Mids Compete in the NCAA Qualifier on Friday
April 18, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Chris Junghans, Thomas Goodell, Joshua Steves, Andrew Potts and Eric Viscardi will all be representing Navy when they take part in the NCAA Qualifying Meet on Friday at 7 p.m. in University Park, Pa. Competition will take place at Penn State University's Recreation Building.
The top three all-around competitors not on one of the qualifying teams, plus the top three individuals on each event not already qualified on a team or as an all-around competitor, will advance from Friday's qualifying round to the finals. The team and all-around finals will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, while the individual finals will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Junghans is competing in the all-around for the second consecutive year. His season-high score of 82.55 came against Army in the Star Meet, while his qualifying average of 81.637 ranks 11th in the nation. Last year at the NCAA Qualifying Meet in Norman, Okla., Junghans placed sixth with a 78.3.
Goodell, a sophomore, was selected to compete on both the rings and horizontal bar. His qualifying average on the rings was a 14.387 and a 13.375 on the horizontal bar. Goodell's season-high score on the rings was a 14.45 and his best on the horizontal bar was a 13.9. His 13.55 on the horizontal bar at the ECAC Championships was good for third place.
Potts will join Goodell in the horizontal bar competition. The freshman had a qualifying average of 13.662 and a season-high score of 14.05 at the USAG Championships.
Mitchell Larios and Steves were both selected to compete on the vault, however an injury to Larios has forced him from the event. Competing in his place will be Eric Viscardi, a sophomore. Viscardi's season-high score of 14.75 came against William & Mary on Jan. 27.
Steves, also a sophomore, had the highest finish of any Midshipman at the ECAC Championships as he placed second in the vault with a career-high score of 14.7 to earn all-league accolades.