Penn State to host B1G Men’s Gymnastics Championships at Rec Hall on Friday and Saturday

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania –

No. 7 Penn State will host the Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Championships Friday and Saturday at Rec Hall. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. both days and will be broadcast live on the B1G network.

HOW TO FOLLOW
B1G network | Live Stats – Day 1, Day 2

PENN STATE HISTORICAL SEASON/BREAKDOWN’

ALL AROUND

Team ranking (domestic): 7th

Team Ranking (Big Ten): 5th

Average over 4 points: 397.567

Best season: 401,800

Best individual season: Matt Cormier (81.450)

Penn State gymnasts in the AQL Top 10: 9. Matt Cormier (76.917)

Individuals in the Top 10 High Scorers (National): 5. Matt Cormier (81.450)

Penn State B1G All-Time Champions (3): Mike Dutka (1998), Casey Sandy (2008), Matthew Felleman (2015)

FLOOR EXERCISE

Team ranking (domestic): 9th

Team Ranking (Big Ten): 5th

Average over 4 points: 67.033

Best season: 67,800

Best individual season: Matt Cormier (14.600)

Penn State gymnasts in the AQL Top 10: 9. Matt Cormier (13.933)

Individuals in the Top 10 High Scorers (National): 4. Matt Cormier (14.600)

Penn State Big Ten All-Time Champions (2): Mike Dutka (1998), Brennan Pantazis (2018)

POMMEL HORSE

Team ranking (domestic): 7th

Team Ranking (Big Ten): 5th

Average over 4 points: 64.817

Best season: 65,600

Best season ind. : Chase Clingman (14.200)

Penn State gymnasts in the AQL Top 10: Any

Individuals in the Top 10 High Scorers (National): 9. Chase Clingman (14.200)

Penn State Big Ten All-Time Champions (4): Mike Dutka (1998), Craig Hernandez (2012, 2013), Stephen Nedoroscik (2018)

RINGS

Team ranking (domestic): 8th

Team Ranking (Big Ten): 5th

Average over 4 points: 66,450

Best season: 68,300

Best season ind. : Michael Jaroh (14.350)

Penn State gymnasts in the AQL Top 10: 6. Michael Jaroh (13.950)

Individuals in the Top 10 High Scorers (National): 6. Michael Jaroh (14.350)

Penn State Big Ten All-Time Champions (9): Chris Lakeman (2001), Kevin Tan (2002, 2003, 2004), Tommy Ramos (2006, 2008), Scott Rosenthal (2012), Trevor Howard (2014, 2015)

TO JUMP

Team ranking (domestic): 7th

Team Ranking (Big Ten): 5th

Average over 4 points: 71.217

Best season: 71,650

Best individual season: Matt Cormier (14.700)

Penn State gymnasts in AQL Top 10: Any

Individuals in the Top 10 High Scorers (National): Any

Penn State Big Ten All-Time Champions (2): Tom Ellefson (1995), Mike Dutka (1998)

PARALLEL BARS

Team ranking (domestic): 9th

Team Ranking (Big Ten): 5th

Average over 4 points: 64.767

Best season: 66,450

Best individual season: Ethan Dick (14.150)

Penn State gymnasts in the AQL Top 10: Any

Individuals in the Top 10 High Scorers (National): Any

Penn State Big Ten All-Time Champions (5): Tom Ellefson (1995), Kevin Donohue (2002), Kevin Tan (2004), Casey Sandy (2008), Sam Zakutney (2019)

HORIZONTAL BAR

Team ranking (domestic): 7th

Team Ranking (Big Ten): 5th

Average over 4 points: 65.283

Best season: 66.450

Best individual season: Michael Artlip (13.950)

Penn State gymnasts in the AQL Top 10: 9. Michael Jaroh (13.667)

Individuals in the Top 10 High Scorers (National): 7. Michael Jaroh (14,000)

Penn State Big Ten All-Time Champions (3): Mike Masucci (1993), Kevin Donohue (2002), Trevor Howard (2016)

FOUR-TIME CHAMPIONS
• Penn State has won four Big Ten championship titles since joining the conference in 1992.
• The Lions won titles in 2003, 2008, 2015 and 2019.

B1G titles since 1992
Ohio State 11
michigan 6
illinois 5
Penn State 4
Nebraska 0

REC HALL TITLES
• Penn State has won the title at each of the last two Big Ten championships held at Rec Hall.
• The Lions won at Rec Hall in 2008 and 2015, with Illinois finishing second in each of those years.

THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT
• Penn State’s individual season high scores in five events and in the all-around are held by sophomores. The other (pommel horse) is held by junior Chase Clingman.
Matt Cormier has the team’s best scores on floor and vault, as well as the best in all-around. Michael Jaroh has the highest score on the rings team. Ethan Dick has the best score on the parallel bars. Michael Artlip has the highest score on horizontal bar.

THROUGH THE MAP
• Penn State’s roster includes gymnasts from 13 US states — Virginia (3), Arizona (2),
Pennsylvania (2), Colorado (1), Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (1), Michigan, New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (1), New York (1), Tennessee (1), Texas (1), Utah (1) — and three countries in total — New Zealand, Puerto Rico, United States.

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