Feb. 14, 2010
Livermore, Calif. - The No. 4 Stanford men's gymnastics team improved to 4-0 with a win over No. 18 California on Saturday night at the Gold Country Classic. Despite resting four of its best gymnasts, the Cardinal earned a 342.70-340.85 victory over the Golden Bears.
The Cardinal were led by Eddie Penev who had the top score from either team on both vault and in the floor exercise. Penev received a score of 15.65 on the vault and 15.45 in the floor exercise to lead both teams. The Cardinal excelled in the floor exercise, gaining an advantage of almost 2.5 points in the event.
Stanford's other strong event was the pommel horse, where it again outscored Cal by over two points. Eric Hergenrader led Stanford with a score of 14.0, which also was the top score from either team.
The other Cardinal competitor to have the high score on a single apparatus was James Fosco. Fosco scored 15.0 on the rings to lead all competitors. Jordan Nolff also excelled in the event, scoring 14.65, although Cal had the better overall score.
John Martin led Stanford on the horizontal bar with a score of 14.35 as the Cardinal narrowly edged Cal in the event. Cal controlled the parallel bars, but Nicholas Noone excelled for the Cardinal with a score of 14.55.
Penev was the only Cardinal to compete in every event, scoring 84.2 in the all-around. Kyle Bunthuwong of Cal took the all-around meet title with a score of 86.7.
The Cardinal will be back in action next weekend at the Pacific Coast Classic in Oakland. The meet will take place on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. as Stanford will take on a field that includes teams other than Cal for the first time in 2010.