Men's gymnastics qualifies as No. 1 seed for NCAA Championships at Rec Hall

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- After spending the entire season ranked atop the GymInfo national rankings, the Penn State men's gymnastics team qualified as the top-seed for the 2013 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championship and will begin their quest for the programs 13th national crown on Friday, April 19, inside of the historic Recreation Building on the University Park campus.

The national qualifier consists of two pre-qualifying sessions on April 19, with the first session featuring No.2 Oklahoma, No. 3 Michigan, No. 6 Minnesota, No. 7 Illinois, No. 10 Nebraska and No. 11 Air Force, starting at 1 p.m., and the second session will begin at 7 p.m. and feature the No. 1 Nittany Lions, No. 4 Stanford, No. 5 Ohio State, No. 8 Iowa, No. 9 California and No. 12 Temple.

The top three teams and 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 each qualifying session to the finals session. The team and all-around finals will take place Saturday, April 20 at 7 p.m., while the individual finals will be contested on April 21 at 2 p.m.

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TEAM QUALIFIERS
Session One
2. Oklahoma
3. Michigan
6. Minnesota
7. Illinois
10. Nebraska
11. Air Force Academy

Session Two
1. PENN STATE
4. Stanford
5. Ohio State
8. Iowa
9. California
12. Temple

ALL-AROUND QUALIFIERS*
Daniel Potemski, William & Mary
Kip Webber, Army
Chris Junghans, Navy
Jason Gaides, Illinois-Chicago
Joseph Hodges, Illinois-Chicago

FLOOR EXERCISE INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS*
Daniel Zerbel, Illinois-Chicago
Neal Courter, William & Mary
Landon Funiciello, William & Mary
Bryan Pusateri, Illinois-Chicago
Chris Jost, Springfield


POMMEL HORSE INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS*
Garrek Hojan-Clark, Army
Lukasz Adamzcyk, Illinois-Chicago
Jon Zirna, Springfield
Jason Wang, William & Mary
Pat Ryther, Springfield

STILL RINGS INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS*
Ryan Ponce, Springfield
Landon Funiciello, William & Mary
Thomas Goodell, Navy
Justin Maxwell, Illinois-Chicago
Trent Jarrett, Illinois-Chicago

VAULT INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS*
Neal Courter, William & Mary
Landon Funiciello, William & Mary
Mitchell Larios, Navy
Chris Jost, Springfiel
Josh Steves, Navy

PARALLEL BARS INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS*
Landon Funiciello, William & Mary
Daniel Zerbel, Illinois-Chicago
Sam Patterson, William & Mary
Kevin Miner, Springfield
David Ishida, Illinois-Chicago

HORIZONTAL BAR INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS*
Daniel Zerbel, Illinois-Chicago
Neal Courter, William & Mary
Thomas Goodell, Navy
Andrew Potts, Navy
Michael Deitz, William & Mary

* Qualifiers listed by qualifying score average

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Last Updated April 12, 2013