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NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships Hosted At West Point This Week

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Twelve teams along with individual qualifiers will be competing at the 68th NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships being hosted by Army Thursday through Saturday April 15-17 at Christ Arena, located in the Holleder Center on the campus of the United States Military Academy.

"We are very excited to have the opportunity to host the National Championships once again and show off our facilities at West Point, which we consider one of the finest in the country," stated Army head coach Doug Van Everen. "It also is a great opportunity to compete with the best of the best."

The Black Knights hosted the NCAA Championships in 2005 when senior Brian Lee earned All-America honors following his second-place finish on still rings. Army has four individuals competing in Thursday night's session in senior all-arounder Ty Smith, sophomore Jonathan Hoey on high bar along with freshmen Garrek Hojan-Clark on pommel horse and Kip Webber on floor exercise.

Ticket prices:  All-session tickets, which include four competition sessions, are priced at $45, with all-session student tickets available for $20. Single-session tickets for sessions 1 through 3 are priced at $15 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Session 4 tickets are $17 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.goArmysports.com or by calling the ticket office at 1-877-TIX-ARMY.

All-Session Adult - $45

All-Session Student - $20

Single Session (1-3) Adult  - $15

Single Session (1-3) Student/Senior Citizen - $5

Single Session (4) Adult - $17

Single Session (4) Student/Senior Citizen  - $5

PARTICIPATING TEAMS

Illinois

Oklahoma

Michigan

Stanford

Ohio State

California

Minnesota

Penn State

Illinois-Chicago

Nebraska

Iowa

Temple

Schedule of Events: 
Wednesday, April 14
- Teams check In: 11:30 a.m. Team warm- up Session 1; 2:30 p.m. Team warm-up Session II (Fans are allowed to attend the warm-up sessions)

               6:30-8:15 Nissen-Emery Awards Banquet, Eisenhower Hall.

Thursday, April 15 - Session 1 (6 teams) Open gym, 10 a.m; timed warm-up Session 1, 11:20 a.m.; competition 1 p.m.

               Session 2 Open gym, 4 p.m.; timed warm-up Session 2, 5:30 p.m.; competition, 7 p.m.

Friday, April 16 - Session 3 (6 teams and all-around finals) Open gym, 8-10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; timed warm-up Session 3 at 5:20 p.m.; competition 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 17 -Session 4 (10 individuals, six events), 5:30 p.m. Open warm-up; competition 7 p.m.

Directions to West Point:

From the North (Upstate New York): Take I-87 (N.Y.S. Thruway) South to Exit 16 (Harriman). Follow Route 6 East to Route 293 East. Take Route 9W South to West Point's "Stony Lonesome Gate."

From the South (NYC/New Jersey):Take I-87 to Exit 16 (Harriman). Follow Route 6 East to Route 293 East. Take Route 9W South to West Point's "Stony Lonesome Gate."

From the Northeast (New England): Take I-84 West across the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to Route 9W South. Follow Route 9W South to West Point's "Stony Lonesome Gate."

From the Southeast (New York City): Take Route 287 West across the Tappan Zee Bridge, which becomes I-87. Follow to Exit 13N for Palisades Parkway North. Follow to the Bear Mountain traffic circle. Go three-quarters of the way around the circle and take Route 9W North to West Point's "Stony Lonesome Gate."

From the West (Western New York): Take Route 17 East to Exit 131 (Harriman). Take Route 6 East to Route 293 East. Take Route 9W South to West Point's "Stony Lonesome Gate."

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