Illinois won the 2012 Men's NCAA Team title on Friday night, posting a solid overall performance to defeat host OU.  PSU was third. OU was led by AA champ Jake Dalton, who was unstoppable with a 91.0 tally.  Tied for 2nd at 89.7 were Michigan's Sam Mikulak and Illini CJ…
Alabama edged Florida to take the evening session of the NCAA Women's Preliminaries.  Bama opened the meet with a huge 49.6 on beam and then battled back and forth with Florida all night long.  A 49.4 on bars was enough to pass Florida, who managed a 49.275 on floor after…
UCLA, Utah and Stanford advanced out of Session I of the NCAA Preliminaries, making it an excellent afternoon for the Pac 12 squads.  UCLA powered to a 197.4 to win the session, despite noncounting mistakes from stars Samantha Peszek (overcooked her closing double pike on FX) and Vanessa Zamarripa (Fall…
Illinois edged Oklahoma for the top spot in the evening session at the Men's NCAA Championships.  Cal claimed the third spot.  They will be joined by Michigan, PSU and Stanford in the finals.    FX PH SR V PB HB Total  Illinois 59.50 58.80 58.15 59.55 60.15 60.10 356.25  Oklahoma…
Here are the unofficial results from the preliminary Session 1 at the Men's NCAA Championships in Norman: 1 Univ. Of Michigan 353.45 2 Penn State Univ. 353 3 Stanford Univ. 348.5 4 Ohio State Univ. 345.35 5 Univ. Of Nebraska 340.55 6 Univ. Of Iowa 336.65 Michigan's Sam Mikulak was…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:46

Washington Signs Graber

Kiersten Graber has signed with Washington, according to a school release.  The early graduate's commit was covered in a prior news item. Link: UW Release
Saturday, 14 April 2012 17:14

USAG Collegiate Nationals: Event Finals

Bridgeport's Monica Mesalles Sallares dominated the event finals at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals, taking the titles on vault, beam and floor.  The former Spanish National Team member and 2004 Olympian won the AA on Thursday.  TWU frosh Courtney Cochefski won the bars.  Link:  Bridgeport Release
Host Bridgeport ran away with its fourth straight USAG Collegiate National Championship, totalling a big 195.575 to down TWU (193.7), Penn (193.475) and Air Force (191.075).  Bridgeport's Monica Mesalles, the AA Champ on Friday, posted the night's high scores on vaut and floor.  Penn's Dana Bonincontri was the night's top…
TWU won the afternoon session at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals, advancing to the finals.  Air Force edged William & Mary for the 2nd spot in the finals. During the evening session, Bridgeport posted a huge 195.525 to win the session, followed by Penn at 193.9.  Bridgeport's Monica Messales Sallares…
Saturday, 07 April 2012 22:20

Women's Regional Results

Here are all the results from the 2012 NCAA Women's Regionals (Teams in bold advance to Nationals): Raleigh:  Results 1  University of Florida 197.325  2  Ohio State 196.225  3  North Carolina State University 195.975  4  Penn State 195.650  5  North Carolina 194.025  6  Kent State 193.575  Also advancing in the…
Host Utah knocked off #5 NU 196.825 to 196.525, as both squads easily advanced to the National meet.  3rd place Minnesota posted a 194.8, to finish ahead of ASU (194.4), San Jose State (193.4) and Iowa State (193.15). Frosh Jessie DeZiel paced the Huskers, winning the AA (39.4), Vault and…
Saturday, 07 April 2012 21:53

Men's: OU Wins MPSF Championships

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MPSF Gymnast of the Year Jake Dalton of OU was the star of the Championships, leading his squad to a win over Stanford, 355.6 to 352.1.  Cal was third at 345.95 while Air Force posted a 335.95. Dalton won the AA with a 89.25, winning at least a share of…
Saturday, 07 April 2012 21:50

Men's: Big 10 Event Finals

The Big 10 Championships concluded with the event finals.  Sam Mikulak of Michigan and Paul Ruggeri of Illinois won two events each.  Floor:  Paul Ruggeri, Illinoiis Rings:  Scott Rosenthal, PSU PH:  Craig Hernandez, PSU and Ty Echard, Ohio State Vault:  Ruggeri, Illinois PB:  Sam Mikulak, Michigan HB:  Sam Mikulak, Michigan…
Saturday, 07 April 2012 21:46

Men's: ECAC Event Finals

Navy's Andrew Faulk dominated the event finals at the ECAC Championships, winning at least a share of titles on PH, PB and HB.  He won the AA and was named Gymnast of the Year. Temple's John Leonard won the floor.  On PH, Joseph Hodges tied with Faulk for the title. …
Saturday, 07 April 2012 21:38

Auburn: Georgia, Oregon State Advance

Georgia posted a 197.1 to win the Auburn Regional.  Oregon State (196.45) used a strong final beam routine from Leslie Mak (she won the event) to pass Michigan (196.325) for the 2nd ticket to Nationals.  Host Auburn was close behind at 196.1, just ahead of WVU at 195.9.  MSU was…
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