February 16, 2018

Yoder, Melton Shine Bright on Day One of Winter Cup

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Feb. 16, 2018

Las Vegas – Alec Yoder and Sean Melton finished inside the top eight in the all-around on day one at the Winter Cup Thursday evening at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino.

Competing amongst the finest gymnasts in America, Yoder’s and Melton’s gymnastics skills were on full display Thursday evening leading to some solid scores. Melton registered the fifth-highest all-around score of the day with a 82.850 to go along with the No. 1 score on the rings (14.550); he added a 14.100 on the floor to earn a sixth-place finish, and he scored a 13.500 on the high bar for the seventh-best tally of the 46 athlete session.

Yoder’s primetime performances came on the pommel horse (14.850) and parallel bars (14.150); both of those scores were the second-best scores in the evening session. Sean Junior Neighbarger scored a 14.550 on the vault to register his best finish of the night, a fourth-place showing. Max Andryushchenko, who competed alongside 31 other junior athletes in the afternoon session, had his best performance of the day on the vault; he produced a vault of 14.200 to claim the  third-highest score of the afternoon session.

Finals will begin on Saturday night at 10:15 p.m. ET. For full results, see below or visit wintercup.com. 

Melton
Floor – 14.100/6th | PH 13.700/12th | Rings – 14.550/1st | Vault – 13.450/24th | PBars – 13.550/T8th | HBar – 13.500/7th | AA – 82.850/5th 

Yoder
Floor – 13.250/22nd | PH 14.850/2nd | Rings – 13.150/T20th | Vault – 13.900/T13th | PBars – 14.150/2nd | HBar – 13.100/12th | AA – 82.400/8th 

Neighbarger
Floor – 13.400/T20th | PH Did not compete | Rings – 12.650/29th | Vault – 14.550/T4th | PBars – 12.650/T24th | HBar – 12.200/T28th 

Andryuschenko *Afternoon Session
Floor – 12.750/T15th | PH – 11.650/T16th | Rings – 12.200/T19th | Vault – 14.200/3rd | PBars – 11.450/26th | HBar – 12.600/7th | AA – 74.800/11th