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#3 Penn State Handles Men's Gymnastics

Ryan Ponce Springfield, Mass. -- February 12, 2012 -- The powerful Penn State men's gymnastics team, ranked #3 in the nation, swept into Blake Arena and easily handled Springfield College this afternoon, winning by a score of 350.500 to 323.500. The Nittany Lions won all six events, although SC's Ian Stratton captured the all-around.

The Pride was without the services of senior co-captain and All-American Ty Evans (San Jose, Calif.), the reigning NCAA National Collegiate Division Gymnast of the Week, who was nursing an injury. Last week, Evans finished ninth in the vault at the Winter Cup in Las Vegas as he competed with the nation's elite.

Stratton, a freshman from Elizabeth City, N.C., was the only gymnast to compete in all six events today. He finished with a score of 79.100.

Penn State is on a role, and remains one of the favorites to win the NCAA title in this sport Two weeks ago, it won the West Point Open with a score of 352.000.

Junior Felix Aronovich (Kiryat Bialik, Israel) had a great meet for the Nittany Lions. He finished first in the parallel bars (15.000) and in the high bar (14.900). He also took second in the pommel horse (14.900), third in the still rings (15.000), and sixth in the floor exercise (14.200).

Other winners for Penn State included junior Parker Raque (Louisville, Ky.) in the floor (15.400), sophomore Preston Gall (Columbus Ohio) in the pommel horse (15.100), junior Scott Rosenthal (Clearfield, Pa.) in the still rings (16.300, the day's high score), and freshman Tristan Duverglas (West Orange, N.J.) in the vault (15.000).

Sophomore Ryan Ponce (Tolland, Conn.) had SC's top score and finish in the still rings (15.200, second).

Final Score: Penn State 350.500, Springfield 323.500

All-Around
1) Ian Stratton, SC -- 79.100

Floor Exercise
1) Parker Raque, PSU -- 15,400
2) Matt Chelberg, PSU -- 15.000
3) Jimmy Pezzino, SC -- 14.600
T4) Chris Jost, SC -- 14.300
T4) Matthew Felleman, PSU -- 14.300
6) Felix Aronovich, PSU -- 14.200
T7) Alex McCabe, SC -- 14.000
T7) Warren Yang, PSU -- 14.000
9) Killian O'Brien, SC -- 13.500
10) Joe Carlson, SC -- 13.300
11) Ian Stratton, SC -- 12.900

Pommel Horse
1) Preston Gall, PSU -- 15.100
2) Felix Aronovich, PSU -- 14.900
T3) Pat Ryther, SC -- 13.600
T3) Nestor Rodriguez, PSU -- 13.600
T5) Ryan Ponce, SC -- 13.300
T5) Tony Beck, PSU -- 13.300
T7) Ian Stratton, SC -- 13.100
T7) Adrian Evans, PSU -- 13.100
9) Rich Ruggiero, SC -- 13.000
T10) Joe Carlson, SC -- 12.800
T10) Wasef Burbar, PSU -- 12.800
12) Garrett DeSantis, SC -- 12.300

Still Rings
1) Scott Rosenthal, PSU -- 16.300
2) Ryan Ponce, SC -- 15.200
3) Felix Aronovich, PSU -- 15.000
4) Logan Wyman, PSU -- 14.800
5) Nihir Kothari, PSU -- 14.400
6) Kevin Miner, SC -- 14.100
7) Matt Chelberg, PSU -- 14.000
8) Nestor Rodriguez, PSU -- 13.900
9) Jeff White, SC -- 13.100
10) Ian Crider, SC -- 12.900
11) Ian Stratton, SC -- 12.800
12) Pat Hanley, SC -- 12.200

Vault
1) Tristan Duverglas, PSU -- 15.000
2) Parker Raque, PSU -- 14.500
3) Matthew Felleman, PSU -- 14.400
T4) Jimmy Pezzino, SC -- 14.100
T4) Matt Chelberg, PSU -- 14.100
T6) Wasef Burbar, PSU -- 14.000
T6) Miguel Pineda, PSU -- 14.000
8) Ian Stratton, SC -- 13.800
9) Sam Docherty, SC -- 13.400
10) Killian O'Brien, SC -- 13.300
11) Garrett DeSantis, SC -- 12.400

Parallel Bars
1) Felix Aronovich, PSU -- 15.000
2) Tony Beck, PSU -- 14.700
3) Matthew Felleman, PSU -- 14.200
4) Nihir Kothari, PSU -- 14.000
5) Nestor Rodriguez, PSU -- 13.600
T6) Ian Stratton, SC -- 13.200
T6) Kevin Miner, SC -- 13.200
8) Jeff White, SC -- 13.100
9) Ryan Ponce, SC -- 12.700
10) Rich Ruggiero, SC -- 12.500
11) Ian Crider, SC -- 12.400
12) Preston Gall, PSU -- 12.200
13) Garrett DeSantis, SC -- 11.500

High Bar
1) Felix Aronovich, PSU -- 14.900
2) Warren Yang, PSU -- 14.800
3) Nestor Rodriguez, PSU -- 14.400
4) Tony Beck, PSU -- 14.200
5) Parker Raque, PSU -- 14.000
6) Matthew Felleman, PSU -- 13.700
7) Alex McCabe, SC -- 13.500
8) Ian Stratton, SC -- 13.500
9) Killian O'Brien, SC -- 13.000
10) Ian Crider, SC -- 12.900
11) Jimmy Pezzino, SC -- 12.200
12) Garrett DeSantis, SC -- 12.100

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