1/12/2018 11:06:00 PM
WEST POINT, N.Y. (Jan. 12, 2017) – The William & Mary men’s gymnastics team opened the 2018 season with a fourth-place finish at the West Point Open hosted by Army on Friday evening.
Penn State claimed the team title with a 406.85 and was followed by Navy (395.05), Army (380.35), W&M (378.3), Springfield (369.25) and Temple (223.05). In addition to the team competition, six Tribe gymnasts combined to earn seven spots in Saturday’s individual event finals, which will get underway at 7 p.m. Junior Jacopo Gliozzi led the way by qualifying in two events – pommel horse (12.95), rings (12.8) – while senior Griffin Antle (pommel horse, 13.15), senior Juan Palma (vault, 14.25), senior Jeremiah McReynolds (rings, 12.9), senior Mitchell Campbell (high bar, 12.9) and sophomore Tomas Palma (floor, 13.4) also advanced. Event RecapsFloor, 61.65 – Tomas Palma led the Tribe by placing 10th with a 13.4, while sophomore Tim O’Neill also contributed to the team total with a 12.6. Pommel Horse, 59.1 – Antle (13.15) and Gliozzi (12.95) were W&M’s top two scorers and placed fifth and seventh, respectively. Rings, 62.45 – W&M finished third as a team and was paced by McReynolds’ seventh-place effort (12.9). Gliozzi also came up big with a 12.8 to advance to the event finals. Vault, 69.2 – The Tribe tied for the third-best team total, as Juan Palma posted a team-high 14.25 to finish fifth. Tomas Palma (14.05), Jack Hasenkopf (13.85) and Tim O’Neill (13.8) also contributed to the team score. Parallel Bars, 63.6 – The Green & Gold placed third as a team and were led by Nate Winneg (12.95) and Antle (12.9). High Bar, 62.3 – Led by Campbell’s 12.9, which tied for ninth, and McReynolds’ 12.7, W&M posted the third-best team total.Print Friendly Version