Spring Sports Continue Early Success

Spring Sports Continue Early Success

Gymnastics and swimming saw continued success in their seasons this past weekend as spring sports entered their second weekend at Penn State.

Both men’s and women’s gymnastics won their competitions as men’s hosted Army at home and women’s visited Maryland.

Men’s gymnastics handily defeated Army, 414.200-396.050 at home in Rec Hall on Saturday. The competition was also MGYM home opener for the 2017 season.

Senior Dominic DiFulvio (Marietta, N.Y.) secured his first all-around title of the season this past weekend while Wyatt Tyndall (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) won the floor exercise.

DiFulvio also claimed the still rings win while Favian Valdez won the pommel horse. Michael Burns (Baltimore, Ohio) and Leroy Clarke, Jr. (Maplewood, N.J.) respectively claimed second and third on the pommel horse.

Penn State excelled at the parallel bars, with Nittany Lions claiming the top four spots and securing the competition win.


Penn State Men’s Gymnastics heads to Massachusetts this weekend to compete against Springfield College on January 29.

Penn State Women’s Gymnastics claimed a narrow victory (195.525-194.725) against Maryland as the team traveled to College Park this past weekend.

It was junior Brianna Tsang (Vancouver, British Columbia) who had perhaps the best performance of them all, notching her seventh all-around title in her collegiate career.

“I’m just really proud of all the girls,” said Head Coach Jeff Thompson. “We basically did everything we wanted to tonight, the goal was to go out and hit all of our routines.”

Next weekend, Penn State Women’s Gymnastics will be competing on the road against the University of Illinois on January 29.

Swimming and Diving saw tremendous success on senior night as the team competed against Navy at home this past weekend.

The dual meet saw the women’s team best Navy 199-99 and the men’s team defeat the Goats 173-127.

Shane Ryan (Havertown, Pa.) won three events for the men, notching the 100 free in 42.99. Mackenzie Cornell (Germantown, Md.) swept the women’s diving events.

Congratulations on great spring seasons so far, Penn State!