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#NCAAMGym Week 11 Recap

Believe it or not, we now have just one more weekend full of non-postseason gymnastics. That slate will be kicked off with the USAG Nationals on March 29-30 (though there will still be a couple of regular season meets with UIC @ Michigan and California @ Stanford).

What that means is a B1G regular season champion will be crowned this coming weekend! We’ll get more into the shifts in those standings as we break down each meet from last weekend. First, the One Thing We Learned

Oklahoma’s Historic Run

Okay, so we didn’t necessarily learn about this over the weekend, we were merely reminded of it. The Sooners’ victory over Navy cemented the program’s place in not just the NCAA men’s gymnastics history books, but the entire collegiate sports landscape’s history books.

I don’t care if you have 4 teams in your sport or 400. Winning 111 straight meets/games/matches is outstanding and not something that happens coincidentally. I’m confident in saying that we haven’t seen the end of Oklahoma’s streak, though regardless of when it ends, a gigantic hats off to every single gymnast and coach that has been a part of it.

Oklahoma @ Navy

Oklahoma topped Navy 416.7-400.6 in Annapolis last Saturday to secure their 111th-straight victory.

OU stood out on floor, vault and high bar but had struggles on horse, the only event they forfeited to Navy. Earning titles for the Sooners were Gage Dyer (MPSF Gymnast of the Week) on floor and high bar, Yul Moldauer on horse, rings and p-bars, as well as Matt Wenske/Vitaliy Guimaraes on vault.

Navy getting back above the 400 mark was a win in itself — they haven’t crossed that threshold since Feb. 9 (they hit 400 flat on March 1). It shows that the Midshipmen are finally starting to hit their stride in the five-up, five-count portion of the season.

Highlights for Navy included outscoring OU on horse with Jake Carlson and Ryan Orce on the podium, Lucas Beltran’s solid floor showing, and Max Gerber and Cash Buske just missing the podium.

Navy is off until the ECAC Championships on April 6. OU goes up against Cal and UIC in Berkeley on Saturday. — Alex Wittenberg

Check out full results here.

Illinois/Michigan @ Penn State

A meet with tremendous implications resulted in Michigan solidifying themselves as the favorites to win the Big Ten regular season title.

The Wolverines trailed both Penn State and Illinois through five events until a monster vault rotation (71.90) launched them to the top of the leaderboard. Kevin Penev (14.50), Marty Strech (14.40) and Jacob Moore (14.250) all stuck their vaults. Meanwhile, Anthony McCallum capped off the rotation with his signature tsuk double pike (14.85) to earn him the event title, and Michigan the win.

Cameron Bock also had a bounce back day after he struggled last week against Iowa. Bock took home both the p-bars (13.70) and high bar (14.50) titles. It is clear that Michigan is a different animal when the sophomore is in form.

This win is a big deal as Michigan now moves to 4-1 in the Big Ten and is joined by Iowa as the only one-loss teams. Iowa will face both Penn State and Minnesota this coming week and Michigan will head to Nebraska.  If both teams are undefeated in their final weekend, they will each take a share of the title.

Head Coach Kurt Golder believes that his team can finish what they started. “We just have to go out to Nebraska and get the job done. Of course, the last two NCAA Championships they have beaten us, we just gotta be sharp when we go out there.”

Penn State came up just over a point and a half short of Michigan. Although the Nittany Lions are likely disappointed with the outcome, they proved they can hang with the top teams in the Big Ten.  They counted just three falls in the competition, compared to Michigan’s two, and won three events on the day (PH, SR, HB). 

Penn State did their usual thing on pommel horse (66.60) and we finally got a head-to-head battle between Michael Paradise and Stephen Nedoroscik. Both of them did arguably their best sets of the season but Paradise (14.70) came up just short of Nedoroscik (14.85).

We already knew what Penn State can do on pommel horse and rings, but they showed signs of life on some other events. Sam Zakutney (14.65) and Brennan Pantazis (14.60) placed second and third on vault, an event PSU has been very weak on the past few years. Senior Michael Burns had his best competition of the year, including a second place finish on high bar (14.15) to give Penn State their highest team total on that event.

The day did not go as planned for a very good Illini team, but there were still some highlights. Alex Diab seems completely untouchable on rings where he grabbed another title with a 14.75 performance. Michael Fletcher continued his tour as one of the best freshman in the country while tallying a second place finish on p-bars (13.45).

The final title on the day for Illinois was won by Clay Stephens with his 14.7 floor set. Unfortunately, Stephens suffered an apparent knee injury later in the day on vault. This is something we never want to see happen to anybody, let alone someone of his stature and character. Stephens was voted a team captain after spending just one semester with the team.  Illinois will fight on and hope for a speedy recovery for their talented leader. — Ben Cooperman

Check out full results here.

Air Force @ Minnesota

Minnesota breezed past the Air Force Falcons 402.05-387.35 during a dual meet in Minneapolis on Sunday.

Coming off a big victory over Ohio State, the Gophers had a somewhat unbalanced day, with mistakes in strange spots and big highlights in others. That’s partly due to the fact that they rested some of their top guys, such as Shane Wiskus and Shaun Herzog, and gave others a crack at a lineup spot.

Air Force was keeping pace with Minnesota at the halfway point after their solid vault rotation and a measly rings performance from the Gophers. The Falcons also scored a 66.4 on rings while Minnesota put up just a 63.15, a season-low. But Minnesota’s vault juiced them back up, in large part due to freshman Garrett Kasiski’s (NCAA/B1G Rookie of the Week) stuck handspring double-front — the Gophers took over from there.

After that, the Falcons had real struggles, scoring just a 62.7 on high bar and a 60.4 on p-bars, a season-low. Highlights for Air Force included a horse and rings title for Ethan Esval and solid performances from Frankie Valentin, Lukas Texeira and Christian Kalustian.

Minnesota had team titles on every event except rings. Earning titles for Minnesota were Eric Nakamura on floor, Vitali Kan on pommels, Kasiski on vault, and Shane Wiskus on p-bars and high bar. Wiskus (NCAA/B1G Gymnast of the Week) had quite a day despite resting on a couple events, posting a 14.9 on p-bars and a 14.4 on high bar — both were season-highs for the sophomore.

The Gophers will be back to full strength next weekend when they face Penn State and Iowa at home. While the odds are long, each team will in fact be fighting for a Big Ten regular season championship.

The Falcons are home against Washington on Saturday. They’re fighting for a spot at the NCAA Championships. — Alex Wittenberg

Check out full results here.

Ohio State @ Iowa

Stay hot, Hawkeyes. On Saturday afternoon in Iowa City, the Hawkeyes enjoyed a celebration of their seniors while simultaneously taking down yet another B1G opponent in Ohio State.

With the win, Iowa has now put themselves in a position of potentially winning the B1G regular season crown if they can defeat Penn State and Minnesota this weekend and also have Michigan lose to Nebraska.

Regardless of whether that happens, Iowa has been the biggest surprise of 2019. Now — on to what happened this weekend.

Full disclosure, this wasn’t the Hawkeyes’ best performance. They endured a drop off in scoring on five of six events from the week prior while being thoroughly outdone by the Buckeyes on PH and VT. Then again, a win is a win is a win.

The highlight performance from this one came from Nick Merryman. The junior snagged a pair of event titles on PB (tied with teammate Jake Brodarzon) and HB — capitalizing on a pair of events that Ohio State severely struggled on. Merryman keeps things fairly simple, difficulty-wise, but there aren’t many gymnasts across the NCAA who are more enjoyable to watch given the cleanliness of his gymnastics.

Bennet Huang and Evan Davis also both stepped up with rock-solid days, contributing great scores on four events each.

I was quite impressed with Ohio State through four events. They limited mistakes on PH and absolutely crushed VT, claiming four of the top-five spots on the event. That rotation, specifically, was highlighted by three stuck landings coming from Joey Bonnano, Alec Yoder and Dexter Roettker.

Unfortunately, PB and HB happened. The Buckeyes bottomed out with season-low team scores on both — including a 59.95 on high bar. Certainly Yoder’s presence on the latter event would help, but even with him, there’s no team in the NCAA that can tread water while having to deal with counting a pair of 10’s anywhere in their team score.

Ohio State’s event winners were Jesse Tyndall on FX, Yoder on PH, Max Andryuschenko on SR as well as Yoder and Bonnano on VT. — Logan Bradley

Check out full results here.

Army, Springfield and Temple @ William & Mary

In what turned out being a two-team battle, Army was able to hang on to take down their host, William & Mary, by just over two points.

I think we now know that Army is just about a mid-390 team with the potential to hit 400 with a great day. All-arounders Matt Davis (79.75) and Cole Casanova (79.15) snagged the 1-2 spots for the day. Davis was able to win FX while Casanova took home a win on PB.

One Black Knight gymnast of note from the day was Erik Del Cid. The junior grabbed a pair of top-two finishes on FX and VT, including an event title on the latter event.

Army will now focus their attention on USAG Nationals and ECAC Championships, a pair of postseason meets that they should find themselves in heavy contention for.

Despite being winners of three events (FX, VT, HB), William & Mary fell short of taking down their ECAC rival. Their horse team also came to play as the Tribe locked up the top-three spots there with Spencer Schrandt finding himself in the top spot.

David Watkins continued his fantastic 2019 season with another title on SR — this one of the 13.75 variety. Now ranked no. 8 in the NCAA — Watkins will qualify with ease to NCAA’s and should have a shot at becoming an All-American. Also winning a title was David Allen on HB.

Springfield boasted a trio of top-three finishes this weekend. Those came from Stephen Lewis (AA- 3rd), Jannik Haas (PB – 3rd) and Noah Candocia (VT – 2nd).

The Temple Owls wrapped things up with a pair of top-ten event finishes themselves with Evan Salters on PB and Taden Thurber on HB. — Logan Bradley

Check out full results here.

#NCAAMGym Week 10 Power Rankings

Every week we’ll release a “Power Rankings,” aiming to provide a fluid picture of how each team across the NCAA is doing at the moment. The idea is to try not to focus too much on scores and look more at the current state of the team. The (+) or (-) next to each team’s name relates to how far they rose or fell from last week’s rankings.

This year’s power rankings are an average based off of the individual rankings of five individuals:

  • Logan Bradley (former Illinois gymnast)
  • Ben Cooperman (former Penn State gymnast)
  • Alex Wittenberg (former Minnesota gymnast)
  • Andrew Misiolek (former Stanford gymnast)
  • Jessica Frankl (CGA gymnastics expert/photographer)

To see a list of each individual’s rankings, scroll all the way to the bottom of this page.

1. Oklahoma Sooners (-)

The Sooners wrapped up their 2019 home slate this past weekend and honored their seniors who competed for the final time in McCasland Field House. What made the send-off out of the ordinary was that this class has never lost a meet in their careers as Sooners. The Oklahoma seniors will wrap up their season trying to finish what they started. The only thing standing in the way: a hungry Stanford team and a powerful Big Ten Conference. While they are far and away the favorites, OU is going to have to bring their A game to keep the streak alive into 2020. — Ben Cooperman

2. Illinois Fighting Illini (+2)

Coming off an upset win over Stanford, Illinois again impressed against OU in Norman. Although they were beat by 10 points, the Illini looked as solid as they did at home the week before. That provided a glimpse into the Illini’s postseason potential — where other teams have stumbled against big opponents, Illinois has remained composed. They’ll be tested again this weekend during a Big Ten battle against Michigan and Penn State. They’re the favorite, but as we’ve seen this season, it’s anyone’s game. — Alex Wittenberg

3. Stanford Cardinal (-1)

For the first time all season, Stanford has relinquished their No. 2 position in the power rankings. They don’t fall far — just one spot — but I remain eager to see them at NCAA Championships. Interestingly enough, the Cardinal ranks No. 1 on more events than any team in the country: floor exercise, still rings, parallel bars and high bar. — Logan Bradley

4. Michigan Wolverines (-1)

The Wolverines’ loss this past weekend to the Hawkeyes said more about Iowa’s persistence than it did Michigan’s ability. While this defeat certainly does not help them in their pursuit of a regular season championship, they are still one of the best teams in the country. Michigan will face a big test this weekend as they head to Pennsylvania to take on Penn State and Illinois. — Ben Cooperman

5. Minnesota Golden Gophers (+1)

Minnesota had a big last-minute victory over Ohio State last weekend — a much-needed show of strength for the Gophers, who have had ups and downs this season. Minnesota is one of the teams who’s been hard to place in the rankings, but what’s been evident is that when Shane Wiskus is on, his team is noticeably more formidable. The Gophers are home this weekend against Air Force. That meet won’t tell us much, but we will gain some insight into the status of Minnesota’s rivals. — Alex Wittenberg

6. Penn State Nittany Lions (-1)

Penn State has been somewhat inconsistent this season. From a 395 to a 410 to a 402 within one month — they can be hard to peg. One thing that isn’t hard to notice is their No. 1 ranking on PH. If you want to key in on teams that attain postseason success, it’s those that can hit on the hardest (maybe I’m biased) event. — Logan Bradley

7. Iowa Hawkeyes (+2)

After spending the entire season being looked down upon, Iowa made a huge statement taking out a strong Michigan team in the biggest upset of the year. In hindsight, should we really have been that surprised? The Hawkeyes have been arguably the most consistent team in the Big Ten this year and feature a standout all-arounder in Bennet Huang. In a season where it seems anyone has a shot to lift the Big Ten trophy in April, why can’t it be them? — Ben Cooperman

8. Nebraska Cornhuskers (-1)

Nebraska came away from last weekend’s Big Ten matchup against Minnesota and Ohio State in last place, dropping to a 1-4 record in the Big Ten. Anton Stephenson continued to shine, but meager performances on pommels and p-bars put the Huskers out of contention. Nebraska has this weekend off. — Alex Wittenberg

9. Ohio State Buckeyes (-1)

You can see Ohio State’s confidence building. Their average over the last two competitions (409.35) has been vastly different than that of their first three (398.9). Now, it will remain to be seen as to whether it’s been a matter of competing in the comforts of their own home, or if this young team really has turned a legitimate corner. See how nicely I set up their road date with a surging Iowa team this weekend? — Logan Bradley

10. California Golden Bears (-)

The Bears took a trip up north to take on a surging Washington team and were able to earn a season high 405.50. The Darren WongAaron Mah duo has arguably the biggest impact of any two guys on a single team outside of maybe Army’s tandem of Cole Casanova and Matt Davis. The Bears will have the week off as they rest in preparation to host Oklahoma and UIC on March 23r. — Ben Cooperman

11. Navy Midshipmen (-)

Navy placed second in a five-way meet at Arizona State last weekend. Their 390.2, though, made for Navy’s second consecutive weekend with disappointing results — after peaking at 408.5 in early February, Navy hasn’t hit above 400 again. The Midshipmen are home against OU this weekend. They won’t be aiming to win, but they can use the meet to get themselves back above that 400 mark. — Alex Wittenberg

12. Army Black Knights (-)

It’s becoming crunch-time for the Black Knights. Sitting right on the bubble of an NCAA Championship berth as a team, Army stepped up with a 395 at home against Springfield. As we’ve mentioned numerous times, much of their success at this point is going to fall onto the shoulders of Cole Casanova and Matt Davis. Davis, a rookie, has no doubt been the ECAC’s top freshman in 2019 as well as one of the best in the country, regardless of conference. — Logan Bradley

13. Air Force Falcons (-)

The Falcons’ weekend was a mixed bag, scoring a 392.50 at Stanford and a 377.25 at Arizona State. Regardless of this past weekend’s outcomes, Air Force will have to come out swinging in their final competitions of the year to earn a coveted spot at NCAA Championships. — Ben Cooperman

14. Arizona State Sun Devils (+1)

Arizona State placed third in their five-way meet at home last weekend, but their story is similar to Navy’s — they’re not scoring as well as they were earlier in the season. ASU needs to focus on getting back above 390. They’ll have to wait until the big show, though — they’re off until USAG Nationals on March 29. — Alex Wittenberg

15. William & Mary Tribe (-1)

Though it was a win, WK10 represented a large step back for William & Mary after three-straight weeks of 391+ gymnastics. They’re primed for a bounce-back this weekend with a golden opportunity at home against ECAC foes Springfield, Army and Temple. — Logan Bradley

16. Washington Huskies (+1)

After posting a season high 393.30, Washington jumps a spot moving to No. 16. They will take a week off before facing Air Force on March 23, as they look to build on their success. —Ben Cooperman

17. Springfield Pride (-1)

Springfield didn’t give Army too much trouble last weekend, falling to the Black Knights 395.35-373.3 in West Point. As is the story for a few other teams, Springfield hasn’t been able to keep up with the success they showed earlier this season, when they were above 380. They have another chance to get back in that range this weekend — they’re squaring off against Army, Temple and William & Mary in Williamsburg on Saturday. — Alex Wittenberg

18. UIC Flames (-)

The Flames took a big step forward this week, just barely missing out on their first 370 of the season. Probably the biggest difference-maker in their success? Pommel horse. UIC put together their first score (61.7) of 58+ this season. Keep that up and they just might find themselves in the low-370’s. — Logan Bradley

#NCAAMGym Week 8 Recap

Two weeks without NCAA competition somehow felt like a lifetime. Nevertheless, five-up-five-count action started out with a bang as we adventure into the second-half of the NCAA season.

Before we get into everything that happened, as always, here’s the One Thing We Learned…

Inconsistent Judging Is A Real Problem

I wish this wasn’t always a topic, but unfortunately it is. Also, to make clear, it’s not a problem for just one particular region or school — the inconsistency rears its ugly head all across the country.

The reason it’s such a big issue is because it renders the rankings almost completely useless. Sure, they give us a general idea of how teams and individuals stack up, but nobody really has any clue as to how legitimate they actually are. This isn’t just a problem that I’ve observed, either. I’ve had multiple current NCAA gymnasts reach out to me regarding their own scores and how they were MUCH higher than they should’ve been — as in 1+ points too high. How does that even happen? This then leads to (in some cases) the gymnast them self being put in a sticky situation just because they were given a score that they had no control over.

I know there are some fantastic judges out there who don’t deserve criticism, but as is the case in many situations, the bad outweigh the good. I dream of a day where I can look at a West Coast, East Coast and Midwest score all from the same weekend and know it’s accurate. It feels like that day will never come. — Logan Bradley

Michigan @ Oklahoma

Yul Moldauer made his all-around season debut to lead the No. 1 Sooners to their best meet of the season last Saturday against Michigan. In doing so, OU shrugged off all doubt about their right to the throne; it was also a stark demonstration of how valuable Moldauer is to the team.

Beating the Sooners in Norman was a huge demand of the No. 3 Wolverines from the start. But their 411.2 was nonetheless a big disappointment for those who had hoped the gap between OU and the second and third-ranked teams was narrowing.  

Oklahoma excelled on all six but was especially impressive on vault: Their 73.45 was the top team score on the event this season by nearly a point. Leading the charge on vault was Levi Anderson and his Tsuk double pike, which earned him a 14.8 to tie for the title with Michigan’s Emyre Cole.

Moldauer, for his part, proved yet again that he’s untouchable in the all around. His 88.3 is the top all-around score of the season by almost four points. He also put up the country’s best floor and p-bars scores of the season, with a 15.3 and a 15.1 on each.

Michigan looked fairly confident at the start of the meet, but their rings rotation ended up being a surprising turning point. Their season-low 65.6 on the event came after a few strange mistakes, and after OU’s eruption on vault, the Wolverines were set back much too far to recover.

Highlights for the Wolverines included another solid floor set from Jacob Moore, a third-place finish on horse for Mack Lasker, a 14.55 on rings from Ryan Dunning, Cole’s vault title, and Cameron Bock making podium on p-bars and high bar.

The Wolverines have this weekend off. They face Iowa in Ann Arbor on March 9.

OU has the weekend off, too, although Moldauer will be representing at the American Cup. The Sooners’ next meet is at home against Illinois on March 9. — Alex Wittenberg

Check out full results here.

Cal @ Stanford

Going at each other for the sixth time in 2019, Stanford handed their rival their largest defeat of the season en route to a season-best team score.

Nothing lower than a 68.4 is quite a feat, and it should say something about the consistency that the Cardinal is finding as the season continues.

Two Stanford gymnasts competed all-around and both of them, Brody Malone and Ryan Sheppard, enjoyed fantastic days. The freshman, Malone, took home the crown with an 84.1 while Sheppard came away with a not-too-shabby 82.95.

Stanford swept the events in Palo Alto with Malone taking HB and Sheppard PB, along with Bryan Perla on FX, Joey Ringer on PH, Josiah Eng on SR and Connor Lewis on VT. Of that group, Perla is a name to really keep an eye on come MSPF and NCAA Championships. He has the talent to push for a top-three finish on floor.

Cal, on the other hand, stumbled a little bit following their upward trend prior to Winter Cup. The good: the Golden Bears continue looking great on parallel bars — a bit of unique event to have as your strength. Not a single gymnast scored below 13.1. The bad: there isn’t much in terms of fire power on vault. Not a single Cal gymnast competed a 5.0+ VT. — Logan Bradley

Check out full results here.

Navy/Air Force @ Penn State

Penn State cruised to victory over Air Force and Navy last Saturday and cracked 410 for the first time this season.

The No. 4 Nittany Lions struggled on floor but were poised otherwise. They set season highs on pommel horse, rings and p-bars, and earned individual titles on every event besides floor. Their 69.1 on pommels, led by Stephen Nedoroscik’s 15.25, was the highest team score on the event so far this season.

Navy had a disappointing meet, putting up just a 393.95, a nearly 15-point drop from their last meet two weeks ago. Ben Provost earned Navy’s sole individual event title with a 13.95 on floor.

Air Force had a lackluster day as well. After breaking 400 two weeks ago, the Falcons dropped to the low-390s, scoring a 392.65 to keep pace with Navy. Air Force had the top team score of the night on floor but struggled badly on pommels. It was a squandered chance for the Falcons to avenge their loss to Navy on Feb. 9.

Penn State will face Ohio State in Columbus this Saturday, and the Falcons face Army at home the same day. Navy will face William & Mary in Williamsburg on Friday. — Alex Wittenberg

Check out full results here.

Minnesota/UIC @ Nebraska

A tightly-contested matchup came down to the wire in Lincoln this past weekend with Nebraska defending their home arena, taking down Minnesota and UIC.

While this win will not count towards their Big Ten regular season record (the two teams will meet again March 8), the Cornhuskers made a statement defeating a great Minnesota team. Interestingly, both teams seem to have similar compositions: weaker pommel horse and rings but very strong on the other four. This formula made for one of the closest competitions we have seen so far this year.

Nebraska was led by Evan Hymanson who scored an 81.00 in his all-around debut. Hymanson had a trio of top-four finishes (FX, SR, PB). Nebraska has really shined recently on high bar, where they needed to deliver this past Saturday. Griffin Kehler and Khalil Jackson each took a share of the event title (14.00) to close out the win.

The Cornhuskers have now taken down Illinois and Minnesota in their previous two outings after a tough loss to Penn State. It is safe to say that Nebraska is back on track.

Minnesota had a great chance to take this one, down 4.3 heading into vault while Nebraska went to high bar. The Gophers made a couple of mistakes to close out the meet that allowed victory to slip from their hands. Regardless, this was still a great showing from a young team who was without one of their key contributors, Shaun Herzog.

Mike Moran had a breakout performance, tallying a first place finish on floor (14.40) and a third place finish on vault (14.55). The freshman adds to the longstanding tradition of dominant floor and vault competitors from Mike Burns’ teams. Shane Wiskus, who only competed on three events, grabbed the p-bars title (14.25).

UIC rounded out the field and broke the 360 mark for the first time this season. Sam Montague continues to look great on floor where he placed fourth with a 14.00. — Ben Cooperman

Check out full results here.

William & Mary @ Army

What a resurgence Army is experiencing this season. For the fourth-straight meet, the Black Knights registered a 395+, and in this case, came away with a victory over William & Mary.

Leading the charge were your usual suspects in Cole Casanova (81.55) and Matt Davis (78.9). Fresh off of competing in Las Vegas, Casanova captured the HB and PB titles along with all-around. I’m sure he’s been able to prove valuable to Davis in bringing him along during his freshman campaign.

As a team, Army gained the most ground on W&M thanks to a stellar 67.0 effort on FX.

As long as the Knights can keep up this level of competitiveness, they’ll be looking at an NCAA berth come April.

As for the Tribe, Friday represented a step in the right direction. It was also their first meet of a double-meet weekend where they posted their two highest team scores of the year. While competing at West Point, William & Mary actually brought home four event titles: Cutter Fugett on FX, Jacopo Gliozzi on PH, David Watkins on SR and Andrew Lyubovsky on HB. — Logan Bradley

Check out full results here.

William & Mary/Temple @ Springfield

The great weekend continued for the Tribe with an easy victory at Springfield on Sunday afternoon.

William & Mary bested Springfield and Temple on each event, adding up to a season-best 394.15. If all goes according to plan, W&M should be able to stay in the low-to-mid-390 range for the rest of the season.

Highlights came in the form of event wins from Gliozzi on PH, Watkins on SR, Jack Hasenkopf on VT and Lyubovsky on both PB & HB. It should be noted that Lyubovsky, who’s just a freshman, is having quite the campaign. He now sits No. 24 nationally on HB.

It was a less-than-ideal day for Springfield at home. PH was their ultimate undoing as the Pride could muster just a 58.4 on the event. Five-up-five-count was a bit of their undoing as they were forced to count a sub-10 score on the event.

On the bright side of things, Stephen Lewis recorded his second 80+ all-around score of the season. That was highlighted by an event-winning 13.7 on FX. — Logan Bradley

The Temple Owls finished with a team score of 352.55 and were led in the all-around by Garrett McDaniel. — Logan Bradley

Check out full results here.

The Sun Devil Classic

Three teams battled it out at the Sun Devil Classic where Arizona State proved they are the powerhouse of GymACT.

It was not their best competition, but it was enough to get the job done.  The Sun Devils were led by none other than Kiwan Watts. Watts won the all-around title with an 80.40 and took home three event titles as well (SR – 14.0, VT – 14.70, PB – 13.80). The other Sun Devil mainstay, Jordan Williams, took the day off after a stellar Winter Cup performance.

In the absence of Williams, it was Kirk Malm who stepped up as the number two guy. Malm won both pommel horse (13.15) and high bar (13.25). All in all, it was another great day for ASU as they took five of six event titles from their GymACT rival.

Washington put up their third score of 375+ but it was not enough to take down the talented Sun Devil team. Nathan Tsuji was once again the highlight, winning floor with a 13.80. Michael Sibley was able to notch a second place finish on p-bars (13.15). Sibley was joined by his teammate, Oscar Hemmert, who also grabbed a second place finish. Hemmert’s clean high bar set earned him a 13.00.

William Pearce led SC United to a third place finish tallying a 70.00 in the all-around. — Ben Cooperman

Check out full results here.