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Moldauer Prevails over Modi in Exciting Winter Cup Finals

Moldauer Prevails over Modi in Exciting Winter Cup Finals

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Gymnastics fans expected a dogfight. They wanted a dogfight, and that's exactly what they got! Stanford's Akash Modi took a slim 1.4-point lead into Saturday night's Winter Cup finals over his Oklahoma rivals Yul Moldauer and Allan Bower, and the Olympic Training Center's Donnell Whittenburg and Donothan Bailey. Modi held on to a scant .35 lead over Moldauer heading into the final rotation. The championship was going to be decided precisely how [...more]

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Modi, Moldauer and Bower Lead Charge to Winter Cup Finals

Modi, Moldauer and Bower Lead Charge to Winter Cup Finals

Stanford senior and 2016 Olympic Alternate Akash Modi (86.30) practically led from start to finish to end up the Day 1 leader at the 2017 Winter Cup Challenge. Modi had top-10 finishes on all six events, including the day's best score on PB (14.85). He was able to build up a decent-sized lead to fend off a late charge by Oklahoma's Allan Bower (84.85) and Yul Moldauer (84.85). It was reminiscent of last April's [...more]

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Oklahoma, Minnesota & Iowa Vault to New Heights; Ohio State Nips Penn State at the Buzzer

Oklahoma, Minnesota & Iowa Vault to New Heights; Ohio State Nips Penn State at the Buzzer

Although the final scoreboard may indicate otherwise, Friday night's tri-meet featuring host Iowa, Minnesota and Oklahoma produced enough fireworks to be seen all the way to Omaha. Oklahoma (426.60) generated just a few more fireworks than Minnesota (417.20) and Iowa (414.65) to win a very exciting meet. The Gophers and Hawkeyes posted several individual and team season highs, including their best team all-around scores. Bean counters lost count of all the season highs for all three after [...more]

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Ohio State Posts Weekend’s Top Score (422.20); Stanford (420.45) Coasts to Victory

Ohio State Posts Weekend’s Top Score (422.20); Stanford (420.45) Coasts to Victory

Ohio State (422.20) came out with most of their big guns blazing, putting up their season best on the scoreboard over visiting Michigan (404.95). Competing on four events for the first time this season, Sean Melton compiled a four-event average of 14.41 that included an event title on FX (14.40). Jake Martin won his second AA title of the season, tallying 85.25, which is the seventh highest in the country so far. Martin also earned [...more]

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Sooners Roll On; Moldauer Hits for 88.35

Sooners Roll On; Moldauer Hits for 88.35

2016 NCAA All-Around Champ Yul Moldauer competed his first AA of the young season and did not waste any time showcasing his full intention to repeat. Compiling two more scores of 15 or better, he captured three event titles (FX-14.85, SR-15.10, PB-15.15) and posted the NCAA's second highest AA score (88.35). In a season where scores of 15 are a rare commodity, Moldauer has now achieved [...more]

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Illinois Makes Big Statement in the Desert, Posting 422.90; Sooners, Cardinal Win Big

Illinois Makes Big Statement in the Desert, Posting 422.90; Sooners, Cardinal Win Big

Only 3.7 points separated the top three scores this weekend. Oklahoma (426.60) again reigns at the top of the heap, as they easily downed host Nebraska (414.40). Host Stanford (423.60) held on to the No. 2 spot with another big win over Cal (398.85) and Washington (375.65). But it was Illinois that made the huge jump in the NCAA team standings. The Illini (422.90) blew up in desert, [...more]

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Code-breaking Sooners Open Season With a Romp; 88.75 AA for Bower

Code-breaking Sooners Open Season With a Romp; 88.75 AA for Bower

The Oklahoma Sooners picked up right where they left off last April. The top-ranked 2017 pre-season favorites looked like veritable code beaters in their debut at the Rocky Mountain Open. The new code changes account for an approximate loss of about 0.5 points per routine (~0.4 for vault). Lower scores relative to recent seasons will be the norm. No matter, the men from Norman made the most of [...more]

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Planning for Success – Looking Ahead in Men’s Gymnastics

Planning for Success – Looking Ahead in Men’s Gymnastics

Three major Junior events on the world stage await our Junior gymnasts. The Summer Youth Olympic Games will take place October 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Held every two years, the Japan Junior International competition is scheduled for 2017 and 2019. The Japan Junior event is perhaps [...more]

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Two Powerhouse Club Programs Make Quite an Impact at Future Stars

Two Powerhouse Club Programs Make Quite an Impact at Future Stars

Ten gymnasts from two different gyms earned spots on the Future Stars National Development Team. Gymnastics Olympica (Van Nuys, CA) and Lakeshore Academy (Chicago, IL) each produced five gymnasts who were among the top finishers at last month's National Future Stars competition at the [...more]

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Strong Class Highlights Early Signing Period for NCAA Men’s Gymnastics

Strong Class Highlights Early Signing Period for NCAA Men’s Gymnastics

Perhaps the strongest recruiting class in recent memory is about to cash in on scholarship offers from schools across the land. The considerable wealth of talent being shared among many Division 1 programs is a welcome development and is great for parity. Michigan is back in the game, signing Junior National Team members [...more]

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