Feb. 12, 2012
BERKELEY - The California men's gymnastics team won pommel horse, vault, parallel bars and high bar but narrowly lost to the No. 1 team in the country in Oklahoma on Sunday afternoon. The Golden Bears finished second with 349.400 points to the Sooners' 351.600, but bested Stanford's 343.700.
Floor Exercise - OU 59.500, Stanford 56.700, Cal 56.000:
The Sooners obliterated the competition, taking the first four spots. Donothan Bailey was Cal's highest finished, taking seventh with a 14.300. Daniel Culpepper was 10th (14.100), Jeffrey Langenstein and Dennis Mannhart tied with Cameron Foreman for 12th (13.800), Jean Monteclaro was 16th (13.400) and Nic Blair 18th (12.700).
Rings - OU 60.300, Cal 58.200, Stanford 58.200:
Jean Monteclaro was seventh amongst all competitors and first on the Cal squad with a 14.800. Steven Lacombe was eighth with a 14.600. Mannhart and Bailey tied for 10th (14.400). Langenstein earned a 13.900 for 12th place and Michael del Junco took 16th with a 12.800.
Pommel Horse - Cal 59.200, Stanford 55.700, OU 57.500:
Glen Ishino was first with a 15.700. Bailey was next amongst the Bears with a 14.500 for sixth. Just behind him was Mannhart, who tied for seventh with a 14.400. Nic Blair took ninth, scoring a 14.00.
Vault - Cal 59.200, OU 59.100, Stanford 58.900:
Steven Lacombe cracked the medal stand with a 15.00 for third place. Langenstein narrowly missed the top-three, finishing in a three-way tie for fourth with a 14.900. Bailey tied for seventh (14.800), Monteclaro was 11th (14.500) and Blair was 15th (12.900).
Parallel Bars - Cal 57.300, OU 56.700, Stanford 56.400:
The Bears took home first, second and third place with Bailey winning it all (15.000) while Jimmy Kerry and Mannhart tied for second (14.400). Jonathan Liu was 12th, scoring a 13.500 and Michael del Junco was 17th, notching a 12.700.
High Bar - Cal 59.500, Oklahoma 58.500, Stanford 57.800:
Jacob Jizrawi won the event with a 15.300 with Mannhart nipping at his heels with a 15.200. Nic Blair had his best performance of the day, taking fifth with a 14.700. Bailey tied for 10th (14.300), Joshua Van Bourg took 14th (13.500) and Kerry was 18th (11.800).
Next Time in the Gym
The Bears compete at Stanford next Saturday at 7 p.m.