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Feb. 8, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s gymnastics team had five student-athletes and one alumnus compete in the Winter Cup Challenge Feb. 7-8 in Las Vegas. Senior Dick Huntwork (Pickerington, Ohio) complied the highest all-around score for the Buckeyes with a 48.45, which landed him in 22nd place; however, he did not place in the Top 6, which is required to advance to the finals. Senior Ryan Schwartzkopf (Columbus, Ind.) and sophomore Kerry Adderly (Orlando, Fla) were the only Buckeyes in the event finals. Adderly’s 9.2 on floor earned second place while pommel horse specialist Schwartzkopf placed sixth in his event after posting a 9.2.

Senior Raj Bhavsar (Houston, Texas) will join Jason Gatson and Steve McCain of the United States Olympic Training Compound on the U.S. Men’s National team and will remain on the team until the U.S. Championships in Milwaukee this June. The Men’s Program Committee added the three gymnasts to the team after their performance during the first day of the Winter Cup Challenge.

In the event finals, Adderly performed a very explosive full twisting double layout mount on floor to sore a 8.6 and place fifth. Minnesota’s Guillermo Alverez placed first on floor with a 9.3. Schwartzkopf scored an 8.6 to place fifth after a clean hit set. Josh Landis of Oklahoma and Brett McClure of the USOTC took first on pommel horse with a 9.3 Ohio State will return home to face Nebraska in a dual match at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 in St John Arena.

Feb. 7 Results FX PH SR V PB HB AA 22 Dick Huntwork 8.750 7.800 7.850 8.150 7.600 8.300 48.450 15ST 44TH 41ST 58TH 38TH 19TH 23 Randy Monahan 8.850 7.700 8.400 8.750 7.850 6.800 48.350 12th 46th 17th 35th 29th 61st 24 Kerry Adderly 9.200 5.500 7.900 9.100 8.350 8.200 48.250 2nd 69th 39th 17th 17th 20th 25 Jamey Houle 8.850 8.000 7.950 8.200 7.350 7.850 48.200 12th 32nd 36th 57th 51st 35th 48 Blaine Wilson 8.825 8.150 8.850 9.050 9.550 44.425 14th 27th — 24th 6th 2nd 69 Raj Bhavsar — 9.050 — 9.200 — — 18.250 — 10th — 11th — — 73 Ryan Schwartzkopf — 9.200 — — — — 9.200 — 6th — — — —

Feb. 8 Finals Floor 1. Guillermo Alverez, Minnesota, 9.300 2. Steve McCain, Chevron USOTC, 9.125 3. Graham Ackerman, UC-Berkeley, 9.125 4. Josh Landis, Oklahoma, 9.050 5. Michael Reavis, Iowa, 8.950 6. Kerry Adderly, Ohio State, 8.600 7. Sho Nakamori, USOTC, 8.350 8. Kevin Donahue, Penn State, 8.150

Pommel Horse 1. Josh Landis, Oklahoma, 9.30 2. Brett McClure, Chevron-USOTC, 9.30 3. David Durante, Stanford, 9.250 4. Luis Vargas, Penn State (exhibition only), 9.100 5. Ryan Schwartzkopf, Ohio State, 8.650 6. Bob Rogers, Illinois, 8.25 7. Jason Gatson, Chevron-USOTC, 8.050 8. Todd Thornton, Chevron-HGA, 8.000