Mikulak wins fourth straight all-around title at 2016 P&G Men’s Championships
posted on 06/05/2016

© John Cheng

HARTFORD, Conn., June 5, 2016 – Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), won his fourth straight U.S. all-around title at the 2016 P&G Men’s Gymnastics Championships at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. Performances at the P&G Championships determined the 18 men who will advance to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Men’s Gymnastics in St. Louis, Mo., June 23 and 25.

Mikulak is the first man since Blaine Wilson to win four consecutive U.S. all-around titles. Mikulak posted a two-day total of 181.500 to take the title. Chris Brooks of Houston/Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), was second (179.850), followed by Jake Dalton of Sparks, Nev./Team Hilton (University of Oklahoma), in third (179.000).

A total of 18 men will compete in the men’s Olympic Trials. Thirteen were announced at the conclusion of competition, with the remaining five selected by the Selection Committee and will be announced later this evening. Performances in Hartford also determined the men’s senior national champions and national team. A gymnast’s final score is a total from both days of competition, which counted equally.

Scores for the top four in the all-around rankings.

  • Sam Mikulak: 91.650/181.500, all-around; 15.400/28.900, floor exercise; 15.500/30.550, pommel horse; 15.250/30.450, still rings; 15.250/30.200, vault; 15.550/31.000, parallel bars; 14.700/30.400, horizontal bar.
  • Chris Brooks: 90.350/179.850, all-around; 14.400/29.050, floor exercise; 14.200/28.200, pommel horse; 15.050/30.100, still rings; 15.000/30.050, vault; 15.800/31.150, parallel bars; 15.900/31.300, horizontal bar.
  • Jake Dalton: 89.600/179.000, all-around; 15.600/31.000, floor exercise; 13.450/27.050, pommel horse; 15.350/30.850, still rings; 15.500/30.850, vault; 14.750/29.650, parallel bars; 14.950/29.600, horizontal bar.
  • Akash Modi, Morganville, N.J./Stanford University: 89.600/178.750, all-around; 14.950/29.850, floor exercise; 15.350/30.150, pommel horse; 14.450/29.100, still rings; 14.950/29.800, vault; 15.400/30.500, parallel bars; 14.500/29.350, horizontal bar.

Individual event champions: Jake Dalton, 15.600/31.000, floor exercise; Donothan Bailey, Colorado Springs, Colo./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), 15.350/30.650, pommel horse; Donnell Whittenburg, 15.700/31.650, still rings; Jake Dalton (15.500) and Matthew Wenske, Houston, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics (15.450), 30.850, vault (tie); Chris Brooks, 15.800/31.150, parallel bars; Paul Ruggeri, Manlius, N.Y./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), 16.000/31.600, horizontal bar.

Scores for other notable gymnasts.

  • Danell Leyva: 86.400/173.300, all-around; 14.200/29.000, floor exercise; 13.200/27.750, pommel horse; 13.750/27.000, still rings; 14.650/29.200, vault; 15.300/30.450, parallel bars; 15.300/29.900, horizontal bar.
  • Alexander Naddour, Queen Creek, Ariz./Team Hilton (USA Youth Center): 89.400/176.050, all-around; 15.150/30.100, floor exercise; 15.750/29.850 pommel horse; 15.450/30.750, still rings; 14.300/29.400, vault; 14.550/27.650, parallel bars; 14.200/28.300, horizontal bar.
  • John Orozco, Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center): 89.200/176.600, all-around; 14.650/28.850, floor exercise; 15.000/28.900, pommel horse; 14.750/29.550, still rings; 14.250/28.550, vault; 15.000/30.100, parallel bars; 15.550/30.650, horizontal bar.
  • Paul Ruggeri: 89.550/177.200, all-around; 15.350/30.700, floor exercise; 13.600/26.700, pommel horse; 14.350/28.550, still rings; 15.500/30.500, vault; 14.750/29.150, parallel bars; 16.000/31.600, horizontal bar.
  • Donnell Whittenburg, Baltimore, Md./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center): 87.650/177.550, all-around; 14.250/29.300, floor exercise; 13.050/26.850, pommel horse; 15.700/31.650, still rings; 15.250/30.450, vault; 15.400/30.250, parallel bars; 14.000/29.050, horizontal bar.

The first 13 members of the U.S. National Team and qualifiers for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials (remaining five will be announced later tonight): Chris Brooks, Houston, Texas/Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center); Jacob Dalton, Sparks, Nev./Team Hilton (Oklahoma University); Marvin Kimble, Milwaukee, Wis./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center); CJ Maestas, Corrales, N.M./U.S. Olympic Training Center; Sean Melton, Columbus, Ohio/Ohio State University; Sam Mikulak, Newport Coast, Calif./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center); Akash Modi, Morganville, N.J./Stanford University ; Yul Moldauer, Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma ; Alex Naddour, Queen Creek, Ariz./Team Hilton (USA Youth Fitness); John Orozco, Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center); Eddie Penev, Penfield, N.Y./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center); Paul Ruggeri III, Manlius, N.Y./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center); Donnell Whittenburg, Baltimore, Md./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center).

Athlete annual awards: Sportsperson of the Year – Sam Mikulak; Athlete of the Year – Jake Dalton; and Coach of the Year – Andriy Stepanchenko.

Background information

  • XL Center. The XL Center (XLCenter.com), is a 16,000 seat multipurpose arena located in downtown Hartford, CT, and operated by Spectra Venue Management. The arena, home to the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL), University of Connecticut Men’s Ice Hockey, and Men’s & Women’s Basketball, was built in 1975 and underwent major renovations in 2014. The XL Center entertains millions of visitors annually with a variety of concerts, family shows, sports, consumer events and trade shows throughout the season.

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