Iowa hosted the 2012 Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Championships Friday which featured the team and all-around competitions. Illinois won their fourth straight Big Ten title and freshman CJ Maestas took home the all-around crown in Friday’s session. Watch the highlights now and tune in Saturday for the individual event finals. The session starts at 8 p.m. ET and will air live on BTN. More results can be found here.
All eight Big Ten women’s gymnastics teams have been chosen among the 36-team field to compete at NCAA Regionals on April 7, the selection committee announced on Monday. The Big Ten will be represented at five of the six regional sites. Nebraska received the top seed in the Salt Lake City Regional after earning its first Big Ten Championship. The Huskers are joined in Salt Lake City by No. 3 seed Minnesota, along with host and No. 2 seed Utah, No. 4 Iowa State, No. 5 Arizona State and No. 6 San Jose State. The regional is set to begin
In its first attempt, Nebraska won the Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Championships title on Saturday night. The Huskers tallied a team score of 197.100, while Ohio State followed in second place (196.225) and Minnesota finished third (195.950). Michigan took fourth place (195.875), followed by Illinois in fifth (195.850), Penn State in sixth (195.700), Iowa in seventh (195.425) and Michigan State in eighth (194.675). The Huskers’ Emily Wong won the all-around competition, finishing with a combined score of 39.600. Wong also tied for the balance beam and floor exercise titles to help Nebraska to the championship. Wong tied with Illinois’ Kelsey
The Big Ten Conference announced its women’s gymnastics All-Big Ten teams and Big Ten Championships seeds on Monday. The All-Conference teams feature top-six performers in the all-around and the top six in each of the four events, based on the student-athletes’ regional qualifying average. FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN Kelsey Joannides, ILL Jessie DeZiel, NEB Lora Evenstad, NEB Janelle Giblin, NEB Emily Wong, NEB Sarah Miller, OSU Sharaya Musser, PSU SECOND-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN Amber See, ILL Alina Weinstein, ILL Tesla Cox, IOWA Katie Zurales, MICH Taira Neal, MSU Jamie Schleppenbach, NEB Whitney Bencsko, PSU Madison Merriam, PSU The 2012 Big Ten Championships
In last year’s tri-meet against Iowa and Nebraska, the Gophers finished third out of the three competitors. But this season they did not let history repeat itself. It wasn’t Minnesota’s strongest meet. They struggled with the last three events, allowing Nebraska and Iowa to close the scoring gap. But the No. 6 Gophers pulled through and won the meet with a total score of 340.0. The 11th-ranked Cornhuskers finished in second with a 336.5, and No. 12 Iowa came in third at 334.5. Read the full recap at GopherSports.com. Iowa: Hawkeyes set new mark for season-high score (HawkeyeSports.com) Nebraska: Huskers
For the fifth consecutive year, BTN will televise seven winter Big Ten Championships, including men’s and women’s swimming and diving, wrestling, men’s and women’s indoor track and field and men’s and women’s gymnastics. Every event will be produced in high definition, including live coverage of the entire Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Championships, the final rounds of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships and the final session of the Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Championships. Coverage begins at 11 a. ET on Saturday, Feb. 25, with the Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships from the University of Iowa. The Big Ten Men’s