Gymnasts of the Week – Feb. 9-10, 2018


Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices.

National

Gymnast of the Week
Tristan Duran - Minnesota
Duran set a career high 81.350 on the all-around and was clutch down the stretch winning the final two events of the afternoon, parallel bars and high bar. He scored a 14.450 on p-bars and a 13.850 on high bar. The high bar score ended up making a huge difference as the meet literally came down to the last score.

Rookie of the Week
Shane Wiskus - Minnesota
Wiskus adds to an already impressive week. He was named the B1G Co-Gymnast of the Week and the Freshman of the Week yesterday. He took three podium finishes including a dominant win on floor with a career high 14.700. His 14.400 late in the day on p-bars came up big in the Minnesota win. He won the all-around title for the third time this season with an 82.500.


Big Ten Conference

Co-Gymnasts of the Week
Alec Yoder - Ohio State
* Posted four top-three finishes and three top-five national scores in Ohio State’s meet against Penn State
* Finished first in the pommel horse (14.850) and high bar (14.500), second in the parallel bar (14.450) and third in the vault (14.050)
* Collects his third Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award and the second of the season


Co-Gymnast and Freshman of the Week
Shane Wiskus - Minnesota
* Helped the Gophers defeat Illinois with his third all-around title of the season, posting a score of 82.500
* Also, took first in the floor exercise (14.700) and second in the still rings (13.900) and the parallel bars (14.400)
* Earns his third Big Ten Freshman of the Week award


ECAC/EIGL

Gymnast of the Week
Cole Casanova – Army
Casanova wins gymnast of the week after posting a career high in the all-around. Casanova saved his best for competing in the All-Academy Championships. His day was loaded with career highs in four different events. On rings he posted a score of 13.0, vault a team season best score of 14.3, parallel bars with a score of 13.15 and high bar getting a 13.4. The spectacular day was capped off by Casanova winning the all-around. His effort was not only a spectacular one for himself, but it helped Army West Point earn a season high team score of 399.55. He will look to continue to improve on those career highs February 24 when the Black Knights return home for senior night to compete against Springfield College and The College of William & Mary.

Specialist of the Week
Asad Jooma – UIC
Jooma tied his career high on vault this past weekend. He hit a career high mark of 14.35 and finished fifth competing against No. 3 Nebraska. Jooma has improved his score on the vault in every meet this season. He will look to continue that streak this Sunday when the Flames travel to Springfield for the New England Championship.

Rookie of the Week
Colin Schwartz – UIC
Freshman Colin Schwartz set a career on the parallel bars this weekend competing against No. 3 Nebraska. For his parallel bars routine, he scored a 12.6 that included a .1 bonus for sticking his dismount. Schwartz also scored an 11.7 on the pommel horse and a 13.2 on vault. The freshman has been part of the Flames’ lineup in three events in every meet this year.


Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Gymnast of the Week
Genki Suzuki - Oklahoma
Oklahoma junior Genki Suzuki (North Wales, PA) put together his most complete performance of the year in the Sooners’ 418.850-402.850 win over No. 10 Iowa (Feb. 10). Suzuki won his first three event titles of the year. His most impressive performance came on high bar, where he recorded a first-place and career-high 14.500. That score tied for the second-highest in the country this year, while OU finished with a season-best high bar total (69.500). Suzuki also posted titles on vault (14.550) and parallel bars (14.350), and placed third on pommel horse (14.000). He led the Sooners to the highest overall team score in the country for the second-straight week. This is Suzuki’s first career MPSF weekly award, and the third-straight for the Sooners.