Illinois and Michigan Take Home Weekly Men's Gymnastics Honors

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

March 12, 2012

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

  • Earned first-place finishes in three events and the all-around against No. 1 Oklahoma
  • Posted a season-high score of 90.300 in the all-around to take the title, adding first-place finishes on the parallel bars (15.900), high bar (15.250) and pommel horse (14.600)
  • Took third in the floor exercise (15.200) and on still rings (14.950). and fourth on vault (15.600)
  • Earns his third Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
  • Last Michigan Gymnast of the Week: Sam Mikulak (Feb. 20, 2012)

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

  • Won the still rings title and took second on the high bar against No. 6 Minnesota and No. 10 Nebraska
  • Posted a 15.450 on the rings and a 14.850 on the high bar
  • Took sixth on the pommel horse (14.100) and 11th on vault (14.550)
  • Collects his fifth Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor and second in a row
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: C.J. Maestas (March 5, 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
Feb. 27
G: Scott Rosenthal, Jr., PSU
F: Tristan Duverglas, PSU
March 5
G: Paul Ruggeri, Sr., ILL
F: C.J. Maestas, ILL
March 12
G: Sam Mikulak, So., MICH
F: C.J. Maestas, ILL