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Sophomore Stephen Nedoroscik is a two-time pommel horse national champion and three other NIttany Lions earned All-American status
Sam Zakutney paced the Nittany Lions with a win on the parallel bars and three total podium finishes
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Nedorsocik and Pantazis both grabbed First Team All-Big Ten honors after taking home individual event victories
2018 Big Ten Champion (Floor Exercise)
First Team All-Big Ten (2018)
Big Ten Freshman of the Week (1/16)
|Floor Exercise||14.500||2/9/18||at Ohio State|
|Pommel Horse||11.950||1/20/18||at West Point Open|
|Still Rings||12.950||4/6/18||at Big Ten Championships|
|Parallel Bars||13.950||1/20/18 &
|Army West Point & at Ohio State|
|High Bar||13.200||3/10/18||at Arizona State|
|All-Around||78.800||1/12/18||at West Point Open|
2018 (Freshman Year)
Participated in the all-around on four occasions in his first season donning the Blue and White with one event victory … Named First Team All-Big Ten after capturing the Big Ten Individual floor exercise title … Became the 13th Big Ten Individual Event Champion in Penn State men’s gymnastics history … Is just the second Penn State gymnast to capture the Big Ten floor exercise title and the first since Mike Dutka earned the honor in the 1998 season … Scored a 14.275 to lead the field at the Big Ten Championships (4/7) on the floor … Earned four individual event victories with two on floor exercise and two on parallel bars … Notched 15 podium finishes for the Nittany Lions … Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after capturing his first individual event victories with a win on the floor and the parallel bars at the West Point Open (1/13) … Picked up his second-straight parallel bars title of the season with a win against Army (1/20), scoring a 13.950 … Placed second in the all-around at the West Point Open (1/13).
Prepped at Edward C. Reed High School and trained at Gymnastics Nevada … Is a six-time state champion … Has qualified for the P&G Championships from 2015-17 … Notched a second-place finish on the floor exercise, pommel horse and in the all-around at the 2017 Junior Olympic Nationals … Placed second in the all-around at the 2016 P&G Championships … Came in second on the vault and seventh on the floor exercise at the Junior Olympic National Championships … Garnered a third-place finish in the all-around before going on to earn a first-place finish on the floor exercise and the vault at the 2015 National Qualifier … Concluded his 2014 season with a second-place finish on the still rings at the Junior Olympic National Championships.
Full name is Brennan Michael Panazis … Son of Michael and Lani Pantazis … Has one sister, Kara … Enrolled in the Division of Undergraduate Studies.