Jan. 28, 2007
Stanford men's gymnastics 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.
The Cardinal victory was highlighted by Dylan Carney's near perfect performance on the high bars, earning a score of 9.95. Carney also turned in the top score on floor, putting together an enthusiastic routine to earn a 9.55. Alex Schorsch only competed in two events, but he certainly made one of them count as he turned in a powerful routine on rings, earning a top score of 9.70.
For the second straight meet, David Sender captured the All Around title, tallying a score of 53.40. He was able to post a second place finish on rings with a 9.45 and finished on top in the vault with a score of 9.05.
Other top performers for Stanford included Bryant Hadden, who finished twelfth in the overall with a total of 42.75. Chris Harper turned in a second place finish on the pommel horse with a 9.10, while Eli Alcaraz posted an 8.70 to finish second on the vault.
Cardinal gymnasts captured first in four of the six total events in the meet and swept the top two spots on the vault. Tim McNeil of Cal was tops on the pommel horse with a score of 9.45 and Timothy TJ Schmidt of Nebraska earned a 9.10 to finish first on the parallel bars.
The team returns to action on Thursday, February 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada for the Winter Cup (7:30pm).
For complete Stanford Open results go to http://www.stanfordopen.com/results.html