No. 4 Penn State Men's Gymnastics Travels to No. 10 Stanford (Meet Notes)
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This Week: vs. No. 10 Stanford
No. 4 Penn State Travels to No. 10 Stanford: Penn State will travel to Stanford on March 6, at 7 p.m.
Who's Got Next?: PSU will host No. 9 Army in a double dual meet with the women's team at 7:00 p.m. in Rec Hall. The meet will be senior night for both the men and women. Earlier this season, Penn State defeated Army at the West Point Open 214.625-208.700 and in the opening meet of the season, 215.600-206.550.
PSU No. 4 in the Nation: Penn State sits at No. 4 in the nation coming into this weekend's meet. Showing the way all season is senior Kevin Tan (Fremont, Calif.), who is ranked No. 1 in the nation on the still rings (9.825) and No. 4 on the parallel bars (9.192). Fellow Nittany Lion Zach Roeder (Montrose, Pa.) is ranked No. 2 on the pommel horse with an average of 9.617. Tan is also ranked fourth in the all-around with a 53.633.
Junior Ed Seward (Aston, Pa.) is ranked No. 3 on the parallel bars with a score of 9.217 while sophomore Chad Buzcek (Bridgewater, Mass.) is ranked No. 5 on still rings (9.575) and all-around (53.133).
The Series: Penn State leads Stanford 3-1.
Last Time Out: No. 5 Penn State downed No. 13 William & Mary by a commanding 216.475-207.275 Saturday afternoon in Rec Hall. Penn State sophomore Chad Buczek won the all-around with a score of 53.550. Buczek finished first on the floor exercise and second in still rings, vault and parallel bars.
Penn State never trailed throughout the match with senior Zack Roeder leading the way by taking first place on the pommel horse with a 9.700 and second place on the floor exercise with a 9.150. Junior Ludwig Kern (Annapolis, Md.) finished in first place on the vault with a career best 9.600. The nation's leader on the rings and the 2003 NCAA championship, Kevin Tan posted a 9.825 to remain undefeated on the apparatus this year.
Nittany Lion Team Tops on Still Rings and Vault: Ranked fourth in the nation, Penn State leads the country on the still rings as a team with a 37.208 average and leads the nation on the vault as a team with a 37.217 average. The Lions are also fourth on the pommel horse (36.283), and fourth on the parallel bars (35.533).