STATE COLLEGE, Pa., April 20, 2013 – The University of Michigan won the 2013 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships team title tonight inside Recreation Hall on the campus of Pennsylvania State University. This is Michigan’s fifth title in school history and head coach Kurt Golder’s third. The Wolverines, which last won in 2010, scored a 443.200, followed by the University of Oklahoma, 440.100, and Stanford University with 436.150.
2012 Olympian Sam Mikulak of Corona del Mar, Calif./Michigan, took the second NCAA all-around title of his career, posting a 91.150, while his Michigan teammate Adrian de los Angeles of Long Beach, Calif., finished second, 88.350. Stanford’s Eddie Penev of Penfield, N.Y., claimed the bronze medal with an 87.350 total. Mikulak, de los Angeles and Penev are all currently members of the U.S. Senior National Team.
The Wolverines began competition on the pommel horse with a 72.250. With a 75.800 total on the still rings, Michigan grabbed the lead after two events and never relinquished it. Michigan went on to post totals of 73.050, vault; 73.800, parallel bars; and 73.050, high bar. With the title on the line, Michigan did not let up, delivering a 75.250 on floor – the highest total on the event in the competition.
En route to the all-around crown, Mikulak posted scores of 15.150, floor; 14.850, pommel horse; 15.250, still rings; 14.900, vault; 15.350, parallel bars; and 15.650, high bar. Tonight’s competition was just the second time this season Mikulak has competed in the all-around, and comes two weeks after taking the Big Ten all-around title.
The NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships conclude tomorrow with the individual event finals, which will stream live on NCAA.com, beginning at 2 p.m. ET.
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