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Tribe Claims State Open Title
Updated: Monday 01/29/2012 (ET)
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WILLIAMSBURG, Md. (Jan. 29, 2012) - The William and Mary men's gymnastics team earned the State Open collegiate division team title at Kaplan Arena on Sunday afternoon.

W&M improved upon its season-opening score at the Navy Open last weekend and recorded a 316.5, while James Madison's club team posted a 175.0.

Sophomore Daniel Potemski led the Tribe individually by claiming four event titles and posting the top all-around score.

The Tribe opened the meet on floor and recorded a season-high 51.1. Junior Matt Burns won the event title with a 13.5, while Potemski registered a 12.8.

Potemski earned the pommel horse title with a 13.8, while senior Steve Deutsch recorded a 12.8 to help contribute to W&M's team score of 51.8.

Potemski set a career high on rings for the second consecutive weekend and earned a 14.2 in the event. The score ranks ninth on W&M's top performances list. Sophomore Sam Patterson and senior Jonathan Prohov also contributed to the Tribe's 53.9 with a 13.4 and a 13.2, respectively.

W&M tallied a season-best 56.2 on vault and was led by Potemski's 14.7, which was the top individual score in the event. Freshman Michael Deitz and senior Dan Melzar tied for second with a pair of 14.1's.

Potemski claimed his fourth individual title of the afternoon on parallel bars with a 13.6, while sophomore Landon Funiciello placed second with a 13.3. As a team, the College posted a 52.2 in the event.

Junior Kris Yeager earned the top score on high bar with a 13.1 and helped the Tribe record a season-best 51.3 in the event.

Potemski won the all-around title with a season-high 81.8, while junior Futa Ikeda placed second with a 74.6.

W&M will compete on the road for the entire month of February before returning to Kaplan Arena on March 4 when it hosts Navy.

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