Michigan wins Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Championship

The Michigan men’s gymnastics team captured the 2014 Big Ten Championship Friday night at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The title marks the Wolverines’ second consecutive crown and 17th overall.

Michigan totaled a team score of 448.200 points, followed by second-place Ohio State (441.050) and third-place Penn State (438.000). Illinois finished fourth (435.350), Minnesota placed fifth (429.150), Nebraska came in sixth (428.150) and Iowa rounded out the team standings with 425.600 points.

Michigan’s Sam Mikulak was the Big Ten all-around champion after finishing with a score of 93.700 points, claiming his third Big Ten all-around crown and becoming the first conference gymnast to win three all-around titles since Ohio State’s Blaine Wilson won three straight from 1995-97. Buckeye Sean Melton placed second with 89.750 points, while teammate Jake Martin finished third with 88.650 points.

The final session of the 2014 Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Championships, featuring the individual event finals, is set for Saturday at 5 p.m. ET. The top 10 individual finishers in each of Friday’s events advance to Saturday’s finals, which will be broadcast live on BTN.

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B1Gfan MI on 3/29/2014 @ 9:48am EDT Said:

Congratulations to the Blue for the 2014 B1G Championship ! How disappointing that 5 other B1G universities don’t field teams. Is it because large bonuses are awarded to football and basketball coaches who in a given year, fullfill their contractual obligations ? Supporting only a partial athletic program equals only partial membership in the B1G . No excuses, I commend the schools who fully participate in the B1G “Athletic” conference. The reputation of the league is built on the schools who have made this comittment !

Bradley B Stengel on 3/30/2014 @ 1:13am EDT Said:

Super-congrats to SAM ! Since UCLA lost “Men’s Gymnastics”, I’ve had to follow others, ya know ? I worked at UCLA Ortho surgery and Sports Medicine for eight years, and very much appreciate your trials and courage and persistence, SAM.

I had the great pleasure to attend the ’84 Olympic Games here in Los Angeles !
Peter Vidmar was Thee Star for me: My Hero. I have followed his annual International Invitational ever since. Youngsters come to LA from all over the place ! I ‘specially enjoy the AUSSIES !

Anyway, Kiddo. Greetings and “hi-5’s” and hugs, YES ? with MUCH admiration.

from Bradley in Santa Monica, California

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