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Men's Gymnastics Qualify for NCAA Team Final
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  06/21/1999

April 16, 1998

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.-- The No. 1-ranked California Golden Bears recorded 231.425 points tonight at Penn State in the NCAA team preliminary competition to advance to the NCAA championship meet scheduled for tomorrow night at 7 p.m. In the subsequent individual all-around competition, junior Oleg Kosyak garnered 58.075 points for second place behind Illinois' Travis Romagnoli (58.225).

The Bears took first place on the parallel bars with a 39.100 point total that is second-best on Cal's all-time list. Cal also took first place on the vault and pommel horse en route to its third-best meet score of the year.

Kosyak notched a career high 9.825 on the high bar but his third best all-around score of the season was not good enough to edge Romagnoli for the title.

Cal is looking to cap a phenomenal year with its second straight NCAA crown. The Bears finished the regular season with a perfect 23-0 record and won the Mountain Pacific Federation conference championship on March 27 and the NCAA West Regional on April 4. If the Bears should win the coveted title tomorrow night, it will mark the first time in Cal gymnastics history that a team did not lose a regular or post-season meet all year.

No. 3 Iowa and No. 10 Illinois totaled 228.975 and 228.425 points, respectively, for second and third place in the preliminaries. Both teams will compete against Cal tomorrow night for the NCAA title. The top finishers in each event will advance to the NCAA individual finals slated for Saturday, April 18.


Team FX PH SR V PB HB Total California 38.225 38.375 38.400 38.825 39.100 38.500 231.425 Iowa 38.000 37.875 38.550 38.175 38.000 38.375 228.975 Illinois 38.425 37.300 37.725 38.375 37.950 38.650 228.425 Oklahoma 38.475 37.725 37.925 38.475 37.800 37.850 228.250 BYU 37.950 37.500 37.650 38.100 38.100 37.950 227.425 Ohio State 38.025 37.500 37.925 38.000 38.000 37.050 226.750


Gymnast FX PH SR V PB HB AA 1. Travis Romagnoli (Ill) 9.675 9.650 9.575 9.700 9.750 9.875 58.225 2. Oleg Kosyak (Cal) 9.725 9.350 9.725 9.775 9.675 9.825 58.075 3. Todd Strada (Iowa) 9.550 9.825 9.700 9.575 9.450 9.625 57.725

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