USA wins team silver at DTB Team Challenge
posted on 11/29/2014

© John Cheng

STUTTGART, Germany, Nov. 29, 2014 – The United States won the men’s silver medal in the team competition at the DTB Team Challenge at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany. Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./Team Hilton HHonors (U.S. Olympic Training Center), will compete in the men’s all-around competition tomorrow. Click here for live results.

The U.S. squad posted a total of 176.550 to finish behind Japan’s 177.100. Germany was third at 175.950, finishing just ahead of Brazil’s 175.250. The top four teams in Friday’s qualification round advanced to the finals, and in the finals, up to three gymnasts competed on each event with the top two scores counting toward the team total.

The U.S. Men’s Team was comprised of Bobby Baker of Lemont, Ill./University of Illinois; Marvin Kimble of Milwaukee, Wis./Swiss Turners Gymnastics Academy; C.J. Maestas of Corrales, N.M./University of Illinois; and Akash Modi of Morganville, N.J./Stanford University.

The United States began on pommel horse and finished with the floor exercise. Kimble and Modi had the top two event scores for the parallel bars, earning a 15.100 and 15.000, respectively. Maestas also has the second highest score for the floor at 15.250 and the still rings at 15.400. Modi scored the third best on the pommel with 14.450.

Here are the other event scores for the USA in the team competition: floor exercise -- Modi, 14.450, and Kimble, 14.100; pommel horse – Maestas, 14.350, and Kimble, 14.100: still rings – Kimble, 14.750; vault – Modi, 14.750, and Baker, 14.400; parallel bars – Baker, 13.100; and horizontal bar – Kimble, 14.500, Modi, 14.150, and Maestas, 13.750.