Feb. 12, 2005
Berkeley - The No. 7 Golden Bears (3-2) finished second at the Nakamori Invitational with a score of 214.450. The Bears were less than one point behind first place and No. 1 in the nation Ohio State, who finished with 215.350. No. 8 Stanford was third with a score of 213.950.
Senior co-captain Graham Ackerman, a two-time NCAA Champion in 2004, finished first on floor exercise with a score of 9.500, and third on the high bar (9.350).
Senior Jay Yee, another 2004 NCAA finalist, had the night's best score on the still rings with a score of 9.500. Yee was also impressive on the pommel horse, where his 9.350 was good for second.
Cal's strong freshman class continued what has been an impressive debut season, with Mark Freeman tying for third on floor exercise with a 9.075, and Colin Christ's 9.400 on the high bar good for second.
In an extremely close match, less than .55 of a point separated the three teams before the sixth and final rotation, Cal head coach Barry Wiener recorded his 200th career victory. Wiener, at 200-50-1, is only the second coach ever to reach the 200 win plateau.
The Bears next compete at the Pacific Coast Classic, Saturday, February 19 at 7 p.m. at the Oakland Convention Center.
TEAM SCORES Ohio State - 215.350 California - 214.450 Stanford - 213.950
HORSE 1. Grant Osborne - 9.400 - OSU 2. Jay Yee - 9.350 - 9.350 - C 3. Kris Kline 9.150 - OSU
RINGS 1. Jay Yee - 9.500 - C 2. Alex Schorsch - 9.450 - S 3. David Sender - 9.350 - S
VAULT T1. Jimmy Wickham - 9.500 - OSU T1. Jason Shen - 9.500 - S 3. Dylan Carney - 9.300 - S
P-BARS 1. Pejmam Ebrahimi - 9.550 - OSU 2. Sho Nakamori - 9.300 - S 3. Nic Searcy - 9.300 - OSU