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Bears Face Tough Test at MPSF Championships
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  04/05/2013

April 5, 2013

BERKELEY -

The ninth-ranked California men’s gymnastics team faces its biggest test yet at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation’s (MPSF) Men’s Gymnastics Championship. The Bears will meet No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 4 Stanford and No. 11 Air Force in their first postseason matchup, Saturday at the United States Air Force Academy’s Cadet Gym in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The MPSF Championship will help gauge Cal’s readiness for  NCAA individual and team competitions. In the Bears’ regular-season finale, Cal took down defending national champion Illinois 427.000-425.650. California claimed at least a share of a Top 3 finish in five of the six events as well as the all-around. The Cal still rings team set a season-high of 72.150, led by senior Steven Lacombe’s first-place 15.150. Freshman Takahiro Kawada posted the winning pommel horse (15.150) score, while Lacombe and freshman Kyle Zemeir shared the vault title (15.050). Sophomore John Liu claimed the parallel bars and freshman Kevin Wolting the top all-around  (84.200).

Cal won its lone MPSF title in 1998.

Where the Bears Rank Nationally

Floor 
Team: 5
Takahiro Kawada: T6

Still Rings 
Team: 10
Steven Lacombe: 10

Vault 
Team: 5 
Kevin Wolting: T16
Matthew del Junco: T19

Parallel Bars 
Team: 11
Johnathan Liu: 7

High Bar 
Team: 11
Kevin Wolting: T7

All-Around 
Kevin Wolting:11


Cal Bears Men's Gymnastics


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