Penev leads at halfway point of 2013 Winter Cup preliminaries

5192LAS VEGAS, Feb. 7, 2013 – Eddie Penev of Rochester, N.Y./Stanford, posted an 83.800 in the all-around to lead the standings after the first of two preliminary sessions as the 2013 Winter Cup Challenge today at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Sports Center. Competition continues this evening at 6:30 p.m. Pacific time.

Akash Modi of Morganville, N.J./Monmouth, 83.750, and Sean Senters of Center Valley, Pa./Stanford, 83.050, finished second and third, respectively.

Penev posted his high score of the day, a 15.150, on vault, where he performed a Yurchenko half-on, front double full off. He recorded scores of 14.500, floor; 13.200, pommel horse; 13.650, still rings; 13.900, parallel bars; and 13.400, high bar to complete his competition.