Gunn grad ready to vault onto men's gymnastics stage


Stanford men's gymnastics added three to its incoming freshman class led by Gunn High grad Eric Vincent, a member of the Stanford boys gymnastics club. He's joined by Ben LeRoy and Ben Swartout and an already impressive group of incoming freshmen.

"Ben Swartout shows great potential on rings, floor exercise and vault. He's strong and quick," Stanford coach Thom Glielmi said. "We are looking for him to push the line-up on those events, and I would not be surprised if he breaks into the line up on rings"

Vincent joins former club teammate, redshirt junior Drew Willoughby.

"Eric is probably the most athletic of the entire class and his progress over the past few years has been impressive," Glielmi said. "I anticipate Eric contributing on floor exercise, vault and horizontal bar. If it's not during his freshman year, I am sure it will be soon.

"Ben LeRoy is an interesting add," Glielmi added. "He has a significant repertoire of skills on both pommels and floor; one of the best in the entire class. Pending his fitness level, which I anticipate improving prior to the fall start date, he could definitely challenge the lineup on those events."

Swartout, LeRoy and Vincent join fellow freshman David Jessen, Joey Ringer, Bailey Perez, and Conner Lewis.

Jessen is currently in Rio, competing in the Olympics for the Czech Republic.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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