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Dec. 12, 2012
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; December 12, 2012 -- Tickets for the 2013 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, 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 championships from Fri., April 19 through Sun., April 21 in historic Rec Hall.
All-session tickets are $28.00 for adults and $16.00 for youth and students. Single day passes for the Fri., April 19 session are $8.00 (adult) and $5.00 (student/youth) while single day passes for the Sat., April 20 and Sun., April 21 sessions are $12.00 (adult) and $6.00 (student/youth). Youth tickets are sold to anyone under the age of 12.
Groups of 20 or more of any age will be eligible for a single session discount of $3.00 per ticket. All tickets orders will carry a $2.00 handling fee.
Tickets can be purchased at the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office or by calling 1-800-NITTANY (648-8269).
The NCAA Championships will begin on Fri., April 19, with two qualifying sessions, scheduled for 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The team finals and all-around competition will be held on Sat., April 20, at 7 p.m. and Sunday's individual event finals will get underway at 2 p.m. as well.
Penn State will be hosting the NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships for the eighth time in program history, and seventh time inside the historic Recreation Building. The Nittany Lions last hosted the national summit in 2007, at Rec Hall, when they claimed their 12th national title. Happy Valley entertained the best collegiate gymnasts at the Bryce Jordan Center in 1998, with Penn State also hosted the event in 1960, 1966, 1974, 1983, and 1991, winning its sixth national title on its home floor in 1960, at Rec Hall.
Jepson returns 16 competitors from a squad that placed third at the NCAA Championships last season. Senior Scott Rosenthal (Clearfield, Pa.) and sophomore Craig Hernandez (Libertyville, Ill.) grabbed runner-up finishes in the still rings and pommel horse, respectively, at last season's championships to garner All-America status. Five other Nittany Lions earned All-America honors in 2012, with Felix Aronovich (Kiryat Bialik, Israel), Adrian Evans (Boulder, Colo.), Nihir Kothari (Malvern, Pa.), Parker Raque (Louisville, Ky.) and Nestor Rodriguez (Guaynabo, P.R.) all brining home top eight finishes at the national meet.
The Nittany Lions will host their annual Blue/White Showcase on Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. and will open the regular season on Jan. 12 versus Army at 7 p.m. Information on single meet or season ticket packages is available by clicking here.