April 19, 2013
NCAA Championships Central
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Navy junior Chris Junghans has advanced to the NCAA Championships in the all-around by producing a score of 82.3 at the NCAA Gymnastics National Qualifying meet on Friday night at Penn State's Recreation Building. As one of the top-three finishers in the all-around at Friday night's qualifying session, Junghans advanced to the all-around finals, which will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday at PSU's Recreation Building.
Junghans posted a 13.7 on floor, 14.55 on the pommel horse, 13.8 on rings, 13.7 on the vault, 13.7 on the parallel bars and a 13.2 on the horizontal bar for a total of 82.3.
"He was very steady and I'm really happy that he qualified for the finals tomorrow," said Navy head coach Dr. Sho Fukushima. "I hope he can step up a couple more notches tomorrow. He has that potential."
Navy had four other gymnasts in action on Friday, however none qualified for the individual finals in their respective events.
Sophomores Eric Viscardi and Josh Steves both competed on the vault. Steves placed 13th with a 14.55, while Viscardi placed 20th with a 14.35.
Navy also had a pair of Mids performing on the horizontal bar. Sophomore Thomas Goodell turned in a score of 13.0 to place 28th, while freshman Andrew Potts posted an 11.95.
Goodell fared much better on the rings where he posted a season-high score of 14.55 to place 17th.
"Our guys are getting better, but to increase our scores, our routines require a lot more difficulty," said Fukushima.
Live scoring and a live webcast of Saturday's all-around finals is available here.