Men's Gymnastics Drops Dual Meet at Penn State

Men's Gymnastics Drops Dual Meet at Penn State


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Temple men's gymnastics dropped a dual meet at Penn State in Recreation Building on Saturday evening.  Penn State topped Temple 431.55- 401.6.

Temple first started on pommel, earning a score of 67.1.  Brendan Williams had the top score for Temple with a 14.05.  Up next was the floor, where Williams once again led the Owls with a score of 13.65.

Casey Polizzotto (14.2) and Scott Haddaway (14.25) both scored above 14.0 on the vault for Temple leading Temple to a team score of 70 on the event, the highest scoring event for Temple.

Evan Eigner continued his solid performance on rings, earning a score of 14.35 and the highest score of any Owl on all six events.  Jon Rydzefski had the highest score on the high bar for Temple with a score of 14.15.

The last event for Temple was parallel bars, where Temple got a score of 67.6, the second highest scoring event of the match for the Owls. Rydzefski once again had the highest score for Temple on the event with a 13.85.

Jakob Welsh and Rydzefski were the only two gymnasts to do all six events for the all-around.  Welsh finished with 79.4, while Rydzefski had 78.  Welsh improved his all-around score of 79.35 last meet against Springfield, which earned him ECAC Rookie of the Week.

In a touching move by Penn State, coach Fred Turoff was given the Wettstone Award after the meet.  The award usually goes to the outstanding performer in the meet, and Penn State head coach Randy Jepson presented it to Turoff.

The Owls return home next weekend on Saturday with a meet against Illinois at Chicago and Air Force at 7:30 p.m.
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