Takahiro Kawada and Jonathan Liu advanced to Sunday's NCAA Championship Individual Finals
Ninth-ranked California did not qualify for the team finals; six Bears advance to the individual finals
Steven Lacombe earned second place in the still rings event
Cal will face No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 4 Stanford and No. 11 Air Force
No. 8 California beats No. 6 Illinois 427.00-425.650 in its regular season finale
Can do a double front on vault...his great strength on rings will make him a fierce collegiate competitor.
2011: A regular competitor on rings and vault for the Bears...was an All-American on rings after his 15.250 put him in fifth place of the NCAA Individual Championships...notched a career-high 16.350 on vault in the NCAA Team Qualifiers when he tied with teammate Christian Monteclaro for second place...took first place on rings in meet against Oklahoma with a career-best 15.750.
2010: Earned a regular lineup spot for the Bears on rings as a true freshman...posted a season-high 14.500 on vault in the Gold Country Classic...led the Bears on rings in the NCAA Team Championships with a career-high 14.900...had a season-high 14.000 on floor in the Stanford Open...was impressive in his first NCAA Individual Championships as he finished tenth on rings with a 14.650.
Personal: Academic all-American from 2005-09...awarded the Tesoro High School Torch of Excellence in 2008...member of Azarian Gymnastics, which took second place at the California State Championships in 2008-09...planning on majoring in engineering...parents are Julie and Dave Lacombe.
LACOMBE'S 2011 BESTS (FIG SCORING SYSTEM)
LACOMBE'S CAREER BESTS
(FIG SCORING SYSTEM)