1. Zachary Clay BC 81.750
2. Jackson Payne AB 79.400
3. Sam Zakutney ON 78.900
4. René Cournoyer QC 77.800
5. Aaron Mah BC 77.350
“This is the best feeling ever, no words can describe how I feel right now,” Clay said in a release. “I wasn’t expecting to come first, I was just aiming for the podium but everything just came together today. I was in the zone and focused on what I had to do to win and am happy with the results.”
Clay was 1st on Pommels with 5.80 / 14.650.
For Worlds Canada will most likely name one or two AA gymnasts as well as the top contenders to qualify for an apparatus final.
Chinese gymnast Xuon (James) Luo representing B.C. was first on Rings 6.10 / 14.500.
Olympian Scott Morgan, back from injury, was 4th on Floor, 2nd on Vault.
Kevin Lytwyn, back from surgery, won H Bar with 5.90 / 13.850. He’s training a much bigger routine, however.
All in all it was a thrilling competition with 42 seniors. I have to say it was more entertaining than the FIG women’s meet running concurrently. 🙂
Of the many NCAA gymnasts, past and present, the guy who hit best was Iowa’s Cory Paterson.