Illinois and Michigan Collect Weekly Men's Gymnastics Honors

Illinois' C.J. Maestas has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Feb. 20, 2012

Gymnast of the Week
Sam Mikulak, Michigan
So. – Corona del Mar, Calif. – Corona del Mar 

  • Took first place in five of six events and won the all-around competition against Ohio State and SUNY Brockport, leading No. 7 Michigan to the tri-meet win
  • Compiled an all-around score of 90.000 after winning titles on the high bar (15.400), parallel bars (15.300), vault (15.300), still rings (15.100) and floor exercise (14.900), adding a third-place finish on the pommel horse (14.000)
  • Takes home his second Gymnast of the Week award
  • Last Michigan Gymnast of the Week: Sam Mikulak (Feb. 6, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
C.J. Maestas, Illinois
Corrales, N.M. – Cibola 

  • Took the all-around and high bar titles in No. 3 Illinois’ dual against No. 2 Penn State
  • Scored a 15.100 on the high bar to take first place, taking second on still rings (15.500) and parallel bars (14.600), third on vault (14.700) and floor exercise (14.600), and ninth on pommel horse (13.500)
  • Totaled an all-around score of 88.100
  • Earns his third Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: C.J. Maestas (Jan. 23, 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
Feb. 20
G: Sam Mikulak, So., MICH
F: C.J. Maestas, ILL