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Men's Gymnasts of the Week – Feb. 16-18, 2024

Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices and the College Gymnastics Association.

Big Ten Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Taylor Christopulos – Nebraska

  • Helped the Huskers to wins over Greenville and Army with season best scores in the floor exercise and vault
  • Won the floor exercise with a career-best score of 14.75, just 0.10 off the program record
  • Scored a season-best 14.850 on the vault, finishing second in the event
  • Garners his first Gymnast of the Week award

Specialist of the Week
Zac Tiderman – Nebraska

  • Broke the program’s high bar record with a 14.650 in a win over Army and Greenville
  • The score is the third-highest in the event in the country this season
  • Earns his first Event Specialist of the Week award

Freshman of the Week
Chase Mondi – Nebraska

  • Recorded a career best score of 14.850 in the vault, tying for second
  • Placed sixth in the floor exercise with a 13.800, just 0.10 off his career best score
  • Earns his second consecutive Freshman of the Week award

Eastern College Athletic Conference

Co-Gymnasts of the Week
Sam Kaplan – Springfield
Kaplan once again won the all-around competition as he posted a 75.050 at the University of Michigan on Saturday in helping Springfield to a 384.750 team score.

Aiden Cuy – WIlliam & Mary
Cuy lead the Tribe with the all-around win in his first all-around effort this season. Cuy placed third on parallel bars with a season high score of 13.15. Cuy also recorded W&M’s top score in two other events, as he registered season bests on floor (12.65) and pommel horse (12.45.)

Specialist of the Week
Logan Watterson – Greenville
Watterson secured his third event title of the season on vault over both Nebraska and Army this weekend. His 15.0 effort is currently ranked second in the country.

Rookie of the Week
Peyton Cramer – Springfield
Cramer was dominant again in the pommel horse scoring 14.35 and winning the event by 0.750 at the University of Michigan, as he continued to be ranked in the top six nationally in the event.

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Gymnast of the Week
Zach Nunez – Oklahoma
Oklahoma senior Zach Nunez (Cyprus, TX) won the parallel bars title and scored 14-plus on his two other events to lead the Sooners to a winning 400.600 at No. 14 Simpson (Feb. 17). He set a season-high with his first-place 13.850 parallel bars routine, notched a second-place 14.450 on his first vault of the season, and posted a second-place 14.000 on pommel horse. This is the third career MPSF weekly award for Nunez.

Specialist of the Week
Kelton Christiansen – Oklahoma
Oklahoma sophomore Kelton Christiansen (Arvada, CO) won the high bar event title and scored a combined 27.600 on his two events to lead the Sooners to a winning 400.600 at No. 14 Simpson (Feb. 17). He supplied his second-straight 14-plus routine on high bar by scoring 14.200, and was the only gymnast to score a 14 or above on the event. Christiansen also led off the Sooners on pommel horse, notching a 13.400, which was his second-highest pommel score of the season. This is the first career MPSF weekly award for Christiansen.

Freshman of the Week
Jaxon Mitchell – California
California freshman Jaxon Mitchell (Kyle, TX) improved his personal-best by 1.150 on still rings to win the event title with 13.600 against No. 13 William & Mary, helping the Bears win the virtual meet (Feb. 18). This is the first career MPSF award for Mitchell.