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Seven Nittany Lions earn first team honors in the 2017-18 academic year.
Sam Zakutney, Favian Valdez and Wyatt Tyndall will all compete internationally throughout the month of July
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
Friday, April 20-Saturday, April 21 | The Pavilion | Chicago, Illinois
Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018)
First Team CGA All-American Scholar-Athlete (2016, 2017)
Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2018)
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|Parallel Bars||14.750||2/13/16||at Ohio State|
2018 (Junior Year)
Named Academic All-Big Ten … Competed in four events for the Blue and White, capturing an individual victory on three … Earned one victory on the floor, parallel bars, and high bar … Scored a season-best 14.350 on the floor against Illinois (1/27) … Placed third on the parallel bars with a season-best 14.350 at Ohio State (2/9) and went on to win the title at Iowa (3/3) with a 14.200 … Notched six podium finishes on the parallel bars … Scored a season-best 14.150 at Michigan (3/24) to take home the high bar title … Competed on all four events at the NCAA Championships, finishing third on the parallel bars in the qualifiers (4/20).
2017 (Sophomore Year)
Competed in four events in his sophomore season for the Blue and White … Nabbed two first-place finishes with a title on the floor exercise against Army (1/21) and a parallel bars title against Iowa (3/25) … Placed third on the floor exercise at the Big Ten Individual Event Finals (4/8).
2016 (Freshman Year)
Competed in four different events in his freshman season as a Nittany Lion, primarily on the floor exercise, vault and high bar … Garnered nine top-five finishes in the 2016 season … Tied for second on the vault against Army West Point (1/9) and placed fourth at the West Point Open (1/15) … Also finished fourth on the vault at Arizona State (3/4) with a season-best 14.950 … Placed fourth on the parallel bars at Ohio State (2/13) with a season-best 14.750 … Scored matching season-bests 14.300 on the high bar against Nebraska (3/11) and at the NCAA Championships (4/15) … Participated in his first NCAA Championship on the vault and high bar for Penn State.
Trained at Taiso Gymnastics Club while attending Holy Cross High School … Was a member of the Canadian National Team and was a three-time Provincial all-around champion … Notched the 2012 Kyle Shewfelt Invitational all-around championship ... Took home the silver medal on the floor exercise at the Canadian National Championships in 2012 and was named the Gymnastics Saskatchewan Men’s National Athletes of the Year … Trained in both Belgium and Colorado Spring, Colorado … Earned Principal’s Honor Roll with Distinction all four years of high school.
Full name is Wyatt James Tyndall … Son of Don and Janice Tyndall … Has two brothers, Mitch and Jesse … Majoring in kinesiology.