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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
2017 Pommel Horse National Champion
2017 All-American (Pommel Horse)
|Pommel Horse||14.900||4/22/17||at NCAA Championships|
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 … Majoring in engineering.