Four Golden Gopher gymnasts competed at the 2006 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships today. Jake Lee and Justin Meyer competed in the all around, while Sergei Dmitriev performed on the parallel bars and high bar, and Kit Beikmann competed on the pommel horse. Lee placed among the top 10 in two events, the pommel horse and the parallel bars. After a tie breaker on the parallel bars, Lee advanced to tomorrow night's individual event final on the pommel horse.
Jake Lee finished ninth in the all around with a score of 52.925. His top individual finish was eighth on the pommel horse, with a score of 8.650. On the parallel bars, Lee tied for 10th place with a mark of 9.225. He finished 27th on the high bar (9.075), 28th on the floor (8.675), tied for 29th place on the vault (8.950), and tied for 25th on the rings (8.350).
Justin Meyer finished 16th in the all around, earning a total score of 48.425. Meyer's best finish was on the vault, where he placed 38th with a score of 8.775. He came in 39th on the high bar (8.350), tied for 41st on the rings (8.200), tied for 42nd on the floor (8.250), and finished 45th on the pommel horse (7.000) and the parallel bars (7.850).
Sergei Dmitriev competed in two events at today's competition, earning his best score on the high bar, with a 9.200 to place 22nd. Dmitriev's high bar score is the best of his collegiate career. He also earned a 7.850 on the parallel bars to tie with teammate Justin Meyer for 45th place.
Kit Beikmann performed on the pommel horse, and earned a score of 8.400 to tie for 17th place.
Jake Lee will compete in the individual event finals tomorrow evening at the University of Oklahoma. The event will begin at 7 p.m.