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Gymnastics Travels to the West Point Open This Weekend

Eric Viscardi

Jan. 31, 2013


The Navy gymnastics team will travel to Army this weekend for the annual West Point Open. Team and all-around finals will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday at Christl Arena and the top eight gymnasts in each event will move on to the individual finals at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Live Webcast (Friday)

The Field

No. 15 Navy will join host and 14th-ranked Army, No. 13 Temple, No. 11 William & Mary, Springfield and club teams SUNY Brockport and Arizona State at the event. Here is a look at the averages for each of the EIGL teams competing in the meet.

Navy 398.625 65.600 63.825 68.375 69.375 65.225 66.225
Army 406.125 68.375 67.325 68.300 71.250 68.000 62.875
William & Mary 411.125 69.175 67.825 67.475 70.700 68.500 67.450
Temple 407.900 68.850 66.700 67.475 70.075 66.450 68.350
Springfield 394.725 65.600 64.825 66.575 67.800 64.300 65.625

Familiar Foes

This weekend’s field features five of the six EIGL teams and it will mark the third consecutive event in which Navy will see William & Mary. This weekend’s event will also be the first of three straight meets in which the Mids and Black Knights will compete against each other. Army and Navy will meet again in two weeks at the All-Academy Championships and then again in the Star Meet on Feb. 23 back at West Point.

A Young Squad

With a combined 19 underclassmen that includes 12 freshmen and seven sophomores, Navy is the youngest NCAA Division I men’s gymnastics team. Only Cal has more freshmen (13) than Navy, while the Mids are the only team in the nation without a senior on their roster.

The Last Time Out

Navy dropped its first dual of the season to William & Mary last Sunday in Annapolis, 412.85-398.45. The Mids improved their scores over their opening weekend performance in the Navy Open in three events (floor exercise, rings and vault), while Chris Junghans had the top all-around score of 80.55.

Up Next
Navy will be off next weekend, but will travel to the All-Academy Championships on Feb. 23 in Atlanta, Ga.



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