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Penn State gymnastics: Lions vault past Army

Penn State broke in a new scoring system for men’s gymnastics with a dominating 447.750-403.700 win over Army on Saturday night at Rec Hall to open the season.

The Nittany Lions won thanks to the highest team totals on each of the six apparatus and the winning individual in five of six events.

The new scoring adds points on each apparatus for five competitors instead of four from the past, raising the team totals.

Trevor Howard was the lone double winner for the Nittany Lions, registering the top score in the vault and still rings at 15.200 and 15.700, respectively. Penn State took the top five spots in the rings and top four in the vault.

Matt Chelberg had the top score to lead a sweep of the top five places in the floor exercise with a 15.000 tally. Nestor Rodriguez led four Nittany Lions at the top in the parallel bars with a score of 15.350, and Matthew Felleman and Felix Aronovich shared the lead as Penn State had the top six scores in the high bar at 15.500.

Army’s Garrek Hojan-Clark won the pommel horse, although the Lions had the next six spots in the rankings, and Jesse Glenn was the lone competitor in the all-around.

The Nittany Lions compete again Saturday afternoon at Navy along with Springfield College, Temple and William and Mary.