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Four Mids Earn USAG All-America Honors on Saturday

Mitchell Larios

March 30, 2013

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The Navy gymnastics team wrapped up competition at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships on Saturday with the individual finals. Five Mids competed on Saturday and four earned USAG All-America honors by placing in the top six of their respective event finals.

Freshman Mitchell Larios picked up USAG All-America honors in both the parallel bars and vault. He posted the best Navy finish of the day as he tied for third place on the parallel bars with a score of 13.8. On the vault, he matched his career-best score of 14.5 that he also posted on Friday night in the team competition.

Fellow freshman Andrew Potts earned USAG All-America honors in a pair of events as well. He placed fourth on the horizontal bar with a 13.85 to take fourth and tied teammate Chris Junghans on the pommel horse for fifth place with a 13.5.

Thomas Goodell finished just behind Potts on the high bar, placing fifth with a 13.8 to earn USAG All-American accolades in the event. Goodell also competed on the rings, taking eighth with a score of 13.9.

Junghans, who picked up the All-America distinction on the pommel horse, also competed on the rings, placing seventh with a 13.95.

Joshua Steves just missed on garnering USAG All-America honors on the vault, placing sixth with a score of 14.35.

Navy will return to action next weekend at the ECAC Championships in Springfield, Mass., March 5-6.



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