U.S. men take fourth in team final at 2019 World Championships
posted on 10/09/2019

© John Cheng

STUTTGART, Germany, Oct. 9, 2019 – Rebounding from a disappointing seventh-place ranking in the qualification round, the U.S. men turned in a great performance to finish fourth in the men’s team final at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. Four-time World all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, and 2019 World team gold-medalist Sunisa Lee of St. Paul, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center, will represent the United States in the tomorrow’s women’s all-around final at 4 p.m. local time, which U.S.-based fans can watch live on NBCSN or online at 10 a.m. ET.

The U.S. posted a 254.578 team total, finishing behind Russia, which won the country’s first men’s World team title with 261.726 points, China in second at 260.729, and Japan, which rounded out the top three at 258.159. The team’s event scores were: floor exercise, 43.332; pommel horse, 40.799; still rings, 41.966; vault, 42.700 (the first event for the USA); parallel bars, 43.566; and horizontal bar, 42.215. Team USA had the second-best team high bar score and the third best floor and parallel bars marks in the finals.

The members of the U.S. Men’s Team are: Trevor Howard of Columbus, Ohio/Ohio State University; Sam Mikulak of Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center; Akash Modi of Morganville, N.J./Stanford University; Yul Moldauer of Arvada, Colo./University of Oklahoma; Shane Wiskus of Spring Park, Minn./University of Minnesota; and Allan Bower of Chandler, Ariz./University of Oklahoma, traveling alternate.

The U.S. men’s event scores are as follows.
Floor exercise: Wiskus, 14.266; Moldauer, 14.400; Mikulak, 14.666
Pommel horse: Moldauer, 12.933; Modi, 13.900; Mikulak, 13.966
Still rings: Moldauer, 13.833; Howard, 13.900; Mikulak, 14.233
Vault: Modi, 14.200; Mikulak, 14.200; Moldauer, 14.300
Parallel bars: Moldauer, 14.100; Modi, 14.266; Mikulak, 15.200
Horizontal bar: Wiskus, 13.533; Modi, 14.016; Mikulak, 14.666

The remaining finals schedule is: Oct. 10, women’s all-around, 4 p.m.; Oct. 11, men’s all-around, 4 p.m.; Oct. 12, event finals (men – floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings; women – vault, uneven bars), 4 p.m.; and Oct. 13, event finals (men – vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar; women – balance beam, floor exercise), 1 p.m. All times are local to Stuttgart. The entire TV and online coverage schedule is available at usagymworlds.com.

All coverage by NBC, NBCSN and the Olympic Channel is available only in the United States. NBC’s gymnastics commentating team of Tim Daggett, Terry Gannon, Nastia Liukin and Andrea Joyce will provide commentary for all finals.