Army Places Second At ECAC Championships

Jesse Glenn

Jesse Glenn

March 28, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The thirteenth-ranked Army gymnastics team placed runner-up at the ECAC Championships for its highest finish since 2005 Friday evening at Macdonough Hall. Sophomore Jesse Glenn highlighted Army's performance capturing the all-around title along with qualifying in five events as seven Black Knights advanced to Saturday individual finals in 13 events.

Glenn posted an 87.45 laying claim to the all-around title as Army won this event for the second straight year. Kip Webber, a senior on this year's squad, claimed last year's crown. Glenn is the fifth Black Knight to be crowned the champion in the all-around scoring.

Glenn was among the top eight gymnasts in five of the six events advancing to Saturday's individual event finals where he looks to claim a title or two. He met the standard on pommel horse (3rd/14.4), still rings (4th/14.7), vault (3rd/15.0), parallel bars (5th/14.0) and high bar (1st/15.35).

Freshman Sam Kusnitz also headlined Army's contingent advancing to Saturday's individual finals after qualifying in three events posting a 14.15 in floor exercise, a 14.55 on vault (tied ninth)  and 14.2 on high bar (fifth).

Also qualifying for the finals and seeking a title is Kip Webber on vault (2nd/15.1), senior Ian Howard on floor exercise (6th/14.25), along with freshman Joe Pritts in floor exercise (3rd/14.6), Jacob Davies, parallel bars (6th/13.9) and Leo Genders, high bar (6th/14.15).

Three Black Knights will be among the top eight vying for a title in three of the six events - floor exercise, vault and high bar - with two competing on parallel bars as Army met the standard in all six events

No. 12 William and Mary captured the ECAC title and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament with a score of 424.05. Army was second (419.10) followed by host and No. 14 Navy (413.8) rounding out the top three teams. Springfield (407.1), Temple (406.85) and UIC (399.45) closed out the lower half of the six-team field.

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