Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio State Claim Men's Gymnastics Weekly Awards

March 7, 2016

Co-Gymnasts of the Week
Bobby Baker, Illinois
So. – Lemont, Ill. – Lemont

  • Recorded a first-place finish in the all-around competition with a score of 89.450 in Illinois’ victories over Air Force and California
  • Placed first on the parallel bars (15.050) and vault (15.300)
  • Collects his fourth career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
  • Last Illinois Gymnast of the Week: Chandler Eggleston (Feb. 8, 2016)


Zach Liebler, Minnesota
Jr. – Pine Island, Minn. – Pine Island

  • Placed first in the floor exercise competition (16.150) and on the vault (15.450) in the Gophers’ victory over UIC
  • Score in floor exercise ranks first in the nation and is a new program record
  • Collects his second career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
  • Last Minnesota Gymnast of the Week: Zach Liebler (Jan. 25, 2016)


Co-Freshmen of the Week
Anton Stephenson, Nebraska
Fr. – Fishers, Ind. – Hamilton Southeastern

  • Finished first overall in the all-around competition with a mark of 88.900 against Iowa and Ohio State 
  • Placed first in the floor exercise competition (15.700) and on the vault (15.250)
  • Earns his third career Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Anton Stephenson (Feb. 29, 2016)


Alec Yoder, Ohio State
Fr. – Indianapolis, Ind. – Northpoint Homeschool

  • Placed first on the pommel horse (15.850), still rings (15.200) and high bar (15.150) to propel the Buckeyes to a tri-meet victory over Iowa and Nebraska
  • Posted collegiate bests on pommel horse and high bar
  • Earns his fourth career Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Alec Yoder (Feb. 22, 2016)

 

 


2016 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week
Jan. 11
G: Bobby Baker, So., ILL
F: Alex Diab, ILL

Jan. 18
G: Sean Melton, So., OSU
F: Tristan Burke, OSU

Jan. 25
G: Zach Liebler, Jr., MINN
F: Anton Stephenson, NEB

Feb. 1
G: Sean Melton, So., OSU
F: Alec Yoder, OSU

Feb. 8
G: Chandler Eggleston, So., ILL
F: Johnny Jacobson, ILL

Feb. 15
G: Alec Yoder, Fr., OSU
F: Alec Yoder, OSU

Feb. 22
G: Sean Melton, So., OSU
F: Alec Yoder, OSU

Feb. 29
G: Matthew Loochtan, Sr., IOWA
F: Anton Stephenson, NEB

March 7
G: Bobby Baker, So., ILL
G: Zach Liebler, Jr., MINN
F: Anton Stephenson, NEB
F: Alec Yoder, OSU