Here’s what happened Saturday night in NCAA men’s gymnastics:
Air Force vs. Arizona State and Oklahoma @ Air Force (Rocky Mountain Open): Oklahoma 347.4, Nebraska 337.050, USOTC* 328.7, Air Force 325.850, Arizona State** 319.4, Washington** 277.95. 2009 World team member Jake Dalton started his Sooner career with an all-around win (87.5) and also gained individual event titles on vault (16.250), parallel bars (14.900) and high bar (14.800). 2009 World floor finalist Steven Legendre won his specialty (15.950) and freshman Alex Naddour claimed the pommel horse title (15.2). Nebraska’s Anthony Ingrelli was the only non-Sooner to win an event. He placed first on rings (14.65). (SoonerSports.com)
Army vs. Temple, Navy, Springfield, Penn State and Brockport @ Army (West Point Open, Individual Event Finals): Penn State gymnasts took five of six available event titles on the second day of the West Point Open in New York. Senior Noam Shaham won vault (15.8), junior Matt Albrecht parallel bars (14.25), freshman Felix Androvich pommel horse (14.8), Pennsylvania native Nick Grant placed first on floor (15.2) and Miguel Pineda won rings (14.5). Navy’s Dylan Parrott won high bar (14.7). (GoPSUSports.com)
Michigan, Ohio State, Minnesota, Iowa, UIC and Illinois @ UIC (Windy City Invitational): Illinois 353.750, Michigan 351.350, Ohio State 347.150, Iowa 339.6, Minnesota 337.65, UIC 328.75. Illinois made a strong statement to begin its season, the first under new head coach Justin Spring. Junior Paul Ruggeri won the all-around (88.6) by a full point over Ohio State’s Brandon Wynn. Ruggeri also added the title on and high bar (15.6) as his team defeated rival Michigan. Illinois’s Chad Weist won floor (15.65), Daniel Ribeiro pommel horse (15.3), brand new Illinois freshman Yoshi Mori won his first college title on vault (15.9) and Craig Padera, Jr. won parallel bars (14.85) in Illinois’s almost-sweep. Wynn was first on rings (a huge 16.1). (FightingIllini.com)
*The USOTC club team was ineligible for rewards.
**ASU and Washington are club teams.
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