Behind an NCAA record-setting 15.95 performance on parallel bars from junior Sam Mikulakand a 1-2 all-around competition finish from Mikulak and sophomore Adrian de los Angeles, the No. 3-ranked University of Michigan men’s gymnastics team captured its 16th Big Ten championship by defeating No. 1 Penn State 438.900-434.050 on Friday inside the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion. Read full MGoBlue.com recap and get all the results.
Paced by a program-record 49.725 on vault, the No. 9 Nebraska women’s gymnastics team captured its third consecutive conference crown – the last two coming in the Big Ten – Saturday night at the 2013 Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Championships.
The University of Iowa women’s gymnastics team upset No. 12 Minnesota, 195.725-195.550, in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday night. The Hawkeyes hit 24 for 24 routines and finished with a 49.225 floor performance to sew up the win. Minnesota was undefeated before falling to Iowa. Read the full recap at HawkeyeSports.com.
For the sixth 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.
Michigan women’s gymnastics is back. After missing last season’s NCAA Championships – this from a program that won 18 of the last 21 Big Ten Championships – Michigan has spent time this season atop the national poll. Currently, the Wolverines are No. 3 and they own the conference’s latest Big Ten Gymnast of the Week, Joanna Sampson. Watch our full interview with Michigan coach Bev Plocki now.
No. 2 Michigan swept all four events and the all-around to improve on its program-best start, taking down Illinois for the 36th consecutive time, 197.350-195.100, on Saturday at Crisler Center. It was the Wolverines’ highest score — regular season or postseason — since March 7, 2008, vs. Georgia (197.600).
Here’s the full schedule for televised Big Ten men’s and women’s gymnastics events on BTN TV and BTN2Go.