The 2017 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships could not have been scripted any better. As expected, Oklahoma (431.95) won their third straight Team title, and a three-team dogfight for 2nd place was decided in the final rotation. Ohio State (423.70) overcame the adversity of losing a teammate earlier in the week to surge past Illinois (422.10) and Stanford (421.50) with a season-high 71.95 on VT. The Illini and Cardinal finished valiantly on [...more]
The Final 6 teams are set for the 2017 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships. The qualifying teams are Oklahoma (430.60), Illinois (421.30), Stanford (420.45), Minnesota (420.10), Ohio State (414.65) and Nebraska (413.05). The day's top story came in the first session, won by Stanford. Nebraska earned a trip to the Finals for the first time since 1999. It was a well-earned reward for an inspiring team. After an early [...more]
NCAA Men's Gymnastics is a fantastic product, but it does have a few shortcomings. Over the years, viewing options have certainly improved and grown in number. Last season, the optimal team-streaming standard was via Ustream, and this year it's Facebook Live. The quality is great and it's user-friendly. The Facebook Live option is mostly good for dual meets, but with some imagination, it can work for a tri-meet or a quad-meet. Oklahoma has a very good traditional cable/satellite live broadcasting deal with Fox Sports, but the offering is [...more]
Senior National Team member Sean Melton and Jake Martin competed together in the AA for the first time this season, and the result was a bunch of much-need points on the board for Ohio State. Bouncing back from last season's injury plague, Martin has been the Buckeyes' work horse all season long, making him the 6th-ranked all-arounder in the country. He nearly hit for his average (83.30) and finished 2nd to his long-time teammate. Also brushing back nagging injuries, Melton competed in his first AA of the season (85.05), successfully defending [...more]
With post-season competition about to get under way, it's time to see how this season's freshman class stacked up in the regular season. Penn State's Sam Zakutney and Favian Valdez both cracked the top 20 in two categories, thus establishing the largest footprints among all the freshmen. Oklahoma's Tanner Justus was the lone top-ranked [...more]
Host Stanford (422.90) downed cross-town rival Cal (406.00) in the regular season finale for both teams. Seniors Akash Modi and Taylor Seaton were multiple-event winners. Modi went out in style, earning titles on FX (15.25), [...more]
It has been a few years since we compiled a list of six-footers in NCAA Men's Gymnastics. In seasons past we have consistently seen over a dozen of these tall gymnasts on the rosters in any given year. The most well known have been such All-American stalwarts as Oklahoma's Russ Czeschin (6'3") and Jeremy Adams (6'2"), Illinois' Luke Stannard (6'1") and Stanford's John Martin (6'0").
Our current list is limited to available information [...more]
The Big Ten Network struck television programming gold, scheduling the broadcast of a rare (if not unprecedented) Saturday afternoon College Men's Gymnastics doubleheader. Both meets were highly entertaining, especially the night cap. It was a perfect showcase for NCAA Men's Gymnastics.
Starting with the nightcap, one of the top two meets of the year took place in Lincoln, NE. It was quite a contrast to the two teams' [...more]
Top-ranked Oklahoma (433.70) completed their third straight meet of scoring at least 70 points on every event in their final regular season contest over visiting Illinois (417.05). The Sooners also extended their scoring streak to 22 consecutive rotations of scoring 70-plus. It was their second best scoring effort of the season, coming on Senior Night. Sooners' seniors had a big night, [...more]
Temple University Men's Gymnastics may have been dropped, but it isn't broken. Coach Jesse Kitzen-Abelson has been kind enough to outline his goals to keep Temple self-sufficient, thus remaining a viable option as a collegiate men's gymnastics program. Kitzen-Abelson has a strong resume, steeped [...more]