Men’s Gymnastics Set for National Championships Friday and Saturday


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State is set to compete at the National Collegiate Men’s Gymnastics Championships at Oklahoma’s Lloyd Noble Center on Friday and Saturday. The Lions will compete in the first preliminary session on Friday at 2 pm (ET). They will be joined in that session by California, Illinois, Nebraska, Springfield and Stanford.

The top three teams and the top three all-around competitors not on one of the qualifying teams, plus the top three individuals on each event not already qualified on a team or as an all-around competitor, will advance from each qualifying session to the finals on Saturday. The finals are scheduled for 7 pm (ET).

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Main Feed | Floor | Pommel Horse | Rings | Vault | Parallel Bars | High Bar

PENN STATE SEASON/HISTORICAL BREAKDOWN

ALL-AROUND
Team Rank: 8th
NQA: 397,125
Season Best: 401,800
Individual Season Best: Matt Cormier (81,450)
Penn State Gymnasts in Top 10 NQA: Matt Cormier (77,000)
Penn State NCAA Champions All-Time (15): Ray Sorenson (1948), Jean Cronstedt (1953, 54), Karl Schwenzfeier (1955), Armando Vega (1957, 59), Jay Werner (1960), Gregory Weiss (1961), Mike Jacobson (1965), Steve Cohen (1966 , 67), Marshall Avener (1973), Luis Vargas (2004–05), Casey Sandy (2008).

FLOOR EXERCISE
Team Rank: 10th
NQA: 66,450
Season Best: 67,800
Individual Season Best: Matt Cormier (14,600)
Penn State Gymnasts in Top 10 NQA: 9. Matt Cormier (13,933)
Penn State NCAA Champions All-Time (4): Jean Cronstedt (1954), Tom Seward (1963), Trevor Howard (2013), Thad Lawson (2015)

POMMEL HORSE
Team Rank: 7th
NQA: 64,817
Season Best: 65,600
Individual Season Best: Chase Clingman (14,425)
Penn State Gymnasts in Top 10 NQA: None
Penn State NCAA Champions All-Time (11): Steve Green (1948), Robert Lawrence (1954), Mark Sohn (1988, 89, 90, 91), Brandon Staniak (1999, 2000), Luis Vargas (2005), Stephen Nedoroscik (2017, 2018)

RING
Team Rank: 8th
NQA: 66,450
Season Best: 68,300
Individual Season Best: Michael Jaroh (14,350)
Penn State Gymnasts in Top 10 NQA: 6. Michael Jaroh (14,350)
Penn State NCAA Champions All-Time (7): Armando Vega (1959), Paul Vexler (1969), Wayne Cowden (1990), Adam Carton (1991), Chris Lakeman (2001), Kevin Tan (2003, 04)

VAULT
Team Rank: 7th
NQA: 71,217
Season Best: 71,650
Individual Season Best: Brennan Pantazis (14,700)
Penn State Gymnasts in Top 10 NQA: None
Penn State NCAA Champions All-Time (1): Adam Carton (1991)

PARALLEL BARS
Team Rank: 9th
NQA: 64,767
Season Best: 66,450
Individual Season Best: Josh Karnes (14,300)
Penn State Gymnasts in Top 10 NQA: None
Penn State NCAA Champions All-Time (9): Hal Zimmerman (1942), Ray Sorenson (1948), Jean Cronstedt (1953-54), Armando Vega (1956, 57, 59), Tom Dunn (1971), Gene Whalen (1976)

HIGH BAR
Team Rank: 7th
NQA: 65,283
Season Best: 66,450
Individual Season Best: Michael Artlip (13,950)
Penn State Gymnasts in Top 10 NQA: 9. Michael Jaroh (13,667)
Penn State NCAA Champions All-Time (2): Jean Cronstedt (1954), Mike Jacobson (1965)

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