulf, U.S. Air Force Acade