Felix Aronovich is a Penn State gymnast competing for Israel in the upcoming Summer Olympics. His journey to make the Olympic team is a long and winding one, and Aronovich explains in his first Big Ten Olympic journal for BTN.com. Read his first entry in this post and find more journals here. “So, what have I done so far? Nineteen years of gymnastics, hundreds of national, international and collegiate competitions, tens of thousands of hours spent in gyms all across the world, all leading to one single event that will overshadow everything that came before for me and influence all
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. See all the individual results here and check out the All-Big Ten Teams and superlative winners in this post. Also, watch Saturday’s highlights right now. Ruggeri took home the event title in the floor exercise, totaling 15.800, nearly one-half point ahead
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
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