Feb. 2, 2006
Las Vegas, Nev. -
Stanford's five entrants at the 2006 Winter Cup were part of the first group to compete under the new scoring system adopted by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) last year.
Beginning in this year, the FIG will use a new scoring system for men's and women's artistic gymnastics. The new system incorporates credit for the routine's content, difficulty and execution, and a gymnast's score no longer is limited to a maximum of 10 In the United States, the new system will be used at all elite level events. Under the new system, a gymnast's total score includes values for both the routine's content and his/her execution. Basically, the new scoring procedure adds the A Score (difficulty and content), which includes difficulty, connection value and element requirements, to the B Score, which encompasses execution, artistry, composition and technique, to determine a gymnast's total score. Scores no longer have a maximum value of 10.
David Sender, a current member of the 12-man U.S. Senior National Team took fourth place in the all-around in session two, with a total score of 86.100. In his session, Sender tabbed three top-five finishes, taking second place on vault with a 16.200 (A = 6.800, B = 9.400), third place on floor with a 14.850 (A = 5.800, B = 9.050) and fourth place on rings with a 14.750 (A = 5.900, B = 8.850). Sender also added an eighth place showing on the parallel bars with a 14.500 (A = 5.600, B = 8.900).
Jason Shen notched three top-10 performances, also in the second session, to take 10th place in the all-around with an 83.300. Shen posted a fourth-place finish on high bar with a 14.700 (A = 5.400, B = 9.300), a sixth-place finish on floor 14.400 (A = 5.300, B = 9.100) and a ninth-place showing on the parallel bars 14.300 (A = 5.500, B = 8.800).
Alex Schorsch, a rings specialist tied for second place in the second session with a 15.100 (A = 6.200, B = 8.900), while Dylan Carney took second place in the first session on floor with a 15.050 (A = 5.900, B = 9.150). Carney also tied for 12th place on vault and competed on high bar. Sho Nakamori competed solely on floor, taking fifth place in the first session with a 14.800 (A = 5.700, B = 9.100).
Stanford alum David Durante finished with the highest all-around total of the day, an 89.550, with first-place showings on the pommel horse and parallel bars in the first session.
The top 42 gymnasts from today advance to the all-around finals on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Based on the competition's results, the top six from the all-around finals automatically qualify for the 2006 senior national team. Six more gymnasts will qualify based on a points system established by the Men's Program Committee. The Men's Program Committee will select the remaining two gymnasts.