Tickets on Sale for the 2007 National Collegiate Men's Gymnastics Championships
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; December 6, 2006 - Tickets for the 2007 National Collegiate Men's Gymnastics Championships, to be hosted by Penn State University, are now available to the public for purchase. The nation's top collegiate gymnasts will converge on Happy Valley to vie for individual and team glory from Thurs., April 12 through Sat., April 14 in historic Rec Hall.
Tickets are $28.00 for all-session adult passes and $16.00 for youth, senior citizen and student all-session passes. Single day passes for the Thurs., April 12 session are $8.00 (adult) and $5.00 (student/youth/senior citizen) while single day passes for the Fri., April 13 and Sat., April 14 sessions are $12.00 (adult) and $6.00 (student/youth/senior citizen).
Groups of 10 or more of any age will be eligible for a single session discount of $3.00. All tickets orders will carry a $2.00 handling fee.
Tickets can be purchased at the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office or by calling 1-814-865-5555 or 1-800-833-5533. Also, ticket applications can be found online at www.GoPSUsports.com and will be available at Rec Hall during all five regular season men's gymnastics home meets.
The National Collegiate Championships will begin on Thurs., April 12, with two qualifying sessions, scheduled for 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The team finals and all-around competition will be held on Fri., April 13, at 7 p.m. and Saturday's individual event finals will get underway at 7 p.m. as well.
Penn State will be hosting its first National Collegiate Men's Gymnastics Championships since 1998, when the event was held in the Bryce Jordan Center. The 2007 meet will mark the overall seventh time Penn State has hosted and the sixth time Rec Hall has housed the NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships. Penn State previously hosted the championship event in Rec Hall in 1960, 1966, 1974, 1983, and 1991, winning its sixth national title on its home floor in 1960.
Jepson returns 12 competitors, including All-American juniors Derek Helsby (Orlando, Fla.), Tommy Ramos (Guaynabo, P.R.) and Santiago Lopez (Cibola del Mar, Mex.), from a team that placed fourth at the 2006 National Collegiate Championships. The Nittany Lions begin their quest for an NCAA-record 12th national championship when they open the 2007 season on Jan. 13 by hosting a dual meet with Army at Rec Hall.