The Men’s Qualifier was the last opportunity for the country’s male gymnasts to qualify for this year’s Visa Championships. The field included a combination of men vying for berths to the Visa Championships and gymnasts who previously qualified and used the Qualifier as a tune-up for the Visa Championships.
For the senior division, the top 23 gymnasts using the Men’s Program Committee 20-point system advanced to the Visa Championships. Nine age-eligible juniors qualified for the Visa Championships.
Evans, who hails from San Jose, Calif., totaled 80.15 points in the all-around as he finished 16th in the competition to earn a berth into the Visa Championships. To get to his all-around total, Evans scored a 11.950 on the floor exercise, 12.700 on the pommel horse, 12.750 on the still rings, a 13.650 on the parallel bars, and a 15.250 on the vault.
As a freshman in 2009, Evans became the Pride's first national champion since 2004 when he captured the national title on the vault at the USAG Championships. In 2010, Evans continued to excel on the national level as he became the first Springfield gymnast since 2002 to advance to the NCAA Division I Men's Gymnastics Championships.
The 2010 Visa Championships, USA Gymnastics’ national championships, features the country’s best gymnasts vying for national titles and spots on the U.S. National Team. Men’s and women’s gymnastics will be held at the XL Center, with rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline and tumbling staged at the University of Hartford’s Chase Arena.