NORMAN, Okla., April 9, 2015 – The University of Oklahoma, the University of Michigan, and the University of Iowa advanced to the 2015 National Collegiate Men’s Gymnastics National Championships during the second of two National Qualifier sessions. The competition was held at the Lloyd Noble Center on the campus of the University of Oklahoma.
The Sooners were spectacular, leading second-place and defending champions Michigan 450.750 to 437.000. Iowa grabbed the last spot into the final with a 435.050 total.
In the first National Qualifier session, Stanford University, the University of California-Berkeley and Pennsylvania State University advanced. Stanford scored a 435.850 ahead of Berkeley’s 433.700. Penn State was locked in a battle all afternoon with the University of Minnesota. It came down to the final routines: Steve Jaciuk’s horizontal bar and Trevor Howard’s floor. Both delivered hit routines with stuck dismounts. Howard’s 15.800 gave Penn State the edge: 432.900 to Minnesota’s 432.700.
Competition continues tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET with the crowning of the team and all-around champions.
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All four sessions of the championships will be live streamed on NCAA.com. The following is an overview of how fans can follow the action from Norman. All times are Eastern.
Friday, April 10
Saturday, April 11