March 7, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. -
The fifth-ranked Stanford men's gymnastics team will make a cross-country trip to take on No. 14 Army and Springfield at 10 a.m. (PT) on Saturday, March 9 at West Point, N.Y.
It will be Stanford's final regular season meet before it travels to Norway to compete against the Norwegian and Italian national teams on March 23. The Cardinal will return stateside for the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships on April 6.
What: Tri-Meet vs. No. 14 Army (5-5) and Springfield (7-10)
When: Saturday, March 9, at 10 a.m. (PT)
Where: West Point, N.Y.
Follow the Action: Follow @SUMensGymnastic on Twitter for photos and live updates. The meet will be available to watch online for a fee through "Knight Vision" via GoArmySports.com.
Cardinal Update: Stanford is coming off a second-place finish at the Collegiate Challenge, falling to the Japanese Collegiate National Team, 438.850-431.200. The Cardinal defeated No. 9 California (422.750), Arizona State (389.900) and Washington (357.700).
The meet was the third in a stretch that includes four competitions in four weeks for Stanford. The Cardinal finished its regular season series against Cal with a 5-0 record. Stanford outscored Cal in five of six events at the Collegiate Challenge.
Eddie Penev led the Cardinal with three season-highs and finished first in floor (16.000), vault (15.600) and the all-around (88.950). He also tied his season-best on rings with a 14.450. Penev's scores in floor, vault and the all-around are the highest of any Stanford gymnast this season.
Penev was named the College Gymnastics Association Gymnast of the Week (Feb. 25-March 3). It was Penev's second honor this season and fourth of his career.
Stanford claimed individual titles in the following events:
Floor: Eddie Penev
, 16.000 (season best)Rings: Dennis Zaremski
, 15.350 (career best)Vault: Eddie Penev
, 15.600 (season best)All-Around: Eddie Penev
, 88.950 (season best)
Stanford Top Ten in All Events: The Cardinal has competed with a balanced team performance and is ranked in the top-10 in all six events. Below are the rankings determined by the average of the team's three best scores in each event:
High bar: 2nd, 73.333
Floor exercise: 4th, 74.733
Parallel bars: 5th, 72.217
Vault: 5th, 73.717
Pommel horse: 6th, 71.200
Still rings: 6th, 73.633
Cardinal in the Top 20: Stanford currently boasts seven gymnasts in the top-20 among the six events, based on their highest three scores. Eddie Penev is ranked first on floor and second in the all-around, while Sean Senters is first on vault.
Below is a list of Cardinal ranked in the top-20:
Eddie Penev, 1st, 15.767
James Fosco, 14th, 15.217
Jordan Nolff, 16th, 15.100
Dennis Zaremski, 17th, 15.017
Sean Senters, 1st, 15.300
Eddie Penev, 15th, 14.933
Cameron Foreman, 6th, 15.133
Eddie Penev, 13th, 14.883
Cameron Foreman, 6th, 14.983
Paul Hichwa, 13th, 14.767
Eddie Penev, 2nd, 88.117
Saturday's Opponents: Army, Springfield
Army: The Black Knights suffered a 411.350-409.400 defeat in its most recent meet against No. 13 William and Mary. Army outscored William & Mary on floor exercise, pommel horse and parallel bars. Freshman Jesse Glenn finished first in floor (15.100) and the all-around (82.850).
Springfield: The Pride is also coming off a loss to William & Mary, being outscored 408.050-400.400. John Zirna and Pat Ryther claimed the top two spots in pommel horse, while Ryan Ponce notched a second-place finish on rings with a 15.000.
Current Stanford Stats