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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2011 Penn State Men’s Gymnastics

Team Information

Head Coach....................................................Randy Jepson

2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Table of Contents & Team Information

Career Record ........................................287-59 (20th year)

4-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Coach Randy Jepson

Assistant Coach ................................Kevin Tan (Sixth year)

10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Coach Kevin Tan

2011 Team Captain ........................................Matt Albrecht

12-22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011 Nittany Lions

2011 Preseason Ranking (Big Ten) ..............................No. 4

24-26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Penn State Honors

Newcomers ........................................................................5

28-29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Penn State Records

2010 Big Ten Championships......................................ird

31-38 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Year-by-Year Results

2010 High Score ....................................................354.450

3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2011 Schedule

Assistant Coach................................Slava Boiko (15th year)

9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Coach Slava Boiko

Home Venue ..............................................Rec Hall (6,846)

11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2011 Penn State Roster

2011 Preseason Ranking (National) ............................No. 7

23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2010 Team and Individual Results

All-Americans Returning/Lost ........................................0/1

27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Penn State Coaching History

2010 Record....................................................................8-5

30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Series Records/All-Time Captains

2010 National Collegiate Championships ................Eighth

39-40 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .All-Time Letterwinners

Athletic Communications Men’s Gymnastics Contact: John Regenfuss Mailing address: 101-H Bryce Jordan Center University Park, PA 16802 Office Phone: 814-865-1757 Cell Phone: 814-876-0824 FAX: 814-863-3165 Email: jmr49@psu.edu Website: www.GoPSUsports.com

Credits

e 2011 Penn State Men’s Gymnastics Yearbook was compiled, written and layed out by John Regenfuss; Jeff Nelson, Executive Editor; Michele Kopec, Design and Cover Art. Photos by or courtesy of: Associated Press/Amy Sancetta (Kevin Tan, pg. 10), Steve Manuel, Penn State Athletics, John Regenfuss, Mark Selders, Ed Sidwell. U.Ed. No. ICA-11-12

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2010 Final Ranking/Team Average ................No. 8/346.630 All-Time Record ..................................................547-135-1 National Titles (Team)......................................................12 National Titles (Individual)..............................................51 All-American Awards (since 1980) ................................101 Nissen-Emery Winners ......................................................6

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2011 SCHEDULE

January

Sat. Fri.-Sat. Sat. Sun.

8 14-15 22 30

ARMY at West Point Open (1) MICHIGAN* at Temple/vs. Army

7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

urs.-Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat.

3-5 12 19 26

at Winter Cup (2) SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE at Illinois* OHIO STATE* ^

TBA 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

Sat. Fri. Sat.

5 11 19

at Minnesota*/vs. Iowa* # at Puerto Rico National Team (3) at Oklahoma/vs. Illinois*

8:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

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at Big Ten Championships (4) [ Team and All-Around Finals ] at Big Ten Championships (4) [ Individual Finals ] at National Collegiate Championships (5) [ Qualifier ] at National Collegiate Championships (5) [ Team and All-Around Finals ] at National Collegiate Championships (5) [ Individual Finals ]

February

March April

7:00 p.m. TBA 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

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Head Section Coach heading Randy LeftJepson Head Coach Randy

JEPSON 20th Year Penn State, 1982

Career Record: 287-59

Under the direction of Randy Jepson, the 2000, 2004, and 2007 National Coach of the Year, the Penn State men’s gymnastics program has carried on the proud tradition of excellence and achievement established by its forebearers. After guiding his teams to three national championships and two Big Ten titles, Jepson serves as a symbol of Penn State’s vaunted gymnastics heritage. A member of the coaching staff since 1983, Jepson was appointed head coach on July 6, 1992, succeeding long-time head coach Karl Schier. During Jepson's coaching tenure at his alma mater, Penn State student-athletes have earned All-America honors 97 times. He has also mentored 17 individual national champions, including Mark Sohn, the first gymnast to win fourconsecutive pommel horse national championships. Jepson also championed the renovation efforts of the White Building, transforming the facility into the top collegiate training site in the country. JEPSON’S BACKGROUND Before his appointment as acting head coach, Jepson spent six seasons as an assistant to former head coach Karl Schier, who retired on October 1, 1991. Jepson is the sixth head coach in the 72-year history of the Penn State men’s gymnastics program and only the third in the last 64 years. Gene Wettstone coached from 1939-76 and was succeeded by Schier, one of his former athletes who served from 1977-91. Jepson earned the prestigious honor on April of 1991, the year he was named Assistant Coach of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for his outstanding work. Seven months prior to that, he coached Mike Masucci to a gold medal in the all-around as head coach of the U.S. team that participated in the Cup of Puerto Rico international meet in San Juan. Masucci also captured gold medals in four events. A native of Portland, Ore., Jepson lettered for three years at the University of Oregon and was an NCAA finalist on the rings his sophomore year. He transferred to Penn State in 1982, when the Ducks dropped their gymnastics program. In his one season as a Nittany Lion, Jepson was captain and won All-America honors on rings. A Nissen-Award nominee as a senior, Jepson posted a perfect score of 10.0 on rings in a meet against a team from the Soviet Union in 1983 at Rec Hall. Jepson joined the Lions’ coaching staff as a graduate assistant in 1983 and worked in that capacity for two seasons. His first season as an assistant coach was 1985-86. Jepson has been instrumental in guiding Penn State gymnastics to berths on the U.S. Senior National and Developmental squads, and in addition was a member of the 1997 and 2005 USA World Championships coaching staff. A member of the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches, Jepson served as secretary and treasurer of the United States Elite Coaches Association. 4

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In years past, Jepson has served men’s program director at Woodward Gymnastics Camp in Woodward, Pa. In addition, Jepson directed the North team that won the gold medal at the 1993 United States Olympic Festival. Jepson has also been heavily involved in national team training camps, helping to prepare teams for the 1999 World Championships in China and the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. He was also selected as assistant coach for the 1999 Pan American Games team in Winnipeg, Canada. In 2006, Jepson served as an assistant coach for Team USA at the World Championships and in a meet versus France and Switzerland. In February of 2008, Jepson served as head coach of a six-man U.S. team in a dual meet versus Canada, leading the Americans to victory. Later that year, countless hours spent overseeing the training of world class gymnast and Penn State assistant coach Kevin Tan paid off for Jepson, as Tan realized a lifelong dream by earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team. Jepson served as Tan’s personal coach, accompanying him to Beijing, China for the 2008 Summer Games, where he captured a bronze medal in the team competition. Jepson received his master’s degree from Penn State in exercise sport and science, with an emphasis in biomechanics, in 1990. He and his wife, Sue, a Penn State alum, and their four children - Adam and Anna, who both currently attend Penn State, Emily, and Maggie - reside in Centre Hall. JEPSON’S CAREER/YEAR-BY-YEAR 2010 • With a multitude of injuries of varying degrees to a host of veterans, Penn State was forced to rely heavily on its talented freshman class in 2010. Of the 452 total routines performed by Nittany Lion gymnasts, 237 were contributed by true freshmen or 52 percent. If sophomores (or gymnasts with two years or fewer of competitive collegiate experience) were included, that number jumps to 327, meaning underclassmen accounted for a remarkable 72 percent of Penn State routines. • e Nittany Lions opened the season by winning their 12th consecutive West Point Open. Penn State also gained a home victory over William & Mary and swept a tri-meet versus Minnesota and Temple at Rec Hall. Penn State established a season-high team score of 354.450 in a home loss to Oklahoma. • Felix Aronovich was named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Year, becoming the first Nittany Lion to receive the conference award since Mike Dutka in 1997. Aronovich competed in every meet, earning 13 top three finishes, including seven titles. • At the Big Ten Championships, Penn State overtook two higher ranked teams, including host Ohio State, to place a surprising third. Senior Nick Virbitsky earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors, contributing Penn State's top showing in the individual event finals by placing second in the floor exercise. • In his final performance as a collegiate athlete, senior Noam Shaham finished sixth in the high bar in the individual finals of the National Collegiate Championships to earn his first career All-America honor. • Twelve Nittany Lions, an impressive 60 percent of the 2010 roster, were honored as CGA All-America Scholar Athletes. Nine received first team accolades, including Miguel Pineda and Logan Wyman, who were two of just four gymnasts nationwide to earn perfect 4.0 GPAs, while three were recognized on the second team. In addition, Pineda, Wyman, Noam Shaham and Philip Harris were named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars and eight Nittany Lions received Academic All-Big Ten honors. 2009 • e Nittany Lions began the season by winning their 11th consecutive West Point Open. e 2009 home schedule was highlighted by a 348.900348.350 victory over Big Ten rival Michigan, which would go on to finish second at the National Collegiate Championships. Penn State established a season-high team score of 356.300 in a loss at Oklahoma.


Head Coach Randy Jepson • Casey Sandy penned the final chapter of one of the most storied careers in the vaunted history of Penn State men's gymnastics with a stellar senior year. He captured 29 titles, including seven in the pommel horse and six in the parallel bars. He tied the single season conference record by earning five Big Ten Gymnast of the Week awards and shattered the career mark for winning a total of 11 league honors. In the midst of his exceptional senior season, Sandy also was able to further his international gymnastics career by winning the all-around on both days at the Elite Canada 2009 thereby securing himself a roster spot on the Canadian National Team. Sandy’s march towards history and assault on the Penn State record book was slowed only by injury, as he suffered a severe toe sprain at the Big Ten Championships. Refusing to be hindered by the injury, he gutted out a win in the all-around in the qualifier at the National Collegiate Championships. Sandy then went on to earn his eighth and ninth All-America honors of his career with top eight finishes in all-around and vault finals. • Sandy’s brilliant season and exceptional career culminated with him being presented with the 2009 Nissen-Emery Award, becoming Penn State’s NCAA-record sixth recipient of the sport’s most prestigious honor. He was also named Penn State Male Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive time. • Five Nittany Lions (four on the first team) were recognized as All-America Scholar Athletes by the College Gymnastics Association while six received Academic All-Big Ten honors.

to being unanimously selected as the 2008 Big Ten Gymnast of the Year. In leading Penn State to the Big Ten championship, Sandy won individual conference titles in the parallel bars and all-around. He then went on to dominate at the national collegiate championships, capturing the NCAA all-around crown to become the first Penn State gymnast to win the Big Ten and NCAA all-around championships in the same year. Sandy secured a total of six All-America honors, the most ever by a Nittany Lion at a single NCAA Championships, giving him seven for his career. • Derek Helsby placed fourth in the all-around at the Big Ten Championships to become just the second Nittany Lion in program history to earn All-Big Ten honors in three consecutive seasons. After an excellent senior season, Helsby was selected as a Nissen-Emery Award finalist. • Tommy Ramos capped off a brilliant career by claiming his second Big Ten still rings championship in addition to earning his sixth All-America honor by placing third in the rings at the National Collegiate Championships. • Seven different Nittany Lions were ranked in the top 20 in the final individual GymInfo national rankings. • Penn State posted a season-high score of 360.550 in a win over Ohio State at St. John Arena in Columbus in a meet broadcast by the Big Ten Network. • Under Randy Jepson’s guidance and tutelage, Penn State assistant coach Kevin Tan earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team and went on to win a bronze medal in the team finals at the Summer Olympic games in Beijing, China.

2008 • For the second consecutive year, historic Rec Hall was the site of a Penn State championship, as the Nittany Lions captured the program’s second Big Ten title in front of their home fans. e competition and the Penn State victory was aired live to a national television audience on the Big Ten Network. • Randy Jepson was named Big Ten Coach of the Year for the second time in his career and was also honored as the CGA Central Region Coach of the Year. Assistant Coach Slava Boiko was recognized as CGA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year. • Casey Sandy had arguably the greatest individual season in the storied history of Penn State men’s gymnastics. He tied a conference record by earning Big Ten Male Gymnast of the Week accolades four times en route

2007 • In front of its home fans at historic Rec Hall, Penn State captured its NCAA-record 12th national championship, posting a season-high team score of 221.000 to edge two-time defending title-winner Oklahoma. • Randy Jepson was named National Coach of the Year for the third time in his career while Slava Boiko and Kevin Tan were honored as National Assistant Coaches of the Year. • Matt Cohen punctuated his brilliant Nittany Lion career by becoming Penn State’s fifth Nissen-Emery Award winner. • Four Nittany Lions earned All-America honors: Tommy Ramos (rings, parallel bars, high bar), Casey Sandy (pommel horse), Vladi Klurman (rings), Nick Virbitsky (floor exercise).

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Head Section Coach heading Randy LeftJepson • Tommy Ramos and Casey Sandy recorded runner-up finishes in the rings and pommel horse, respectively, at the Big Ten Championships and the National Collegiate Championships. • Penn State placed second at the Big Ten Championships, just .100 behind Ohio State. • Tommy Ramos (rings), Vladi Klurman (vault), Casey Sandy (pommel horse), and Matt Cohen (all-around) all spent significant time as the No. 1ranked competitor in the nation in individual events. 2006 • Penn State captured its ninth-consecutive West Point Open title. • Freshman Casey Sandy took the collegiate gymnastics world by storm, capturing at least a share of eight titles, including three-straight all-around wins, through the first three meets of the 2006 season. However, a broken arm in mid-February ended his promising season. • e Nittany Lions edged Stanford, 216.800-216.750, in a highly competitive dual meet at the Bryce Jordan Center. Sophomore Derek Helsby took the all-around and pommel horse titles en route to winning the Gene Wettstone Award. • In a special ceremony following a dual meet win over William & Mary, a sculpture was donated to the All-Sports Museum honoring the legacy and contributions of former head coach Gene Wettstone. • Sophomore Tommy Ramos continued Penn State’s conference dominance on the still rings, winning the title at the Big Ten Championships and give the Nittany Lions rings champions in five of the last six years. • Derek Helsby earned four All-American honors (all-around, pommel horse, rings, parallel bars) while Tommy Ramos secured two (rings and parallel bars), helping Penn State to finish fourth at the NCAA Championships. 2005 • Jepson reached the 225-win milestone with Penn State’s first place-finish at the West Point Open, its eighth-consecutive title at the annual meet. • International competition returned to Rec Hall for the first time in 21 years, as a team of Japanese College All-Stars ventured to University Park for a dual meet. Penn State posted a season-high team score (224.150) in a narrow defeat. • Luis Vargas punctuated his Nittany Lion career by earning five All-America honors at the 2005 NCAA Championships, successfully defending his allaround crown, and capturing the pommel horse title. • Vargas garnered the Big Ten’s highest honor, the Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year Award. • As a freshman, Santiago Lopez added his name to prestigious list of Penn State All-Americans, placing fourth in the event finals of the vault at the NCAA Championships. 2004 • e 2004 National Coach of the Year, Jepson and the Lions celebrated their NCAA-record 11th national title when they posted a season-high 223.350, beating two-time defending champion Oklahoma by over one point. Sophomore Luis Vargas took the all-around, becoming Penn State’s first all-around champion since 1973. • Kevin Tan finished his career by capturing back-to-back national championships on the still rings and also won his third-straight Big Ten Championship on the apparatus. Tan also won the Big Ten title on the parallel bars. • e Lions finished second at the Big Ten Championships behind host Illinois. • With Vargas and Tan’s All-American honors, Penn State tacked on two more champions to its NCAA-record, giving them 48 overall.

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2003 • Jepson celebrated 200 wins on Feb. 22, 2003, vs. Ohio State. e Lions won the meet 220.000-216.875. He went on to be named the 2003 Big Ten Coach of the Year. • e Nittany Lions won their first Big Ten Championship since joining the league in 1993. Penn State scored a 220.500, almost two points ahead of the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (218.600), en route to blowing away the competition for the title in Columbus, Ohio. • Kevin Tan became Penn State’s sixth NCAA champion on the still rings and second in three years. Tan also successfully defended his Big Ten titles on the rings, marking the third straight year a Lion took home the title in that event. • Penn State’s eight All-America citations set a school record for All-American honors, besting the six the Lions earned in 1991. • e Lions finished third in the NCAA team competition. 2002 • Penn State was the No. 1 team in the country on Jan. 14, earning a No. 1 regular-season ranking for the first time since March 15, 1999. • Kevin Donohue became the first Nittany Lion in 17 years to earn AllAmerica honors in the all-around. He and Kevin Tan combine to earn five All-America honors at the NCAA Championships in Norman, Okla. • e Lions posted its second-straight third place showing at the Big Ten Championships, finishing behind Ohio State and Michigan, while edging out Minnesota. Kevin Donohue becomes the first Nittany Lion since Mike Dutka in 1998 to win multiple Big Ten titles, capturing top honors on high bar and parallel bars. Kevin Tan win the rings crown, making it the secondstraight year a Nittany Lion has won the event. 2001 • Struggling with consistency, Penn State peaked at the end of the season, posting its best score of the year at the Big Ten Championships in Rec Hall, edging out Illinois for third place. It was the Lions’ best finish since a secondplace showing in 1998. • e Lions qualified for the NCAA team finals despite a No. 8 seeding and jumped ahead of Michigan State in the final rotation to place fifth overall at the end of the championship. • Chris Lakeman became the 45th Nittany Lion to win an NCAA individual title and the first rings champion since 1991. • Kevin Tan was the first Nittany Lion freshman under Randy Jepson to earn All-America honors, receiving the recognition on rings. • Dominic Brindle added an All-America vault certificate entering the event finals with two to his credit. • Jay Kim performed beyond expectations, leading the charge on the vault team en route to earning All-America status. 2000 • Along the way to a No. 3 national ranking the Nittany Lions knocked off two higher-ranked opponents (Ohio State and Oklahoma) and the nation’s top all-arounders twice, while winning two major opens (West Point Open, Southwest Cup) and surpassing the 230.00 mark three times. • Penn State stumbled just once during the regular season and finished second to last at the Big Ten Championships. • e Lions saved their best performance for last coming from behind to edge Michigan by 0.125 for an NCAA-record 10th national title, with a school-record 231.975. • Brandon Stefaniak, who was instrumental in the team’s rally, successfully defended his individual national crown on the pommel horse, giving Penn State an NCAA-record 44 individual titles.


Head Coach Randy Jepson 1999 • e Lions posted a fourth-place NCAA finish with a year that was capped by Brandon Stefaniak’s pommel horse title. He became the Lions’ first NCAA Champion since 1991. Ron Roeder, Eddie Seng and Adam Benas also grabbed All-America honors. 1998 • Despite numerous injuries, the Nittany Lions rolled through the 1998 regular season with an 11-3 record (tied for fifth-most wins in school history), including a then-school record 231.150 in a win over Nebraska. • Seemingly rejuvenated by the return of all-arounder Mike Dutka in late February, Penn State entered the postseason poised for a run at a national championship. Behind the strength of Dutka’s four individual titles, the Lions nearly won the Big Ten crown, placing second to Iowa by less than a point. However, Dutka went down on vault at the NCAA East Regional with a broken foot. Penn State ended up finishing fourth to the Hawkeyes by .05. • Five Lions still managed to qualify as individuals for the NCAA Championships in the Bryce Jordan Center. Ron Roeder emerged as a star, earning All-America honors on the floor exercise and rings, while Brandon Stefaniak was an All-America on pommel horse with sixth-place finish. 1997 • Jepson led a mix of youth and experience to a fifth-place showing at the NCAA Championships. J.M. Michel earned All-America honors on the high bar with a sixth-place finish. Mike Dutka, who Jepson coached at the World Championships over the summer, finished only 0.075 points away from becoming an All-American in the all-around. • e Nittany Lions placed third at both the Big Ten Championships and the NCAA East Regional. During the regular season, Dutka earned a spot on the U.S. Senior National Team at the Winter Cup in February. In addition, captain Joe Roemer became the first Penn State gymnast to ever earn GTE Academic All-America honors, garnering a spot on the second team. 1996 • e season ended with the Nittany Lions placing sixth at the NCAA Championships. Joe Roemer tied for third on the floor exercise, earning All• e Lions placed third at the NCAA East Regional after also finishing the Big Ten Championships in third place. Junior Roy Malka was 10th in the allaround competition at both events. 1995 • Penn State’s third-place trophy at the NCAA Championships was the

Nittany Lions’ top performance under Jepson to date and the best outcome since finishing second in 1991. Two Lions, Tony Pansy and Tom Ellefson, earned All-America honors on the parallel bars. • Jepson’s NCAA East Regional Championships came on his home floor. e Lions finished fourth at the Big Ten Championships at Illinois, as Pansy and Lee Ricketts were co-champions on the horizontal bar with 9.80 marks. • e team was recognized for having the 10th-highest team grade point average in the country among men’s gymnastics teams. e 3.009 the Nittany Lions carried was the best in the Big Ten and second among teams competing in the NCAA Championships. Furthermore, sophomore Joe Roemer was one of 49 recognized as All-America scholar-athlete. 1994 • Capturing third place at both the Big Ten and the NCAA East Regional Championships, the Nittany Lions advanced to the 1994 NCAA Championships, where they finished sixth. 1993 • At the 1993 NCAA East Regional, Penn State posted its second-highest score of the season, but was unable to crack the top three in the team standings. us, for the first time since 1977, Penn State did not field a team at the NCAA Championships. e school’s streak of 15-consecutive appearances in the NCAA meet was the nation’s longest entering the season. • Two Nittany Lions represented the program at the NCAA Championships. Senior captain Mike Masucci placed 11th on parallel bars and 16th on pommel horse. Sophomore Joel Neuwirth was 20th on the pommel horse. • e Nittany Lions placed sixth at the Big Ten Championships. Masucci reached the finals on three events, sharing the high bar title with a score of 9.725 and was named All-Big Ten. 1992 • As acting head coach during the 1992 season, Jepson directed Penn State to a fifth-place showing at the Big Ten Championships and RANDY JEPSON - CAREER RECORD fourth place in the Year W L NCAA Finish Big Ten Finish NCAA East Regional. 1992 12 3 7th 5th In the school’s 15th1993 7 2 --6th consecutive 1994 10 2 --3rd appearance at the 1995 38 6 3rd 4th N C A A 1996 30 7 6th 3rd Championships, Penn 1997 16 6 5th 3rd State placed seventh. 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

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Jepson’s Coaching Philosophy Our philosophy for success is simple. Whether it's in the classroom or in the gym, the only way for a student-athlete to reach his full potential is through honest, hard work…a lot of it. e Penn State athletic administration has done an outstanding job over the years in providing our program with the resources, coaching staff, and facilities we need to reach the highest levels of success in our sport both in the NCAA program and in the international arena as well. Additionally, our teams face the nation's stiffest competition year after year to challenge our athletes as they prepare to become the nation's finest gymnasts. With this foundation to build on, the staff prepares our athletes through the most up-to-date training techniques available. Every year it is our goal to be the strongest and most physically prepared team in the country. Our comprehensive strength and conditioning program has enabled our teams to continually meet this challenge. We also believe that to be on top, our athletes need to perform quality gymnastics and not do just enough to "get by." erefore, we emphasize skills appropriate for the challenges of today's code of points

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and continually stress the importance of consistent, solid routine performance. Academically speaking, our student athletes are provided with a wide variety of resources to ensure that they have every opportunity to experience success in the classroom in addition to the gym. e Morgan Academic Support Center is provided exclusively for Penn State student athletes and offers academic advising, a free tutorial service, priority scheduling, and a Freshman Enrichment Program designed to better enable the first-year student to handle the transitions and academic challenges facing the collegiate freshman athlete. At Penn State, we have built a reputation as a leader in the development of the student athlete and firmly believe that academic and athletic success go hand in hand, are attainable, and are expected. With all of the various resources available to our student athletes to ensure success the only remaining key is their own commitment, sacrifice, and effort. It is this hard work…and lots of it…that has and will continue to enable them to achieve their academic and competitive dreams.


Assistant Coach Slava Boiko Assistant Coach Slava

BOIKO 15th Year

A valued member of the coaching staff for the past 15 seasons, Slava Boiko brings a wealth of international competitive and coaching experience to the Penn State staff. Riding the successes of the Nittany Lions’ winning ways, Boiko assisted in bringing back the 2000 NCAA Championship to Penn State as well as capturing the team’s 11th and 12th title in 2004 and 2007. His focus is on technique and execution of skills and routines. Boiko was a member of the Soviet Union National Team from 196976, winning 13 national championships during that span. After retiring from competition, Boiko was the men’s gymnastics national coach and the head coach in the Center of Sport Club of Army in Moscow. Following that, he was the head coach of the Israeli National Team. From 1972 until 1992, he was involved in coaching four Olympic team champions and eight World Team Championships squads as a member of the USSR and Russian coaching staffs. Boiko earned the distinction of International Master of Sport in 1983 and he also coached 20 gymnasts who went on to receive the same honor. In addition, 30 athletes won Soviet and Russian National Titles under his tutelage. It’s not just in State College or the former Soviet Union where Boiko is recognized and revered. “I get nothing but the highest regard for Mr. Boiko as I travel,” Jepson said. “He is one of the foremost coaches in the world and brought up some of the best gymnasts the Soviet Union has produced. Having him here is just an incredible blessing.” Some noteworthy gymnasts he has coached are Alexander Pogorelov, Valentin Turbanov, Sergie Gusev, Uri Ermakov, and 2008 Olympian Kevin Tan.

“Slava is the consummate technician. His experience and his knowledge, in terms of technical expertise, are unparalleled in the entire world. There isn’t anything that he doesn’t know about the technical aspects of gymnastics. His wealth of knowledge and experience are tremendous assets to us.” - Penn State head coach Randy Jepson

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Assistant Section heading Coach Kevin Left Tan Assistant Coach Kevin

TAN

Sixth Year Penn State, 2004

Former six-time Penn State All-American Kevin Tan is entering his sixth season as a full-time assistant coach under Randy Jepson. After establishing himself as one of the top collegiate gymnasts during his Nittany Lion career, Tan achieved that lofty status on the international gymnastics stage in 2008. A lifetime of hard work and preparation culminated in the realization of a lifelong dream when Tan was named to the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team following a first-place showing in the still rings at the Olympic Trials in Philadelphia. He was further honored when he was selected, by a vote of his teammates, to represent the team as its lone captain. With the world’s gaze focused on Beijing, China, Tan’s dream became sweeter when he helped the U.S. capture a bronze medal in the team finals of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. Tan’s Olympic achievements were just the pinnacle of his competitive success in 2008. In May, Tan won his third straight rings title at the VISA Championships. A month prior, he won a silver medal in the still rings at the 32nd Turnier der Meister Cottbus, Germany, an event that featured a collection of the world's elite competitors from 40 countries. His standout showing at the Turnier der Meister came on the heels of two impressive performances earlier in the year. In February, Tan captured his third consecutive and fourth overall rings championship at the Winter Cup Challenge. Later that month, he led a select group of gymnasts from the U.S. Men's Senior National Team to a 361.350-352.600 dual meet victory over Canada in Calgary. With perhaps his best performance in his distinguished international career, Tan won the pommel horse (14.900), the still rings (16.300), and the parallel bars (15.500).

After returning from Beijing and the Olympics, Tan’s star continued to rise when he signed on to perform with the 2008 Tour of Gymnastics Superstars. Along with a select group of the nation’s most celebrated gymnasts, Tan embarked on a three-month long, 37-city whirlwind tour of the United States, displaying his gymnastics skills in the live extraordinary sports and music extravaganza. A member of Penn State's 2004 NCAA championship team, Tan was the Nittany Lions' first back-to-back NCAA champion on the still rings, earning titles in 2003 and 2004. He also earned All-American honors on the parallel bars (2002) and high bar (2003) during his standout college career. During his senior year in 2004, Tan was one of the premier collegiate gymnasts in the nation, becoming a finalist for the Nissen-Emery Award. He was an all-conference honoree, winning both the still rings and parallel bars crowns at the 2004 Big Ten Championships. His still rings title was his third-consecutive conference championship in the event

“Kevin has had an incredible run the last couple of years as a competitor and that makes him a better coach. He is able to see things from both sides. Having one of the world’s elite competitors in our gym every day is a tremendous benefit. He brings a lot of wisdom, competitive experience, and thought process into his coaching and that, in turn, has helped become a better gymnast. It’s a win-win both ways.” - Penn State head coach Randy Jepson

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2011 Penn State Roster 2011 PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS Name Matt Albrecht Felix Aronovich Tony Beck Wasef Burbar Matt Chelberg Mackenzie Dow Adrian Evans Preston Gall Colin Hill Ingvar Jochumsson Nihir Kothari Miguel Pineda Parker Raque Néstor Rodríguez Scott Rosenthal Francisco Vazquez Logan Wyman Warren Yang

Event(s) AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA

Ht. 5-7 5-6 5-11 5-7 5-10 5-9 5-7 5-7 5-6 5-6 5-3 5-4 5-6 5-7 5-6 5-4 5-9 5-7

Yr./Elig. Jr./Sr. So./So. So./So. Fr./Fr. So./So. So./So. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. Sr./Jr. Fr./Fr. So./Fr. Jr./Jr. So./So. Fr./Fr. So./So. So./Fr. Sr./Jr. Sr./Jr.

Hometown/High School Guelph, Ontario, Canada/St. James Kiryat Bialik, Israel/ORT Kiryat Bialik Catasauqua, Pa./Northampton Area Senior Arlington Heights, Ill./Amundsen Athens, Ohio/Home schooled Cranford, N.J./Cranford Boulder, Colo./Fairview Columbus, Ohio/Worthington Kilbourne Sterling, Mass./Wachusett Regional Kópavogur, Iceland/Menntaskólinn í Kópavogi Malvern, Pa./Great Valley Galloway, Ohio/Hilliard Darby Louisville, Ky./Christian Academy of Louisville Guaynabo, P.R./Colegio San Antonio Clearfield, Pa./Clearfield Area San Juan, P.R./Cupeyville School Phoenix, Md./Dulaney Nepean, Ontario, Canada/Ottawa Carleton

Head Coach: Randy Jepson (20th Year, Penn State) Assistant Coach: Slava Boiko (15th Year) Assistant Coach: Kevin Tan (Sixth Year, Penn State)

2011 Team Captain Matt Albrecht

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Matt

ALBRECHT Guelph, Ont. St. James

5-7 • JR./SR. • ALL-AROUND

PENN STATE CAREER 2010: CGA Second Team All-American Scholar Athlete (3.20-3.29 GPA)…Academic All-Big Ten…His continued development earned him spots in the line-up throughout the season in five events…Had his best performance as a collegiate gymnast in a home meet versus Oklahoma, setting career bests in floor exercise (15.100), pommel horse (14.300), and parallel bars (14.550) and a season high in the vault (15.450)…Opened the season by earning a second place finish in the floor exercise against Army, scoring a 14.800…Performed well on the parallel bars at the West Point Open, placing third in the team finals and first in the individual finals, both with scores of 14.250…Registered a career high in the high bar, a 14.550, at the team finals of the Big Ten Championships…Competed for the first time in his career in the all-around at the West Point Open (81.750). 2009: Made an impact in first collegiate season, competing in five events, primarily on the pommel horse and parallel bars…In season opener versus Army, placed third with a season best score of 14.800 in the floor exercise…Registered top score of the year in the pommel horse, a 13.900, in key home win over Michigan…Earned first career title at the team finals of the West Point Open, placing first in the vault with a score of 15.900…Finished second in the vault (15.800) and parallel bars (14.350) versus Army…Posted a season high mark of 14.400 in the parallel bars against Michigan to secure a tie for third place…Contributed a personal season best score of 14.300 in the high bar at the West Point Open. GYMNASTICS BACKGROUND Member of the Canadian Junior (2004-06) and Senior (2006-08) National Teams…Won Provinicial Championships in 2005, 2006, and 2008…Trained with the Oakville Gymnastics Club in Ontario. PERSONAL Majoring in kinesiology…Intends to pursue a career in physiotherapy…Decided to attend Penn State because “the team is a family both in and out of the gym and academic success is a high priority”…Has one brother, Chris.

MATT ALBRECHT

2010 Season Highs Floor Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.100 vs. Oklahoma (March 20) Pommel Horse . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.300 vs. Oklahoma (March 20) Still Rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11.200 at West Point Open (Jan. 15) Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.450 vs. Oklahoma (March 20) Parallel Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.550 vs. Oklahoma (March 20) High Bar . . . . . . . . . . .14.550 at Big Ten Championships (April 2) All-Around . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81.750 at West Point Open (Jan. 15) Career Highs Floor Exercise . . . . . . . . .15.100 vs. Oklahoma (March 20, 2010) Pommel Horse . . . . . . . .14.300 vs. Oklahoma (March 20, 2010) Still Rings . . . . . . . . . .11.200 at West Point Open (Jan. 15, 2010) Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.900 at West Point Open (Jan. 16, 2009) Parallel Bars . . . . . . . . . . .14.550 vs. Oklahoma (March 20, 2010) High Bar . . . . . .14.550 at Big Ten Championships (April 2, 2010) All-Around . . . . . . . . .81.750 at West Point Open (Jan. 15, 2010)

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2011 Penn State Nittany Lions

Warren

YANG

Nepean, Ont. Ottawa Carleton

5-7 • SR./JR. • ALL-AROUND

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PENN STATE CAREER 2010: Academic All-Big Ten…Did not compete while recovering from shoulder injury. 2009: Academic All-Big Ten…His continued development and consistent performances secured him regular spots in the line-up in the floor exercise, vault, parallel bars, and high bar…Contributed a dominant performance in Penn State’s home win over Ohio State, capturing the floor exercise title with a season high score of 15.400, placing third in the high bar, and posting a career high mark in the vault (15.550)…Honored with the Gene Wettstone Award for leading the team to the conference win against the rival Buckeyes…Tied for second in the floor against Cal (15.150)…Placed third in the vault versus William & Mary and Navy (15.450)…Finished second in the high bar versus Cal, establishing a career high with a score of 14.750. 2008: Gained experience in first collegiate season by competing in three events (floor exercise, vault, and high bar) in a total of seven meets…Showed his mettle by earning two top three finishes in the floor exercise in road meets at Ohio State (15.350) and at Cal (15.500)…In his first appearance of the season, contributed a 15.550 in the vault in a road win over Illinois…Competed in the high bar twice, posting his best score, a 14.450, against William & Mary and Navy. GYMNASTICS BACKGROUND A former member of the Senior Canadian National Team…At the 2004 Canadian National Championships, he placed first in the high bar, third in the parallel bars and vault, and sixth in the all-around…Finished in fourth place in the floor exercise and vault at the 2006 Canadian National Championships…Placed fourth in the high bar, sixth in the parallel bars, and seventh in the vault at the 2005 Elite Canada Gymnastics Championships…Claimed second place in the floor exercise at the 2006 Elite Canada Gymnastics Championships. PERSONAL Warren Chun-Fu Yang was born on Dec. 4, 1986 in Ottawa, Canada to parents Phil and Kathleen Yang…Has two older sisters, Vanessa and Ericka…Selected Penn State over Minnesota, Iowa, and Michigan for its outstanding academics and athletics…Majoring in marketing.

2010 Season Highs Did not compete

WARREN YANG

Career Highs Floor Exercise . . . . . . . . . .15.500 at California (March 15, 2008) Vault . . . . . . . . . . . .15.550 2x - last vs. Ohio State (Feb. 28, 2009) Parallel Bars . . . . . . . . . . . .14.000 vs. Ohio State (Feb. 28, 2009) High Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.750 vs. California (March 14, 2009)

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2011 Section Penn heading State Nittany Left Lions COLIN HILL

Colin

HILL

Sterling, Mass. Wachusett Regional

2010 Season Highs Still Rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.550 at West Point Open (Jan. 15)

Career Highs Still Rings . . . . . . . . . .14.550 at West Point Open (Jan. 15, 2010) Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.450 vs. Army (Jan. 10, 2009) Parallel Bars . . .11.400 at William & Mary/Navy (March 8, 2009)

5-6 • SR./JR. • ALL-AROUND

PENN STATE CAREER 2010: Competed in two meets on still rings…Placed third in the rings in the team finals of the West Point Open with a career-high score of 14.550.

Logan

WYMAN

2009: Gained first competitive experience of college career, competing in three events (still rings, vault, and parallel bars) in six meets…Scored a season high 14.350 in the still rings in home win over Michigan…Opened the year by posting a season best 15.450 in the vault versus Army…Competed in the parallel bars in one meet, team wins against William & Mary and Navy.

Phoenix, Md. Dulaney

5-9 • SR./JR. • ALL-AROUND

2008: Redshirted. GYMNASTICS BACKGROUND A four-time Junior Olympic National Qualifier and three-time regional team member…Finished in the top six in the floor exercise at Junior Olympic Nationals…A member of the Sterling Gymnastics club team. PERSONAL Colin Ryan Hill was born on Jan. 9, 1989 in Fitchburg, Mass. to parents Robert and Helen Hill…Has one brother, Marc…Selected Penn State because of its excellent gymnastics and academic programs and the location of the campus…Majoring in psychology.

PENN STATE CAREER 2010: CGA First Team All-American Scholar Athlete (4.0 GPA)…Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient…Academic All-Big Ten…Competed in two events (pommel horse and still rings) in a total of three meets…Scored a season high 13.650 on pommel horse on day one at West Point Open…Recorded season best score of 14.000 on rings versus William & Mary. 2009: CGA First Team All-American Scholar Athlete; one of six gymnasts nationwide to be honored for earning a 4.0 GPA...Academic All-Big Ten…Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient…Earned first collegiate experience, competing in the pommel horse and still rings in every meet…Posted a season high score of 13.950 in the pommel horse in tri-meet versus William & Mary and Navy…Secured first top three finish of career, taking third in the still rings against William & Mary and Navy…Scored a career best in the rings one week later, recording a 14.300 versus Cal. 2008: Redshirted. GYMNASTICS BACKGROUND Competed in Junior Olympic Nationals for four years…Gained club experience with Capital Gymnastics, located in Fairfax, Va., under head coach Carlos Vazquez. PERSONAL Logan Addison Wyman was born on Dec. 22, 1988 in Towson, Md. to parents Louis and Carol Wyman…Has an older brother, R.C., and two sisters, Meredith and Jennifer…Earned First Team Academic All-American honors as a sophomore, junior, and senior…Chose Penn State because of its excellent gymnastics program and the team’s cohesiveness…Plans to major in criminal justice/law and pursue a career as a lawyer.

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2011 Penn State Nittany Lions 2009: CGA First Team All-American Scholar Athlete (3.90-3.99 GPA)...Contributed heavily in his first collegiate season, competing in all five events and the all-around…However, broke his hand in practice leading up to the Big Ten Championships, forcing him to miss the postseason…Earned a season best score in the floor exercise, a 14.150, in the team finals at the West Point Open…Posted three third place finishes in the pommel horse, including a top score for the year (14.700) at the West Point Open…Made his biggest impact on the still rings in freshman campaign, capturing at least a share of six titles, including a win with a season high score of 15.100 against Michigan…Also had two second place finishes in the rings…Had his best performance in the vault come in a tri-meet with William & Mary and Navy, scoring a 15.300…Totaled three top three finishes in the parallel bars, recording a season best 14.500 against Cal…Improved as the season progressed on the high bar, recording his best score of the year (14.500) versus William & Mary and Navy…Competed in the all-around in four meets, winning his first career title at Temple (85.300)…Had his best all-around performance of the season one week later, totaling a 86.750 to finish second in competition with William & Mary and Navy.

LOGAN WYMAN

2010 Season Highs Pommel Horse . . . . . . . . . .13.650 at West Point Open (Jan. 15) Still Rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.000 vs. William & Mary (Jan. 31) Career Highs Pommel Horse .13.950 at William & Mary/Navy (March 8, 2009) Still Rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.300 vs. California (March 14, 2009)

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL CAREER 2009: Competed in the all-around at the 2009 Winter Cup Challenge in Las Vegas, Nev, totaling a 77.150 in qualifying competition...Scored an 11.350 (floor exercise), 11.850 (pommel horse), 14.200 (still rings), 14.900 (vault), 12.800 (parallel bars), and 12.050 (high bar) in preliminary action. GYMNASTICS BACKGROUND Junior National Team member from 2004-07…Trained at Hocking Valley Gymnastics in Lancaster, Ohio under head coach Mike Serra. PERSONAL Majoring in biology…Brother, Pedro, attended Ohio State, competing on the men’s gymnastics team from 2005-07…Lists paint ball as a favorite hobby.

Miguel

PINEDA Galloway, Ohio Hilliard Darby

5-4 • JR. • ALL-AROUND

PENN STATE CAREER 2010: CGA First Team All-American Scholar Athlete (4.0 GPA)…CoSIDA/ESPN e Magazine Second Team Academic AllDistrict…Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipient…Academic All-Big Ten…Emerged as one of the nation’s top still rings competitors, earning eight top three finishes including four title wins…Two of his first place showings came versus two of the nation’s elite teams in 2010, Illinois (14.900) and Oklahoma (14.950)…Established a career high in the rings, scoring a 15.125 in the individual finals of the Big Ten Championships to place third (tie)…Finished the season ranked No. 8 in the nation in the rings with a 14.560 average…Competed on the pommel horse in every meet, notching two top three finishes…Posted a season high score of 14.300 at Cal…In the vault line-up five times in 2010, recorded a season high mark of 15.150 in the team finals of the West Point Open…Earned his first career parallel bars title in a home victory over William & Mary (14.050)…Scored a season best 14.400 on the parallel bars against Oklahoma. 12 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS • 6 NISSEN-EMERY WINNERS www.GoPSUsports.com

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2011 Section Penn heading State Nittany Left Lions MIGUEL PINEDA

2010 Season Highs Pommel Horse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.300 at California (March 13) Still Rings . . . . . . . . . . .15.125 at Big Ten Championships (April 3) Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.150 at West Point Open (Jan. 15) Parallel Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.400 vs. Oklahoma (March 20) Career Highs Floor Exercise . . . . . .14.150 at West Point Open (Jan. 16, 2009) Pommel Horse . . . .14.7000 at West Point Open (Jan. 16, 2009) Still Rings . . . . . .15.125 at Big Ten Championships (April 3, 2010) Vault . . . . . . . . .15.300 at William & Mary/Navy (March 8, 2009) Parallel Bars . . . . . . . . . . .14.500 vs. California (March 14, 2009) High Bar . . . . . .14.500 at William & Mary/Navy (March 8, 2009) All-Around . . . .86.750 at William & Mary/Navy (March 8, 2009)

Cup event in Cotbus, Germany in 2008…Placed third in the all-around at the 2009 Maccabiah Games in Israel…Earned a second place finish in the all-around at the Israeli National Championship…Trained with club team Maccabi Tel Aviv. PERSONAL Born on July 18, 1988 in Odessa, Ukraine to parents Leonid and Sofia…Has an older sister, Vicky…Attended ORT Kiryat Bialik in Kiryat Bialik, Israel, graduating in 2006...Plans to major in engineering science…Intends to pursue a master’s degree in the field of renewable energy.

Felix

ARONOVICH Kiryat Bialik, Israel ORT Kiryat Bialik

5-6 • SO. • ALL-AROUND

PENN STATE CAREER 2010: Made a tremendous impact as a freshman, developing into one of the team’s strongest and most consistent performers by season’s end…Named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Year, Penn State’s first winner of the conference award since 1997…Honored as Blue/White Illustrated 2010 Penn State Male Rookie of the Year…Swept Big Ten Gymnast and Freshman of the Week honors after an impressive collegiate debut versus Army, winning both the pommel horse and parallel bars…Received Big Ten Freshman of the Week accolades a second time after notching a trio of top five finishes versus Michigan…Recorded Penn State’s highest scores of the season in the pommel horse (15.100), parallel bars (14.850), and all-around (84.800)…Competed in the floor exercise in four meets, posting a personal best score of 13.950 at the Big Ten Championships…Anchored the Nittany Lions in the pommel horse all season, competing in the event in every meet…Captured four straight pommel horse titles to start the year, including a season high 15.100 at Michigan, and earned three other second place finishes…Ranked No. 15 in the nation in the pommel horse in the final season rankings…Also made line-up in the still rings for every meet, claiming one title and a second place finish…Used a season and team high score to win a second parallel bars title in a tri-meet with Minnesota and Temple…Performed on the high bar in seven meets, including the Big Ten and National Collegiate Championships…Scored a season high 14.600 in the high bar at Cal…Competed in the all-around versus Ohio State (83.250) and at the Big Ten Championships (84.800). GYMNASTICS BACKGROUND Competed in the European Championships 2004-2009 and in the World Championships in 2006…Finished ninth in the pommel horse in World 16

PENN STATE 2011 MEN’S GYMNASTICS

FELIX ARONOVICH

2010 Season Highs Floor Exercise . . . . . . .13.950 at Big Ten Championships (April 2) Pommel Horse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.100 at Michigan (Jan. 23) Still Rings . . . . . . . . . . . .14.750 vs. Minnesota/Temple (March 6) Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.800 at Big Ten Championships (April 2) Parallel Bars . . . . . . . . . .14.850 vs. Minnesota/Temple (March 6) High Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.600 at California (March 13) All-Around . . . . . . . . .84.800 at Big Ten Championships (April 2) Career Highs Floor Exercise . .13.950 at Big Ten Championships (April 2, 2010) Pommel Horse . . . . . . . . . . . .15.100 at Michigan (Jan. 23, 2010) Still Rings . . . . . . .14.750 vs. Minnesota/Temple (March 6, 2010) Vault . . . . . . . . .14.800 at Big Ten Championships (April 2, 2010) Parallel Bars . . . . .14.850 vs. Minnesota/Temple (March 6, 2010) High Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.600 at California (March 13, 2010) All-Around . . . .84.800 at Big Ten Championships (April 2, 2010)


2011 Penn State Nittany Lions TONY BECK

2010 Season Highs Pommel Horse . . . . . . . . . .14.750 at West Point Open (Jan. 15) Still Rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.550 vs. Oklahoma (March 20) Parallel Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.450 vs. Oklahoma (March 20) High Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.350 vs. Oklahoma (March 20)

Tony

BECK

Catasauqua, Pa. Northampton Area Senior

5-11 • SO. • ALL-AROUND

PENN STATE CAREER 2010: A steady contributor throughout his freshman season, he competed in four events (pommel horse, still rings, parallel bars, and high bar)…Placed second in the pommel horse at the West Point Open with a score of 14.750, a personal season high and third best on the team in 2010…Had his best showing of the year on the still rings (14.550), parallel bars (14.550) and high bar (14.350) against Oklahoma…Finished in third place in the parallel bars and high bar versus William & Mary. GYMNASTICS BACKGROUND Trained at the Lehigh Valley Sports Academy…Five-time national qualifier and two-time regional team member…Team placed second at the 2008 regional championships…Earned a fifth place finish in the floor exercise at the Junior Olympic championships…A 2007 VISA Championships qualifier…e 2008 Pennsylvania most outstanding senior award winner. PERSONAL Richard Anthony Beck was born on Feb. 21, 1990 in Allentown, Pa. to parents Dale Beck and Camille Napier…Had two older brothers, Dale and Dustin, and one younger sister, Brittany…Undecided on a major…Would like to open and operate his own gym after graduation…Chose Penn State based on the combination of good academics and good teammates…Enjoys watching TV, listening to music, and playing Xbox in his spare time.

Career Highs Pommel Horse . . . . .14.750 at West Point Open (Jan. 15, 2010) Still Rings . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.550 vs. Oklahoma (March 20, 2010) Parallel Bars . . . . . . . . . . .14.450 vs. Oklahoma (March 20, 2010) High Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.350 vs. Oklahoma (March 20, 2010)

Matt

CHELBERG Athens, Ohio Home schooled

5-10 • SO. • ALL-AROUND

PENN STATE CAREER 2010: CGA First Team All-American Scholar Athlete (3.60-3.69 GPA)…Competed in five regular season meets and in the postseason in freshman season…In collegiate debut versus Army, tied for first in the high bar (13.800) and placed third in the floor exercise (14.700)…Established season highs in three events, pommel horse (13.150), vault (14.300), and high bar (14.100), and competed in the all-around (81.900) for the lone time in 2010 at the West Point Open…Specialized in the still rings in the final month-plus of the season…Recorded a season high score in the rings (14.750) at the team finals of the Big Ten Championships. GYMNASTICS BACKGROUND Trained at the Hocking Valley Gymnastics Center in Lancaster, Ohio under Mike Serra…Club team was an 11-time state champion…Captured team gold at 2009 Jurassic Classic in Canada…Won team silver at the Club Team Pan American Games in Puerto Rico…Two-time All-American...2009 state regional champion…ree-time individual state champion…Six-time regional team member…ree-time USA championship qualifier…USA Gymnastics scholarship winner…Jason Whitfield Memorial Scholarship winner. PERSONAL Matthew David Chelberg was born on Oct. 16, 1990 to parents David and Shelton…Father, David, is a Professor of Computer Science at Ohio University…Has an older brother, Christopher, and younger sister, Rebecca…Majoring in civil engineering…Hobbies include reading, camping, and canoeing.

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2011 Section Penn heading State Nittany Left Lions win over William & Mary…Posted a season best horse score, a 14.600, at Michigan…Placed second once and third twice in the vault, registering a season high score of 15.600 twice (at West Point Open, vs. Minnesota and Temple)…Scored a season high 14.400 in the parallel bars at home in a dual with Oklahoma…Placed third in the high bar in the team finals of the West Point Open with his personal top score of the year (14.050). GYMNASTICS BACKGROUND Gained club experience with Surgent’s Elite Gymnastics in Roselle Park, N.J….A member of Surgent’s 2009 New Jersey state championship team…Won the vault and placed 10th in the all-around at the 2009 USA Championships (Level 10)…Placed third in the vault at the 2009 West Point Open…Finished ninth in the all-around at the 2008 USA Championships (Level 10)…Captured the all-around title at the 2007 Region 7 Championships…ree-time regional team member.

MATT CHELBERG

2010 Season Highs Floor Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.700 vs. Army (Jan. 9) Pommel Horse . . . . . . . . . .13.150 at West Point Open (Jan. 15) Still Rings . . . . . . . . . . .14.750 at Big Ten Championships (April 2) Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.300 at West Point Open (Jan. 15) Parallel Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13.600 at Michigan (Jan. 23) High Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.100 at West Point Open (Jan. 15) All-Around . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81.900 at West Point Open (Jan. 15)

PERSONAL Mackenzie Anthony Dow was born on April 11, 1991 to parents Michael and Marita…Has a younger sister, Morgan…Competed in the pole vault in freshman and sophomore years at Cranford H.S….Four-time Academic AllAmerican…Intends to major in biology at Penn State…Choose Penn State based on its great academics, coaching, and team atmosphere…Enjoys watching football, playing sports, and hanging out with friends and family in his spare time.

Career Highs Floor Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.700 vs. Army (Jan. 9, 2010) Pommel Horse . . . . .13.150 at West Point Open (Jan. 15, 2010) Still Rings . . . . . .14.750 at Big Ten Championships (April 2, 2010) Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.300 at West Point Open (Jan. 15, 2010) Parallel Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13.600 at Michigan (Jan. 23, 2010) High Bar . . . . . . . . . . .14.100 at West Point Open (Jan. 15, 2010) All-Around . . . . . . . . .81.900 at West Point Open (Jan. 15, 2010)

Mackenzie

DOW

Cranford, N.J. Cranford

5-9 • SO. • ALL-AROUND

PENN STATE CAREER 2010: CGA Second Team All-American Scholar Athlete (3.40-3.49 GPA)…Competed in every meet during the season, specializing in four events (pommel horse, vault, parallel bars, and high bar)…Made successful collegiate debut versus Army in season’s opening weekend, placing first in the high bar (tie, 13.800), second in the parallel bars (tie, 13.950), and third in the pommel horse (12.900) and vault (15.550)…Earned a total of five top three finishes in the pommel horse, including his first career title in a team 18

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MACKENZIE DOW

2010 Season Highs Pommel Horse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.600 at Michigan (Jan. 23) Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.600 at Ohio State (Feb. 27) Parallel Bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.400 vs. Oklahoma (March 20) High Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.050 at West Point Open (Jan. 15) Career Highs Pommel Horse . . . . . . . . . . . .14.600 at Michigan (Jan. 23, 2010) Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.600 at Ohio State (Feb. 27, 2010) Parallel Bars . . . . . . . . . . .14.400 vs. Oklahoma (March 20, 2010) High Bar . . . . . . . . . . .14.050 at West Point Open (Jan. 15, 2010)


2011 Penn State Nittany Lions

Parker

RAQUE

Louisville, Ky. Christian Academy of Louisville

5-6 • SO. • ALL-AROUND

PENN STATE CAREER 2010: CGA Second Team All-American Scholar Athlete (3.30-3.39 GPA)…Competed in the floor exercise and vault in every meet but also performed in the still rings and high bar…Won his first career floor title against William & Mary with a personal season high score of 14.900…Contributed his best performance of the season versus Ohio State on the still rings, posting the team’s top score of the year (15.200), placing second behind only eventual national champion, Buckeye Brandon Wynn…Earned a share of the rings title against William & Mary (14.700)…Tied for third in the vault at Cal (15.600) and then followed it up a week later with a season high score of 15.800 versus Oklahoma…Appeared in the high bar line-up four times, recording a third place finish against Army (13.200) and then scored a season best 13.400 one week later at the West Point Open. GYMNASTICS BACKGROUND Competed for Champion Gymnastics in Louisville at the club level…Placed second in the vault at Junior Olympic Nationals in 2007…Finished 18th in the all-around at the 2008 Junior Olympic Nationals, qualifying him for the VISA Championships…Earned a 15th place finish in the all-around and sixth in the still rings at the 2009 Junior Olympic Nationals, again qualifying him for the VISA Championships…Captured first place in the floor exercise at the 2009 VISA Championships.

PARKER RAQUE

2010 Season Highs Floor Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.900 vs. William & Mary (Jan. 31) Still Rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.200 at Ohio State (Feb. 27) Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.800 vs. Oklahoma (March 20) High Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13.400 at West Point Open (Jan. 15)

PERSONAL Miles Parker Raque was born on June 25, 1991 in Louisville, Ky. to parents Tom and Robyn…Has a younger sister, Paige…Academic All-American 2007-09 at the Christian Academy of Louisville…Plans to major in business at Penn State…Hobbies include fishing, playing the guitar, and reading…Came to Penn State because it offers a great team, coach, school, and campus…Lists his greatest thrill in athletic career as “standing on the podium at the 2009 VISA Championships.”

Career Highs Floor Exercise . . . . . . . .14.900 vs. William & Mary (Jan. 31, 2010) Still Rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.200 at Ohio State (Feb. 27, 2010) Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.800 vs. Oklahoma (March 20, 2010) High Bar . . . . . . . . . . .13.400 at West Point Open (Jan. 15, 2010)

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2011 Section Penn heading State Nittany Left Lions SCOTT ROSENTHAL

Scott

ROSENTHAL

2010 Season Highs Still Rings . . . . . . . . . . . .15.100 vs. Minnesota/Temple (March 6) Career Highs Still Rings . . . . . . . . . . . .15.100 vs. Minnesota/Temple (March 6)

Clearfield, Pa. Clearfield Area

5-6 • SO. • ALL-AROUND

PENN STATE CAREER 2010: CGA First Team All-American Scholar Athlete (3.80-3.89 GPA)…Made solid contributions as a still rings specialist in freshman season, performing in seven regular season meets and at the Big Ten Championships…Finished 2010 as the nation’s No. 9-ranked still rings competitor…Posted six top three finishes, including title wins in his collegiate debut versus Army (15.050) and in a tri-meet with Minnesota and Temple, recording the team’s third highest score of the season, a 15.100. GYMNASTICS BACKGROUND Trained with Gemini Gymnastics…A Junior Olympic National qualifier and national still rings semfinalist in 2008…A Junior Olympic National qualifier and national still rings and vault semifinalist in 2009. PERSONAL Scott Lance Rosenthal was born on Sept. 4, 1990 to parents Sheldon and Desiree…Has two older brothers, John and Rick…Class valedictorian at Clearfield Area H.S….Interested in majoring in kinesiology in order to pursue a career in sports medicine…Hobbies include reading, hanging out with friends, and watching movies…Selected Penn State because he wanted to come here since he was a child…Lists biggest thrill in athletic career as “becoming still rings regional champion in 2009.”

Nihir

KOTHARI Malvern, Pa. Great Valley

5-3 • SO./FR. • ALL-AROUND

PENN STATE CAREER 2010: Redshirted GYMNASTICS BACKGROUND Trained at the Pancott Gymnastics Center in Frazer, Pa….Competed in the Junior Olympic Nationals. PERSONAL Nihir Kothari was born on April 13, 1990 in Bryn Mawr, Pa. to parents Jay and Anita…Has a younger sister, Avni…Lettered in swimming and soccer at Great Valley H.S….Academic All-American and member of the National Honor Society…Majoring in energy, business, and finance…Intends to go to law school after graduation…Enjoys music, reading, cars, and NFL football as hobbies…Selected Penn State because it is “one of the most lively and exciting campuses in the country and is great academically.”

Francisco

VAZQUEZ San Juan, Puerto Rico Cupeyville School

5-4• SO./FR. • ALL-AROUND

PENN STATE CAREER 2010: Redshirted GYMNASTICS BACKGROUND Trained at the Federacion Puertoriquena de Gymnacia in San Juan under Jose Colon.

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2011 Penn State Nittany Lions Francisco Javier Vazquez was born on Aug. 27, 1991 in San Juan, Puerto Rico to parents Roberto Vazquez and Heyda Ortiz…Has a younger sister, Ariana…Plans to major in electrical engineering.

Preston

GALL

Columbus, Ohio Worthington Kilbourne

Wasef

BURBAR

5-7 • FR. • ALL-AROUND

Arlington Heights, Ill. Amundsen

5-7 • FR. • ALL-AROUND

GYMNASTICS BACKGROUND Qualified for the Junior Olympic National Championships from 20072010... Qualified to VISA Championships (2009-2010)...Won the silver medal on floor exercise at the 2009 VISA Championships...Captured the silver medal on high bar at 2010 VISA Championships...Junior Olympic National Champion on high bar...Earned the Jason Whitfield Scholarship. PERSONAL Wasef T. Burbar was born on Jan. 30, 1992 in Knoxville, Tenn....Has two younger brothers, Alexandru and Adrian Nitache, and one younger sister, Zanah Burbar...Intends to major in business...Hobbies include playing video games and watching TV...Top events include high bar, parallel bars, floor exercise, and pommel horse.

GYMNASTICS BACKGROUND Trained at Hocking Valley Gymnastics Center under coach Mike Serra...Five- time Junior Olympics National Qualifier...Four-time regional team member...All-American on pommel horse...Competed at VISA Championships (2008-09). PERSONAL Preston omas Gall was born on Feb. 25, 1992 in Columbus, Ohio to parents omas Gall and Kathy Wallace...Has two older sisters, Sarah Long and Brooke Williams...Anticipated major is chemical engineering...Intends to pursue a career is disease research...Lists skyping as a hobbie.

Ingvar

JOCHUMSSON Kópavogur, Iceland Menntaskólinn í Kópavogi

Adrian

EVANS

5-6 • FR. • ALL-AROUND

Boulder, Colo. Fairview

5-7• FR. • ALL-AROUND

GYMNASTICS BACKGROUND Trained at Xtreme Altitude Gymnastics in Lafayette, Colo....Coached by Rob Barké and Mark Bogoger...2010 Region IX Ring Champion...Qualified for Junior Olympic Nationals five times, including three times as Region IX team member...Qualified for semifinals on pommel horse two years in 2009 and 2010.

GYMNASTICS BACKGROUND Trained at Gerpla in Kopavogur...Member of the Icelandic National Team... Competed at international level in the Nordic Championships, Northern European Championships, and European Championships. PERSONAL Ingvar Agust Jochumsson was born on Aug, 18, 1989 in Reykjavik, Iceland to parents Jochum and Anne...Has a younger brother, Brynjar...Intends to major in computer engineering...Enjoys hanging out with friends and family in his spare time.

PERSONAL Adrian D'Arcy Evans was born on Oct. 29, 1991 in Boulder, Colo. to parents Leon Evans and Genet D'Arcy...Has one older sister, Darcy...Undecided on a major...Career plans include starting a bike company.

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2011 Section Penn heading State Nittany Left Lions

Néstor

RODRÍGUEZ Guaynabo, P.R. Colegio San Antonio

5-7 • FR. • ALL-AROUND

GYMNASTICS BACKGROUND Member of the Puerto Rican National Team for the past two years...Captured fourth place at the Puerto Rican Nationals in 2009...Secured third place in the high bar at the 2010 Puerto Rican Nationals...Represented the Puerto Rican team in the 2009 Junior Pan American games in Aracaju, Brazil...Qualified in fourth place in the still rings in the Junior Pan American games and finished in fifth place in the finals. PERSONAL Nestor Andre Rodriguez Colon was born on Nov. 5, 1992 in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Nestor A. Rodriguez Avila and Virginia M. Colon Mella...Has two younger brothers, Jorge and Fernando...Majoring in mechanical engineering...Favorite events are high bar, rings and pommel horse.

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2010 Team and Individual Results 2010 TEAM EVENT SCORES Date Opponent Jan. 9 ARMY Jan. 15 at West Point Open Jan. 24 at Michigan Jan. 31 WILLIAM & MARY Feb. 20 ILLINOIS Feb. 27 at Ohio State March 6 MINNESOTA/TEMPLE March 13 at Cal/vs. Nebraska March 20 OKLAHOMA April 2 at Big Ten Championships April 15 at NCAA Championships Season high in BOLD

FX 59.000 59.850 56.050 58.000 59.300 57.750 59.550 60.250 59.300 58.800 59.750

PH 52.750 57.600 56.500 54.600 51.700 56.050 55.600 54.550 55.650 53.450 53.000

2010 TOP INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES Floor Exercise 1. 15.450 Nick Virbitsky vs. Illinois 2. 15.400 Nick Virbitsky vs. Minnesota and Temple 15.400 Nick Grant at California 3. 15.375 Nick Virbitsky at Big Ten Championships

Feb. 20 March 6 March 13 April 3

Pommel Horse 1. 15.100 Felix Aronovich 2. 14.800 Felix Aronovich 14.800 Felix Aronovich 14.800 Felix Aronovich 3. 14.750 Tony Beck

at Michigan at West Point Open at West Point Open at California at West Point Open

Jan. 24 Jan. 15 Jan. 16 March 13 Jan. 15

Still Rings 1. 15.200 2. 15.125 3. 15.100

Parker Raque Miguel Pineda Scott Rosenthal

at Ohio State at Big Ten Championships vs. Minnesota and Temple

Feb. 27 April 3 March 6

Vault 1. 16.050 2. 15.900 15.900 3. 15.850 15.850 15.850

Nick Grant Nick Virbitsky Noam Shaham Noam Shaham Nick Grant Nick Grant

vs. Oklahoma vs. Minnesota and Temple at NCAA Championships at West Point Open at Ohio State at California

March 20 March 6 April 15 Jan. 15 Feb. 27 March 13

Parallel Bars 1. 14.850 2. 14.700 14.700 3. 14.650

Felix Aronovich Philip Harris Noam Shaham Noam Shaham

vs. Minnesota and Temple at Michigan at Ohio State vs. Illinois

March 6 Jan. 24 Feb. 27 Feb. 20

High Bar 1. 15.200 2. 15.050 15.050 3. 14.725

Matt Greenfield Nick Virbitsky Nick Virbitsky Noam Shaham

vs. Oklahoma at Ohio State vs. Oklahoma at Big Ten Championships

March 20 Feb. 27 March 20 April 3

All-Around 1. 84.800 2. 83.250 3. 81.900

Felix Aronovich Felix Aronovich Matt Chelberg

at Big Ten Championships at Ohio State at West Point Open

April 2 Feb. 27 Jan. 15

SR 57.600 58.650 58.650 57.750 58.550 59.550 58.600 57.300 59.000 59.550 57.750

V 62.150 62.250 61.500 60.100 61.400 62.500 62.900 61.850 63.200 61.700 62.650

PB 55.550 56.550 57.050 55.650 57.600 55.700 57.400 53.550 57.800 56.600 56.400

2010 MEET RESULTS Date Opponent/Event Jan. 9 ARMY Jan. 15-16 at West Point Open Temple Springfield College Army Navy Jan. 24 at Michigan Jan. 31 WILLIAM & MARY Feb. 20 at Illinois Feb. 27 OHIO STATE March 6 MINNESOTA TEMPLE March 13 at California March 20 OKLAHOMA April 2-3 Big Ten Championships Illinois Michigan Ohio State Minnesota Iowa April 15 at NCAA National Qualifier Stanford Illinois Ohio State Temple Illinois-Chicago

HB 53.950 54.950 54.100 55.350 57.400 55.550 56.200 56.800 59.500 57.200 56.000

Total 341.000 349.850 344.750 341.450 345.950 347.100 350.150 344.300 354.450 347.300 345.550

Result W, 341.000-314.350 First Place W, 349.850-338.700 W, 349.850-329.000 W, 349.850-321.850 W, 349.850-317.750 L, 355.650-344.750 W, 341.450-321.400 L, 354.600-345.950 L, 353.600-347.100 W, 350.150-348.250 W, 350.150-330.900 L, 354.650-344.300 L, 359.250-354.450 ird L, 359.700-347.300 L, 358.150-347.300 W, 347.300-346.950 W, 347.300-346.500 W, 347.300-337.800 Fourth L, 359.000-345.550 L, 354.050-345.550 L, 346.800-345.550 W, 345.550-332.700 W, 345.550-333.450

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Penn Section State heading HonorsLeft BIG TEN HONORS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS 2003 2008

Penn State (220.500) Penn State (360.450)

INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS 1993 Mike Masucci HB 1995 Tom Ellefson PB, V 1998 Mike Dutka AA, PH, V, FX 2001 Chris Lakeman SR 2002 Kevin Donohue PB, HB Kevin Tan SR 2003 Kevin Tan SR 2004 Kevin Tan SR, PB 2006 Tommy Ramos SR 2008 Tommy Ramos SR Casey Sandy AA, PB ALL-BIG TEN 1992 Mike Masucci 1993 Mike Masucci 1995 Tom Ellefson Tony Pansy 1998 Mike Dutka Roy Malka 2000 Adam Benas 2001 Chris Lakeman 2002 Kevin Donohue Kevin Tan 2003 Kevin Tan Luis Vargas 2004 Chad Buczek Kevin Tan Luis Vargas 2006 Derek Helsby Tommy Ramos 2007 Derek Helsby Casey Sandy 2008 Derek Helsby Tommy Ramos Casey Sandy 2010 Nick Virbitsky BIG TEN COACH OF THE YEAR 2003 Randy Jepson 2008 Randy Jepson

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

BIG TEN GYMNAST OF THE YEAR 2008 Casey Sandy BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR 1997 Mike Dutka 2010 Felix Aronovich ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN 1992 Brad Rocklein 1995 Mark Cooper Joe Roemer 1996 Tyson Bryant Tom Ellefson 24

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2006

2007

Roy Malka Mark Minutaglio Joe Roemer Daniel Beigel Tyson Bryant Tom Ellefson Roy Malka Mark Minutaglio Joe Roemer Daniel Beigel Roy Malka Mark Minutaglio Brandon Stefaniak Daniel Beigel Tobias Ekman Josh Malecki Brandon Stefaniak Dominic Brindle Josh Malecki Jose Palacios Brandon Stefaniak Dominic Brindle Kevin Donohue Jose Palacios Kevin Donohue Kevin Tan Duke Van Vleet Kevin Donohue Nat Eng Kyle Fernandez Ludwig Kern Jose Palacios Zak Rimler Kevin Tan Jerker Taudien Steve Tobin Duke Van Vleet Chad Buczek Nat Eng Ludwig Kern Casey McIntyre Zak Rimler Ed Seward Kevin Tan Jerker Taudien Steve Tobin Matt Bowman Chad Buczek Matt Cohen Ludwig Kern Casey McIntyre Zak Rimler Ed Seward Jerker Taudien Matt Bowman Chad Buczek Matt Cohen Derek Helsby Santiago Lopez Josh Borromeo Matt Bowman

2008

2009

2010

Matt Cohen Derek Helsby Josh Borromeo Matt Greenfield Allen Harris Derek Helsby Santiago Lopez Noam Shaham Josh Borromeo Matt Greenfield Allen Harris Noam Shaham Logan Wyman Warren Yang Matt Albrecht Matt Greenfield Allen Harris Philip Harris Miguel Pineda Noam Shaham Logan Wyman Warren Yang

NATIONAL HONORS

ALL-AMERICANS (SINCE 1980) 1980 Tom Forster V 1981 Bill Stanley PH Tom Forster V 1982 Terry Bartlett V Randy Jepson SR Steve Marino HB 1983 Terry Bartlett HB, PB Kenn Viscardi SR 1984 Kenn Viscardi SR 1985 Mike Ambrozy V Terry Bartlett SR, V, AA Steve Friedman HB 1986 Chris Laux SR, V 1987 Chris Laux SR 1988 Mark Sohn PH 1989 Adam Carton HB Mark Sohn PH 1990 Wayne Cowden SR Mark Sohn PH 1991 Rich Briggs SR Adam Carton PH, SR, V Mark Sohn PH Wayne Cowden SR 1992 Adam Carton FX, V Wayne Cowden SR Mike Masucci PH Mike Reichenbach SR 1995 Tony Pansy PB Tom Ellefson PB 1996 Joe Roemer FX 1997 J.M. Michel HB 1998 Ron Roeder FX, SR Brandon Stefaniak PH 1999 Adam Benas PB Ron Roeder PB, SR


Penn State Honors 2000

2001

2002 2003

2004 2005 2006 2007

2008

2009 2010

Eddie Seng V Brandon Stefaniak PH Dominic Brindle HB, SR Ted Johnson FX Chris Lakeman SR Rob Saliski V Brandon Stefaniak PH Dominic Brindle V Jay Kim V Chris Lakeman SR Kevin Tan SR Kevin Donohue AA, FX, V Kevin Tan SR, PB Kevin Donohue HB Ludwig Kern V Zach Roeder PH, V Kevin Tan SR, HB Luis Vargas HB, PB Kevin Tan SR Luis Vargas AA, PH, PB, HB Santiago Lopez V Luis Vargas AA, FX, PH, PB, HB Derek Helsby AA, PH, SR, PB Tommy Ramos SR, PB Vladi Klurman SR Tommy Ramos SR, PB, HB Casey Sandy PH Nick Virbitsky FX Tommy Ramos SR Casey Sandy AA, FX, PH, SR, V, PB Casey Sandy AA, V Noam Shaham HB

COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS 1995 Joe Roemer 2001 Jose Palacios

NCAA CHAMPIONS

NCAA TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS 1948 Penn State (55) 1953 Penn State (91.50) 1954 Penn State (137) 1957 Penn State (88.50) 1959 Penn State (152) 1960 Penn State (112.50) 1961 Penn State (88.50) 1965 Penn State (68.50) 1976 Penn State (432.075) 2000 Penn State (231.975) 2004 Penn State (223.350) 2007 Penn State (221.000) [12 championships is an NCAA record] NCAA SECOND PLACE FINISHES 1942 Penn State (30) 1955 Penn State (69) 1956 Penn State (67.50) 1969 Penn State (160.45) 1973 Penn State (323.025)

1984 Penn State (281.25) 1991 Penn State (285.95) [7 runner-up finishes ties an NCAA record] ALL-AROUND 1948 Ray Sorenson 1953 Jean Cronstedt 1954 Jean Cronstedt 1955 Karl Schwenzfeier 1957 Armando Vega 1959 Armando Vega 1960 Jay Werner 1961 Gregor Weiss 1965 Mike Jacobson 1966 Steve Cohen 1967 Steve Cohen 1973 Marshall Avener 2004 Luis Vargas 2005 Luis Vargas 2008 Casey Sandy [15 all-around championships is an NCAA record] FLOOR EXERCISE 1954 Jean Cronstedt 1963 Tom Seward (tie) POMMEL HORSE 1948 Steve Greene 1954 Robert Lawrence 1988 Mark Sohn 1989 Mark Sohn (tie) 1990 Mark Sohn 1991 Mark Sohn 1999 Brandon Stefaniak 2000 Brandon Stefaniak (tie) 2005 Luis Vargas [9 pommel horse championships is an NCAA record] STILL RINGS 1959 Armando Vega 1969 Paul Vexler (tie) 1990 Wayne Cowden 1991 Adam Carton 2001 Chris Lakeman 2003 Kevin Tan 2004 Kevin Tan VAULT 1991 Adam Carton

1976

Gene Whelan

HIGH BAR 1954 Jean Cronstedt 1965 Mike Jacobsen TUMBLING* 1959 Dave Dulaney ROPE CLIMB* 1956 Philip Mullen 1959 Don Littlewood FLYING RINGS* 1954 Manuel Procopio 1959 Jay Werner 1960 Jay Werner * indicates a discontinued event OLYMPIANS 1948 Bill Bonsall Louis Bordo Ray Sorensen Gene Wettstone (coach) 1952 Gene Wettstone (judge) 1956 Karl Schier Armando Vega Gene Wettstone (coach) 1960 Jean Cronstedt (Sweden) Gar O’Quinn 1964 Armando Vega Greg Weiss 1968 Steve Cohen Bill Meade (manager) Armando Vega (judge) Gene Wettstone (judge) 1972 Marshall Avener Jim Culhane 1976 Marshall Avener Gene Whelan Wayne Young Karl Schier (coach) Gene Wettstone (manager) 1984 Terry Bartlett (Great Britain) 1988 Terry Bartlett (Great Britain) 1992 Terry Bartlett (Great Britain) Ian Shelley (Great Britain) 2004 Luis Vargas (Puerto Rico) 2008 Kevin Tan

PARALLEL BARS 1942 Hal Zimmerman 1948 Ray Sorenson 1953 Jean Cronstedt 1954 Jean Cronstedt 1956 Armando Vega 1957 Armando Vega 1959 Armando Vega 1971 Tom Dunn (tie) 12 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS • 6 NISSEN-EMERY WINNERS www.GoPSUsports.com

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TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

PENN STATE llinois Nebraska Oklahoma California Southern Illinois Stanford Michigan Iowa State Ohio State Florida State UCLA Arizona Chicago Indiana State Michigan State USC Temple

12 9 9 8 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1

INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS PENN STATE Illinois Nebraska Oklahoma Michigan UCLA California USC Ohio State Stanford Iowa State Michigan State New Mexico Minnesota Southern Illinois Temple Iowa

51 50 42 32 28 28 27 24 22 23 18 18 17 15 15 13 12

TEAM RECORDS Number of Individual Titles (1 year) 6 PENN STATE (1954, 1959) Michigan (1963) 5 Nebraska (1980, 1981) 4 Illinois (1940, 1941, 1958) Nebraska (1982, 1983) Ohio State (1996, 1997) Southern California (1962) UCLA (1984)

THE NISSEN-EMERY AWARD

he Nissen-Emery Award is the highest honor in T collegiate gymnastics. Awarded in recognition of outstanding athletic achievement, academic excellence and sportsmanship, it is equivalent to college football’s Heisman Trophy. Presented annually to the top collegiate male senior gymnast in the U.S., the award was originally named the Nissen Award after George Nissen, a former NCAA Champion, for his contributions to the sport. In 1997, it was renamed the Nissen-Emery Award in honor of former Penn State gymnast Dr. Robert Emery for his support of the sport. Emery won the award in 1969. Penn State’s six recipients ranks first for the most in the award’s history. The first award was presented in 1966.

THE GENE WETTSTONE AWARD

resented annually to Penn State’s most outstanding P gymnast, the Gene Wettstone Award was established in 2006 to honor the legacy and

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contributions of former legendary Penn State head coach Gene Wettstone. From 1938 to 1979, he raised the level of intercollegiate gymnastics in Happy Valley and nationwide. Known as “Mr. Gymnastics,” he led the Nittany Lions to nine national championships, 13 Eastern crowns, and 35 national individual titles. Thirteen of his Nittany Lion gymnasts competed in the Olympic games.

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INDIVIDUAL RECORDS Number of Titles (1 year) 4 Jean Cronstedt, Penn State 1954 (PB, HB, FX, AA) Robert Lynn, USC, 1962 (PB, HB, FX, AA) 3 Armando Vega, Penn State, 1959 (PB, PB, AA) tied with 15 others Repeat Champions 4 Mark Sohn, Penn State (PH 1988-91) Chad Fox, New Mexico (V 1986-89) 3 Armando Vega, Penn State (PB 1956-99) tied with 11 others Number of Titles (career) 7 Joe Giallombardo, Illinois (tumb 1938-40, AA 1938-40, FR 38) Jim Hartung, Nebraska (AA 1980-81, SR 1980-82, PB 1981-82) 6 Jean Cronstedt, Penn State (PB 1953-54, HB/FX 1954, AA 1953-54) Armando Vega, Penn State (PB 1956-59, SR 1959, AA 1957-59) tied with 4 others

PENN STATE NISSEN-EMERY AWARD WINNERS 1967

Steve Cohen

1969

Bob Emery

1976

Gene Whelan

1987

Spider Maxwell

2007

Matt Cohen

2009

Casey Sandy

GENE WETTSTONE AWARD WINNERS 2006

Derek Helsby

2007

Casey Sandy

2008

Casey Sandy

2009

Casey Sandy

2010

Noam Shaham

Casey Sandy

Noam Shaham


Penn State Coaching History

E.C. BISCHOFF 1938

GENE WETTSTONE 1939-1976

KARL SCHIER 1977-1991

RANDY JEPSON 1992-present NOTE: The NCAA Championships, first conducted in 1938, were not held from 1943-47 because of World War II.

PENN STATE YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD Year W L T 1931 1 1 0 1932 0 1 0 1933 0 2 0 1934 0 1 0 1935 1 1 0 1936 0 2 0 1937 0 3 0 1938 2 3 0 1939 2 3 0 1940 2 4 0 1941 5 2 0 1942 4 1 0 1943 4 0 0 1944 0 2 0 1945 1946 2 0 0 1947 5 0 0 1948 5 0 0 1949 1 4 0 1950 1 4 0 1951 3 3 0 1952 4 1 0 1953 6 0 0 1954 6 0 0 1955 6 1 0 1956 5 1 0 1957 6 0 0 1958 6 1 0 1959 7 0 0 1960 5 1 0 1961 5 1 0 1962 5 1 0 1963 5 1 0 1964 7 1 0 1965 8 0 0 1966 8 0 0 1967 6 1 0 1968 7 0 0 1969 8 0 0 1970 7 2 0 1971 8 0 0 1972 8 0 0 1973 9 1 0 1974 9 1 0 1975 5 3 0 1976 7 1 0 1977 5 3 0 1978 7 2 0 1979 9 1 0 1980 7 3 0 1981 7 3 0 1982 11 0 0 1983 9 2 0 1984 13 2 0 1985 13 1 0 1986 8 1 1 1987 12 0 0 1988 10 5 0 1989 10 4 0 1990 9 3 0 1991 11 4 0 1992 12 3 0 1993 7 2 0 1994 10 2 0 1995 6 2 0 1996 6 2 0 1997 6 2 0 1998 11 3 0 1999 9 3 0 2000 14 1 0 2001 12 5 0 2002 14 1 0 2003 16 0 0 2004 16 1 0 2005 14 3 0 2006 11 2 0 2007 15 2 0 2008 7 3 0 2009 11 4 0 2010 8 5 0 Totals 547 135 1

NAAU/NCAA Finish Coach — Rammacher — Rammacher — Walke — Walke — Walke — Walke — Glasser — Bischoff — Wettstone — Wettstone — Wettstone 2nd Wettstone 1st Wettstone — Wettstone 1st Wettstone — Wettstone — Wettstone 1st Wettstone — Wettstone 12th Wettstone 11th Wettstone 9th Wettstone 1st Wettstone 1st Wettstone 2nd Wettstone 2nd Wettstone 1st Wettstone 3rd Wettstone 1st Wettstone 1st Wettstone 1st Wettstone 8th Wettstone 4th Wettstone 4th Wettstone 1st Wettstone 6th Wettstone 4th Wettstone — Wettstone 2nd Wettstone — Wettstone 3rd Wettstone 3rd Wettstone 2nd Wettstone 7th Wettstone — Wettstone 1st Wettstone — Schier 6th Schier 6th Schier 8th Schier 6th Schier 3rd Schier 3rd Schier 2nd Schier 3rd Schier 10th Schier 3rd Schier 10th Schier 9th Schier 7th Schier 2nd Schier 7th Jepson — Jepson — Jepson 3rd Jepson 6th Jepson 5th Jepson — Jepson 4th Jepson 1st Jepson 5th Jepson 8th Jepson 3rd Jepson 1st Jepson 4th Jepson 4th Jepson 1st Jepson 4th Jepson 7th Jepson 8th Jepson 12 NCAA Championships

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TEAM RECORDS

[Starting in 2008, the NCAA adopted the international scoring system (FIG) used in the Olympics]

FLOOR EXERCISE 1. 61.850 vs. Army 1/12/08 2. 61.400 at California 2/2/08 3. 61.150 at Big Ten Championships 3/8/08 61.150 at NCAA Championships 3/15/08 4. 61.100 at Ohio State 2/24/08 5. 61.050 vs. Minnesota 2/2/08

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2008-

POMMEL HORSE 1. 58.200 vs. Oklahoma 2. 57.900 at Big Ten Championships 3. 57.850 vs. Army 4. 57.600 at West Point Open 5. 57.250 vs. Temple Casey Sandy

Tommy Ramos

FLOOR EXERCISE 1. 15.850 Casey Sandy 2. 15.600 Casey Sandy (2x) 3. 15.550 Nick Virbitsky 15.550 Santiago Lopez 4. 15.500 Santiago Lopez 15.500 Casey Sandy (2x) 15.500 Nick Virbitsky 15.500 Warren Yang 5. 15.450 Jason Chu 15.450 Casey Sandy 15.450 Allen Harris (2x) 15.450 Nick Virbitsky (2x) STILL RINGS 1. 16.000 Tommy Ramos 2. 15.800 Tommy Ramos 3. 15.725 Tommy Ramos 4. 15.700 Tommy Ramos 5. 15.650 Tommy Ramos

1/12/08 4/19/08 3/8/08 3/15/08 2/2/08 4/18/08 1/12/08 3/15/08 2/26/08 4/4/08 3/8/09 2/20/10

4/18/08 4/17/08 4/19/09 2/24/08 4/4/08

PARALLEL BARS 1. 15.600 Casey Sandy 2. 15.500 Casey Sandy 3. 15.350 Casey Sandy 4. 15.300 Casey Sandy 5. 15.250 Casey Sandy

1/12/08 2/2/08 1/19/08 4/5/08 4/4/08

ALL-AROUND 1. 91.550 Casey Sandy 2. 91.500 Casey Sandy 3. 91.350 Casey Sandy 4. 91.000 Casey Sandy 5. 90.950 Casey Sandy

1/19/08 4/4/08 4/19/08 2/24/08 3/21/09

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Vladi Klurman

POMMEL HORSE 1. 15.650 Casey Sandy 2. 15.350 Casey Sandy 3. 15.150 Casey Sandy (2x) 15.150 Casey Sandy 4. 15.100 Felix Aronovich 5. 15.000 Derek Helsby 15.000 Casey Sandy (3x)

3/14/09 4/4/08 3/21/09 3/21/09 1/24/10 1/12/08 4/16/09

VAULT 1. 16.400 2. 16.250 3. 16.150 4. 16.100 16.100 16.100 5. 16.050 16.050 16.050

Vladi Klurman Vladi Klurman Santiago Lopez Vladi Klurman Santiago Lopez Casey Sandy Santiago Lopez (2x) Casey Sandy Nick Grant

3/8/08 2/24/08 1/12/08 2/2/08 3/8/08 4/18/08 2/24/08 3/22/08 3/20/10

HIGH BAR 1. 15.450 2. 15.250 3. 15.200 4. 15.150 5. 15.050 15.050 15.050

Casey Sandy Casey Sandy Matt Greenfield Matt Greenfield Casey Sandy Noam Shaham Nick Virbitsky (2x)

1/24/09 2/24/08 3/20/10 2/24/08 3/21/09 3/21/09 3/20/10

3/22/08 4/4/08 1/12/08 1/15/10 1/26/08

STILL RINGS 1. 62.000 at NCAA Championships 4/18/08 2. 61.950 at NCAA Championships 4/17/08 3. 61.600 at Ohio State 2/24/08 4. 61.250 at Big Ten Championships 4/4/08 5. 60.650 vs. Minnesota 2/2/08 VAULT 1. 64.200 2. 63.700 3. 63.550 4. 63.350 63.350 5. 63.150

vs. William & Mary/Navy at Ohio State vs. Army at Illinois at Oklahoma vs. Temple

3/8/08 2/24/08 1/12/08 2/16/08 3/21/09 2/26/08

PARALLEL BARS 1. 60.050 vs. Minnesota 2/2/08 2. 59.900 vs. Army 1/12/08 3. 59.800 at Big Ten Championships 4/4/08 4. 59.050 at Ohio State 2/24/08 5. 58.800 at California 3/15/08 HIGH BAR 1. 59.800 2. 59.550 3. 59.500 4. 58.500 5. 58.450

at Oklahoma at Ohio State vs. Oklahoma at William & Mary/Navy vs. California

3/21/09 2/24/08 3/20/10 3/8/09 3/14/09

TEAM SCORE 1. 360.550 at Ohio State 2/24/08 2. 360.450 at Big Ten Championships 4/4/08 3. 358.500 vs. Army 1/12/08 4. 357.700 vs. William & Mary/Navy 3/8/08 5. 357.650 at NCAA Championships 4/18/08


Penn State Records TEAM RECORDS

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

1995-2007

1995-2007

FLOOR EXERCISE 38.950 NCAA Championships Big Ten Championships 38.900 at New Mexico 38.850 at Michigan Invitational 38.800 NCAA East Regional

FLOOR EXERCISE 9.90

9.85

Kevin Donohue Mike Dutka Tony Pansy Terry Bartlett Steve McSparren Steve McSparren Brandy Wood Terry Bartlett Adam Carton

2000 1998 1995 1985 1996 1996 1995 1984 1992

VAULT 9.90 9.85

9.90

Mike Dutka Mike Dutka Terry Bartlett Steve Friedman Steve McSparren Steve McSparren Brandy Wood Terry Bartlett

POMMEL HORSE

STILL RINGS

10.0

9.95

9.95

Mark Sohn (3x) 1991 Mark Sohn 1990 Tom Ladman 1983 Brandon Stefaniak 2000 Bill Stanley 1982 Bill Stanley 1984 Mark Sohn 1991

1999 1999 2004 2000 1999 1991

STILL RINGS 39.130 at Gold’s Challenge 38.925 vs. Temple NCAA Championships 38.900 vs. Temple vs. Army at Michigan Invitational VAULT 38.750 38.700 38.650 38.500 38.450

PARALLEL BARS 1998 1998 1983 1983 199 1996 1995 1984

Ron Roeder Ron Roeder 9.925 Kevin Tan Chris Lakeman Ron Roeder Wayne Cowden

POMMEL HORSE 39.075 NCAA Championships 38.925 vs. Nebraska vs. Nebraska 38.850 at Michigan Invitational 38.825 Big Ten Championships

9.90 9.85 9.80

Jose Palacios Terry Bartlett Ron Roeder Ron Roeder Ron Roeder Mike Dutka

HIGH BAR 2000 1985 1999 1999 1999 1998

ALL-AROUND 58.70 58.50 58.35 57.925 57.90

Terry Bartlett Mike Dutka Mike Dutka Jose Palacios Jose Palacios Mike Dutka Tony Pansy Spider Maxwell

1985 1998 1998 2000 2000 1998 1995 1985

9.95 9.90

Mario Gonzalez Luis Vargas Adam Benas Thomas Ellefson Terry Bartlett Spider Maxwell

1985 2005 2000 1995 1985 1985

Big Ten Championships vs. Nebraska Southwest Cup NCAA East Regional at Gold’s Challenge

PARALLEL BARS 38.750 at Ohio State 38.700 Southwest Cup 38.550 vs. New Mexico 38.475 NCAA Championships 38.450 vs. Nebraska vs. Michigan State

HIGH BAR 38.950 at Navy Invitational 38.925 Southwest Cup vs. Army & Michigan 38.850 NCAA Championships vs. Brigham Young & Army TEAM SCORE 231.975 NCAA Championships 231.150 vs. Nebraska 231.050 vs. Nebraska 230.550 vs. Ohio State 230.350 Southwest Cup 229.975 Big Ten Championships 229.775 NCAA Championships 229.600 at Michigan Invitational 229.550 NCAA East Regional vs. Illinois

3/31/00 3/30/96 3/9/96 3/11/95 4/13/96 3/31/00 3/4/00 3/4/98 3/11/95 3/22/97

3/7/98 1/22/00 4/21/95 1/23/99 2/13/99 3/11/95

3/21/98 3/14/98 3/10/00 4/5/97 3/7/98

2/18/95 3/10/00 3/1/97 4/17/97 3/14/98 2/25/95

1/21/95 3/4/00 3/15/96 4/21/95 3/18/95

3/3/00 3/14/98 3/4/00 2/21/98 3/4/00 3/21/98 4/21/95 3/11/95 4/10/99 2/8/97

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Series Section Records/All-Time heading Left Captains SERIES RECORDS Opponent First Meeting W L T Air Force 1966 1 0 0 Army 1932 48 18 1 Brigham Young 1985 6 1 0 California 1999 1 4 0 UC Santa Barbara 1991 4 0 0 Cal St. Fullerton 1991 1 0 0 Chicago 1941 2 0 0 Colgate 1931 1 0 0 Cornell 1973 3 0 0 Dartmouth 1940 1 0 0 East Stroudsburg 1985 5 0 0 Georgia 1984 3 0 0 Houston Baptist 1988 2 1 0 Illinois 1936 22 8 0 Illinois-Chicago 1980 8 2 0 Indiana 1943 1 0 0 Indiana State 1975 7 4 0 Iowa 1985 12 8 1 James Madison 1991 11 0 0 Kent State 1990 6 0 0 Kutztown 1939 1 0 0 Louisiana State 1980 3 1 0 Maryland 1951 1 0 0 Massachusetts 1964 27 1 0 Michigan 1959 17 16 0 Michigan State 1949 24 4 0 Minnesota 1941 11 2 0 MIT 1940 7 0 0 Bold indicates 2011 regular season opponent ALL-TIME CAPTAINS 1931 R. G. Thrasher 1932 H. W. Davidson 1933 M. J. Hesch 1934 D.H. Masters 1935 D. H. Masters 1936 Peter Lektrich 1937 R. A. Mattern 1938 S. E. Beck 1939 Raymond J. Runkle, Albert Kligman 1940 M. G. Beck 1941 B. H. Stahl 1942 Charles E. Senft 1943 Louis J. Bordo 1944 Harold Frey 1945 Harold Frey 1946 Harold Frey 1947 Raymond S. Sorenson 1948 Raymond S. Sorenson 1949 William Bonsall 1950 Joseph A. Mirenzi 1951 Rudolph Valentino 1952 Owen Wilkinson 1953 Robert B. Kenyon 1954 Albert W. Wick, Frank M. Wick 1955 Karl K. Schwenzfeier 1956 Hugh F. Kline 1957 Dion E. Weissend

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Opponent First Meeting Navy 1937 Nebraska 1983 New Mexico 1988 North Carolina 1951 North Carolina St. 1983 Northern Illinois 1980 Ohio State 1976 Oklahoma 1990 Panzer 1934 Pittsburgh 1955 Princeton 1939 Slippery Rock 1975 Southern Conn. 1969 Southern Illinois 1965 Springfield 1961 Stanford 1991 Syracuse 1947 Temple 1937 UCLA 1991 Washington 1965 West Chester 1938 West Virginia 1954 Western Michigan 1988 Western Reserve 1938 William & Mary 1984 Wisconsin 1987 UW-Oshkosh 1990 York (Canada) 1976

1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984

W 52 7 3 2 2 9 25 2 1 39 3 1 21 11 27 5 41 76 0 2 1 11 3 1 16 2 1 4

L 10 5 1 0 0 2 25 13 1 0 1 0 7 3 3 2 3 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Robert E. Foht Armando Vega Jay Werner Robert Mumau Gregor R. Weiss Tom Seward Mike Jacobson Mike Jacobson, Pete Saponaro Ed Isabelle Steve Cohen Don Spiker Bob Emery, John Kindon Tom Dunn Tom Dunn Billy Mitchell Marshall Avener Jim Kruest Steve Bazil Paul Fagan, Ira Stolzer Kurt Pflieger Bob Desiderio Tony Muffoletto Dan Desiderio Tom Forster Randy Jepson Steve Marino Kenn Viscardi

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team captain Matt Albrecht will lead Penn State against dual meet opponents Army, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Springfield College, and Temple in 2011.

1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Terry Bartlett Mario Gonzalez Chris Laux Marcelo Ribeiro Kurt Schier Mark Sohn Jamie Downer Rich Briggs Mike Masucci Jim Delaney Dave Riordan Tony Pansy, Roy Malka Joe Roemer Roy Malka Tim Lashua Dominic Brindle Dominic Brindle Adam Benas Jose Palacios Duke Van Vleet Steve Tobin Chad Buczek Matt Cohen Santiago Lopez Josh Borromeo Allen Harris Matt Albrecht


Year-by-Year Results 1931 (1-0) Head Coach: John Rammacher Mar. 28 Colgate W 37-17 1932 (0-1) Head Coach: John Rammacher Feb. 27 at Army L 1-53 Mar. 12 Temple cancelled 1933 Head Coach: Nelson Walke no results available 1934 Head Coach: Nelson Walke no results available

March March

1935 (1-1) Head Coach: Nelson Walke Panzer School of Phys. Ed. W 35-19 at Army L 9-45

1936 (0-2) Head Coach: Nelson Walke Feb. 8 Illinois L Feb. 15 at Army L

21-34 2-52

1937 (0-3) Head Coach: Julian Glasser Feb. 6 at Army L Feb. 13 at Navy L Feb 17 Temple L

8-46 11-43 12-42

1938 (2-3) Head Coach: E. C. Bischoff Jan. 15 West Chester T.C.W 29-25 Jan. 22 Western Reserve W 38-16 Jan. 29 at Navy L 8.5-45.5 Feb. 5 at Army L 9-45 Feb. 19 Temple L 14-40

Jan. 14 Feb. 4 Feb. 11 Mar. 4 Mar. 25

1939 (2-3) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Kutztown T. C. W 43-11 at Navy L 16-38 at Princeton W 34.5-19.5 Temple L 12-42 Army L 14-40

Feb. 3 Feb. 10 Feb. 17 Feb. 17 Feb. 26 Mar. 2 Mar. 23

1940 (3-3) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone at Navy L 13-41 Temple W 12-42 at Army L 6-48 Dartmouth W 40-14 MIT W 38-14 at Princeton L 21.5-32.5 Intercollegiates (1) no results

Feb. 1 Feb. 8 Feb. 15 Feb. 22 Mar. 1 Mar. 8 Mar. 8 Mar. 22

1941 (5-2) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Navy W 32-22 at Army L 16-38 Chicago W 29.5-15.5 Minnesota W 29.5-23.5 at Temple L 26-28 at Princeton W 44-10 MIT (2) W 43-11 Intercollegiates (3)

Jan. 23 Jan. 24 Feb. 7 Feb. 14 Feb. 21 Feb. 28 Mar. 4 Mar. 28

1942 (4-1-1) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone at Chicago W 30-15 at Minnesota L 18-27 Princeton W 49-5 Temple W 37-17 at Navy W 30-24 at Army tied 27-27 Intercollegiates (4) First NCAA Championships (5) Second

Feb. 13 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 27 Mar. 6 Mar. 13 May 1

1943 (4-0) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone at Navy W 13-5 Illinois cancelled Indiana W 13-2 Army (4) W 15-3 at Temple W 12-6 Intercollegiates (6) First NAAU (7) First

Feb. 12 Feb. 26 Mar. 4 Mar. 11 May 6

1944 (0-2) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Navy L 2-4 at Army L 0-6 Temple cancelled Intercollegiates forfeited 0-6 NAAU (4) 1945 Head Coach: Gene Wettstone NAAU

First

1946 (2-0) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Feb. 9 Navy W 65-31 Feb. 16 at Army W 53-40 Mar. 9 Intercollegiates cancelled 1947 (5-0) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Feb. 1 at Minnesota W Feb. 8 at Navy W Feb. 15 Army W Feb. 22 at Syracuse W Mar. 1 Temple W Mar. 8 Intercollegiates (5) May 2-3 NAAU (8)

69-57 58-38 66-30 66-30 54-42 First Third

Jan. 21 Feb. 14 Feb. 21 Feb. 28 Mar. 6 Mar. 13 Mar. 27

1948 (5-0) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Minnesota W 71.5-40.5 Syracuse W 71-25 at Army W 55-41 Navy W 55-41 at Temple W 52.5-43.5 Eastern Intercollegiates (1) First NCAA Championships (9) First

Feb. 7 Feb. 12 Feb. 19 Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 12 Apr. 30

1949 (1-4) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone at Michigan State W at Syracuse L Army L at Navy L Temple L Intercollegiates (4) National AAU (9)

61-51 40-56 42-54 47-49 40-54

Jan. 28 Feb. 11 Feb. 18 Feb. 25 Mar. 4 Mar. 11 Apr. 1

1950 (1-4) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Michigan State W 59.5-52.5 at Army L 37-59 Navy L 46.5-49.5 Syracuse L 41-55 at Temple L 33.5-62.5 Intercollegiates (6) NCAA Championships(1) 10th

1951 (3-3) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Feb. 3 at North Carolina W 74.5-33.5 Feb. 5 at Maryland W 69-42 Feb. 10 Army L 40-55.5 Feb. 17 at Navy L 39.5-56.5 Feb. 24 at Syracuse L 37-59 Mar. 3 Temple W 52-44 Mar. 10 Intercollegiates (5) Fourth Mar. 30-31 NCAA Championships (10) 11th 1952 (4-1) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Jan. 17 North Carolina W 78-34 Feb. 9 at Army L 38-58 Feb. 16 Navy W 58-38 Feb. 23 Syracuse W 56-40 Mar. 1 at Temple W 52.5-43.5 Mar. 8 E. Intercollegiate Championship (11) Mar. 21-22 NCAA Championships (12)Ninth 1953 (6-0) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Jan. 30 at Michigan State W 71-41 Jan. 31 at Illinois W 67.5-61.5 Feb. 14 at Navy W 50.5-45.5 Feb. 21 at Syracuse W 59.5-36.5 Feb. 28 Temple W 58-36 Mar. 7 Army W 56.5-39.5 Mar.14 EIGA (1) First Mar. 27-28 NCAA Championships (11) First 1954 (7-0) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Jan. 16 Swedish Meet W 46.5-49.5 Jan. 30 Michigan State W 72-40 Feb. 6 Syracuse W 63-33 Feb. 13 Navy W 65-31 Feb. 20 at Army W 58-38 Feb. 27 at Temple W 61-35 Mar. 6 at West Virginia W 63-33 Mar. 13 Intercollegiates (4) First Apr. 2-3 NCAA Championships (13) First

Fifth

e 1948 Penn State Nittany Lion National Championship team

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Year-by-Year Section heading Results Left 1955 (6-1) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Jan. 29 West Virginia W 75-53 Feb. 5 Illinois L 62-66 Feb. 12 at Navy W 53-43 Feb. 19 Army W 50-46 Feb. 23 at Pittsburgh W 54-42 Feb. 26 Temple W 52-43 Mar. 5 at Syracuse W 51-45 Mar. 12 Intercollegiates (5) First Mar. 25-26NCAA Championships (14) Second 1956 (5-1) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Jan. 28 at West Virginia W 64-31 Feb. 4 at Temple W 62-34 Feb. 11 Syracuse W 62-34 Feb. 18 at Army L 38-58 Feb. 25 Navy W 57-39 Mar. 3 Pittsburgh W 63-33 Mar 9-10 Intercollegiates (1) Second Mar. 23-24 NCAA Championships (15) Second 1957 (6-0) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Feb. 2 West Virginia W 60-36 Feb. 6 Temple W 70.5-25.5 Feb. 9 at Navy W 63.5-32.5 Feb. 16 at Syracuse W 67-29 Feb. 23 Army W 49.5-46.5 Mar. 2 at Pittsburgh W 58-38 Mar. 8-9 EIGA (11) First Mar. 22-23 NCAA Championships (5) First 1958 (6-1) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Jan. 11 at Temple W 63-33 Feb. 1 at West Virginia W 62-32 Feb. 8 at Army L 45.5-50.5 Feb. 15 Syracuse W 68.5-27.5 Feb. 22 Navy W 61.5-34.5 Mar. 1 Pittsburgh W 58-38 Mar. 7-8 EIGL Championships* (6) no team competition Mar. 22 at Michigan W 51-45 Apr. 11-12 NCAA Championships (16) Third *Eastern Intercollegiate Gymnastics League 1959 (7-0) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Jan. 10 Temple W 57.5-37.5 Jan. 31 West Virginia W 54-42 Feb. 7 Army W 53.5-42.5 Feb. 14 at Navy W 67-29 Feb. 21 at Syracuse W 52-43 Feb. 28 at Pittsburgh W 55-38 Mar. 7 EIGL (17) First Mar. 14 Michigan W 54.5-41.5 Mar. 20-21 NCAA Championships (18) First

e 1965 Penn State Nittany Lion National Championship team

1960 (5-1) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Temple W 55.5-43.5 West Virginia W 73-23 Navy W 63-33 Army L 41.5-54.5 Syracuse W 69-27 Pittsburgh W 57-39 NCAA Championships First 1961 (5-1) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Springfield W 57-39 Temple W 63-33 Navy L 37.5-58.5 Army W 52.33-43.33 Pittsburgh W 59.5-36.5 Syracuse W 49-47 NCAA Championships First 1962 (5-1) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Springfield W 64-32 Temple W 61.5-34.5 Navy W 62.5-33.5 Army L 42-54 Syracuse W 56-40 Pittsburgh W 52.5-43.5 EIGL Championships Second NCAA Championships Ninth 1963 (5-1) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Springfield W 54-42 Temple W 55-41 Navy W 62-34 Army W 49-47 Syracuse L 45-51 Pittsburgh W 62-34 EIGL Championships Second NCAA Championships Fifth 1964 (7-1) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone West Virginia W 70-26 Massachusetts W 154.85-126.85 Springfield W 161.25-153.85 Temple L 159.30-164.25 Navy W 166.30-151.30 Army W 165.35-161.80 Syracuse W 165.90-154.85 Pittsburgh W 161.20-133.30 NCAA Championships Fourth (tie)

Armando Vega was a six-time NCAA individual champion and won two team titles with the 1957 and 1959 squads.

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1965 (8-0) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Dec. 12 West Virginia W 66-30 Jan. 9 Massachusetts W 93-25 Jan. 16 Springfield W 66.50-51.50 Navy W 73-45 Jan. 20 Pittsburgh W 94-26 Jan. 23 Army W 83-36 Feb. 13 Syracuse W 75-43 Feb. 20 Temple W 85-33 Mar. 6-7 EIGL Championships (4) First Apr. 2-3 NCAA Championships (23) First 1966 (8-0) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Massachusetts W 184.05-148.05 Springfield W 176.75-176.70 Army W 180.75-171.30 Pittsburgh W 164.65-145.50 Air Force W 188.95-168.50 Navy W 177.60-157.75 Syracuse W 185.60-175.05 Temple W 185.70-183.60 EIGL Championships First NCAA Regionals First NCAA Championships Sixth 1967 (6-1) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Jan. 7 Massachusetts W 183.30-158.10 Jan. 14 Springfield L 186.20-187.80 Jan. 21 Army W 185.70-171.90 Feb. 4 Navy W 186.70-177.65 Feb. 11 Syracuse W 176.95-166.05 Feb. 18 Temple W 193.45-174.30 Feb. 25 Pittsburgh W 186.55-132.90 Mar. 3-4 EIGL Championships (42) First (tie) Mar. 31- NCAA Championships (23) Fourth Apr. 1 1968 (7-0) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Jan.13 Springfield W 190.30-175.00 Jan 20 at Army W 184.70-174.60 Jan. 27 at Massachusetts W 188.65-176.90 Feb. 3 Navy W 188.05-172.35 Feb. 10 at Syracuse W 185.30-130.05 Feb. 14 at Temple W 188.45-187.80 Feb. 24 at Pittsburgh W 171.65-107.65 Mar. 2-4 EIGL Championships(5) Second


Year-by-Year Results Jan. 11 Jan. 18 Jan. 25 Feb. 1 Feb. 8 Feb. 15 Feb. 22

1969 (8-0) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Springfield W 159.75-151.90 Army W 160.11-149.72 Massachusetts W 160.80-151.62 Navy W 160.38-152.43 Syracuse W 134.70-95.65 Temple W 163.62-162.46 Pittsburgh W 161.65-104.21 S. Connecticut W 162.83-157.45 Eastern Championships First NCAA Championships Second

1970 (7-2) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Jan. 10 Springfield L 158.15-158.20 Jan. 17 at Army W 158.90-139.50 Jan. 31 Navy W 160.00-155.45 Feb. 4 at Massachusetts W 162.60-156.35 Feb. 7 Syracuse W 153.45-117.15 Feb. 14 at Temple L 162.20-163.65 Feb. 21 at Pittsburgh W 151.92-113.23 Feb. 24 at West Virginia W 133.85-102.20 Feb. 28 S. Connecticut W 164.75-155.05 Mar. 5-7 Eastern Championships (11) Apr. 2-4 NCAA Championships (4) 1971 (8-0) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Jan. 9 at Springfield W 159.45-156.15 Jan. 16 at Syracuse W 153.65-136.50 Jan. 23 at Navy W 157.55-142.65 Jan. 30 Army W 162.65-145.30 Feb. 5 Massachusetts W 164.30-155.25 Feb. 13 Temple W 163.80-157.95 Feb. 20 at S. Connecticut W 162.20-156.10 Mar. 1 Pittsburgh W 156.05-136.30 Mar. 11-13 EIGL Championships (19) First Apr. 1-3 NCAA Championships (10) Third 1972 (8-0) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Jan. 8 Springfield W 156.75-148.50 Jan. 15 at Army W 153.15-143.65 Jan. 22 at Massachusetts W 160.30-151.75 Jan. 29 Navy W 160.15-153.10 Feb. 5 Syracuse W 152.55-131.85 Feb. 12 at Temple W 161.05-154.10 Feb. 19 S. Connecticut W 161.05-152.40 Mar. 1 at Pittsburgh W 135.00-101.95 Mar. 8-11 EIGL Championships First Apr. 6-8 NCAA Championships (20) Third

1973 (9-1) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Dec. 2 at Cornell W 151.85-140.30 Jan. 6 at Springfield W 161.85-151.25 Jan. 13 at Syracuse W 158.00-145.05 Jan. 20 at Navy W 159.30-153.70 Jan. 27 Army W 164.30-149.55 Feb. 3 Massachusetts W 162.70-157.80 Feb. 10 Temple W 165.55-160.80 Feb. 12 Michigan W 166.35-163.20 Feb. 17 at S. Connecticut L 165.30-165.60 Feb. 24 Pittsburgh W 137.90-108.00 Mar. 2-3 EIGL Championships (4) First Apr. 5-7 NCAA Championships (21) Second 1974 (9-1) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Dec. 1 Cornell W 154.85-134.85 Jan. 5 Springfield W 160.00-153.20 Jan. 12 at Pittsburgh W 158.95-136.95 Jan. 19 Syracuse W 162.15-148.80 Jan. 26 Navy W 164.90-159.90 Feb. 2 at Massachusetts W 162.00-157.80 Feb. 9 at Temple W 160.10-159.95 Feb. 16 at Army W 155.85-150.00 Feb. 23 S. Connecticut W 164.95-162.45 Feb. 25 at Michigan L 160.20-161.05 Mar. 7-9 EIGL Championships (22) First Apr. 4-6 NCAA Championships (6) Seventh 1975 (5-3) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Jan. 8 Pittsburgh W 201.70-161.90 Jan. 11 at Springfield L 200.50-202.60 Jan. 18 at Michigan State W 206.55-187.05 Jan. 29 at Slippery Rock W 207.90-190.45 Feb. 1 Massachusetts W 210.45-198.40 Feb. 8 Temple W 213.35-213.10 Feb. 15 Indiana State L 210.05-219.40 Feb. 22 S. Connecticut L 207.55-216.85 Mar. 14-15 NCAA Mid-East Reg.(23) Third Apr. 3-5 NCAA Championships (24) 1976 (7-1) Head Coach: Gene Wettstone Dec. 13 at Massachusetts W 203.85-186.95 Jan. 10 Springfield W 209.75-192.95 Jan. 24 Ohio State W 209.40-190.30 Jan. 31 York (Canada) W 210.80-180.75 Feb. 7 at Temple W 208.25-203.35 Feb. 14 S. Connecticut W 211.95-211.55 Feb. 21 at Indiana State L 211.90-214.25 Feb. 25 at Pittsburgh W 205.30-143.00 Mar. 12-13 NCAA Regionals (6) First Apr. 1-3 NCAA Championships (25) First

In Gene Wettstone’s final season at the helm of the Penn State men’s gymnastics program in 1976, his Nittany Lions captured the national championship.

A two-time All-American, Gene Whelan captured the NCAA parallel bars title and won the Nissen-Emery Award in 1976. In 2007, Whelan was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame

1977 (5-3) Head Coach: Karl Schier Dec. 11 Massachusetts W 198.40-198.05 Jan. 8 at Springfield W 210.70-201.05 Jan. 15 Southern Illinois L 205.55-207.75 Jan. 22 at Ohio State W 207.15-184.40 Feb. 2 Pittsburgh W 202.10-179.85 Feb. 5 Temple W 214.10-209.65 Feb. 12 at S. Connecticut L 213.35-218.45 Feb. 19 Indiana State L 212.35-216.15 Mar. 18-19 NCAA Regionals (26) Second 1978 (7-2) Head Coach: Karl Schier Dec. 2-3 at Ball State Invitational Third Dec. 10 at Massachusetts W 205.15-188.80 Dec. 16 Michigan State W 205.15-196.80 Jan. 6 at Springfield W 209.80-186.85 Jan. 13 at Pittsburgh W 211.10-181.00 Jan. 21 at Temple W 211.95-197.05 Jan. 27 York W 204.05-192.20 Feb. 4 S. Connecticut W 214.50-213.35 Feb. 17 at Indiana State L 209.45-217.45 Feb. 18 at S. Illinois L 214.00-216.10 Mar. 24-25 NCAA MidEast Reg. (6) First Apr. 6-8 NCAA Championships (21) Sixth 1979 (9-1) Head Coach: Karl Schier Nov. 10-11 at Cornell Open Dec. 8-9 Penn State Invitational Second Jan. 6 Springfield W 216.80-184.50 Jan. 13 Pittsburgh W 216.35-188.60 Jan. 20 Temple W 218.75-197.25 at York W 216.10-212.05 Feb. 2 Indiana State W 221.15-214.15 Feb. 10 at Ohio State W 215.60-213.30 vs. Minnesota (27)W 215.60-212.35 vs. Illinois (27) W 215.60-209.40 Feb. 17 Southern Illinois W 218.70-217.10 Mar. 2 at S. Connecticut L 218.20-220.10 Mar. 23-24 NCAA Eastern Reg. (28) First Apr. 5-7 NCAA Championships (28) Sixth 1980 (7-3) Head Coach: Karl Schier Farmingdale Invitational First Illinois-Chicago L 261.55-262.65 at Pittsburgh W 257.65-227.00 Ohio State W 265.35-262.45 York (Canada) W 268.35-253.25 S. Connecticut L 268.65-271.75 at Indiana State W 271.60-267.40 at S. Illinois W 270.85-257.55 Northern Illinois W 269.10-260.75 at Temple W 260.75-193.75 at S. Connecticut L 271.30-278.35 Louisiana State W 275.05-269.45 NCAA Championships (1) Eighth

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Year-by-Year Section heading Results Left Mar. 10 at Indiana State W 275.65-270.65 Mar. 15 Temple W 277.75-240.75 Mar. 17 at Pittsburgh W 279.05-267.35 Apr. 12-14 NCAA Championships (30)Second

After transferring from Oregon, Randy Jepson was named team captain in 1982, earning All-America honors in the still rings in his senior season.

Jan. 16 Jan. 24 Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 13 Feb. 20 Mar. 6 Mar. 8 Mar. 14 Apr. 2-4

1981 (7-3) Head Coach: Karl Schier Syracuse W 270.60-241.85 at Ohio State L 268.85-271.15 S. Connecticut W 268.85-257.80 at Louisiana State L 267.55-269.80 Temple W 270.80-250.65 at Indiana State W 271.15-253.80 vs. S. Illinois (24) W 271.15-264.95 at N. Illinois L 267.20-269.90 at UIC W 272.10-270.90 Pittsburgh W 277.35-255.20 NCAA Championships (29) Sixth

1982 (11-0) Head Coach: Karl Schier Dec. 4-5 Windy City Invitational Sixth Dec. 11-12 Farmingdale Invitational First Jan. 16 at Syracuse W 265.75-246.00 Jan. 23 Ohio State W 273.70-272.30 Feb. 6 Massachusetts W 275.55-243.20 Feb. 13 at S. Connecticut W 272.05-256.75 Feb. 14 at Temple W 274.00-254.35 Feb. 19 Northern Illinois W 272.65-271.05 Mar. 5 at Indiana State W 266.75-263.75 Mar. 7 at S. Illinois W 273.45-267.95 vs. LSU (23) W 273.45-264.65 Mar. 13 Illinois-Chicago W 279.40-272.95 Mar. 20 at Pittsburgh W 281.30-267.40 Apr. 1-3 NCAA Championships (29) Third 1983 (9-2) Head Coach: Karl Schier Nov. 19-20 Windy City Invitational 12th Jan. 15 at Syracuse W 279.10-265.20 Jan. 22 at Ohio State L 276.10-278.90 Jan. 28 Indiana State W 273.95-264.30 Feb. 5 Nebraska L 280.05-282.45 Feb. 11 S. Connecticut W 270.40-269.20 Feb. 18 N. Carolina St. W 279.10-263.15 Mar. 4 at N. Illinois W 276.35-275.85 Mar. 5 at UIC W 271.75-265.50 Mar. 12 Southern Illinois W 276.95-275.25 Mar. 12 Pittsburgh W 276.95-266.15 Mar. 19 Temple W 284.45-124.90 Apr. 7-9 NCAA Championships (6) Third Oct. 29 Jan. 15 Jan. 21 Feb. 4 Feb. 11 Feb. 17 Feb. 25 Mar. 4 Mar. 5 Mar. 7 Mar. 9 34

1984 (13-2) Head Coach: Karl Schier Metro Open (5) First Syracuse W 277.85-263.15 Ohio State W 278.95-274.35 at Nebraska L 275.15-278.85 Ohio State (29) W 275.15-274.75 Louisiana St. (29) W 275.15-270.30 Illinois-Chicago W 277.10-229.30 at S. Connecticut W 277.25-265.10 Northern Illinois L 261.30-272.10 at Wm. & Mary W 279.45-246.00 at N. Carolina St. W 277.95-236.00 at Georgia W 279.45-273.25 at S. Illinois W 278.10-277.40

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1985 (13-1) Head Coach: Karl Schier Nov. 10 Metro Open (5) First Jan. 19 at Syracuse W 284.10-223.90 Jan. 25 Southern Illinois W 281.60-275.50 Jan. 25 Indiana State W 281.60-267.95 Feb. 2 Nebraska W 288.15-280.75 Feb. 9 at Ohio State L 281.05-283.90 Feb. 16 East Stroudsburg W 286.80-270.65 S. Connecticut W 286.80-267.50 Georgia W 286.80-265.30 Mar. 4 at Iowa W 281.10-278.70 BYU (31) W 281.10-270.20 Mar. 6 at N. Illinois W 282.25-268.70 Mar. 9 at UIC W 284.00-275.70 Mar. 16 Pittsburgh W 286.25-262.60 Mar. 23 at Temple W 283.55-271.60 Apr. 12-13 NCAA Championships (29) Third

1988 (10-5) Head Coach: Karl Schier Jan. 15 Syracuse W 265.70-256.35 Jan. 22 at S. Connecticut L 262.75-264.30 Jan. 24 at E. Stroudsburg W 272.45-255.75 Jan. 29 Illinois-Chicago W 273.25-265.60 Temple W 273.25-266.50 Feb. 5 at Navy L 275.30-275.60 Feb. 13 Northern Illinois W 279.75-274.65 Feb. 20 Ohio State L 278.70-278.75 Feb. 26 at S. Illinois W 271.45-257.35 Mar. 2 at Houston Bapt. W 276.55-199.10 Mar. 5 at New Mexico L 271.35-279.70 Illinois (33) L 271.35-283.85 W. Mich. (33) W 371.35-260.40 Mar. 12 at Pittsburgh W 282.40-259.45 Mar. 19 Iowa W 284.25-283.50 Mar. 26-27 National Ind. Champ. (34) Second Apr. 14-16 NCAA Championships (29) 10th

1986 (8-1-1) Head Coach: Karl Schier Metro Open (5) First Syracuse W 271.85-237.50 at S. Connecticut W 271.35-256.50 at E. Stroudsburg W 271.45-253.40 Northern Illinois W 276.30-254.15 Temple W 276.30-260.85 Ohio State W 282.65-279.60 Iowa T 277.65-277.65 at S. Illinois L 272.15-279.20 at Georgia W 278.45-268.05 at Pittsburgh W 274.80-253.65 NCAA Championships (29) 10th

1989 (10-4) Head Coach: Karl Schier Jan. 14 at Syracuse W 263.70-256.85 Jan. 20 S. Connecticut W 268.20-244.70 East Stroudsburg W 268.20-224.45 Jan. 27 New Mexico W 266.95-133.30 Feb. 4 at Temple W 269.25-260.30 Navy (25) W 269.25-265.65 Feb. 10 Navy W 275.95-269.10 Feb. 18 at Ohio State L 264.50-276.95 Feb. 25 Houston Baptist L 270.85-281.50 Feb. 25 Southern Illinois W 270.85-260.85 Mar. 3 at N. Illinois W 272.20-267.25 Iowa (34) L 272.20-277.05 Mar. 4 at IUC L 270.30-270.40 Mar. 18 Pittsburgh W 270.25-258.05 Mar. 25-26 National Ind. Champ. (35) Second Apr. 13-15 NCAA Championships (29) Ninth

1987 (12-0) Head Coach: Karl Schier Nov. 8-9 Metro Invitational Open (5) First Dec. 5-6 SUNY-Farmingdale Open First Jan. 17 at Syracuse W 277.50-234.45 Cornell (11) W 277.50-229.75 Jan. 24 S. Connecticut W 280.55-255.55 Jan. 31 East Stroudsburg W 281.15-254.65 Feb. 13 Southern Illinois W 281.55-270.95 Feb. 22 at Ohio State W 278.85-277.50 Mar. 1 at Iowa W 276.70-276.15 Mar. 4 at N. Illinois W 279.25-268.85 Mar. 7 at UIC W 278.75-262.70 Wisconsin (32) W 278.75-267.35 Mar. 14 Pittsburgh W 284.95-249.05 Mar. 21 Navy W 284.00-272.40 Apr. 23-25 NCAA Championships (30) Third

1990 (9-3) Head Coach: Karl Schier Jan. 12 Syracuse W 270.55-265.55 Jan. 26 Temple W 274.45-264.45 Kent State W 274.45-264.00 Feb. 2 at Iowa L 272.10-278.80 Feb. 10 Northern Illinois W 275.60-270.45 Feb. 17 Ohio State L 277.90-279.15 Feb. 24 at Pittsburgh W 274.95-260.65 Mar. 2 at Houston Bapt. W 271.75-269.55 Oklahoma (35) L 271.75-271.85 Mar. 11 Illinois-Chicago W 282.20-274.10 Mar. 17 at Michigan State W 277.00-274.85 Oshkosh (16) W 277.00-255.80 Apr. 7 NCAA East Regional Third Apr. 19-21 NCAA Championships (36)Seventh

Nov. 16 Jan. 19 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Feb. 1 Feb. 1 Feb. 8 Feb. 15 Mar. 5 Mar. 8 Mar. 14 Apr. 4-5

Spider Maxwell became Penn State’s fourth Nissen-Emery Award winner when he was honored in 1987.


Year-by-Year Results Mar. 6 at Nebraska L 274.50-281.35 Mar. 20-21 Big Ten Championships (36)Sixth Apr. 3 NCAA East Regionals (13) Fourth Apr. 16-17 NCAA Championships (33) 1994 (10-2) Head Coach: Randy Jepson Dec. 10 Michigan W 272.50-262.75 Dec. 10 Kent State W 272.50-254.55 Dec. 10 Pittsburgh W 272.50-252.80 Jan. 7-8 at West Point Open (1) Second Jan. 15 at Syracuse W 279.20-269.95 Jan. 22 Temple W 277.75-268.25 Feb. 11 at Mich. State W 275.55-272.45 W. Mich. (16) W 275.55-251.80 Feb. 12 at Michigan L 277.05-278.85 Feb. 26 Ohio State L 277.90-284.80 Mar. 4 at BYU W 276.90-270.65 Michigan St. (37)W 276.90-272.15 Mar. 9 at Pittsburgh W 270.85-257.70 Mar. 26-27 Big Ten Championships Third Apr. 9 NCAA Eastern Regional (1) Third Apr. 22-23 NCAA Championship (6) Sixth Adam Carton became Penn State’s fourth NCAA still rings champion when he claimed the title in 1991.

1991 (11-4) Head Coach: Karl Schier Jan. 19 at Syracuse W 276.90-267.25 Jan. 26 Kent State W 281.30-265.20 Feb. 2 Navy W 279.50-263.95 Feb. 9 at Temple W 277.10-272.20 Navy (25) W 277.10-257.30 JMU (25) W 277.10-227.95 Feb. 15 at Ohio State L 279.15-281.00 Feb. 23 Iowa W 281.85-275.55 Mar. 6 at BYU W 279.40-277.35 Mar. 9 Wooden Invitational (30) Fourth Oklahoma L 280.10-286.30 Stanford L 280.10-284.80 UCLA L 280.10-282.45 CSU-Fullerton W 280.10-273.60 UCSB W 280.10-270.80 Mar. 16 Michigan State W 283.55-274.80 Apr. 6 NCAA Regionals (27) Second Apr. 18-20 NCAA Championships Second 1992 (12-3) Head Coach: Randy Jepson Jan. 10-11 at West Point Open (1) Second Jan. 25 at Navy Invitational (5) First Temple W 275.75-267.35 William & Mary W 275.75-261.75 Kent State W 275.75-260.70 at Navy W 275.75-257.80 Feb. 1 Kent State W 278.95-265.20 Feb 15 Ohio State L 280.55-284.20 Feb. 22 at Illinois W 281.35-278.35 Feb. 28 Temple W 281.95-275.80 Mar. 8 at Iowa L 281.35-283.05 Mar. 13 at Michigan State L 281.05-281.60 Mar. 14 at Michigan Invitational First at Michigan W 281.60-278.40 Kent State (10) W 281.60-273.75 Syracuse (10) W 281.60-273.35 W. Mich. (10) W 281.60-261.45 Mar. 21 Brigham Young W 283.50-281.65 Mar. 27-28 Big Ten Championships (13) Fifth Apr. 11 NCAA Eastern Regionals (31)Fourth Apr. 23-25 NCAA Championships (29)Seventh

Jan. 8-9 Jan. 15 Jan. 23 Jan. 30 Feb. 13 Feb. 20 Feb. 27

1993 (7-2) Head Coach: Randy Jepson at West Point Open (1) Fourth Syracuse W 270.40-270.15 at Temple W 272.70-269.30 Kent State (25) W 272.70-262.95 Navy (25) W 272.70-236.20 Pittsburgh W 268.60-250.88 Michigan State W 277.65-275.65 Iowa W 275.00-271.75 at Ohio State L 274.50-284.65

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1995 (38-6) Head Coach: Randy Jepson at Massachusetts Invitational First Temple W 224.45-224.40 Michigan W 224.45-218.22 Michigan W 224.45-218.12 Syracuse W 224.45-216-15 Army W 224.45-213.40 MIT W 224.45-166.60 Vermont W 224.45-170.40 Southern Conn. W 224.45-155.10 at West Point Open (1) Second Temple L 221.35-221.45 Syracuse W 221.35-219.40 Army W 221.35-215.60 Navy W 221.35-213.25 Massachusetts W 221.35-207.75 James Madison W 221.35-204.75 Springfield W 221.35-200.00 Radford W 221.35-194.00 Southern Conn. W 221.35-098.35 at Navy Invitational

Pittsburgh W 224.75-213.45 James Madison W 224.75-212.15 William & Mary W 224.75-208.85 Radford W 224.75-199.80 Feb. 10 Nebraska W 227.95-226.50 Feb. 18 at Ohio State L 229.20-229.85 New Mexico (27)W 229.20-228.35 Feb. 25 Michigan State W 228.95-218.65 Mar. 5 at Temple L 221.35-221.45 Syracuse (25) W 221.35-219.40 Mar. 11 at Michigan Invitational First Michigan W 229.60-227.70 Temple W 229.60-227.60 Illinois-Chicago W 229.60-227.10 W. Michigan W 229.60-222.40 Mar. 18 Brigham Young W 228.85-225.35 Army W 228.85-220.20 Mar. 25-26 Big Ten Championships (13)Fourth Apr. 8 NCAA East Regionals First Apr. 20-22 NCAA Championships (27) Third 1996 (30-7) Head Coach: Randy Jepson Dec. 2 at Massachusetts Invit. Second Jan. 12-13 at West Point Open (1) First Jan. 19-20 at Windy City Open (9) Fourth Jan. 26 Temple W 223.35-213.35 Feb. 10 at Illinois W 224.85-222.95 Feb. 17 Ohio State L 225.00-227.85 Mar. 7 at BYU L 222.50-224.25 Michigan St. (3) W 222.50-221.50 Michigan (3) W 225.00-207.50 Mar. 9 at New Mexico W Second Mar. 15 Army W 226.40-217.025 Mar. 15 Michigan W 226.40-206.70 Mar. 30-31 Big Ten Championships (27) Third

Apr. 13 NCAA East Regional (31) Third Apr. 25-27 NCAA Championships (38) Sixth 1997 (16-6) Head Coach: Randy Jepson Jan. 10-11 at West Point Open (1) Second Jan. 18 at Windy City Open (9) Fourth Jan. 25 Syracuse W 224.40-208.65 Feb. 1 at MSU W 226.95-225.13 Feb. 8 Illinois W 229.55-224.15 Feb. 21 at Ohio State L 228.35-234.45 Mar. 1 New Mexico W 228.975-224.675 Mar. 13 at Temple W 226.70-223.60 Navy (25) W 226.70-219.20 Mar. 16 at Nebraska L 228.45-230.00 Mar. 22-23 Big Ten Championships (36) Third Apr. 5 NCAA East Regional (1) Third Apr. 17-19 NCAA Championships (31)Fifth 1998 (19-3) Head Coach: Randy Jepson Jan. 9-10 at West Point Open (1) First Temple W 219.975-219.15 Navy W 219.975-210.10 Massachusetts W 219.975-209.25 Army W 219.975-200.80 UCSB W 219.975-200.10 James Madison W 219.975-185.00 Syracuse W 219.975-179.40 S. Connecticut W 219.975-153.30 Jan. 16 Temple W226.625-218.625 Massachusetts W 226.625-216.55 Jan. 24 at Michigan W 226.15-223.80 Iowa (10) L 226.15-228.40 Jan. 31 at Illinois L 224.80-226.975 Michigan (13) W 224.80-223.05 Feb. 7 Michigan State W 227.125-225.00 Feb. 21 Ohio State W 230.55-227.225 Mar. 7 Gold’s Challenge (39) Second Mar. 14 at Nebraska W 231.15-230.025 Mar. 20-21 Big Ten Championships (10)Second Apr. 4 NCAA East Regional (19) Fourth Apr. 16-18 NCAA Championships (6) 1999 (17-3) Head Coach: Randy Jepson Jan. 8-9 at West Point Open (1) First Jan. 16 at Massachusetts W 225.675-223.65 Jan. 23 at Temple W 228.75-212.00 Wm. & Mary (25)W 228.75-213.85 Feb. 5 Michigan W 226.50-226.175 Feb. 13 Army W 228.45-207.00 Feb. 20 Illinois W 224.20-222.90 Feb. 27 at Ohio State L 228.05-230.95 Mar. 6 at Santa Barbara Invitational W 223.95-214.825 Michigan (39) L 223.95-226.40 California (39) W 223.95-223.40 Washington (39) W 223.95-191.75 Mar. 14 at Nebraska L 226.875-228.975 Mar. 26-27 Big Ten Championships (31)Fourth Apr. 10 NCAA Eastern Regional (13) Third Apr. 22-24 NCAA Championships (29) Fourth

Brandon Stefaniak won back-to-back NCAA pommel horse titles in 1999 and 2000

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Year-by-Year Section heading Results Left James Madison W 217.25-177.55 Jan. 25 Michigan W 219.40-210.35 Feb. 7-8 Winter Cup Challenge (43) no team scoring Feb. 15 at Temple W 216.95-207.45 Illinois W 216.95-213.35 Feb. 22 Ohio State W 220.00-216.875 Mar. 1 at Illinois W 217.25-216.45 Iowa W 217.25-213.75 Mar. 8 at Southwest Cup (4) First Illinois W 219.30-214.075 Temple W 219.30-209.725 Mar. 15 Army W 221.525-210.575 Mar. 28 at Big Ten Championships (27) First Ohio State W 220.55-218.60 Iowa W 220.55-215.60 Michigan W 220.55-215.325 Minnesota W 220.55-214.30 Illinois W 220.55-211.85 Apr. 13 NCAA Championships (4) Third e Nittany Lions celebrate their 2000 national championship, Randy Jepson’s first as Penn State head coach.

Jan. 7-8

Jan. 15 Jan. 22 Feb. 4 Feb. 19 Feb. 26 Mar. 4 Mar. 10 Mar. 17 Mar. 30 Mar. 31

2000 (14-1) Head Coach: Randy Jepson at West Point Open (1) First Massachusetts W 228.85213.90 Temple W 228.85-212.40 Army W 228.85-208.50 Navy W 228.85-201.65 Springfield W 228.85-189.70 James Madison W 228.85-183.80 S. Connecticut W 228.85-181.55 Massachusetts W 224.35-214.20 Temple W 228.375-215.45 at Michigan L 227.30-230.55 Minnesota (10) W 227.30-223.425 at Illinois W 227.00-224.85 Ohio State W 229.025-228.50 Nebraska W 231.05-223.70 at Southwest Cup (40) First Oklahoma W 230.35-230.10 Big Ten Championships (16) Sixth NCAA Qualifier (31) Third NCAA Championships (31) First

2001 (12-5) Head Coach: Randy Jepson Jan. 13 at MassachusettsL 202.155-204.65 Jan. 19-20 West Point Open (1) First Massachusetts W 205.40-198.05 Temple W 205.40-195.05 at Army W 205.40-193.95 Navy W 205.40-192.25 Springfield W 205.40-180.65 James Madison W 205.40-176.40 S. Connecticut W 205.40-167.25 Jan. 27 Army W 208.45-199.90 Feb. 3 Michigan L 207.65-209.50 Feb. 17 at Temple W 204.65-202.00 Wm. & Mary W 204.650-200.30 Feb. 24 at Ohio State L 208.20-217.20 Mar. 3 at Southwest Cup (40) Third Oklahoma L 208.925-215.25 Michigan St. L 208.95-210.40 Stanford W 208.95-205.425 Mar. 18 Michigan St. W 213.20-187.55 Mar. 23-24 Big Ten Championships (6) Third Apr. 4 NCAA Qualifier (27) Third Apr. 5 NCAA Championships (27) Fifth

2004 (16-1) Head Coach: Randy Jepson Jan. 10 at Army W 215.60-206.55 vs. Springfield W 215.60-195.15 Jan. 17 Illinois W 219.15-212.775 Jan. 23 at Michigan L 212.00-215.725 Jan. 30-31 at West Point Open (1) First Nebraska W 214.625-210.90 Army W 214.625-208.70 Temple W 214.625-206.15 Navy W 214.625-200.35 Springfield W 214.625-198.70 James Madison W 214.625-188.00 Southern Conn.W 214.625-187.40 M.I.T W 214.625-142.90 Feb. 6-7 at Winter Cup Challenge (43) no team scoring Feb. 14 Temple W 213.225-206.975 Feb. 21 at Ohio State W 218.80-218.75 Feb. 28 Wm. & Mary W 216.475-207.275 Mar. 6 at Stanford W 216.35-214.575 Mar. 13 Army W 218.800-207.475 Mar. 19-20 Big Ten Championships (13)Second Apr. 2-4 NCAA Championships (13) First

2002 (14-1) Head Coach: Randy Jepson Jan. 11-12 at West Point Open (1) First Massachusetts W 209.50-204.00 Temple W 209.50-199.45 Army W 209.50-199.05 Navy W 209.50-197.05 Springfield W 209.50-190.55 Southern Conn.W 209.50-180.80 James Madison W 209.50-172.95 Jan. 19 Massachusetts W 212.90-208.20 Jan. 26 at Michigan W 212.25-209.70 Feb. 2 Illinois W 215.60-213.95 Feb. 16 Temple W 213.55-207.75 Feb. 23 Ohio State L 216.225-216.325 Mar. 2 at Southwest Cup (4) UCSB W 215.95-208.40 Mar. 9 at Navy W 215.30-204.00 Mar. 16 Army W 215.60-204.15 Mar. 22 at Big Ten Championships (36)Third Apr. 5 at NCAA Qualifier (41) Fourth

Jan. 10

Jan. 18 Kevin Tan was a six-time All-American and two-time NCAA still rings champion during his brilliant Penn State career.

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2003 (16-0) Head Coach: Randy Jepson at West Point Open (1) First Temple W 208.40-207.30 Army W 208.40-203.55 Springfield W 208.40-193.95 Southern Conn.W 208.40-184.90 at Navy Open First Wm. & Mary W 217.25-199.65 Navy W 217.25-193.60

In three years at Penn State, Luis Vargas earned 11 All-America honors and won three individual NCAA titles.


Year-by-Year Results 2006 (11-2) Head Coach: Randy Jepson Jan. 7 at Army W 206.650-199.150 Jan. 13 Temple W 202.450-190.050 Jan. 21 at Michigan W 209.400-206.450 Jan. 27-28 at West Point Open First Army W 206.750-199.500 Temple W 206.750-197.050 Navy W 206.750-196.600 Springfield W 206.750-182.700 M.I.T. W 206.750-172.650 James Madison W 206.750-171.050 Feb. 2-4 at Winter Cup Challenge (43) no team scoring Feb. 19 Stanford W 216.800-216.750 Feb. 25 at Ohio State L 216.300-209.050 Mar. 4 Wm. & Mary W 213.550-205.100 Mar. 11 at California L 219.100-216.525 Mar. 24-25 Big Ten Championships (10) Fifth Apr. 6-8 NCAA Championships (1) Fourth

e 2004 national champion Penn State Nittany Lions

2005 (14-3) Head Coach: Randy Jepson Jan. 8 at Army W 217.05-207.85 Jan. 21 Navy W 216.875-207.325 Temple W 216.975-203.50 Jan. 28-29 at West Point Open First Iowa W 217.75-216.375 Nebraska W 217.75-210.80 Army W 217.75-209.45 Temple W 217.75-205.825 Navy W 217.75-203.00 William & MaryW 217.75-202.15 Springfield W 217.75-193.75 James Madison W 217.75-192.15 M.I.T. W 217.75-169.30 Feb. 4-5 at Winter Cup Challenge (43) no team scoring Feb. 12 at Illinois L 221.35-221.825 Feb. 19 Michigan W 222.60-219.575 Feb. 26 Ohio State L 215.50-222.075 Mar. 1 Japan L 224.15-224.30 Mar. 12 at Wm. &Mary W 219.40-214.15 Mar. 25-26 Big Ten Championships (10)Fourth Apr. 7-9 NCAA Championships (1) Fourth

2007 (15-2) Head Coach: Randy Jepson Jan. 13 Army W 214.200-192.650 Jan. 21 at Temple Invitational First Temple 210.225-198.600 William & Mary 210.225-190.850 James Madison 210.225-160.300 Jan. 26-27 at West Point Open First Temple W 214.700-205.500 Army W 214.700-199.500 Navy W 214.700-197.750 Springfield W 214.700-190.250 M.I.T. W 214.700-185.050 James Madison W 214.700-174.100 Feb. 3 Michigan L 215.800-216.750 Feb. 8-10 at Winter Cup Challenge (43) no team scoring Feb. 17 Illinois W 220.150-205.250 Feb. 24 Ohio State W 218.150-215.600 Mar. 3 at Wm. & MaryW 212.800-191.750 vs. Navy W 212.800-191.700 Mar. 10 at Stanford L 214.800-216.700 vs. Iowa W 214.800-204.750 Mar. 17 California Cancelled Mar. 30-31 Big Ten Championships (36)Second Apr. 12-14 NCAA Championships (6) First

Casey Sandy’s career stands as one of the greatest in the storied history of the Penn State program. e 2009 Nissen-Emery Award winner individually captured two Big Ten championships and one NCAA title. e nine-time AllAmerican also led the Nittany Lions to the 2007 National Collegiate and 2008 Big Ten team championships.

2008 (7-3) Head Coach: Randy Jepson Jan. 12 Army W 358.500-333.600 Jan. 19 at Michigan L 356.950-354.300 Jan. 26 Temple W 353.350-337.350 Feb. 2 Minnesota W 354.200-343.450 Feb. 7-9 at Winter Cup Challenge (43) no team scoring Feb. 16 at Illinois W 352.300-351.000 Feb. 24 at Ohio State W 360.550-353.050 Mar. 8 Wm. & Mary W 357.700-338.900 vs. Navy W 357.700-336.700 Mar. 15 at California L 360.400-351.300 Mar. 22 Oklahoma L 357.850-356.650 Apr. 4-5 Big Ten Championships (6) First Apr. 17-19 NCAA Championships (38) Fourth

Jan. 10 Jan. 16

Jan. 24 Jan. 31 Feb. 14 Feb. 28 Mar. 6 Mar. 8 Mar. 14 Mar. 21 Apr. 3 Apr. 16

2009 (11-4) Head Coach: Randy Jepson Army W 344.250-309.550 at West Point Open First Navy W 345.200-329.150 Temple W 345.200-328.050 Springfield W 345.200-326.200 Army W 345.200-317.750 MIT W 345.200-312.900 Michigan W 348.900-348.350 at Minnesota L 345.850-344.500 at Illinois L 345.500-339.800 Ohio State W 347.600-346.500 at Temple W 347.550-332.300 at Wm. & MaryW 347.850-340.050 vs. Navy W 347.850-336.450 California L 355.150-353.800 at Oklahoma L 366.850-356.300 Big Ten Championships (36) Fifth NCAA Championships (6)

Penn State captured the program’s NCAA-record 12th national championship in 2007 in front of its home fans at Rec Hall.

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Jan. 24 Jan. 31 Feb. 20 Feb. 27 Mar. 6 Mar. 13 Mar. 20 Apr. 3 Apr. 16

2010 (8-5) Head Coach: Randy Jepson Army W 341.000-314.350 at West Point Open First Temple W 349.850-338.700 Springfield W 349.850-329.000 Army W 349.850-321.850 Navy W 349.850-317.750 at Michigan L 355.650-344.750 Wm. & Mary W 341.450-321.400 Illinois L 354.600-345.950 at Ohio State W 353.600-347.100 Minnesota W 350.150-348.250 Temple W 350.150-330.900 at California L 354.650-344.300 Oklahoma L 359.250-354.450 Big Ten Championships (27) Third NCAA Championships (1) Eighth

(1) at Army, West Point, N.Y.; (2) at Princeton, N.J.; (3) at Boston, Mass.; (4) at Philadelphia, Pa.; (5) at Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.; (6) at Penn State , University Park, Pa.; (7) at New York, N.Y.; (8) at Dallas, Texas; (9) at Chicago, Ill.; (10) at Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.; (11) at Syracuse , Syracuse, N.Y.; (12) at Boulder, Colo.; (13) at Illinois, Champaign, Ill.; (14) at Los Angeles, Calif.; (15) at North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.; (16) at Michigan State, East Lansing, Mich.; (17) at Pittsburgh, Pa.; (18) at Berkeley, Calif.; (19) at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.; (20) at Ames, Iowa; (21) at Oregon, Eugene, Ore.; (22) at Cornell, Cornell, N.Y.; (23) at Southern Illinois, Carbondale, Ill.; (24) at Indiana State, Terre Haute, Ind.; (25) at Temple, Philadelphia, Pa.; (26) at Illinois State, Normal, Ill.; (27) at Ohio State, Columbus, Ohio; (28) at Louisiana State, Baton Rouge, La.; (29) at Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.; (30) at UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif.; (31) at Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; (32), at University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.; (33) at University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.; (34) at Northern Illinois, DeKalb, Ill.; (35) at Houston Baptist, Houston, Texas; (36) at Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.; (37) at Brigham Young, Provo, Utah; (38) at Stanford, Stanford, Calif.; (39) at Santa Barbara, Calif.; (40), at Tempe, Ariz.; (41) at Oklahoma, Norman, Okla; (42) at Springfield, Mass.; (43) at Las Vegas, Nev.

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All-Time Letterwinners Abboud, Matt Abraham, Karl Albrecht, Matt Ambrozy, Michael Alvarez, Raymond Anderson, E Anderson, Ralph Anderson, Robert Antonio, Shaun Arnold, Douglas Aronovich, Felix Aser, Glenn Atkins, Brandt Atkins, George Avener, Marshall Baffa, John Barclay, G Bartlett, Terry Bayuk, Edward Beck, Merrell Beck, Samuel Beck, Tony Beigel, Danny Benas, Adam Benner, David Berliner, Jermone Bernstein, William, (V-12) Besong, Patrick Bice, Blair Biesterfeldt, Herman Bizal, Steven Blaha, Wesley Bonet, Paul Bond, Charles (V-12) Bonsall, William Bordo, L Borromeo, Josh Boudreau, Robert Bowman, Matt Bray, George Bressler, Scott Briggs, Rich Brindle, Dominic Brunning, John Bruns, Greg Bryant, C. W. Bryant, Tyson Buhl, Bernard Bunes, Len Burns, Michael Burt, Paul Burtnett, Tom Bush, J Butler, Larry Buczek, Chad Campell, Thomas Capetola, Louis Carnahan, Cody Carton, Adam Chandler, Frank Chase, David Chelberg, Matt

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Cherry, Ray Christie, Albert Chu, Jason Clark, James Clark, Tom Cline, Hugh Close, Guy Coggeshall, David Cohen, Steve Cohen, Matt Cohn, Sol Coller, John Collins, Doug Cooper, Jesse Cooper, Mark Corbin, William Corrigan, Jim Cowden, Tabor Cowden, Wayne Cowen, Graeme Cressman, George Creveling, Benson Criley, Richard Cronstedt, Jean Crumlish, John Culhane, Jim Cunningham, Lee Curtiss, Dan Dailey, Mike Darling, Timothy Davidson, H. W. Delaney, Jim DeSantis, Martin Desiderio, Daniel Desiderio, Robert Diliberto, Joseph Dillon, William Donahue, John Donatelli, Frank Donohue, Kevin Douglass, David Dorfman, Richard Dow, Mackenzie Downer, Jamie Downer, Michael Drass, Rob Dries, Don Dulaney, David Duncan, Donald Dunn, Tom Dutka, Mike Eddy, Gerald (V-12) Ekman, Tobias Ellefson, Tom Emery, Bryon Emery, Robert Eng, Nat Esposito, Steven Fagan, Chris Fagan, Paul Faries, R. Faust, Vincent

1962-64 1949-50 2008 1947-48 1968-70 1954-56 1937 1966-67 1965-67 2004-07 1956 1956 1964-66 1973-76 1992-95 1960 1968-70 1991 1989-92 1958-60 1939 1939 1960-61 1952-54 1983 1963-65 1958-60 1964 1984-86 1982 1931-32 1990-94 1966-68 1977-80 1975-79 1974-75 1971-73 1958, 1961 1958 2000-03 1951 1974 2010-present 1988, 1990,-91 1989 1988-90 1966 1957-59 1939 1969-71 1996, 1998 1944, 1947 1998-01 1994-97 1947-48 1967-69 2002-04 1983 1977 1973, 1975-76 1931 1971-73

Fegley, Charles Fehl, Jesse Feldman, Stanley Fernandez, Kyle Frey, Harold Fields, H Foht, Robert Fonahoe, John Forester, Tom Forsyth, M Fosnocht, Bruce Fosnocht, William Foster, Ned Friedman, Steve Fritch, Leroy Fust, Joe Gaitonis, Michael Garvelli, Joe Gaumer, Lee Gerardo, James Gillespie, Charles Gillespie, Martin Glou, Ronald Glover, Walter Gluyas, Thomas Gonzalez, Armando Gonzalez, Fredrick Gonzalez, Jose Gonzalez, Mario Gordon, Cyrus Gorgol, J Gotherman, W Graf, Robert Grant, Nick Gray, Thomas Grazier, Alton Greaves, Harry Greene, Michael Greene, Stephen Greenfield, Matt Greenly, D Grey, R Griffiths, Tony Haag, Burritt Hagenbuch, Keith Haigh, S. E. Hallman, Howard Hamel, William Harlacher, Gene Harris, Allen Harris, Philip Harshbarger, C. Kenneth Hazen, James Heilbrum, David Heiler, Walter Heim, Paul Helsby, Derek Hendrickson, William Hesch, M. J. Hidinger, John Hilbrish, Charles Hill, Colin

1955, 1957 1949 1938-40 2002-03 1943-46 1942 1956-58 1957 1978-80 1931 1960-61 1959-60 1950-51 1982-85 1954-56 1979 1944-45 1966 1944-45 1988 1938,-40 1982-83 1960 1946 1935 1991 1982 1982 1983-87 1936 1943 1942 1971-74 2010 1978-80 1951 1950 1971-74 1944-48 2007-10 1943, 1947 1943 1984-87 1954-55 1961 1938 1944 1949-50 1961-63 2007-10 2010 1946 1951-53 1962 1957 1954-55 2005-2008 1950-51 1931-33 1957, 1959 1961 2009-present

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All-Time Section heading Letterwinners Left Hobart, Edwin Hoffman, L. S. Holden, W. H. Hommas, Warren Horstick, C. E. Howachyne, Peter Hoyt, J. Hugus, Frank Humphries, William Hunsinger, James Isabelle, Ed Jacobson, Mike Jamieson, Larry Jenkins, William Jepson, Randy Johnson, Derek Johnson, Ted Johnson, Wayne Jones, Ralph Juliano, John Kalbfus, Charles Kaufman, S. D. Keller, Chris Keller, Williams Kenyon, Robert Kerber, Earl Kern, Ludwig Kim, Jay Kimmel, Jeff Kimmel, Sam Kindon, John Kirkpatrick, J. G. Kligman, Albert Klotz, H. Richard Klurman, Vladi Kochman, Ron Koenig, Robert Koty, Patrick Krauss, Jack Kreidler, Robert Kruest, James Kump, Donald Kurowski, Michael Ladman, Tom Lakeman, Chris Lashua, Tim Laux, Chris Lawfer, Norwood Lawrence, Robert Lebow, C Lektrick, Peter Lesko, T Leu, Gilbert Levan, W Lewis, William Linn, Joseph (V-12) Litow, Joseph Littlewood, Donald Loeber, W Lofgren, Ernest Lomady, Wendell 40

1946 1932 1934 1953-54 1932-33 1948 1931 1934-35 1951 1975-77 1964-66 1963-65 1951 1963-65 1982 1977 1998-01 1969-71 1938 1972-74 1949 1933 1989 1964 1952-53 1950-51 2002-05 2000-03 1982-84 1970-72 1967-69 1932 1937-39 1948 2005-2008 1966 1969-71 1982 1941 1950, 1952-53 1971-74 1950 1948-49 1982-83 1998-01 1996-99 1984-87 1948 1952-54 1942-43 1933-36 1940 1957 1931 1939 1944, 1948 1967-69 1958-59 1940 1959 1948-49

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Lopez, Santiago Lowry, W Loughram, Jack Ludwig, Brian Mailman, Richard Malecki, Josh Malka, Roy Mangus, Marvin Mann, Sidney Marino, Steven Markle, Ron Marshall, Albert Marshall, Charles Marshall, William Martin, John Martin, Stephen Mason, Howard Masucci, Mike Masters, Don Masters, H Mattern, Raymond Maxwell, Michael Maxwell, R. A. Mc Cormick, Pete Mc Ewen, Ryan McIntyre, Casey Mc Sparren, Lloyd Meade, William Meeker, L Megrail, Francis Merritt, Ivan Michel, J.M. Miklos, Justin Minutaglio, Mark Mirenzi, Joseph Mitchell, Phil Mitchell, William Morris, William Morrow, Kenneth Motz, G. E. Muffoletto, Tony Mullen, Philip Mumau, Robert Murphy, William Nasveschuk, Kent Neiger, Warren Neuhauser, Vincent Neuwirth, Joel Olsen, Jan Osborne, Markham Oster, John Oxman, H. Jerrold Page, Tom Painton, Robert Palacios, Jose Palmer, David Pansy, Tony Paoletti, Dennis Parker, Kenneth Parton, William Paxton, William Perna, Lee

2005-2008 1940 1967 1976 1954 1998-01 1995-98 1944-45 1934-35 1980-83 1973 1964 1955 1955 1963-65 1948 1950 1990-93 1933-35 1931 1935-37 1984-87 1931-32 1964-65 1993 2002, 2004-05 1962-63 1943, 1947-49 1941 1937 1978 1994-97 2004-07 1995-98 1949-50 1986 1970-72 1948 1960-61 1938 1976-79 1956-58 1960-61 1971-74 1975 1944-47 1958-60 1992-93 1986 1979 1988 1958 1961 1980, 1982-83 1999-00, 2003 1958-59 1993-97 1964-66 1954 1937-38 1954-56 1950

Petroff, Timothy Pfleiger, Kurt Philips, C. E. Pieo, R Pierce, Adam Pineda, Miguel Pokras, Byron Pomeroy, Alan Porter, Allen Postich, Salvester Potter, Dudley Poydock, Albert Procopio, Manuel Radcliffe, George Ramos, Tommy Raque, Parker Reichenback, Mike Rehm, Donald Rehm, Richard Rhinehelder, Rich Ribeiro, Marcelo Ricketts, Lee Riordan, Dave Rimler, Zak Roeder, Ron Roeder, Zack Roemer, Joe Rocklein, Brad Rorabaugh, Mathew Rorabaugh, Irwin Rosenthal, Scott Ross, Gary Rossi, Joseph Rudman, Sydney Runkle, Raymond Runyan, Rick Sabella, J. G. Sabo, William Saliski, Rob Sandy, Casey Savadove, Louis Saylor, Harlom Sayre, George Sanders, Casey Sankey, Robert Saponaro, Pete Schaefer, Gerald Schaefer, H. Page Scheiner, Harvey Schier, Kurt Schlengel, William Schultz, James Schwenzfeier, Karl Scofield, Gene Seifried, Glen Senft, Charles Seng, Eddie Seward, Ed Seward, Tom Sforza, F.P. Shaffer, Richard Shaham, Noam

1945-47 1974-77 1931-32 1941 2002 2009-present 1961 1955 1963-64 1949-50 1955 1955 1952-54 1939 2005-2008 2010 1989-92 1955 1956, 1957 1977-79 1985-87 1994-95 1991-95 2002-05 1996-99 2001-04 1994-97 1991-92 1937 1936 2010 1978 1947 1942 1937-38 1966-67 1938 1952 1998-01 2006-09 1957-59 1939 1961 1969-70 1949 1963-65 1960-61 1939-40 1944 1986-89 1962-63 1957 1952-55 1963, 1965-66 1950 1940-42 1996-00 2002-05 1961-63 1962-64 1951-52 2007-10


All-Time Letterwinners Shelley, Ian Shmuckler, H Shultz, David Sidwell, Edwin Simon, Glenn Simon, Gregg Simon, Paul Small, S Sohn, Mark Sorensen, Raymond Sopper, William Spicer, Brad Spiese, Richard Spiker, Don Stahl, Benjamin Stahl, Roy Stallone, Joseph Stanley, William Stevens, Adie Stogoski, Donald Stolzer, Ira Stefaniak, Brandon Streator, Harold Sumner, G Suydam, Bergen Swank, Ralph Swetman, Dick Tan, Kevin Taudien, Jerker Taylor, Tom Terwilliger, George Teti, John Thasher, R Tobin, Steve Thompson, James Thompson, John Thompson, W. H. Thorpe, Roger Todaro, Mario Trivino, Vic Trybala, E Turner, Josh Uransky, Jon Valenti, Dominic Valentino, John Valentino, Rudolph Van Vleet, Duke Vargas, Luis Vastola, Peter Vega, Armando Vexler, Paul Virbitsky, Nick Viscardi, Kenneth Wagner, Henry Wan, Jacob Ward, Wilbur Warner, Larry Warrington, C Watson, Justin Watson, Tony Weaver, Elmer Weiss, Greggor

1984-87 1940 1951-53 1956-58 1980, 1982 1980-83 1976-79 1941-43 1988-91 1943, 1947-48 1953 2005-2008 1950, 1954 1966-68 1939-41 1971-74 1977, 1979-80 1982-84 1956-58 1948 1973-76 1996, 1998-00 1939 1940 1937 1959 1968-70 2001-04 2002-05 1970-71 1936, 1939-40 1941-43 1931 2002-05 1980, 1982 1980 1932 1975 1952-53, 1956 1977-79 1941-42 1994 1996 1997-99 1944 1949-51 2000-04 2003-05 1974-77 1956-57, 1959 1967-69 2007-10 1980, 1983-84 1937 1990 1938-40 1966-68 1942 1999 1965 1938-40 1960-62

Weiss, Matt Weissend, Dion Weissend, Kurt Weller, Harold Werner, Jay Wetzel, John Whelan, Gene Wick, Albert Wick, Frank Wilkinson, Owen Williams, Gary Williams, Glenn Williams, George Wilson, Doug Wintersteen, William Wirtschafter, Stanely Wood, Brandy Wroten, Chris Wyman, Logan Yang, Warren Yohn, Larry Young, F Young, Jerry Yu, Norman Zimmerman, H

1996 1955-57 1977-80 1947 1958-59 1951 1976 1952-54 1952-54 1951-52 1964-66 1969, 1971 1961-63 1989-93 1944-45 1943, 1946-47 1993-97 1977 2009-present 2008-present 1960-62 1942-43 1971-74 1952-53 1942

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