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Stanford Men's Gymnastics Takes On Cal In Annual Big Flip Off
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 02/12/2007

Feb. 12, 2007

Stanford men's gymnastics returns home this Friday, February 16 (7:00pm) where they will take on Cal in the annual "Big Flip Off" at Burnham Pavilion. The Cardinal are coming off victories at Cal and a first place finish in the 2007 Stanford Open.

Last season at "The Big Flip Off"
Stanford claimed wins on three events vs. California, ultimately defeating the Bears 210.700-209.950 in Burnham Pavilion. junior David Sender posted high scores on the floor exercise and rings, while senior Dylan Carney took top honors on the high bar. Cal tallied individual wins on the pommel horse, vault and parallel bars.

So Far This Season
*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.

Cal At A Glance
So far this season Stanford and Cal have gone head to head once and also crossed paths at the Stanford Open. Cal suffered defeat in their first meet of the season, losing to the Cardinal 205.1 - 196.0. The Bears traveled to Burnham Pavilion for the Stanford Open, where they placed second with a team score of 207.5. Cal is led by junior Colin Christ and defending NCAA pommel horse champion, junior Tim McNeil. McNeil scored a victory on the pommel horse in the Stanford Open with a score of 9.45, while Christ turned in the top all-around performance for the Bears, placing 13 overall with a 42.60. McNeil was also recently selected to the U.S. National Team after his performance at the Winter Cup.



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