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New England Men's Gymnastics Invitational Championships: Springfield College Finishes 1st of 15 Teams and Individual Groups

Josh Fox Springfield, Mass. -- February 15, 2009 -- Matt Fellemen of the New England Academy won the individual all-around, but it was host Springfield College which claimed the team title in the New England Men's Gymnastics Invitational Championships this afternoon at Blake Arena. The Pride scored 318.950 points to defeat MIT (312.500) and 13 other teams and groups of individuals.

Beyond MIT, the remaining scores were as follows: Tri-Town 286.350, R&R Gymnastics 266.250, Ellis School of Gymnastics 262.250, New England Academy of Gymnastics 225.700, USA Gymnastics 221.650, Springfield College "B" 176.600, American Gymnastics Training Center 164.300, University of Vermont 163.250, Maine Academy of Gymnastics 146.300, SUNY-Brockport 135.950, Inflight Gymnastics 43.000, other individuals 27.350.

Fellemen won the All-Around with a score of 80.700. He was followed by freshman Ty Evans of Springfield at 80.300. In third was Tom Caldwell of MIT (79.200), in fourth was Boris Rasin of MIT (78.550), in fifth was sophomore Josh Fox of Springfield (77.650), and in sixth was Kip Weber of New England Academy (77.200).

Winners of the six different events included Evans of Springfield in the floor exercise (14.050) and the vault (15.600), Caldwell of MIT in the pommel (13.500), Fellemen of New England Academy and Jake Shapiro of MIT in the rings (13.400), Fellemen in the high bar (14.600), and senior Andy Kelly of Springfield in the parallel bars (13.800).

New England Men's Gymnastics Invitational Championships

The official top six scores for each event included:

All-Around
1) Matt Fellemen, NE Academy -- 80.700
2) Ty Evans, SC -- 80.300
3) Tom Caldwell, MIT -- 79.200
4) Boris Rasin, MIT -- 78.550
5) Josh Fox, SC -- 77.650
6) Kip Weber, NE Academy -- 77.200

Floor Exercise
1) Ty Evans, SC -- 14.050
2) JJ Ferreira, Individuals -- 13.900
3) Josh Fox, SC -- 13.800
4) Nic Ibarquen, Maine Academy -- 13.350
T5) Tom Caldwell, MIT -- 13.300
T5) Boris Rasin, MIT -- 13.300

Pommel Horse
1) Tom Caldwell, MIT -- 13.500
2) Matt Fellemen, NE Academy -- 12.800
3) Gregory Fearnley, Tri-Town -- 12.600
T4) Boris Rasin, MIT -- 12.550
T4) Matt Tocchio, SC -- 12.550
6) Ty Evans, SC -- 12.500

Rings
T1) Matt Fellemen, NE Academy -- 13.400
T1) Jake Shapiro, MIT -- 13.400
3) Ryan Ponce, Tri-Town -- 13.050
4) Brett Lazarus , 13.000
5) Kip Weber, NE Academy -- 12.350
T6) Ty Evans, SC -- 12.200
T6) Kyle Bartgis, SC -- 12.200

Vault
1) Ty Evans, SC -- 15.600
2) Keith Stumpf, SC -- 15.550
T3) Matt Felleman, NE Academy -- 14.800
T3) Kip Weber, NE Academy -- 14.800
5) Chris Casso, American Gym -- 14.700
6) Jake Shapiro, MIT -- 14.400

Parallel Bars
1) Andy Kelly, SC -- 13.800
T2) Josh Fox, SC -- 13.600
T2) Kyle Bartgis SC -- 13.600
4) Ryan Ponce, Tri-Town -- 13.500
5) Matt Fellemen, NE Academy -- 13.300
6) Chris Casso, American Gym -- 13.200

High Bar
1) Matt Fellemen, NE Academy -- 14.600
2) Brett Lazarus, MIT -- 14.200
3) Tom Caldell, MIT -- 13.650
T4) Josh Fox, SC -- 13.550
T4) Mike Freundlich, SC -- 13.550
6) Kip Weber, NE Academy -- 13.300

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