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Stanford Qualifies for NCAA Championships Finals
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 04/19/2013

April 19, 2013

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.- The Stanford men's gymnastics team finished second in its NCAA Championships preliminary round Friday night at Penn State and qualified for the team finals on Saturday.

Stanford tallied a 435.850 - its third-highest team score on the season - and had at least one gymnast finish in the top three in all six events. A total of 12 different Cardinal gymnasts recorded at least one top-10 finish.

After being named the Nissen-Emery Award winner Thursday night, Eddie Penev continued to impress in his senior campaign, claiming three individual victories.

Penev finished first in the all-around (87.450), floor (15.500) and vault (15.000). He also had strong performances in high bar where he finished tied for 10th with a 14.200 and parallel bars with a 14.400 to finish tied for 12th.

Stanford got off to a great start on vault with all five gymnasts scoring a 14.350 or higher and finishing with a team score of 73.600. Kevin Baker finished tied for third with a career-best 14.950 and Jonathan Deaton scored a 14.850 to tie his career high and finish fifth.

The Cardinal continued its hot start on parallel bars with Dennis Zaremski leading the way with a career-best 14.750 to tie for third. Cameron Foreman notched a 14.700 to tie for third, while Brian Knott finished eighth with a 14.650.

Along with Penev's 15.500 on floor, Sean Senters delivered a 15.150 to tie for third and Jordan Nolff earned a tie for seventh with a 14.800. Stanford finished floor with a 74.100 team score.

Stanford had a strong pommel horse rotation, earning a 71.300 team score. John Martin led Stanford with a 14.850 to tie for third, followed by Gabriel Alvarado in seventh with a 14.550.

The Cardinal finished the night on rings, where Zaremski continued to lead Stanford, posting a 15.300 to finish tied for second. Michael Levy scored a career-best 14.800 to finish 10th.

Stanford will pursue its sixth national title on Saturday at 4 p.m. (PT). Live stats and a video feed will be provided via

Stanford's Top-10 Finishes

1. Sean Senters, 15.150
t-7. Jordan Nolff, 14.800

Pommel Horse
t-3. John Martin, 14.850
7. Gabriel Alvarado, 14.550

t-2. Dennis Zaremski, 15.300
10. Michael Levy, 14.800

t-1. Kevin Baker, 14.950
5. Jonathan Deaton, 14.850

Parallel Bars
t-3. Dennis Zaremski, 14.750
t-5. Cameron Foreman, 14.700
8. Brian Knott, 14.650

High Bar
t-3. John Martin, 14.600
5. Brian Knott, 14.550
9. Paul Hichwa, 14.300
t-10 Eddie Penev, 14.200

1. Eddie Penev, 87.450



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