Minnesota and Penn State Take Home Weekly Men's Gymnastics Honors

Penn State's Felix Aronovich (pictured) and Minnesota's Zack Chase have been tabbed Co-Gymnast of the Week.

Penn State's Felix Aronovich (pictured) and Minnesota's Zack Chase have been tabbed Co-Gymnast of the Week.

Feb. 13, 2012

Co-Gymnast of the Week
Zack Chase, Minnesota
So. – Woodinville, Wash. – Woodinville 

  • Took first place in three events to lead No. 6 Minnesota over No. 11 Nebraska and No. 12 Iowa
  • Posted a 14.800 in the floor exercise, a 14.700 on the vault and a 14.500 on the still rings en route to titles in all three events
  • Wins his first Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
  • Last Minnesota Gymnast of the Week: Aaron Fortunato (Jan. 25, 2010)

Felix Aronovich, Penn State
Jr. – Kiryat Bialik, Israel – ORT Kiryat Bialik 

  • Competed in five events, winning two titles to lead No. 3 Penn State to a win over No. 17 Springfield
  • Took the parallel bars (15.000) and high bar (14.900) crowns, placing second on the pommel horse (14.900), third on the still rings (15.000) and sixth in the floor exercise (14.200)
  • Earns his third career Gymnast of the Week award and first this season
  • Last Penn State Gymnast of the Week: Scott Rosenthal (Jan. 16, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Tristan Duverglas, Penn State
West Orange, N.J. – West Orange 

  • Took first place on the vault to help Penn State defeat Springfield
  • Posted a score of 15.000 on the apparatus en route to his third straight title in the event
  • Earns his first weekly award
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Craig Hernandez (Jan. 30, 2012)

2012 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week
Jan. 16
G: Scott Rosenthal, Jr., PSU
F: C.J. Maestas, ILL
Jan. 23
G: C.J. Maestas, Fr., ILL
F: C.J. Maestas, ILL
Jan. 30
G: Paul Ruggeri, Sr., ILL
F: Craig Hernandez, PSU
Feb. 6
G: Paul Ruggeri, Sr., ILL
G: Sam Mikulak, So., MICH
F: Adrian de los Angeles, MICH
Feb. 13
G: Zack Chase, So., MINN
G: Felix Aronovich, Jr., PSU
F: Tristan Duverglas, PSU