Penn State and Minnesota Earn First Weekly Men's Gymnastics Awards

Gymnast of the Week 
Sam Zakutney, Penn State
So. - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - E.S.C. Franco Cite
• Posted the second highest all-around score (81.350) in the nation to take first in the event at the Army West Point Open
• Took first place in the vault (14.450) and parallel bars (14.400) and placed third on the high bar (13.600)
• Registered scores of 13.900, 12.000, and 13.000 in the floor exercise, pommel horse, and rings, respectively, to complete his winning all-around score
• Collects his first Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
• Last Penn State Gymnast of the Week: Leroy Clarke (March 20, 2017)

Co-Freshman of the Week
Brennan Pantazis, Penn State
Sparks, Nev. - Edward C. Reed
• Collected three top-ten finishes to give Penn State its fifth straight West Point Open team title
• Registered second-place results on the floor (14.050) and all-around (78.800), as well as a sixth place finish on the high bars
• Ranks seventh in the country and forth in the conference in the all-around, posting a total score of 78.800
• Earns his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Sam Zakutney (March 20, 2017)

Co-Freshman of the Week
Shane Wiskus, Minnesota
Spring Park, Minn. - Mound Westonka High School
• Earned six top-ten finishes, including a first place finish in the all-around (81.250) at the Windy City Invitational
• Took the event tile on the floor (14.150), finished third on parallel bars (14.00) and was just shy of a top-three finish on rings (13.800)
• Ranks third in the country in the all-around (81.250) and fifth in the nation in the floor exercise (14.150)
• Earns his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Yaroslav Pochinka (March 16, 2015)

2018 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week
Jan. 16
G: Sam Zakutney, So., PSU
F: Brennan Pantazis, PSU
F: Shane Wiskus, MINN