Four Big Ten gymnasts win NCAA individual titles

Four Big Ten standouts took home national titles, and combined for five of the six individual titles, on the final day of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships on Sunday. Michigan’s Sam Mikulak won the high bar competition for the second consecutive year and earned the parallel bars crown, Illinois’ Fred Hartville took home the vault championship, Ohio State’s Michael Newburger won the pommel horse competition, and Penn State’s Trevor Howard placed first in the floor exercise.

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Mikulak, who won his second national all-around championship on Saturday night, claimed his second and third individual event crowns with victories in the high bar and parallel bars. He tallied a score of 16.100 on the high bar and 15.500 on the parallel bars en route to the national titles.

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shookwriter27 on 4/22/2013 @ 1:08pm EST Said:

Illinois has long had quality gymnastics.