Gymnasts of the Week – Feb. 15-18, 2018


Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices.

National

Gymnast of the Week
Sean Melton - Ohio State
Melton tallied the fifth-highest all-around score of the meet at the 2018 Winter Cup with a two-day score of 164.800 to retain his spot on the U.S. national team. He two-day readout of 28.700 on the still rings was the best of the competition and earned him gold in the event. He earned five total top-10 finishes over the weekend including fifth on the floor, tied sixth on parallel bars and sixth in the high bar.


Big Ten Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Sean Melton - Ohio State
* Finished first in the still rings (28.700) and fifth in the all-around competition (164.800) at the Winter Cup Challenge in Las Vegas
* Earned five total top-10 finishes over the weekend including fifth in the floor, tied for sixth in the parallel bars and sixth in the high bar
* Collects his tenth Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award and second of the season

Freshman of the Week
Shane Wiskus - Minnesota
* Finished second in the floor exercise (28.550) and ninth in the all-around competition (162.900) at the Winter Cup Challenge in Las Vegas
* Earned five total top-10 finishes over the weekend including sixth in the still rings, fifth in the parallel bars and fourth in the high bar
* Earns his fourth Big Ten Freshman of the Week award


ECAC/EIGL

Gymnast of the Week
Stephen Lewis – Springfield
Lewis Claims his third ECAC men’s gymnastics weekly award by setting a new career-high in the all-around. His new career high in the all-around is a mark of 80.8 came as the Pride competed against fellow ECAC opponent University of Illinois Chicago. Lewis highlighted his new career all-around by hitting a new career high in floor exercise (14.2) and the rings (13.65). He also had the Prides best showing on the vault with a score of 14.3. To complete the all-around, he hit marks on the pommel horse of 13.3, parallel bars (12.65) and high bar (12.7).

Specialist of the Week
Asad Jooma – UIC
Jooma wins his second consecutive specialist of the week award. Jooma tied his career high on the vault which he set last week. the score of 14.35 for the event earned him the first-place finish as the team competed against ECAC rival Springfield College. Jooma also has the second highest overall vault average in the ECAC this year.

Rookie of the Week
Trevor Lamberton – Springfield
Trevor Lamberton continued to excel ion his first season at Springfield as he set new career-high marks on both the vault and floor exercise. First Lamberton completed a high bar routine for a score of 12.05. He then set a new career high on vault with a score of 13.45 and followed that up with the floor score of 13.2.