with a more consistent toe-point. “But it came
down to horse today (finals), the pressure was on,
and I still made it, so I’m pretty happy about that.”
Cal-Berkeley’s Glen Ishino matched his sixth-place effort from 2009, using consistency rather
than a few big events (176.150).
By contrast, Oklahoma’s Steven Legendre won
vault using a high Dragulescu (and Kasamatsu- 11⁄2)
and he mounted floor with a tucked triple-double.
He watered down to a full-in, 11⁄2 twist-out on floor
in the finals, a decision he said was made only after
high bar. “I figured I had a pretty good day going,”
said Legendre, who climbed from seventh in 2009
to sixth this year. “The triple-double was weighing
on my mind a lot, just the landing, because I’m not
very good at backward landings. So I took the two-
tenth hit in Start Value.”
Cal’s Bryan Del Castillo posted a respectable
88.25 on day one but dropped almost three points
in the finals to finish seventh, while Illinois’ Paul
Ruggeri, who vaulted a brilliant roundoff half-on,
RIGHT:Chris Brooks (Oklahoma) won high
bar and placed fourth all-around.
BELOW:Bryan Del Castillo (Cal-Berkeley)
placed seventh all-around.