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1998-99 Final Season Statistics
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  06/05/2000

April 5, 1999

1999 CALIFORNIA MEN'S GYMNASTICS TEAM RESULTS
Overall Record 10-14, mpsf 8-11, home 1-1, away 3-3, Neutral 6-10

MEET-BY-MEET SCORES/RESULTS

Date        Cal Score  Opponent                      Opponent Score W/L Att.
Jan. 8        214.800  STANFORD                             211.900 W 378
Jan. 30-31    213.400  at Stanford                          215.150 L 800
                       UC Santa Barbara (@ Stanford)        208.000 W
Feb. 13       222.400  at UC Santa Barbara                  217.700 W 150
                       Air Force (@ UCSB)                   217.350 W
Feb. 20       221.250  at Stanford                          222.000 L 150
                       BYU (@ Stanford)                     222.150 L
Feb. 25       219.700  at UCLA Invitational
                       Brigham Young                        224.850 L 1000
                       Stanford                             219.800 L
                       UCLA                                 213.150 W
                       UC Santa Barbara                     209.850 W
Mar. 6        223.400  at UCSB Invitational
                       Michigan                              226.400 L 200
                       Penn State                            223.950 L
                       UCSB                                  214.825 W
                       Washington                            191.750 W
Mar. 12       225.225  ILLINOIS                              228.025 L 332
Mar. 19       220.100  at Brigham Young                      226.050 L 1200
Mar. 26-27    221.150  at MPSF Championships (Norman, Okla.)
                       Nebraska                              228.775 L 600
                       Oklahoma                              228.775 L
                       Brigham Young                         224.275 L
                       Stanford                              224.275 L
                       New Mexico                            222.950 L
                       Air Force                             216.275 W
                       UC Santa Barbara                      211.000 W
Apr. 10                at NCAA West Regional (Provo, Utah)
Apr. 22-24             at NCAA Championships (Lincoln, Neb.)
EVENT-BY-EVENT TEAM SCORES
OPPONENT                        Floor  Horse  ring s vault p-bars  h-bar    A-A
Stanford                       36.550 36.850 34.600 35.250 35.850 35.700 214.800
at Cardinal Open (Stan./UCSB)  36.200 37.350 35.350 35.850 33.350 35.300 213.400
at UCSB w/Air Force            36.600 37.600 37.050 36.850 36.350 37.950 222.400
at Stanford                    37.150 36.750 35.900 36.750 37.500 37.200 221.250
at UCLA Invitational           35.850 37.600 36.950 35.900 36.200 37.200 219.700
at UCSB Invitational           37.300 38.450 37.300 36.700 36.600 37.050 223.400
Illinois                       37.525 38.700 37.350 37.550 37.200 36.900 225.225
at Brigham Young               36.750 37.050 36.600 37.100 36.500 36.100 220.100
at MPSF Championships          36.900 37.700 36.750 36.450 36.400 36.950 221.150
at NCAA Regional
at NCAA Championships
1999 TEAM bests by Event
Event             Team           Individual
Floor           37.525 (03/12)   9.875 (Moscovitz 03/12)
Pommel Horse    38.700 (03/12)   9.800 (Moscovitz 03/12 and Eskildsen 03/06)
Rings           37.350 (03/12)   9.650 (Nissen 03/12, 02/12)
Vault           37.550 (03/12)   9.700 (Moscovitz 03/12)
Parallel Bars   37.500 (02/20)   9.800 (Moscovitz 03/12)
Horizontal Bar  37.950 (02/12)   9.850 (Nissen 03/12)
All-Around     225.225 (03/12)  57.450 (Nissen 03/12)
1999 Individual Bests by Event
Gymnast             Floor      Horse     rings     vault     p-bars    h-bar        A-A
Alexander Nissen    9.500      9.750     9.650     9.600     9.750     9.850     57.450
Jeff Stein        ---------  ---------   9.300   ---------   9.450     9.400   ---------
Andrew Hampy        9.550    ---------   8.550     8.550   --------- --------- ---------
Edward Burch        9.250      9.200   ---------   8.700     9.150     9.350   ---------
Dave Eskildsen      9.300      9.800   ---------   9.150     8.850     9.750   ---------
Tal Moscovitz       9.875      9.800     9.450     9.700     9.800     7.600     54.250
Suhail Arastu     ---------    9.600   --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
Tom Kutz            9.250      9.550     9.200     9.250     9.350     9.350     54.100
Marcus Powell     ---------  --------- ---------   8.450     9.150   --------- ---------
Karl Ziehn          9.200    ---------   9.050     9.500     9.350     9.400   ---------
Alexander Nissen - Senior
OPPONENT              Floor Horse rings vault p-bars h-bar A-A
Stanford              9.350 9.650 9.100 8.900 9.550 9.550 56.100
at Cardinal Open      8.900 9.500 9.350 9.100 8.950 9.150 54.950
at UCSB w/AF          9.250 9.450 9.650 9.350 9.600 9.750 57.050
at Stanford w/BYU     9.500 8.900 9.400 9.150 9.550 9.650 56.150
at UCLA Invite        8.700 9.500 9.550 9.300 9.000 9.600 55.650
at UCSB Invite        9.450 9.550 9.600 9.600 8.850 9.600 56.650
Illinois              9.150 9.750 9.600 9.350 9.750 9.850 57.450
at BYU                9.250 9.650 9.400 9.600 9.450 9.350 56.700
at MPSF Champs        9.350 9.550 9.500 9.150 8.950 9.550 56.050
at NCAA Regional
at NCAA Champs
Season Best           9.500 9.750 9.650 9.600 9.750 9.850 57.450
Season Average        9.211 9.499 9.461 9.255 9.294 9.561 56.306
Career Best           9.500 9.800 9.700 9.600 9.750 9.850 57.450
Jeff Stein - senior
OPPONENT                 Floor     Horse       rings      vault     p-bars      h-bar       A-A
Stanford              ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at Cardinal Open      ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at UCSB w/AF          ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------    8.650   ---------- ----------
at Stanford w/BYU     ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------    9.450   ---------- ----------
at UCLA Invite        ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------    9.100   ---------- ----------
at UCSB Invite        ---------- ----------    9.300   ----------    8.550   ---------- ----------
Illinois              ---------- ----------    9.100   ----------    8.450   ---------- ---------
at BYU                ---------- ----------    9.200   ----------    9.000      9.050   ----------
at MPSF Champs        ---------- ----------    9.300   ----------    9.150      9.400   ----------
at NCAA Regional
at NCAA Champs
Season Best           ---------- ----------    9.300   ----------    9.450      9.050   ----------
Season Average        ---------- ----------    9.225   ----------    8.907      9.225   ----------
Career Best           ----------    9.400      9.550      8.100      9.600      9.800   ----------
Andrew Hampy - Junior
OPPONENT               Floor       Horse     rings      vault       p-bars     h-bar       A-A
Stanford               9.550    ----------   8.550      8.550    ---------- ---------- ----------
at Cardinal Open     ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at UCSB w/AF         ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at Stanford w/BYU    ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at UCLA Invite       ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at UCSB Invite       ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
Illinois             ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at BYU               ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at MPSF Champs       ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at NCAA Regional     ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at NCAA Champs       ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
Season Best            9.550    ----------   8.550      8.550    ---------- ---------- ----------
Season Average         9.550    ----------   8.550      8.550    ---------- ---------- ----------
Career Best            9.800       9.300     8.600      9.750       8.900      8.200     52.650
Edward Burch - Sophomore OPPONENT Floor Horse rings vault p-bars h-bar A-A Stanford 8.450 9.050 ---------- 8.700 ---------- 8.450 ---------- at Cardinal Open ---------- 8.400 ---------- ---------- 7.800 ---------- ---------- at UCSB w/AF 8.650 7.600 ---------- 8.550 8.500 9.200 ---------- at Stanford w/BYU ---------- 9.000 ---------- ---------- 8.100 8.150 ---------- at UCLA Invite ---------- 8.700 ---------- ---------- 8.650 9.350 ---------- at UCSB Invite ---------- 8.850 ---------- ---------- 9.150 8.600 ---------- Illinois 9.250 9.200 ---------- ---------- 8.500 8.550 ---------- at BYU 8.650 8.700 ---------- ---------- 8.800 8.800 ---------- at MPSF Champs 9.150 8.500 ---------- ---------- 9.000 8.650 ----------. at NCAA Regional at NCAA Champs Season Best 9.250 9.200 ---------- 8.700 9.150 9.350 ---------- Season Average 8.830 8.667 ---------- 8.625 8.562 8.719 ---------- Career Best 9.250 9.200 8.850 9.625 9.450 9.625 52.850
Dave Eskildsen - Sophomore
OPPONENT              Floor      Horse      rings      vault     p-bars      h-bar       A-A
Stanford            ----------   8.350    ---------- ----------   8.850      9.650    ----------
at Cardinal Open      9.050      9.550    ----------   9.150      8.600      8.950    ----------
at UCSB w/AF          8.400      9.650    ----------   9.050      8.650      9.750    ----------
at Stanford w/BYU     8.450      9.300    ----------   8.850      8.850      9.350    ----------
at UCLA Invite        8.900      9.650    ----------   9.000    ----------   9.400    ----------
at UCSB Invite        9.300      9.800    ----------   8.750      7.750      9.050    ----------
Illinois            ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at BYU              ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at MPSF Champs      ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at NCAA Regional    ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at NCAA Champs      ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
Season Best           9.300      9.800    ----------   9.150      8.850      9.750    ----------
Season Average        8.830      9.383    ----------   8.960      8.540      9.358    ----------
Career Best           9.300      9.800    ----------   9.150      8.850      9.800    ----------
Tal Moscovitz - Sophomore
OPPONENT            Floor    Horse  rings  vault     p-bars     h-bar         A-A
Stanford            9.200    9.400 8.750   9.100      9.150    ---------- ----------
at Cardinal Open    9.550    8.800 8.450   8.850    ---------- ---------- ----------
at UCSB w/AF        9.450    9.250 9.400   9.250      9.450    ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at Stanford w/BYU   9.700    9.200 8.700   9.500      9.550    ---------- ----------
at UCLA Invite    ---------- 8.900 9.400 ----------   8.250    ---------- ----------
at UCSB Invite      9.750    9.650 9.350   9.450      9.450    ---------- ----------
Illinois            9.875    9.800 9.450   9.700      9.800    ---------- ----------
at BYU              9.650    9.700 8.950   9.100      9.250      7.600      54.250
at MPSF Champs      9.450    9.450 9.200   9.300      9.100    ---------- ----------
at NCAA Regional
at NCAA Champs
Season Best         9.875    9.800 9.450   9.700      9.800      7.600      54.250
Season Average      9.578    9.350 9.072   9.280      9.249      7.600      54.250
Career Best         9.875    9.800 9.450   9.700      9.800      7.600      54.250
Suhail Arastu - Freshman
OPPONENT            Floor      Horse       rings     vault      p-bars      h-bar     A-A
Stanford          ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at Cardinal Open  ----------   9.300    ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at UCSB w/AF      ----------   9.250    ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at Stanford w/BYU ----------   9.250    ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at UCLA Invite    ----------   9.300    ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at UCSB Invite    ----------   8.650    ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
Illinois          ----------   9.600    ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at BYU            ----------   8.650    ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at MPSF Champs    ----------   9.450    ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at NCAA Regional
at NCAA Champs
Season Best       ----------   9.600    ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
Season Average    ----------   9.181    ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
Career Best       ----------   9.600    ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
Tom Kutz - Freshman
OPPONENT             Floor   Horse   rings       vault      p-bars     h-bar        A-A
Stanford          ---------- 8.750 ---------- ----------  ---------- ---------- ----------
at Cardinal Open     8.700   9.000   8.650    ----------  ----------   8.750    ----------
at UCSB w/AF         9.050   9.000   9.100    ----------  ----------   9.250    ----------
at Stanford w/BYU    9.100   8.700   8.800    ----------  ----------   9.150    ----------
at UCLA Invite       9.250   9.150   9.000       8.900      9.350      8.450       54.100
at UCSB Invite       8.800   9.450   9.000       8.500    ----------   9.350    ----------
Illinois             9.200   9.550   9.200       9.000    ----------   9.100    ----------
at BYU               8.400   9.000   9.050       9.250    ----------   8.900    ----------
at MPSF Champs       8.950   9.250   8.750       8.850    ----------   8.000    ----------
at NCAA Regional
at NCAA Champs
Season Best          9.250   9.550   9.200       9.250     9.350       9.350       54.100
Season Average       8.937   9.093   8.943       8.900     9.350       8.868       54.100
Career Best          9.250   9.550   9.200       9.250     9.350       9.350       54.100
Marcus Powell - Freshman (RS)
OPPONENT              Floor     Horse      rings       vault      p-bars     h-bar       A-A
Stanford           ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at Cardinal Open   ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
at UCSB w/AF       ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------    7.600   ---------- ----------
at Stanford w/ BYU ---------- ---------- ----------    8.450      8.950   ---------- ----------
at UCLA Invite     ---------- ---------- ----------    7.900      8.750   ---------- ----------
at UCSB Invite     ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------    9.150   ---------- ----------
Illinois           ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------    9.150   ---------- ----------
at BYU             ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------    7.800   ---------- ----------
at MPSF Champs     ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------    8.850   ---------- ----------
at NCAA Regional
at NCAA Champs
Season Best        ---------- ---------- ----------    8.450      9.150   ---------- ----------
Season Average     ---------- ---------- ----------    8.175      8.607   ---------- ----------
Career Best        ---------- ---------- ----------    8.450      9.150   ---------- ----------
Karl Ziehn - Freshman
OPPONENT                Floor       Horse    rings   vault       p-bars     h-bar        A-A
Stanford              ---------- ----------  8.200   8.250    ----------    8.050   ----------
at Cardinal Open        8.500    ----------  8.900   8.750       7.950      8.450   ----------
at UCSB w/AF            8.850    ----------  8.900   9.200    ----------    8.950   ----------
at Stanford w/BYU       8.850    ----------  9.000   9.250    ----------    9.050   ----------
at UCLA Invite          9.000    ----------  9.000   8.700    ----------    8.850   ----------
at UCSB Invite          8.500    ----------  9.050 ---------- ----------    9.050   ----------
Illinois                9.200    ----------  8.600   9.500    ----------    9.400   ----------
at BYU                  9.200    ----------  8.950   9.150    ----------    8.800   ----------
at MPSF Champs          8.900    ----------  8.400   9.150       9.350   ---------- ----------
at NCAA Regional
at NCAA Champs
Season Best             9.200    ----------  9.050   9.500       9.350      9.400    ----------
Season Average          8.875    ----------  8.494   8.994       8.650      8.823    ----------
Career Best             9.200    ----------  9.050   9.500       9.350      9.400    ----------
Alexander Nissen
5-9, 175
Senior
Oslo, Norway

One of the nation's top all-arounders ... is currently ranked No. 11 nationally in all-around (No. 3 in West Region) ... also one of collegiate gymnastics' top performers on high bar, ranking No. 11 ... finished in the Top 3 in eight of nine all-around competitions this season, winning five ... posted a season-best all-around total of 57.450 March 12 versus Illinois, defeating defending NCAA all-around champion Travis Romagnoli ... meet against Illinois also featured career-best marks on p-bars (9.750) and h-bar (9.850) and a season-best score on horse (9.750) ... won the all-around and captured event titles on horse and p-bars in season opener versus Stanford ... won his second all-around title as well as the top spot on rings at the Cardinal Open ... practically swept Cal's meet at UCSB Feb. 12, winning the all-around, rings, p-bars and h-bar crowns, while finishing second on horse and third on vault ... won his fourth consecutive all-around title Feb. 20 at Stanford ... in all, scored Cal's top scores of the season on both rings (9.650) and h-bar and boast the Bears top average in all-around (56.306), horse (9.211), rings (9.499), p-bars (9.294) and h-bar (9.561).

TAL MOSCOVITz
5-8, 143
SOPHOMORE
Ra'anana, Israel

A strong five-event performer all-season long for Cal ... only lack of experience on high bar keeping him from becoming one of the nation's top all-arounders ... ranks 12th in the nation on floor exercise ... accounted for team season-best scores on floor (9.875), horse (9.800), vault (9.700) and p-bars (9.800) ... also had the Bears best season average on floor (9.578) ... finished second on horse and p-bars in season opener versus Stanford ... placed second on floor at Cardinal open ... posted a second on horse and a third on rings at UCSB Feb. 12 ... captured first event titles of the season at Stanford Feb. 20 with a 9.700 on floor and a 9.550 on p-bars ... came in second on floor (9.750) and third on horse and p-bars versus Michigan and Penn State at UCSB Invitational ... had best meet of the season against Illinois, winning floor (9.875), horse (9.800) and p-bars (9.800) and finishing second on vault (9.700) ... his 9.875 score on floor versus Illini is the second-best mark in school history in that event ... also captured multiple event titles at BYU March 19, winning both floor (9.650) and horse (9.700).

Jeff Stein
5-10, 160
Senior
Houston, TX

Saw action in seven meets ... missed the first two competitions of the season with a shoulder injury ... was competing steadily in three events (rings, p-bars, h-bar) for the Bears by end of the season ... twice posted scores of 9.300 on rings at the UCSB Invitational and the MPSF Championships ... posted a season-best 9.450 at the UCLA Invitational for best showing on p-bars ... has only competed on h-bar in last two meets, recording a 9.400 at MPSF Championships.

Andrew Hampy
5-4, 130
SOPHOMORE
Clovis, CA

Competed in just one meet during the season before breaking his hand training on pommel horse just prior to the Cardinal Open ... scored a 9.550 on floor to take event title in season opener versus Stanford ... hopes to secure a medical redshirt for 1999.

Ed Burch
5-9, 165
SOPHOMORE
Albuquerque, NM

A solid four-event contributor for the Bears in his first season at Cal ... saw action in all nine meets, competing on floor, horse, p-bars and h-bar ... had his best meet of the season versus Illinois, scoring career-bests 9.250 on floor and 9.200 on horse ... top p-bars routine came at UCSB Invitational, where he scored a 9.150 ... notched a career-best 9.350 on h-bar at UCLA.

Dave Eskildsen
5-5, 135
SOPHOMORE
Orangevale, CA

One of the nation's top h-bar performers ... was developing into a reliable five-event gymnast before breaking a finger in practice prior to Cal's meet versus Illinois ... registered a career-high 9.800 on horse at UCSB Invitational, Cal's top score on that event this year ... opened the season with a high-bar victory versus Stanford ... finished first on horse and second on vault at Cardinal Open ... took top honors on horse and h-bar the following week at UCSB.

Suhail Arastu
5-9, 165
Freshman
San Antonio, TX

A rock-solid performer on horse who earned a spot in the starting lineup just prior to the Cardinal Open ... in all, saw action in eight of Cal's nine meets ... best performance came versus Illinois, where he posted a 9.600 to finish tied for fourth ... averaged 9.181 on horse for the season.

T0m Kutz
5-10, 140
Freshman
Columbia, MO

A promising freshman who cracked the Bears starting lineup in the team's second meet ... by year-end, was a consistent five-event competitor ... competed all-around once at the UCLA Invitational ... in all, saw action all nine meets ... best outing came versus Illinois, when he posted career-highs on horse (9.550) and rings (9.200) ... notched personal-bests on floor (9.250) and p-bars (9.350) at UCLA Invitational.

Marcus Powell
5-6, 130
Freshman
Houston, TX

Appeared in seven meets for the Bears, mostly on parallel bars ... posted an 8.607 average, including a career-best 9.150 versus Illinois ... also competed on vault at Stanford and UCLA.

Karl Ziehn
5-7, 155
Freshman
Truckee, CA

Competed in all nine meets, seeing action on floor, rings, vault, p-bars and h-bar ... had back-to-back 9.200s versus Illinois and at BYU for top performances on floor ... also notched a 9.500 on vault and a 9.400 on h-bar against Illinois ... posted 9.350 on p-bars at MPSF Championships for top routine in that event.

Jason Furr
5-7, 135
sophomore
Woodbridge, VA

Expected to be a mainstay in the Cal lineup ... was injured during warm-ups, just prior to the season opener and will petition for a medical redshirt.

Nissen Bests     Season   Career
All-Around       57.450   57.450
Floor             9.500    9.500
Horse             9.750    9.800
Rings             9.650    9.700
Vault             9.600    9.600
P-Bars            9.750    9.750
H-Bar             9.850    9.850
Moscovitz Bests  Season   Career
All-Around       54.250   54.250
Floor             9.875    9.875
Horse             9.800    9.800
Rings             9.450    9.450
Vault             9.700    9.700
P-Bars            9.800    9.800
H-Bar             7.600    7.600
Kutz Bests       Season   Career
Floor             9.250    9.250
Horse             9.550    9.550
Rings             9.200    9.200
Vault             9.250    9.250
P-Bars            9.350    9.350
H-Bar             9.350    9.350
Stein Bests      Season   Career
Rings             9.300    9.500
P-Bars            9.450    9.600
H-Bar             9.400    9.800
Burch Bests      Season   Career
Floor             9.250    9.250
Horse             9.200    9.200
Vault             8.700    9.625
P-Bars            9.150    9.450
H-Bar             9.350    9.625
Eskildsen Bests  Season   Career
Floor             9.300    9.300
Horse             9.800    9.800
Vault             9.150    9.150
P-Bars            8.850    8.850
H-Bar             9.750    9.800
Kutz Bests       Season   Career
Floor             9.250    9.250
Rings             9.200    9.200
Vault             9.250    9.250
P-Bars            9.350    9.350
H-Bar             9.350    9.350

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