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No. 5 Stanford Men's Gymnastics Set To Take On No. 1 Michigan
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 02/27/2007

Feb. 27, 2007

ON TAP FOR THE CARDINAL
No. 5 Stanford men's gymnastics (8-1) returns home to face off against top ranked Michigan (11-3) on Friday, March 2 (7:00pm) at Burnham Pavilion. The Cardinal is coming off a second place finish at the Pacific Coast Classic where they posted a team score of 216.650, while Michigan finished in fourth place, recording a score of 214.40.

SCOUTING MICHIGAN
The Wolverines are ranked first or second nationally on five out of the six events and also boast the nations top team total average score of 218.717. Michigan ranks first on the floor exercise (37.85), second on the pommel horse (35.45), second on the still rings (37.633), sixth on the vault (34.80), first on the parallel bars (37.017) and second on the high bar (36.517). Michigan, just like Stanford, will be putting their undefeated dual meet season on the line. Michigan is 4-0 in dual meets, while the Cardinal is 2-0.

LAST SEASON VS. MICHIGAN
No. 3 Stanford Men's Gymnastics downed No. 7 Michigan, 217.150-207.500, in the final home meet of the year. The Cardinal took individual victories on five events, including a sweep of the top three finishers on the still rings, pommel horse and parallel bars. Alex Schorsch posted a season-high 9.750 to win the still rings. Jason Shen was the Cardinal's only gymnast to complete all six events, winning the all-around title with a combined score of 52.300. Michigan's Ralph Rosso finished second all-around with a total of 49.300 and Gerry Signerelli was third with 48.250.

SO FAR THIS SEASON
* No. 5 Stanford men's gymnastics took second place last night 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. David 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.
*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.
*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 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.
*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.


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