Men’s Gymnastics: Six athletes named All-Americans at USAG championships

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March 29 and March 30, William and Mary competed in the team and individual USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships, hosted by Navy. The Tribe placed third in the Team Championship after scoring a 384.5, finishing behind Navy and Air Force. In the Individual Events Championship, six athletes from the College earned a combined seven All-American honors.

The Tribe started strong in the team competition, with junior Nate Winneg and freshman Kevin Portofee placing fifth and sixth for the all-around title, earning All-American honors in the process and advancing to the individual competition the next day. Five other Tribe athletes also advanced to the Individual Events Championship after placing in the top six in their respective events.

Along with the individual successes, the team also posted the meet’s second-best score on the vault and high bar, earning a 69.45 and a 64.05, respectively.

The next day brought the Individual Events Championship, where the College continued its success. Freshman Andrew Lyubovsky earned two All-American honors, placing third on parallel bars and fourth on high bar. Senior David Allen also competed on the high bar, earning All-American honors by placing fifth.

In pommel horse, two Tribe gymnasts, sophomore Cutter Fugett and senior Jacopo Gliozzi, garnered All-American honors by placing third and sixth in the event. With his performance, Gliozzi earned his third All-America on the pommel horse. Apart from his All-American honor, Gliozzi also was awarded 2019 USA Gymnastics Collegiate Senior Athlete of the Year.

The Tribe’s last two All-American honors came when Portofee and senior David Watkins placed sixth on floor and third on rings, respectively.

The Tribe will continue its season, competing at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship hosted by Springfield Saturday, April 6.