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No. 4 Men's Gymnastics Prepares For 2007 MPSF Championships
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 03/26/2007

March 26, 2007

No. 4 men's gymnastics (11-2) is set to compete at the 2007 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Championships on March 31 (7:30 p.m.) at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA. The meet will feature three of the top five teams from last years NCAA Championships including defending champions No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 4 Stanford and No. 8 Cal. Also competing will be No. 16 Air Force and No. 10 Nebraska.

Seven Stanford gymnasts rank in the top ten in the seven different categories, including three currently holding the top spot. On the pommel horse, Chris Harper sits fifth with an average score of 9.067, followed by Bryant Hadden in tenth with a score of 8.883. On the still rings no one is better than Alex Schorsch as he holds the top spot with an average score of 9.667, while David Sender ranks ninth with his score of 9.450. Defending NCAA vault champion Sender is currently in second place with his score of 9.100. Dylan Carney is proving once again this season that he is the best in the nation on high bar sitting at the top with his score of 9.767. Senior National Team member David Sender has shown he is the top all around gymnast as he boasts an average score of 54.483.

2006-07 * On January 20 Stanford opened their season with a 205.10 to 196.00 victory over California last night in Haas Pavilion. The Cardinal finished on top in four of the six events and Sender captured the all around title with a 50.45. * On January 28 the team took home first place at the Stanford Open Saturday night in front of a sell out crowd at Burnham Pavilion. The Cardinal defeated collegiate teams from Cal, Nebraska and Washington, as well as defeating a pair of All Star teams made up of Friday night's top competitors. Stanford topped all schools with a team total of 209.65, followed by Cal with a score of 207.50, Nebraska with a 202.90 and Washington with an 85.15. * At the 2007 Winter Cup Challenge (February 8-10) Sender took second place in the all-around final with a combined two-day score of 176.950. Sophomore Bryant Hadden placed 11 for Stanford in the all-around with a total of 168.00, while Carney finished in 34 place with a two-day score of 87.90. * On February 16, Stanford defeated No. 9 Cal 214.45 - 210.55 in the annual "Big Flip Off" at Burnham Pavilion. Though the Cardinal was at a disadvantage, using only 11 gymnasts instead of the normal 12, they were able to earn victories in five of the six events contested, with individual gymnasts posting high scores on three events. * No. 5 Stanford men's gymnastics took second place at the Pacific Coast Classic in Oakland, Calif (Feb. 22). The team posted an overall score of 216.650, while No. 3 Oklahoma finished first with a score of 218.450. No. 8 Cal rounded out the top three with a 214.750, while No. 1 Michigan came in fourth, posting a 214.400. Sender placed third in the All-Around as he totaled a score of 54.800. Sender placed first on the vault with a score of 9.40 and earned a second place finish on the parallel bars, recording a 9.55. *An undermanned Stanford team suffered their first dual meet loss against top ranked Michigan on March 2 at Burnham Pavilion. The Cardinal fell to Michigan by a final score of 212.35-208.1. National Team member and Stanford co-captain Sender was unable to compete in the meet due to family issues. * No. 5 Stanford bounced right back on March 4 as they defeated tenth ranked University of Nebraska by a score of 216.85-206.30 at the Devaney Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Cardinal had individual winners on five of the six events, while David Sender returned to capture the All-Around title with a score of 54.05. * In their final regular season meet, fifth ranked Stanford men's gymnastics (11-2) came from behind to defeat No. 2 Penn St. and No. 9 Iowa on Saturday night in Burnham Pavilion. The Cardinal rallied to finish with a final team score of 216.7, while Penn St. (214.8) came in second and Iowa (204.75) finished third. David Sender captured the all-around title for Stanford as he recorded a total score of 55.55.

No. 2 Stanford Men's Gymnastics finished second to No. 1 Oklahoma tonight at the MPSF Championship, 219.175-217.075. Sophomore David Sender claimed an individual victory on the vault with a score of 9.550, leading the Cardinal to a team win on the event (37.100). Stanford's runner-up performance is the program's highest conference finish since before the 2001 season. The Cardinal finished second to Oklahoma on the floor exercise, 37.300-36.650, led by Sender's second-place score of 9.500. On the still rings, Stanford posted a team total of 37.650 to top-finisher Oklahoma's 38.150. Sender led the Cardinal to a top team finish on the vault after posting a score of 9.550, tying his season best. Junior Dylan Carney nabbed the second spot for the Cardinal with 9.400, his second-best score of the season. Stanford finished second to California on the high bar, 37.350-36.150, putting five gymnasts in the top ten finishers and tallying its highest score of the season on the event. Sender tied for second all-around with Oklahoma's Jonathan Horton with a score of 54.100.

#3 Oklahoma -- 216.667
#4 Sstanford -- 215.933
#8 California -- 211.300
#10 Nebraska -- 204.600
#16 Air Force -- 192.417

#1 David Sender (JR, STAN) -- 54.483
#3 Jason Wassung (SR, NEB) -- 51.883

#2 Oklahoma -- 37.517
#7 Stanford -- 36.433
#9 California -- 35.533

#4 Stanford -- 34.983
#5 Oklahoma -- 34.383
#6 California -- 34.083
#7 Nebraska -- 33.983

#4 Stanford -- 37.400
#5 Oklahoma -- 37.150
#6 California -- 37.083
#10 Nebraska -- 34.883

#1 Oklahoma -- 35.867
#7 Stanford -- 34.900
#10 Nebraska -- 34.100

#3 Oklahoma -- 36.183
#4 California -- 36.167
#6 Stanford -- 35.517
#9 Nebraska -- 35.133

#1 Oklahoma -- 36.683
#3 Stanford -- 36.400
#8 California -- 35.233



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