Men's NCAA individual event champions crowned
posted on 04/11/2015

© John Cheng

NORMAN, Okla., April 11, 2015 – The individual event champions were crowned today during the final day of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships, held at the Lloyd Noble Center on the campus of the University of Oklahoma.

On the floor exercise, Pennsylvania State University’s Thad Lawson took top honors with a 15.725. Colin Van Wicklen of the University of Oklahoma was second, scoring a 15.600. The University of Michigan’s Stacey Ervin and the University of Minnesota’s Zach Lieber tied for third place with matching 15.575 scores.

Michael Reid of OU grabbed the pommel horse title with a 15.500. Michigan’s Nolan Novak was second with a 14.775, followed closely by U.S. Senior National Team Member Akash Modi of Morganville, N.J./Stanford University, with a 14.750 in third.

Oklahoma’s Michael Squires won his third straight rings title with a 16.400. C.J. Maestas of the University of llinois was second with a 15.975, while Penn State’s Alexis Torres finished third, posting a 15.750.

Two-time U.S. vault champion Sean Senters of Stanford performed a triple-twisting Yurchenko and won his second consecutive NCAA vault title with a 15.475. U.S. National Team Member Kevin Wolting of Laguna Hills, Calif./University of California-Berkeley, was second at 15.075, while OU’s Kanji Oyama took third (15.025).

On the parallel bars, Stanford’s Brian Knott was first with a 15.200 followed by his teammate Modi with a 15.100. Oklahoma's Sergey Resnick was third, scoring a 15.075.

Maestas took the top spot on the horizontal bar with a 15.125, followed closely by Modi at 15.100. The University of Minnesota’s Steve Jaciuk and Michigan’s Dmitri Belanovski tied for third with a 15.025.