Dalton wins two event titles at 2011 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships
posted on 04/16/2011

© John Cheng

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 16, 2011 – The University of Oklahoma's Jacob Dalton won the floor exercise and vault individual event titles, as well as finished second on parallel bars, in the individual event finals on the final day of the 2011 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships at St. John Arena on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus.

Members of the U.S. Men's National Team won five of the six individual event titles: Alex Naddour of Oklahoma, pommel horse (tie); Tyler Mizoguchi of the University of Illinois, parallel bars; Brandon Wynn of Ohio State University, still rings; and Dalton, floor and vault. Former national team member Alex Buscaglia of Stanford University won the horizontal bar.

Oklahoma captured five medals, three gold and two silver medals. Both Illinois and OSU took three each – two gold and one silver for Illinois, and one gold and two silver for OSU. The University of Michigan, University of California - Berkeley and Stanford each nabbed two. Pennsylvania State University earned one silver.

For the floor exercise, Dalton edged out teammate and defending champ Steven Legendre for the title, 16.200 to 16.000. Michigan's Sam Mikulak, the 2011 NCAA all-around champion, was third at 15.700.

Dalton's second title came on vault, where he earned a 16.550. The U.C. Berkeley's Christian Monteclaro was second at 16.250, with OSU's Jeff Treleaven in third at 16.100.

The Sooner looked on track to win a third title on parallel bars, but Mizoguchi was the last up and posted a 15.200, topping Dalton's 14.900. Cameron Foreman of Stanford University was third at 14.800.

On pommel horse, Naddour and Illinois' Daniel Ribeiro tied for first at 15.550. Buckeye Ty Echard was third at 15.250. This is Naddour's second straight pommel horse NCAA title.

Wynn won his second consecutive still rings title with his 16.000. Illinois' Anthony Sacramento and Pennsylvania State University's Miguel Pineda tied for second at 15.400.

In the horizontal bar final, Buscaglia took top honors at 15.750. Ian Makowske of Michigan was second at 15.350, and U.C. Berkeley's Kyle Bunthuwong was third at 15.100.

In addition to the event champions, event medalists Bunthuwong, Legendre, Mikulak and Pineda are also current or former members of the national team.

2011 NCAA Men's National Championships
St. John Arena
Columbus, Ohio
April 16, 2011

Floor Exercise
1. Jacob Dalton, University of Oklahoma, 16.200
2. Steven Legendre, University of Oklahoma, 16.000
3. Sam Mikulak, University of Michigan, 15.700
4. Josh Dixon, Stanford University, 15.500
5. Parker Raque, Pennsylvania State University, 15.400
5. Eddie Penev, Stanford University, 15.400
7. Bobby Shortle, University of Oklahoma, 15.300
8. Tim Gentry, Stanford University, 15.150
9. Chad Wiest, University of Illinois, 14.850
10. Tyler Mizoguchi, University of Illinois, 14.000

Pommel Horse
1. Alex Naddour, University of Oklahoma, 15.550
1. Daniel Ribeiro, University of Illinois, 15.550
3. Ty Echard, Ohio State University, 15.250
4. Chris Turner, Stanford University, 15.000
5. Adam Hamers, University of Michigan, 14.800
6. Glen Ishino, University of California - Berkeley, 14.400
6. Donothan Bailey, University of California - Berkeley, 14.400
8. Kyle Bunthuwong, University of California - Berkeley, 14.150
9. Tony Beck, Pennsylvania State University, 13.900
10. Bryan del Castillo, University of California - Berkeley, 13.300

Still Rings
1. Brandon Wynn, Ohio State University, 16.000
2. Anthony Sacramento, University of Illinois, 15.400
2. Miguel Pineda, Pennsylvania State University, 15.400
4. Tim Gentry, Stanford University, 15.300
5. Steven Lacombe, University of California - Berkeley, 15.250
6. Landon Funiciello, William & Mary, 15.200
6. Troy Nitzky, University of Oklahoma, 15.200
8. Scott Rosenthal, Pennsylvania State University, 15.000
9. Parker Raque, Pennsylvania State University, 14.900
10. Jacob Dalton, University of Oklahoma, 14.850

Vault
1. Jacob Dalton, University of Oklahoma, 16.550
2. Christian Monteclaro, University of California - Berkeley, 16.250
3. Jeff Treleaven, Ohio State University, 16.100
4. Parker Raque, Pennsylvania State University, 16.050
5. Matt McGrath, University of Iowa, 15.900
6. Tim Gentry, Stanford University, 15.700
7. Sam Mikulak, University of Michigan, 15.500
8. Alex Naddour, University of Oklahoma, 15.250
9. Tyler Mizoguchi, University of Illinois, 15.200
10. Alex Buscaglia, Stanford University, 15.050

Parallel Bars
1. Tyler Mizoguchi, University of Illinois, 15.200
2. Jacob Dalton, University of Oklahoma, 14.900
3. Cameron Foreman, Stanford University, 14.800
4. Sam Mikulak, University of Michigan, 14.700
5. Bryan del Castillo, University of California - Berkeley, 14.500
6. Alex Buscaglia, Stanford University, 14.400
7. Patrick McLaughlin, Temple University, 14.300
8. Craig Padera, Jr, University of Illinois, 14.250
8. Brandon Wynn, Ohio State University, 14.250
10. Ryan Lieberman, Stanford University, 14.100

Horizontal Bar
1. Alex Buscaglia, Stanford University, 15.750
2. Ian Makowske, University of Michigan, 15.350
3. Kyle Bunthuwong, University of California - Berkeley, 15.100
4. Jacob Dalton, University of Oklahoma, 15.050
5. Kris Done, Ohio State University, 15.000
6. Steven Legendre, University of Oklahoma, 14.800
6. Wasef Burbar, Pennsylvania State University, 14.800
8. Brandon Wynn, Ohio State University, 14.450
9. Ryan Lieberman, Stanford University, 14.400
9. Josh Dixon, Stanford University, 14.400