Mikulak wins all-around at 2018 Men’s World Team Selection Camp
posted on 09/22/2018

© John Cheng

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 22, 2018 – Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, California/U.S. Olympic Training Center, won the all-around at the competition held as part of the World Team Selection Camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The competition featured the eight members of the 2018 World Team squad, and the World Team will be announced later this evening.

Based on the two-day totals, Mikulak topped the all-around rankings at 174.450. Yul Moldauer of Arvada, Colorado/University of Oklahoma, was second at 169.950, followed by Alec Yoder of Indianapolis /Ohio State University, in third with a 166.000. Akash Modi of Morganville, New Jersey/Stanford University, was fourth (165.900) and Colin Van Wicklen of Magnolia, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics, took fifth (161.100).

On day two, Mikulak posted the highest all-around score of the day at 86.700. Moldauer and Modi tied for second at 83.850. Yoder was fourth at 82.500. and Van Wicklen was fifth at 80.350.

For team selection, the selection committee will consider both days of competition at the selection camp and the two days of competition at the 2018 U.S. Championships.

The members of the 2018 World Team squad are: Allan Bower of Chandler, Arizona/University of Oklahoma; Trevor Howard of Columbus, Ohio/Ohio State University; Marvin Kimble of Milwaukee, Wis./Salto Gymnastics; Mikulak; Modi; Moldauer; Van Wicklen; and Yoder.

The top event scores for day 2 were: floor exercise, parallel bars and horizontal bar, Mikulak; pommel horse, Kimble; still rings, Howard; and vault, Van Wicklen.

Two-day all-around results
1. Sam Mikulak, 174.450
2. Yul Moldauer, 169.950
3. Alec Yoder, 166.000
4. Akash Modi, 165.900
5. Colin Van Wicklen, 161.100

Day two results

    All-around
    1. Sam Mikulak, 86.700
    2. Yul Moldauer, 83.850
    2. Akash Modi, 83.850
    4. Alec Yoder, 82.500
    5. Colin Van Wicklen, 80.350

    Floor exercise
    1. Sam Mikulak, 14.650
    2. Akash Modi, 14.200
    3. Yul Moldauer, 13.950
    4. Allan Bower, 13.900
    5. Colin Van Wicklen, 13.800
    6. Trevor Howard, 13.650
    7. Alec Yoder, 13.250

    Pommel horse
    1. Marvin Kimble, 15.000
    2. Sam Mikulak, 14.900
    2. Alec Yoder, 14.900
    4. Akash Modi, 14.550
    5. Allan Bower, 14.350
    6. Yul Moldauer, 14.150
    7. Colin Van Wicklen, 11.950

    Still rings
    1. Trevor Howard, 14.600
    2. Alec Yoder, 14.050
    3. Marvin Kimble, 14.000
    4. Yul Moldauer, 13.950
    5. Sam Mikulak, 13.650
    6. Akash Modi, 13.450
    7. Colin Van Wicklen, 13.150
    8. Allan Bower, 12.700

    Vault
    1. Colin Van Wicklen, 14.850
    2. Yul Moldauer, 14.650
    2. Allan Bower, 14.650
    4. Sam Mikulak, 14.500
    4. Trevor Howard, 14.500
    6. Akash Modi, 14.450
    7. Alec Yoder, 14.000

    Parallel bars
    1. Sam Mikulak, 15.150
    2. Yul Moldauer, 14.350
    3. Akash Modi, 13.650
    4. Allan Bower, 13.500
    5. Alec Yoder, 13.150
    6. Trevor Howard, 13.000
    7. Colin Van Wicklen, 12.950

    Horizontal bar
    1. Sam Mikulak, 13.850
    2. Colin Van Wicklen, 13.650
    3. Akash Modi, 13.550
    3. Marvin Kimble, 13.550
    5. Alec Yoder, 13.150
    6. Trevor Howard, 12.850
    7. Yul Moldauer, 12.800

Under the direction of High-performance Director Brett McClure, the camp included a two-day competition, and its goals include evaluating routines; judges’ feedback on routine execution; and reviewing logistics and plans for the 2018 World Championships. The 2018 World Team will be determined following the two days of competition.

The 2018 World Championships are Oct. 25-Nov. 4 in Doha, Qatar, and provide the first opportunity for countries to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games. The three countries that medal in the team competition advance to the Games.

At Worlds, the U.S. men compete in the qualification round in Subdivision 6 on Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. and begin on vault. The women’s qualifying round is Subdivision 5 on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. The finals schedule is: Oct. 29, men’s team, 4 p.m.; Oct. 30, women’s team final, 4 p.m.; Oct. 31, men’s all-around, 4 p.m.; Nov. 1, women’s all-around; Nov. 2, event finals (men – floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings; women – vault, uneven bars), 4 p.m.; and Nov. 3, event finals (men – vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar; women – balance beam, floor exercise), 4 p.m.

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