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Nedoroscik placed seventh on the pommel horse and Howard earned a spot on the National Team
Eight Nittany Lions earned first team honors in the 2016-17 academic year
The Nittany Lions fell one spot short of qualifying as a team but put six in the individual event finals
Tyndall placed third on the floor exercise for the Blue and White
Six gymnasts qualified for the individual event finals
2017 Pommel Horse National Champion
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2017 (Freshman Year)
Became one-of-four freshman and the 54th Nittany Lion to earn a National Championship as he finished first on the pommel horse at the NCAA Championships with a 14.900 … Is the 10th Nittany Lion to earn the pommel horse title and the first since Luis Vargas … Is the third freshman to capture an individual NCAA event title in the last five years and only the fourth-ever Penn State men’s gymnastics freshman to earn an individual event title … Notched four other first-place finishes on the pommel horse in his freshman season … Picked up his first victory at Springfield (1/29) with a 14.500 … Scored a 14.350 on the pommel horse at Illinois (2/3) for the victory.
Prepped at Worcester Technical High School where his trade was Electro Mechanical … Learned how to construct electrical and mechanical devices using 3D printers, Arduinos and PLC’s … Comes to Penn State as one of the best pommel horse performers in the country … Earned the gold medal at the state, regional and national meet on the pommel horse in 2015 … Was the 2015 and 2016 Junior Olympic National Champion on the pommel horse.
Full name is Stephen John Nedoroscik … Son of John and Cheryl Nedoroscik … Has two sisters, Samantha and Anastasia … Plans to major in electrical engineering.