Feb. 2, 2005
Gymnast of the Week
Luis Vargas, Penn State
Jr., Rio Pedros, Puerto Rico/University of Puerto Rico
Vargas led the Nittany Lions to their eighth-straight West Point Open title by winning the all-around title last week. In the first night of competition, Vargas landed in the top spot in three out of six events, including three first-place finishes on the pommel horse (9.750), parallel bars (9.500) and high bar (9.700). He went on to win the all-around title with a career-best score of 56.800, which is also currently the highest mark in the nation. Vargas finished the weekend, claiming the parallel bars (9.200) and high bar (9.750) titles in Saturday's event finals. The defending NCAA all-around champion earns his second career Conference Gymnast of the Week honor as he was also honored last season on March 16, 2004.