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Malone, Guimaraes & Penev Lead new NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Signing Class

Malone, Guimaraes & Penev Lead new NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Signing Class

Brody Malone, Vitaliy Guimaraes and Kevin Penev lead a strong recruiting class of '18 signees for NCAA Men's Gymnastics. All three gymnasts are current Junior National Team members. Stanford landed this year's top recruiting prize by signing Malone, the 2018 U.S. Junior AA champion (age 17-18). The Cardinal have five signees, including Ian Gunther, who placed 10th AA (17-18) at P&Gs. Illinois signed six gymnasts, including top signee [...more]

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Moldauer, Malone and Braunton Earn 2017 U.S. Men’s Gymnastics Titles

Moldauer, Malone and Braunton Earn 2017 U.S. Men’s Gymnastics Titles

ANAHEIM,CA -- Yul Moldauer earned his first U.S. Championships all-around title, leading the contest the whole way, also garnering a share of the floor title. He joins rare company among those who have won JO, U.S. and NCAA all-around crowns. Now with a domestic trifecta, the world awaits. Moldauer also tacked on top-8 placements on four other events (PH,SR,VT,PB), including a 2nd-place finish on PB. His only blemish on twelve events was a fall on HB, but he made up for that with a spectacular performance on FX (14.95). Moldauer's former Oklahoma teammate Allan Bower again demonstrated his uncanny [...more]

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Moldauer, Malone and Barnhill Day 1 Leaders at U.S. Men’s Gymnastics Championships

Moldauer, Malone and Barnhill Day 1 Leaders at U.S. Men’s Gymnastics Championships

ANAHEIM, CA -- Day 1 for the Seniors started out rather raggedy, but things got better as the evening progressed. Yul Moldauer, one of the all-around favorites was steady throughout, earning the session's top score (86.65) over co-favorites Akash Modi (84.70) and Allan Bower (84.45). Moldauer and Modi tied for best score on PB (14.70), while the first-day leader went on to compile top-5 scores on all six events, including 2nd and 3rd place scores on FX (14.55) and SR 14.85), respectively. Modi was steady, too [...more]

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A Homespun Guide to the 2017 U.S. Men’s Gymnastics Championships

A Homespun Guide to the 2017 U.S. Men’s Gymnastics Championships

As the United States men move into a new quadrennium, the storyline has shifted from one of the dominance of one man (Sam Mikulak) to the head-to-head rivalry of Akash Modi and Yul Moldauer. Which one will emerge as the champion at the end of race? Or will other men push one or even both of them out of the top two spots? With the retirement or absence of many of the stalwarts of U.S. men’s gymnastics of the last eight years [...more]

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Jr. Elite Level 8 National Champ Joshua Karnes Performs on Little Big Shots

Jr. Elite Level 8 National Champ Joshua Karnes Performs on Little Big Shots

The other night, a male gymnast was featured in a prime-time television broadcast for the first time since the 2016 Olympics. Joshua Karnes (Lakettes-Erie, PA) appeared on NBC's Little Big Shots, a series that showcases the unique talents of kids from all over the world. Karnes performed some skills on SR, PB and PH, drawing big cheers from the live audience. No stranger to gymnastics fans, Karnes won back-to-back [...more]

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Karnes, Hong, Hale & Petrosyan Win Level 8/9 Junior Elite Titles

Karnes, Hong, Hale & Petrosyan Win Level 8/9 Junior Elite Titles

Once again, technical sequences were no equalizer in the Junior Elite finals, and the first day leaders easily hung on to win AA titles. 2016 Level 8 champion Joshua Karnes was a repeat winner as a 12-year-old. Karnes (139.75) had six top-4 placements, including the top scores on three events (FX, SR, HB) to win out over [...more]

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Wiskus, Briones, Huang & Juda Capture Level 10 JE Titles

Wiskus, Briones, Huang & Juda Capture Level 10 JE Titles

Shane Wiskus went wire-to-wire to defend his Level 10 Junior Elite title at the 2017 JO Nationals in Kissimmee, FL. The future Minnesota Gopher is now only one contest away from completing a grand sweep of all the major Junior titles over the past two seasons (JOs/P&Gs). Wiskus (143.85) clinched his second straight JE AA championship by compiling the highest scores in Saturday's technical sequences (56.25) in the 18-year-old division. His two-day total was over [...more]

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Karnes, Hong, Hale & Petrosyan Top Level 8/9 Junior Elite Qualifiers

Karnes, Hong, Hale & Petrosyan Top Level 8/9 Junior Elite Qualifiers

2016 JO Nationals Level 8 (age 11) champion Joshua Karnes is well on his way to a repeat performance in the 12-year-old division. Karnes (82.20) posted the highest scores on three events (FX-14.25, SR-14.55, HB-13.20) to lead the Junior Elite field after the first day of competition. His closest competitors going into Sunday's technical sequences are [...more]

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Wiskus, Huang, Briones & Juda Lead Day 1 at 2017 Men’s JO Nationals

Wiskus, Huang, Briones & Juda Lead Day 1 at 2017 Men’s JO Nationals

Many of the top NCAA Men's Gymnastics recruits made a big splash on opening day at the 2017 Men's JO Nationals. Shane Wiskus (age 18-Minnesota-87.60) and Bennet Huang (age 17-Iowa-85.80) are atop the leader board for the Level 10 Junior Elite Division after Day 1 for their respective age divisions. Wiskus, the nation's top-ranked Junior, is aiming to defend [...more]

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Moldauer, Modi Dominate Podium at American Cup; Oklahoma Barely Outslugs Stanford in Palo Alto Brawl

Moldauer, Modi Dominate Podium at American Cup; Oklahoma Barely Outslugs Stanford in Palo Alto Brawl

The future is here. Two current stalwarts of NCAA Men's Gymnastics dominated the podium at the 2017 American Cup. 2016 NCAA champ Yul Moldauer (85.931) occupied the top spot, and 2015 NCAA champ Akash Modi (84.398) earned the third spot. Sandwiched in-between was Olympic silver medalist (AA) Oleg Verniaiev (85.699). For Moldauer, it was the second jewel (Winter Cup) captured during this [...more]

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