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Stanford Men’s Gymnastics: Cardinal Takes Pac-12 Invitational

Stanford Men’s gymnastics beat Cal for the 3rd time this season.

Drew Willoughby
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This weekend No. 2 ranked Stanford Cardinal continued to extend the list of teams they have beaten so far this season. The latest additions: No. 6 Nebraska and No. 14 Arizona State, and No. 9 Cal earned its 3rd appearance on that list.

Stanford’s combined total of 422.250 can easily be characterized by a string personal bests as the team continued its perfect record in both the all-around score and the individual event titles.

Starting the day on parallel bars was Robert Neff, who posted a season-best of 14.000, and was immediately followed by Jordan DeClerk’s season-best of 14.200.

Then Akash Modi took his first of presumably many high bar titles this season with his season-best 15.050, beating Neff who trailed by only a tenth of the point in the event. The team combined for a 70.250 on the event.

DeClerk took the individual gold in the third rotation with his career-best 14.900 on floor, followed by Jacob Barrus’s 14.600 to lead Stanford to the event title in 71.850.

On the pommel horse, the team won with a 68.350 behind Drew Willoughby’s season-best 14.50. Freshman Joey Ringer also came with a best, his being 14.150.

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Josiah Eng took home his second rings title on the year, winning in 15.200. Taylor Seaton followed him with a 14.400 season-best to help bring the Cardinal to a 70.550 total.

Barrett Weiss made his season debut this weekend and left his mark on the final rotation, posting a career-best 14.650 on vault.

Robert Neff left with the all-around title that evening with a career-best 84.650.

Up next for the team will be Stanford’s annually hosted International Collegiate Challenge against Japan, Canada, and Minnesota on February 25th, but in between that span many individual athletes will travel to Las Vega to represent their school at the Winter Cup Challenge.