Jan. 17, 1997
No. 2 Men's Gymnastics Off to a Strong Start
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The Cal men's gymnastics team began the 1997 season with wins over Stanford, UC Santa Barbara and San Jose State at the Spartan Open on Friday in San Jose. Oleg Kosiak, a 1996 Olympic bronze medalist from Ukraine paced the Bears to a 228.150 score while accumulating an individual total of 57.250 en route to the all-around championship. The Bears closest competition came from Stanford , which finished with a total of 218.650 despite a strong showing from Keith Wiley who finished second in the all-around just 0.150 behind Kosiak.
Cal's strength was in its depth as all four of the Bear all-arounders finished in the top five. Evgenii Zherebchevskiy finished the all-around in third while David Kruse and Trent Wells rounded out the top five. Cal will be well represented in the in the individual event finals Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Team 1. California 228.150 2. Stanford 218.650 3. UCSB 206.450 4. SJSU 201.500 All-Around 1. Oleg Kosiak 57.250 (Cal) 2. Keith Wiley 57.100 (Stan) 3. Evgenii Zherebchevskiy 56.800 (Cal) 4. David Kruse 55.800 (Cal) 5. Trent Wells 55.150 (Cal)