Team begins season at Navy Openadmin | January 22, 2012
The Brockport Men’s Gymnastics team began its 2012 season on Saturday as they traveled to Annapolis, MD for the 2012 Navy Gymnastics Open. The Golden Eagles faced off against: Navy, Temple, William & Mary, and Springfield College. Unfortunately the Golden Eagles did not compete its full team and would finish the meet in 5th place. Both seniors Brian Gildemeyer , and Paul Ferraro were unavailable for the competition.
Team Captains Matt Power and Ron Ayello, both agree that the team had a positive start to the season, but need to continue to work on the details especially in a short week before heading to West Point next weekend.
The team leaned on their freshmen, and they delivered. David Albaranes scored team highs on 5 of 6 events as well as in the all-around, and Alec Chatterton was the team high score on Still Rings. Junior Ron Ayello returned to the lineup after missing the entire 2011 season, competing on both the Floor Exercise and Vault.
Brockport will be back in action next weekend when it travels to Army for the West Point Open. The two-day meet will begin on Friday at 7 p.m. with the team and all-around competition. The individual finals will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday.