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Seven Nittany Lions earned first team honors in the 2016-17 academic year
Tyndall and Zakutney compete in the 2017 Canadian National Championships
The Nittany Lions fell one spot short of qualifying as a team but put six in the individual event finals
Friday, April 21-Saturday, April 22 | West Point, N.Y. | 1 p.m./7 p.m.
Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
First Team CGA All-American Scholar-Athlete (2016)
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|Parallel Bars||14.750||2/13/16||at Ohio State|
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, Colo. … 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 health and human development.