Japan's Ryohei Kato won the AT&T American Cup men's gymnastics competition Saturday at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., taking advantage when Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore struggled on the high bar, letting a nearly 1.6-point lead get away in the last event.
Kato's 88.931 total edged Whittenburg's by 0.366 of a point. Wei Sun of China took third.
"I knew I was in the lead heading intohigh bar, but I was just trying to focus on doing my high bar set," said Whittenburg, an Edgewood graduate who trains and lives in Colorado Springs, Colo.
He had a 13.300 on the bar, compared with 15.233 for Kato.