No. 10 California Hosts No. 11 William & Mary On Wednesday
BERKELEY – Approaching the halfway point in the season, the No. 10 California men's gymnastics team has the luxury of staying in Berkeley for the fifth straight meet as the Golden Bears host No. 11 William & Mary from Golden Bear Rec on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m.
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The Bears (3-1) hope to keep their momentum rolling coming off of a season-high team total of 387.200 in last Wednesday's win over Springfield College. Noah Newfeld and Will Lavanakul were named CGA Rookie and Specialist of the Week, respectively, on Tuesday for their efforts in the win. Newfeld competed in his third all-around, notching a season-high score of 77.900. Lavanakul boasted a career-high 14.250 on pommel horse that currently ranks fifth in the nation and second in school history.
Wednesday's meet will be the final six up/five count for team scores. Going forward after this meet, every routine will count towards the team score.
Due to recent COVID-19 developments within the program, Cal will have a reduced roster on Wednesday.
For head coach JT Okada, he's looking at the challenges presented this week as an opportunity for some of his less-experienced Bears to step up and take advantage of the opportunity.
Yu-Chen Lee has been steady for the Bears, paving the way for his team in three of six events in the last two meets.
Caleb Rickard has been Cal's highest scorer on the year with a 14.600 on vault.
Following Wednesday's meet, Cal takes a brief back from action until they hit the road for the first time in 2021. The Bears will head down to The Farm to face No. 16 Stanford on Sunday, March 7, at 3 p.m. from Burnham Pavilion.
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