Ty Evans, Jimmy Pezzino, and Ryan Ponce were all selected as National Collegiate Men’s Gymnastics National Qualifiers by the NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Committee. The national qualifier, which consists of two pre-qualifying sessions, will be conducted April 14.
Three teams and the top three all-around competitors not on one of the qualifying teams, in addition to the top three individuals on each event not already qualified on a team or as an all-around competitor, will advance from each pre-qualifying session to the finals session. Final competitions will take place April 15-16, also at Ohio State University.
Evans was selected to compete in the all-around competition. Evans qualified for the all-around with a score of 82.983, which was second among qualifying scores.
Pezzino will make his second trip to nationals and will compete in a pair of events as he qualified for the floor exercise with a 14.600 score and the vault with a mark of 15.592, which was the top qualifying score.
Ponce will represent Springfield on the still rings with a qualifying score of 14.525, making his first trip to nationals.