Las Vegas, Nev. — February 4, 2012 — Springfield College senior Ty Evans competed with the USA Men’s Gymnastics elite in the Winter Cup at the Las Vegas Sports Center this past weekend for the chance to make the U.S. National Team.
All the top gymnasts of the United States were competing at this meet, hoping for a chance to make the national team, and for the right to ultimately make the U.S. Olympic Team.
Evans, a senior from San Jose, Calif., competed in the all-around and finished a remarkable 27th with a score of 155.450. College competitors included those from Division I powers such as Oklahoma, Ohio State, Illinois, Stanford, California-Berkeley, Michigan, and Minnesota.
A total of 42 competitors participated.
Evans best in the all-around competition came in the vault. In the prelims on Thursday, his score was 15.600. In the finals on Saturday, his score was 15.750.
Winning the overall competition was John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y. with a two-day total score of 180.700. He was followed by Steven Legendre of Oklahoma (175.200), Brandon Wynn of Ohio State (175.000), Danell Leyva of Universal (174.600), and Christopher Brooks of Cypress Academy (174.550).
The second five included David Sender of Illinois (173.550), Paul Ruggeri III of Illinois (171.450), Jesse Silverstein of U.S. Gym (170.990), Sho Nakamori of Champions Academy (170.650), and Adrian De Los Angeles of Michigan (169.500).
Following the competition, those named to the U.S. National Team were Wynn, Sender, Ruggeri, Samuel Mikulak of Michigan, Silverstein, and De Los Angeles, among others.