No. 4 Cal Faces Three Top 10 Teams at Stanford
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Release:  02/25/2003

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Feb. 25, 2003

WHAT'S ON TAP: The No. 4 California men's gymnastics team travels to Bay Area rival Stanford in a quad meet, Saturday, Mar. 1 at 7 p.m. at Burnham Pavilion. The Golden Bears (2-1) square off against No. 5 Michigan, No. 8 Stanford, No. 9 Nebraska and Washington, riding a two-meet winning streak.

SCOUTING THE FIELD: Cal faces Stanford for the third time this season, recently prevailing, 218.175-210.850. The Cardinal defeated the Bears in the first match up of the season, 211.100-212.750. Cal holds an all-time record of 109-36-2 against Stanford. The Bears hold an all-time 12-5 edge on Michigan, including a 217.650-215.050 victory in 2002. Cal leads the series with the Huskers, 6-2, dominating them in 2002 with a score of 217.200-205.825. The Bears lead the series with the Huskies, 17-4, with a recent 214.200-172.450 victory in 2002.

RECAP VERSUS AIR FORCE: Despite falling almost five points from its last meet, the Golden Bears managed to pull off a strong victory over No. 17 Air Force Sunday afternoon, 213.850-199.450. Individually, the meet set several new career and season bests, highlighted by junior David Eaton setting four career bests. Eaton won the all-around with a career best 54.250, surpassing his former 54.100 mark, the pommel horse (9.600) and high bar (9.650) and finished second on the still rings (9.200). Eight-time All-American Cody Moore claimed second place in the AA (51.875), setting season bests on the rings (8.850) and high bar (9.450).

MOORE, EATON GYMNASTS OF THE WEEK: Following their team's victory past Stanford Feb. 14, Cal's Cody Moore and David Eaton were named gymnasts of the week. Moore was selected as the MPSF and Inside Gymnasts Magazine DI Gymnast of the Week and Eaton was honored as Inside Gymnasts Magazine West Gymnast of the Week. Moore landed an impressive 54.87 in the all-around and a top-notch 9.85 on the p-bars, setting a new career record. Eaton finished second in the AA with a 54.100 mark to help the Bears defeat the Cardinal. These are the first individual honors for Cal this season.

FORMER CAL COACH TO BE HONORED: Following the Bears' last home meet of the 2003 season Sunday, Mar. 16 versus No. 6 Iowa, the Cal gymnastics family will honor former men's gymnastics head coach, Dr. Hal Frey. Dr. Frey coached Cal from 1958-1969 and 1971-1983. In his 25 years at the helm, Frey led Cal to national championships in 1968 and 1975, and 15 conference championships. Following the 1 p.m. meet, Frey and former Cal gymnasts will speak during the luncheon. To reserve your seat, please call head coach Barry Weiner at 510-642-9313.

DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER: Starting this season, you can catch your favorite Cal gymnastics meets for free. There will be no admission charged for any men's/women's gymnastics events this year at Haas Pavilion.

SIDE NOTE: Two of Cal's seniors, Brian Sano and Karl Ziehn, will not compete in the 2003 season due to medical reasons.