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Sender Places Fourth At VISA USA Championships
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 08/29/2006

Aug. 29, 2006

Stanford, Calif. - After finishing fourth at the 2006 VISA USA Championships last week, junior David Sender was named a member of the U.S. Team which will travel to Aarhus, Denmark for the World Championships on October 14-22. Teammates Sho Nakamori and Bryant Hadden finished 11th and 15th all-around, respectively.

Sender finished fourth in the all-around competition at the championships with a two-day score of 177.600 (88.6, 89.0). Alexander Artemev (Team Chevron) claimed the individual title with a score of 180.850. Sender captured the vault championship with a two-day total of 32.6 (16.1, 16.5), ahead of runner-up Clay Strother of Team Chevron (31.75). Sender also tied for second place on the floor exercise with 30.35 (15.4, 14.95) and tied for fifth on the high bar with 29.35 (14.5, 14.85). He captured a fourth top-10 performance as he finished sixth on the still rings with a score of 30.55 (15.25, 15.3).

Junior teammate Sho Nakamori finished 11th all-around for the Cardinal with a two-day total of 170.85 (85.45, 85.4). Nakamori recorded his best individual performance on the floor exercise, finishing seventh with a score of 30.1 (15.1, 15.0). Nakamori also tied for eighth on the parallel bars with 29.7 (15.15, 14.55) and tied for 14th on the high bar with 28.35 (14.55, 13.8).

In his first event competing as a senior elite, sophomore Bryant Hadden finished 15th with a score of 169.45 (85.35, 84.1). Hadden recorded a best finish of 11th on the still rings, totaling 30.15 over two days (15.05, 15.1). Hadden also finished 18th both on the floor exercise with 28.55 (14.4, 14.15) and on the high bar with a score of 27.45 (13.9, 13.55).

Stanford graduate David Durante (`02) finished sixth all-around at the competition, also qualifying for a spot on the World Championship team. Durante tallied a two-day total of 174.3 (88.05, 86.25).



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