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The Press. (Cortland, N.Y.) 1972-1990, April 18, 1986, Image 30

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HURl\· •rida). April Ill, 1916/Tb~ Press Lomi captures physique show title B) MARK (\ANNIZZARO Staff Writer la'lt Saturday m the 1:.1.:R liymna!ttum. the fourth-annual Cortland State Physique show wa11 held. The preliminary judging was held at II :30 a.m. while the finab tool\ place at 7:30p.m. l'hc preliminary judging is when the judge!. get their first look at the contestants. and for the most part. make up their mind!. on the winners. The night '>how i!. held mainly for the pleasing of the crowd and to let the Judges get atJotiJer look as some of the ~ontestants they arc undecided about. In the pre-judging, the contestallls go through the .,even mandatory poses an<l are given a minute to show the judges their favorite poses. In the finals, the crowd gel!> a brief look at what went on during the pre-judging and ther1 the contcstanh do a 90-!.ccond posing routine to music. The night show also gives the audience a chance to see the guest poser. This year's poser was AI Cor- aJ.Zinni and he really gave tile crowd a show. He was extremely big and seemed to be close to competition '>hape. The men were divided iflto three weight classes; lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight. The women were divided into two weight classes; lightweight and heavyweight. It was obvious that all the contestants worked very hard training. dieting and preparing their routilles. There could only be ()ne winner from each weight class and one overall male and female \inner. In the women's lightweight competition Jane Mendel, a junior, finished third while sophomore Cathy Ryczak placed second. The women'!. lightweight division winner was Linda Staurowski. Staurowski, a sophomore, has been training since September and was performing in her first contest. She felt that the strict diet needed to get into com- petition shape was the most difficult part of hr training. She said that will \definately\ be back in competition again next year. In the women's heavyweight division, freshman Robin Sharp finished third. After the initial judging both Kim Pilla and Denise Napolitano were tied for first. However, after the night show and a pose-off the judges picked Napolitano to be a shade above. Napolitano began her training three years ago when she became friends with Barbara Bevilacqua, who convinced her to begin training. This was Napolitano's second contest and she also cited the white meat and egg white <liet as the most difficult part of her training. Napolitano had nothing but praise for second place fillisher Kim Pilla and wished the judges could have left it a tie. She said that Kim looked great and very easily could have come out on top. \It may have been something very trivial like a smile or a certain pose that made me win,\ Napolitano said. In the men's lightweight division, Mike Barnes placed third, Tim Malary placed second and Ron Men's gymnastics: National champs After finishing second the past two seasons, the Cortland State men'!. gymnastics team won its first-ever United States Gymnastic!> Federation (USGF) Division 11/111 national championship in convincing fashion at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Saturday afternoon. The nine-member Cortland squad. with its 257.15 score, outdistanced the three top challengers by nearly five points. Separated by less than a half-point, Springfield College, two-time defending champion East Stroudsburg, Jackson- ville State and University of Alabama, scored 252.45, 252.40 anti 252.10. respectively, to take second through fourth. University of California-Davis scored a 244.60, Eastern Montana a 239.15 and Wisconsin-Oshkosh a 203.45 to round out the team competition. \It was one of the most intense meets I've ever been in,\ said Cortland coach Eric Malmberg. \We really stayed tight. We held together as a team. When some guys were faltering, the others came right behind and picked up the slack. This national championship was a team effort.\ During Saturday night's individual competition, five Red Dragons - senior Derrick Cornelious,__semer-Garry Yuen, junior Robert \Beefy\ Colon, sophomore Dan Tassone and freshman Larry Cain -earned nine All-America honors. Devernoe wa~ the division \\tnner. Devernoe also directed the contest this year, which was hb first priority. He found it very difficult to organize the c~ntest and to compete in ir. Devernoe was happy With the way the show went. Uevernoe, a contestant in last year'!. contest, was very much improved this year. Being the student director of the contest, it was difficult for him to train. The number of hours he spent organizing the contest left him just enough time to train and not much else. In the men's middleweighl division Jim Sessa placed third, Chuck Capilets placed second and Dan Lomi finished first. Lomi, who was Mr. Cort- land in 1984 and finished fourth· in 1983, where he won best chest, cited this year's competition as his toughest thus far. In the men's heavyweight division Kyle Hardman finished third, Jim Romano placed second and the men's heavyweight division winner was sophomore Jonathon Jensen. After all the weight class winners were decided, a pose-off with the winners was to decide the overall Mr. and Miss Cortland 1986. The judges picked Denise Napolitano as the overall women's winner and she was also given the honors of best poser for the women. The overall men's winner was Dan Lomi while best posing honors went to Ange Lewand from the lightweight division. Once again, Miss Cortland is Denise Napolitano and Mr. Cortland is Dan Lomi. But that Dragon quintet, plus junior Mitchell Wynn, senior Glen Suarez, sophomore Pete Donello and junior Frank Minissale. reached a long-awaited goal by winning the first men's national team title in a decade. A Cortland softball player pitches in a low one in doubleheader action against Binghamton. Cortland is scheduled to take on New Paltz for a doubleheader at home at 3 p.m. ''One of the keys was that we were coming into the meet ranked third,' explained Malmberg. \That put pressure on Jacksonville, which was ranked first, and East Stroudsburg, the defending champion. We also had the luck of the draw in that we competed in the Olympic rotation. which is the same. order of events used in a regular meet ... East Stroudsburg and Jacksonville struggled on pommel horse to start the meet, said Malmberg. \Everyone knew the meet was going to be close, but no one jumped into the lead.\ added the Cortland mentor. \We did a credible job, but not a great job, on our first three events (floor exercise, pommel hore and stilt rings). We hung in there. You don't like to look at the scores, but after three events, I looked at the results to see how we were doing. As it turned out, we were doing a more credible job thap our competition.\ After a solid vaulting effort~ the Dragons went to the parallel bars - a Cortland strong suit all season long. ''We maxed out on parallel bars,'' exclaimed Malmberg. ''We hit a school record ()D the event with a 45.40- that averages out to 9.10 for each of our guys. ·Larry Cain open- ed with an 8.8 on p~bars and., as soon -as he hit that, our guys were pumped. Beefy had a 9.2, Garry a 9.3 and Derrick a 9 . 10 ,., • · · or so. ·''We put tbt meet ;aw~y on hjgh bar,'' Malmberg added. Beefy ~o~ned with a ·9.J) .. Then 'Larry Cain, who's been a ·surprise ·all season, :hit 1he routine ·Of his career, and .got a 9.0. 1 said' •tight then that this meet's over. Derrick and •Gallry scaled it for us.'' Cor:l)~lious, who won All-America plaudits with his sixth 'Pl.ace;:aU .. atoupd filll.-.:o.fSl.SS,,in the afternoon, adde4two I'Jiore: i\1l .. ~m~ri¢J ·;honors that n~ght. \fhe •most het~lded ·R~~ Drason gymnast t:>1 ~U time; :cornelio.us closed ;out his .colletiate ¢ar~f ''>~· tyin• :for :seto!id on ·vaulting :'With a 9.4 and tying 'for r~urth oil:floor ·e\<r~ise with an :8.9S. H;ldoii't··Want'.to sot.tnd' bias¢4r \but Derdck.:had,the best vault :of-tbe-mett;'' s~,U,d:M~mtx!r&. ''tcol.ildn't;pra.t~st that ~ sc.ot~,~Ven>tho.tJSh it ~d~(lQt:t •m to n11ike ·sense. 'On tloor, he .~.w~U'.!d ·;~v¢ Jak.~~, ~t :I.UJ ',~uth:e ·9verlirotated· ~urinJ his : routute.' • · ~ ' · 0 . Men's track team punishes opponents at Binghamton By SCOTT SABOURIN Staff Writer The men's outdoor track team continues in its winning ways. The team took first at the unscored Binghamton Invitational last Satur- day. Jay Steinhorst had another quality day and was named athlete of the meet in the ;field events. Steinhorst placed first in both the javelin and the long jump, be qualified fQr states in the latter with a jump of 6.5 meters. He .also ran a leg of the winning 400 ineter relay. Steinhorst, a senior :physical education major from Cazenovia, is having a ;great year so far ~in the frield events and should finish his years at Cortland ,in a :blaze of glory. .Another C~Stater that is off to a great start thas year is sophomore James Terwilliger, who . carne off a fantastic meet. in Albany to take lW9 first ,places last Saturday in the 110 and 400 meter .hurdles •. TerwJIUeer also perfor:~ed very \Yell an .J~e :r~l,y$~ flloogh he is ·only a S()Pbomc.n~e TmviJli.ger is ,not only •showing signs o.r greatness 'btit exhibiting greatfiess at ~very meet. . ,:, ~cortland~ .State r.unnet ,~Tracy ~Plesums 9untretcb~ cteanl ill•tnb¢t Jorih 1 Light in the ·. ~i'Jll~~l'$~ :l;l,lei9~$;<t~lf:~$CCO)ld With a SJ~O ,a-md ~L~ght got .;th•rd:··~in. 5:J;i.l. 1Lons ·'distance runners IJavid Banas and Vinnie O'Brien placed fourth and fifth in the 5000 meters. Sprinter Walter Dykes ran well in both the 100 and 200 meters, placing first in the 200 with a 22.5 and placing fifth in the 100, runn- ing an 11.4. Fellow sprinter Chris Hodge took fi:fth and qualifie(!t for states in the 200 meters with a<23.0. Mark Thompson and David Wilson jumped very well in the wind - taking second and third in the triple jump. Thompson qualified for states with a jump of 13.70meters. Otber field event athletes that scored big ~were• Tom Citiriniti, Louis Scotti and lerry Tine. Citiriniti placed second in the discus and se- cond in tihe hammer throw ·with impressive tosses- in ~each. Scotti did well in boih the javelin.:and the discus, ,placing third in the lat- ter. 'Fine performed ,in the pole :vault, jumping 12 feet to take fourth . Overall, each member of the team did well despite .the poor conditions. Had the meet been scored, Cortland State would have won :by ·nearly :68 points over the other eight ~teams that' attended.. - ''The 'team spirit was considerably high, despite the cold:-temperatures .and the :fact that th~ ·meet was unscored.\' Oe$Pite . .the fact that the team is losing its coach tte\t :year the tracksters seemed ;poised to make •this a season wort:h ·remembering.

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