Mikulak wins all-around at 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials; U.S. Olympic Men's Gymnastics Team named in St. Louis
posted on 06/25/2016

© John Cheng

Update 7/15/16: John Orozco suffered a knee injury during training and has withdrawn from the team. He is replaced by Danell Leyva.

ST. LOUIS, June 25, 2016 – Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), earned a berth to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, after posting the highest four-day all-around total, a 362.750, at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials at Saint Louis (Mo.) University’s Chaifetz Arena. The all-around standings include scores from the two days of competition at the 2016 P&G Gymnastics Championships and two days of competition at the Olympic Trials.

The complete men's U.S. Olympic Team, pending United States Olympic Committee approval, is comprised of: Chris Brooks of Houston, Texas/Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center); Jake Dalton of Sparks, Nev./Team Hilton (University of Oklahoma); Mikulak; Alex Naddour of Queen Creek, Ariz./Team Hilton (USA Youth Fitness); and John Orozco of Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center).

Mikulak (362.750), Brooks (358.075), and Dalton (356.525) took the top three spots in the all-around standings. Competition in St. Louis continues tomorrow with the final day of the P&G Women’s Championships with junior women starting at 1 p.m. CT. and the senior women at 7:30 p.m. CT.

Event scores for the top five in the all-around rankings.
NOTE: The scores listed below are the four-day total/June 25 score.

  • Mikulak: 362.750(1)/90.600, all-around; 59.950/15.400, floor exercise; 61.175/15.200, pommel horse (tie for top score); 60.400/14.925, still rings; 60.825/15.350, vault; 61.350/15.375, parallel bars; 59.050/14.350, horizontal bar.
  • Brooks: 358.075(2)/89.050, all-around; 58.450/14.625, floor exercise; 55.700/13.700, pommel horse; 59.750/14.875, still rings; 60.050/15.000, vault; 61.825/15.175, parallel bars (top score); 62.300/15.675, horizontal bar (top score).
  • Dalton: 356.525(3)/89.200, all-around; 62.350/15.825, floor exercise (top score); 53.575/13.075, pommel horse; 61.075/15.075, still rings; 61.275/15.200, vault (top score); 58.900/15.100, parallel bars; 59.350/14.925, horizontal bar.
  • Donnell Whittenburg, Baltimore, Md./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center): 355.525(4)/89.650, all-around; 59.725/15.325, floor exercise; 53.900/13.325, pommel horse; 62.225/15.400, still rings; 60.925/15.325, vault; 61.425/15.475, parallel bars; 57.325/14.800, horizontal bar.
  • Yul Moldauer, Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma: 354.425(5)/89.275, all-around; 60.125/15.075, floor exercise; 58.475/14.575, pommel horse; 59.650/14.900, still rings; 60.050/15.050, vault; 60.250/15.600, parallel bars; 55.875/14.075, horizontal bar.

Scores for other notable gymnasts

  • Akash Modi, Morganville, N.J./Stanford University: 354.300(6)/88.075, all-around; 59.225/14.500, floor exercise; 59.175/14.900, pommel horse; 57.475/14.200, still rings; 58.925/14.800, vault; 61.175/15.450, parallel bars; 58.325/14.225, horizontal bar.
  • Paul Ruggeri, Manlius, N.Y./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center): 351.525(7)/87.475, all-around; 60.900/15.200, floor exercise; 53.450/13.500, pommel horse; 57.000/14.275, still rings; 60.550/14.875, vault; 58.900/15.150, parallel bars; 60.725/14.475, horizontal bar.
  • Naddour: competed in four events on 6/25 – 60.100/15.075, floor exercise; 61.175/15.675, pommel horse (tied for top score); 61.250/15.275, still rings; 59.850/15.325, vault.
  • Orozco: competed in four events – 58.100/14.825, pommel horse; 59.375/14.775, still rings; 61.000/15.450, parallel bars; 61.700/15.575, horizontal bar.

Event Information
Tickets are still on sale through with prices depending on session and seat location. Tickets may be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster outlets, and at the Chaifetz Arena Box Office.

Performances in St. Louis determine the U.S. Olympic Team and replacement athlete spots who will represent Team USA at the Rio Olympic Games. The P&G Championships, which has athletes competing on the junior and senior levels, crown the U.S. titles and national teams for women’s and junior men’s gymnastics and serves as the last opportunity for female gymnasts to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Women’s Gymnastics in San Jose, Calif.

Ways to follow the action

Television, webcast and YouTube coverage

 

  • Live competition coverage.
    • Television. NBC will air the final day of the women’s P&G Championships from St. Louis live at 9 p.m. ET.
    • NBC Live Extra. Live simulcast coverage of the final day of the women’s P&G Championships from St. Louis 8:30 p.m. ET at NBC Live Extra on iOS and Android devices, or online at nbcsports.com/live-extra.
    • With analysts 2008 Olympic medalists Samantha Peszek and Raj Bhavsar, USA Gymnastics will provide live webcast coverage of the junior competitive sessions from the P&G Championships. Former NCAA and Big Ten champion Evan Heiter will join Peszek and Bhavsar as the host. The webcasts will be available worldwide free of charge on StLouis2016.com/live. The junior women’s final day on June 26 airs at 2 p.m. ET.
  • USA Gymnastics on YouTube. USA Gymnastics will post coverage of the events in St. Louis, including nearly every competition routine for the women's P&G Championships, after the conclusion of the event, interviews from media day and post-competition, and clips from podium training.
  • Online. The P&G Gymnastics Championships and U.S. Olympic Trials is easier than ever to follow online. Schedules, general event information, start lists, live scoring, and more are available at StLouis2016.com, which is easily viewable on smart phones and other digital devices.
  • Social Media. USA Gymnastics is providing live updates and exclusive content, including videos and photos, from the P&G Championships and U.S. Olympic Trials on Facebook (facebook.com/USAGymnastics) and Twitter (@USAGym). Gymnastics fans can follow the action easily and join the conversation on Twitter by using the official hashtag of the weekend, #StLouis2016.
  • myusagym iOS app. Fans can follow the scores from the events in St. Louis live using the myusagym app for iOS devices available in the iTunes store. Those without iOS devices, can follow the scores at myusagym.com with any mobile device or desktop computer.

The St. Louis Sports Commission is the local host for both events.

The trials and nationals for men’s and women’s gymnastics are being held separately to accommodate the differences in scheduling needed to properly identify and prepare athletes for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The P&G Gymnastics Championships for the senior men were staged June 3-5 at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., and determined the men competing at the men’s Olympic Trials. The last time the men’s and women’s national championships were held at different times and locations was in 2008. The U.S. Olympic Trials – Women’s Gymnastics is set for July 8 & 10 at SAP Center at San Jose (Calif.). The last time the men’s and women’s trials were held separately was in 1976.

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for all sports are a collaborative undertaking between the U.S. Olympic Committee, the national governing bodies and the local organizing committees.

Background information

  • Chaifetz Arena at the Saint Louis University. Chaifetz Arena (TheChaifetzArena.com) is a 10,600-seat multipurpose venue on the campus of Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. Spectra Venue Management, operators of Chaifetz Arena, is the industry leader across a full range of services that impact the bottom-line success of public assembly venues, including marketing and sales, corporate partnerships, event booking, ticket services and box office management, customer service, operations and engineering, and finance and administration. Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is the expert in hosting and entertainment, partnering with over 300 clients at 400 global properties to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s expertise is embodied within three divisions: Venue Management (formerly Global Spectrum), Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Food Services), and Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan). Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.

  • St. Louis Sports Commission. The St. Louis Sports Commission is the privately-funded nonprofit organization that grows, strengthens and moves St. Louis forward through sports. The organization uses the power of sports to enhance the area’s quality of life and generate economic and social benefit for the St. Louis region.