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NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Schedule – Week 7

NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Schedule – Week 7

With Winter Cup out of the way, the second half of the NCAA Men's Gymnastics season gets under way this weekend. It will be 5-Up/5-Count the rest of the way! Two meets of particular interest will be Michigan at Illinois and Minnesota at Penn State. Both will have national rankings implications on the line. [...more]

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Sam Mikulak Coasts to Winter Cup Title; 12 Named to Senior National Team

Sam Mikulak Coasts to Winter Cup Title; 12 Named to Senior National Team

Sam Mikulak put together two remarkably consistent days of gymnastics to earn his second Winter Cup AA title. Winning by almost six points, Mikulak had nearly identical scores (86.30/86.20) on both days. He won half of the event titles (FX,PB,HB) and was runner-up on PH. Saturday night's performance was almost like watching a replay of Thursday night's, right down to the [...more]

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Mikulak Soars to Lead Day 1 Winter Cup Qualifiers

Mikulak Soars to Lead Day 1 Winter Cup Qualifiers

A familiar face in the Men's Gymnastics world is at the top of the leader board after Day 1 qualifying at Winter Cup. Sam Mikulak (86.30), despite a fall on his new triple back SR dismount and debuting a new but weaker Yurchenko 1 1/2 VT, simply ran away from his competition just like old times. Mikulak posted the top scores on FX (T1st-14.70), PB (15.20) and HB (14.70), and added a 3rd-place finish on PH (14.65) to distance himself by almost [...more]

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Winter (Cup) is Coming

Winter (Cup) is Coming

Twelve U.S. Men’s Gymnastics National Team spots (three fewer than 2017) will be up for grabs this week in Las Vegas. Six of the spots will be given to the athletes with the top six all around scores, and a further six will be chosen by the Men’s Program Committee. According to the USAG selection criteria, [...more]

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Penn State, Minnesota Win Close Contests; Sooners Set New High in Romp

Penn State, Minnesota Win Close Contests; Sooners Set New High in Romp

The final weekend of NCAA Men's Gymnastics before next weekend's Winter Cup got off to a rousing start on Friday night. Penn State (417.40) posted season highs on four team events to put away host Ohio State (414.90). Though the meet was still up for grabs going into the final rotation, the visitors from Happy Valley had a second rotation that proved to be the difference in the meet. After setting a new season best on PH (69.20), led by NCAA champ Stephen Nedoroscik (14.80), the Nittany Lions moved on to [...more]

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Week 5 — NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Schedule

Week 5 — NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Schedule

Saturday's slate will feature a great matchup between 5th-ranked Illinois and 6th-ranked Minnesota. The weekend action will commence on Friday with 8th-ranked Penn State hitting the road against 9th-ranked Ohio State. The Saturday nightcap will be another [...more]

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Oklahoma New Scoring Leader; Michigan Edges Ohio State; Huskers, Gophers Go Off on Vault

Oklahoma New Scoring Leader; Michigan Edges Ohio State; Huskers, Gophers Go Off on Vault

The anticipated showdown between three of the nation's top-5 teams never materialized into the close tussle many had hoped for. Oklahoma came out blazing, scoring seven points higher on their first two events (FX-69.05, PH-69.70) than they did last weekend. The outcome after that outburst was never in doubt as the top-ranked Sooners (418.00) overwhelmed 4th-ranked Stanford (410.50) and 2nd-ranked Nebraska (403.80). The meet featured five [...more]

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