Two Big Ten standouts claimed individual national titles Saturday night at the NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships in Norman, Oklahoma.
Individual event winners were crowned on the second day of the Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Championships, which concluded with the conference announcing the All-Big Ten teams and postseason award winners.
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.
The Fighting Illini men’s gymnastics team climbed back from a two-point deficit in the final two rotations of the night to win the 2012 NCAA Championship Friday evening at the Lloyd Noble Center. The Orange and Blue posted a season-high score of 358.850, including a school record-breaking 60.750 on pommel horse, to edge host and top-ranked Oklahoma (357.450), which finished second in the field of six. Penn State (354.800) placed third, followed by California (353.000), Stanford (352.650) and Michigan (351.050). Read more at FightingIllini,.com including some great videos.
The second day of the 2012 Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Championships saw individual event winners crowned and All-Conference teams and award winners announced on Saturday night. Four schools won event titles, including two each for both Illinois and Michigan. Paul Ruggeri won both individual event championships for the Illini, while Sam Mikulak took home two titles for the Wolverines.