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Men's Gymnastics Opens 2016 Season at West Point Open

Men's Gymnastics Opens 2016 Season at West Point Open

West Point, N.Y. - January 15, 2016 - The Springfield College men's gymnastics team finished fourth at the West Point Open with 403.200 points in their season opener on Friday evening.

Penn State won the team competition with 424.805 points, followed by Army (416.350), Navy (415.800) and Springfield.

Jon Zirna (East Amherst, N.Y.) finished fourth in the all-around competition with a 81.850. The senior's night was highlighted as he posted the highest score of the evening on the pommel horse with a 15.100. 

The Pride had two of the top eight scores on the parallel bars, as Zirna finished fifth with a 14.550 and Derek Taranto (Westborough, Mass.) notched a 14.300 to tie for eighth.

Chris Graff (Old Bridge, N.J.) had a solid showing on the rings, totaling a 13.900 en route to tying for sixth, while on the high bar, Tucker McClure (San Jose, Calif.) totaled a 14.200 to finish tied for sixth. 

The Pride will wrap up the individual portion of the West Point Open on Saturday evening at 7:00 pm.