Illinois and Penn State Reel in Weekly Men's Gymnastics Honors
Feb. 21, 2011
Co-Gymnast of the Week
Tyler Mizoguchi takes home Co-Gymnast of the Week laurels after winning the all-around, parallel bars and high bar titles for No. 2 Illinois against No. 3 Penn State on Saturday. Mizoguchi turned in an 87.200 in the all-around, along with a 14.700 on the parallel bars and a 14.300 on the high bar en route to first place in all three. He also tied for fourth on the vault, posting a score of 15.700, and earned another fourth-place finish on the still rings with a 14.700. Mizoguchi rounded out the competition by tying for ninth on the pommel horse (13.600) and taking 10th in the floor exercise (14.200). The award marks his second this season.
Last Illinois Gymnast of the Week: Daniel Ribeiro (Feb. 7, 2011)
Parker Raque, Penn State
Penn State's Parker Raque earns his first weekly honor after leading the third-ranked Nittany Lions to a road win over No. 2 Illinois on Saturday. The sophomore posted a career-high 16.000 on the vault en route to his third vault title this season and a Penn State sweep of the event's top three spots. Raque also picked up a second-place finish in the floor exercise with a 15.100. He finished fifth on the still rings with a 14.600 and 12th on the high bar with a 12.000.
Last Penn State Gymnast of the Week: Scott Rosenthal (Jan. 10, 2011)
Freshman of the Week
Francisco Vasquez earned two top-three finishes to help No. 3 Penn State to a win at No. 2 Illinois on Saturday and collect his first Big Ten weekly honor. Vazquez tied for second on the pommel horse with a career-high score of 14.800 and placed third on the vault with a 15.800. He also took eighth in the floor exercise, posting a 14.400.
Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Nick Grant (March 22, 2010)
2011 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week