The BYU men's gymnastics team set a school record 228.850 to finish in second place at the West Regional Championships Saturday night securing themselves a spot at the NCAA Championships to be held April 16-18 at Penn State University.
The Cougars finished behind top-ranked California, which scored a 231.450. Oklahoma also qualified for the national meet, scoring a 228.450 for a third-place finish.Leading the way for the Cougars were all-arounders Guard Young (57.350) and Fabricio Olsson (56.925), who finished second and third, respectively. Oleg Kosyak of California was the all-around winner.
In the individual events, the Cougars came away with two titles from sophomores Courtney Bramwell and Young. Bramwell took honors on the still rings with a 9.875, while Young was the winner of the parallel bars with a 9.750.
Bramwell, also finished in a sixth-place tie (9.55) on the parallel bars with teammates Rob Rimpini and Chris Hart. On the horizontal bar, Bramwell had another sixth-place tie (9.625), this time with teammate Nat Hammond. Olsson came away with a fourth-place finish on the vault (9.675) and a fourth-place tie on the floor exercise (9.650) with teammate Dustin Hill.
The last time BYU competed in the NCAA Championships was 1992.