After No. 2 Men's Gymnastics Claims Team Crown, Three Lions Capture Titles at West Point Open
WEST POINT- N.Y.; January 31, 2004 - Just a night after the No. 2 Penn State men's gymnastics team took home its seventh-straight West Point Open title with a 214.625, three Lions were crowned as individual champions at the meet.
The No. 1 ring man in the country, Lion Kevin Tan (Fremont, Calif.) had to settle for a first-place tie on the apparatus with the nation?s No. 2 ringman, Army's Brian Lee. Both scored 9.825s en route to a shared title.
Senior Zach Roeder (Montrose, Pa.) and junior Nat Eng (Cohoes, N.Y.) finished one-two on the pommel horse, posting scores of 9.600 and 9.400, respectively. Roeder also took home the floor exercise title with a 9.250.
Sophomore Luis Vargas? (Rio Perdros, P.R.) 9.600 on the high bar was good enough to tie Nebraska's Mark Patterson for first on the apparatus.
With all age divisions competing, former Lion Kevin Donohue also took home a second-place finish and a pair of third-place finishes. Donohue earned second on the parallel bars (8.600) and third on the vault (9.300) and floor exercise (9.100).
Penn State travels to the Winter Cup in Las Vegas, Nev., on Jan. 6-7. The Nittany Lions return home on Feb. 14 to face the Temple Owls in a double dual meet with the women's team. The meet will begin at Rec Hall at 7 p.m.