April 6, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
Using a score of 419.550, the California men's gymnastics team took third at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Championships in Colorado Springs Saturday. The Golden Bears finished behind titlewinner Oklahoma’s 435.350 and second-place Stanford’s 425.950. Air Force was fourth with 416.400.
Senior Kyle Zemeir carried the Bears. Lacombe placed second in the rings with a 15.60 and fourth on vault using a 15.00. Zemeir was one of two Golden Bear all-arounders, placing sixth overall with a 55.70 aided in part by a ninth-place 14.25 finish on the p bars. Freshman Ryan Patterson also helped the California team total, taking seventh in the all-around with a 55.6 and 14.40, sixth-place finish in the h bar event.
The floor team totaled 71.150 while junior Jeffrey Langenstein shared a portion of fourth-place with his 15.10 performance.
In pommel horse, freshman Takahiro Kawada and junior Matthew del Junco finished seventh and eighth with scores of 13.90 and 13.80, respectively. They contributed to the team’s overall score of 67.750.
Cal registered a 69.350 in the rings event and 67.70 on the p bars. Besides Lacombe, senior Christian Monteclaro also finished in the Top 10 in the vault event with a 14.90 for fifth place.
Patterson was not the only freshman to place in the Top 10 of the h bar event, as Kevin Ko claimed the No. 4 spot with a 14.70 and TJ Bzoskie finished just .2 points behind with a 14.50 for the No. 5 spot. The Golden Bears finished with a 70.15.