Minnesota and Penn State Earn Weekly Men’s Gymnastics Awards
Jan. 29, 2018


Gymnast of the Week 
Sam Zakutney, Penn State
So. – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – E.S.C. Franco Cite
• Took first place in the all-around competition at Illinois with a score of 80.700, earning his second all-around score of 80, or higher, as well as his second all-around title of the season
• Also took home the parallel bars title with a score of 14.450 and placed second on the high bar with a 14.450
• Collects his second Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award and the second of the season
• Last Penn State Gymnast of the Week: Sam Zakutney (Jan. 16, 2018)

Freshman of the Week
Shane Wiskus, Minnesota
Spring Park, Minn. – Mound Westonka High School
• Earned first place in the all-around competition at Iowa with a career-high and the No. 2 score in the nation (82.550)
• Took five podium finishes including a first place on parallel bars (13.950) and second-place finishes on both the high bar (13.850) and still rings (13.800)
• Earns his second Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Shane Wiskus (Jan. 16, 2018)

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

Jan. 22
G: Sean Melton, Sr., OSU
G: Bobby Baker, Sr., ILL
F: Alex Frack, PSU

Jan. 29
G: Sam Zakutney, So., PSU
F: Shane Wiskus, MINN