Three gymnasts to compete in national qualifier

Evan Eigner. | HUA ZONG TTN

Evan Eigner. | HUA ZONG TTN

The NCAA announced on Monday that three members of Temple’s men’s gymnastics team will compete in the National Qualifying Competition on April 10 at the University of Michigan.

Sophomore Jon Rydzefski and freshman Jakob Welsh will compete in the all-around category, with qualifying scores of 81.150 and 80.650 respectively.
Sophomore Evan Eigner, the son of head coach Fred Turoff, qualified in the still rings with a score of 14.725.
The only Eastern College Athletic Conference team that made the National Qualifiers was William & Mary, who received an automatic bid by winning the conference tournament in Annapolis on March 28.

Eigner wins ECAC Rookie of the Week

Freshman Evan Eigner has just been named this week’s Eastern
Collegiate Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week, as voted on by the
coaches in the ECAC.

In a losing effort last Sunday at University of Illinois-Chicago,
Eigner nailed his routine on rings, posting a score of 14.250, tying
him with graduate student and team captain Taylor Brana for the Owl’s
highest score on the apparatus.

Eigner, a Philadelphia native, was a four time Junior Olympic
Qualifier before joining the men’s gymnastics team this year.

Eigner and the rest of the Owl’s will be looking to the home gym
of Pearson/Mcgonigle for their senior day in a tri-meet against Army
and Navy. Competition begins this Saturday at 2 p.m