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Bears Close Out Season At NCAA Finals

Apr 17, 2022

NORMAN, OKLA. – California men's gymnastics fielded seven qualifiers in the final round of the NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships on Saturday night, rotating in with the highest-ranking squads and individuals in the country before a raucous crowd at the University of Oklahoma's Lloyd Noble Center. After six events, Stanford came out on top won their third straight national title as a team with a score of 423.628, followed by Oklahoma (414.555) and Michigan (414.490).

Noah Newfeld finished 11th in the all-around with a total of 78.798, posting a high score of 13.800 on parallel bars to tie for 14th in that event. He added a 13.300 on floor and a 13.033 on vault to pad his score, capping off a solid sophomore season that saw him compete at the prestigious Winter Cup and earn MVP consideration from the College Gymnastics Association (CGA).

On pommel horse, Will Lavanakul only just missed out on All-American status, following up his 13.933 from Friday afternoon with a 13.366 to tie for 9th place in the field. Tyler Shimizu followed Lavanakul in the standings with a pommel score of 12.966, while Yu-Chen Lee posted a 13.466 on parallel bars.

Overall, Cal finished the season ranked ninth in the nation after finishing fifth in Session I of Friday's qualifying round. Their highest-ranked event squad was the parallel bars group, who averaged a total score of 66.231.

In addition to Newfeld, both Caleb Rickard and Landon Wu received consideration for CGA awards (Specialist and Rookie of the Year, respectively).
Results – NCAA Championships Final Round

Noah Newfeld – 78.798 (11th)
-Floor: 13.300 (T35th)
-Pommel: 12.866 (T23rd)
-Rings: 12.933 – (40th)
-Vault: 13.033 – (T39th)
-Parallel Bars: 13.800 – (14th)
-Horizontal Bar: 12.866 (32nd)
Pommel Horse
Will Lavanakul – 13.366 (T9th)
Tyler Shimizu – 12.966 (21st)
Parallel Bars
Yu-Chen Lee – 13.466 (24th)
Still Rings
Landon Wu – 12.800 (43rd)
Caleb Rickard – 12.566 (43rd)
Floor Exercise
Collin Cunane – 1.066 (44th)
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