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Temple Bests Men's Gymnastics, 408.750 to 398.300

Ryan Ponce Springfield, Mass. -- January 27, 2013 -- Ryan Ponce from Springfield College won the still rings competition, but after all was said and done, it was the Temple University men's gymnastics team defeating Springfield College, 408.750 to 398.300 this afternoon at SC's Blake Arena.

Ponce, a junior All-American from Tolland, Conn., finished first in the still rings with the top individual score of the meet (15.350).

The Owls, however, won the other five individual events as well as the All-Around competition.

Allan Malone of Temple was the All-Around winner with a score of 81.050. Jon Zirna of Springfield placed second in the AA (79.650), while Jon Rydzefski of Temple placed third (77.850).

The other first-place finishers for Temple included Mike Bittner in the pommel horse (14.300), Taylor Brana in the parallel bars (14.350), Evan Burke in the vault (14.900), Burke again the floor exercise (14.350), and Alex Tighe in the high bar (14.150).

Assaf Zoor was Temple's high finisher in the rings, placing second (13.950).

For Springfield, Zirna also placed second in the pommel horse (14.200), while Chris Jost took a second in the floor exercise (13.950).

Final Score: Temple 408.750, Springfield 398.300

All-Around
1) Allan Malone, T -- 81.050
2) Jon Zirna, SC -- 79.650
3) Jon Rydzefski, T -- 77.850
4) Tucker McClure, SC -- 73.750

Pommel Horse
1) Mike Bittner, T -- 14.300
2) Jon Zirna, SC -- 14.200
3) Pat Ryther, SC -- 14.000
T4) Joe Carlson, SC -- 13.900
T4) Taylor Brana, T -- 13.900
6) Alex Tighe, T -- 13.800
7) Allan Malone, T -- 13.500
T8) Jon Rydzefski, T -- 13.000
T8) Brendan Williams, T -- 13.000
10) Zach Aguiar, T -- 12.450
11) Tucker McClure, SC -- 12.200
12) James Hennin, SC -- 12.150
13) Ian Stratton, SC -- 11.200

Parallel Bars
1) Taylor Brana, T -- 14.350
2) Allan Malone, T -- 13.650
3) Mike Bittner, T -- 13.350
T4) James Hennin, SC -- 13.200
T4) Jon Zirna, SC -- 13.200
6) Alex Tighe, T -- 13.000
7) Brendan Williams, T -- 12.900
8) Jeff White, SC -- 12.850
9) Blaise Cosenza, T -- 12.800
10) Sam Docherty, SC -- 12.750
11) Kevin Miner, SC -- 12.650
12) Jon Rydzefski, T -- 12.550
13) Tucker McClure, SC -- 11.800

Still Rings
1) Ryan Ponce, SC -- 15.350
2) Assaf Zoor, T -- 13.950
3) Evan Eigner, T -- 13.900
4) Taylor Brana, T -- 13.700
5) Kevin Miner, SC -- 13.550
6) Dash Sears, T -- 13.500
7) Jeff White, SC -- 13.450
8) Allan Malone, T -- 13.250
9) Ian Stratton, SC -- 13.150
T10) James Hennin, SC -- 12.950
T10) Jon Rydzefski, T -- 12.950
12) Jon Zirna, SC -- 12.800
13) Tucker McClure, SC -- 11.500

Vault
1) Evan Burke, T -- 14.900
2) John Leonard, T -- 14.200
3) Phil Pruett, T -- 13.950
4) Chris Jost, SC -- 13.800
5) Tucker McClure, SC -- 13.600
T6) Assaf Zoor, T -- 13.550
T6) Tim Lebbossiere, SC -- 13.550
8) Allan Malone, T -- 13.500
9) Jon Zirna, SC -- 13.450
10) Killian O'Brien, SC -- 13.300
11) Jon Rydzefski, T -- 12.800
12) Andy Grabowski, SC -- 12.100
13) Sam Docherty, SC -- 12.000

Floor Exercise
1) Evan Burke, T -- 14.350
2) Chris Jost, SC 13.950
3) John Leonard, T -- 13.900
4) Brendan Williams, T -- 13.700
5) Blaise Cosenza, T -- 13.650
6) Sam Docherty, SC -- 13.400
7) Jon Zirna, SC -- 13.300
8) Andy Grabowski, SC -- 13250
9) Allan Malone, T -- 13.000
10) Jon Rydzefski, T -- 12.900
11) Phil Pruett, T -- 12.500
12) Killian O'Brien, SC -- 12.350
13) Tucker McClure, SC -- 11.100

High Bar
1) Alex Tighe, T -- 14.150
2) Allan Malone, T -- 14.150
3) James Hennin, SC -- 13.700
4) Jon Rydzefski, T -- 13.650
5) Tucker McClure, SC -- 13.550
6) Derek Taranto, T -- 13.550
7) Andy Grabowski, SC -- 13.000
8) Mike Bittner, T -- 12.900
9) Jon Zirna, SC -- 12.700
10) Ian Stratton, SC -- 12650
11) Scott Haddaway, T -- 12.500
12) Killian O'Brien, SC -- 12.200
13) Blaise Cosenza, T -- 12.150

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