Illinois and Minnesota Earn Weekly Men’s Gymnastics Awards

March 13, 2017

Gymnast of the Week

Justin Karstadt, Minnesota

So. - Toronto, Ontario - Silverthorn Collegiate Institute

  • Captured the all-around title with a score of 82.550 in Minnesota’s tri-meet victory over Arizona State and Iowa
  • Tied for first on pommel horse (14.350), finished second on still rings (14.200), sixth on high bar (13.700), eighth on parallel bars (12.900), 10th on vault (14.250) and 14th on floor (13.150)
  • Collects his first Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
  • Last Minnesota Gymnast of the Week: Zach Liebler (March 7, 2016)

Freshman of the Week

Michael Paradise, Illinois

Bartlett, Ill. - Bartlett

  • Took third on pommel horse with a score of 14.200 in Illinois’ tri-meet against Michigan and Stanford
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Sebastian Quiana (March 6, 2017)

2017 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week

Jan. 16                   

G: Jake Martin, Sr., OSU

F: Favian Valdez, PSU

Jan. 23                   

G: Jake Dastrup, Jr., OSU

G: Chris Stephenson, Jr., NEB

F: Favian Valdez, PSU

Jan. 30                   

G: Alex Diab, So., ILL

F: Sam Zakutney, PSU

Feb. 6                     

G: Jake Martin, Sr., OSU


 

 

F: Favian Valdez, PSU

Feb. 13                  

G: Sean Melton, Jr., OSU

F: Sam Zakutney, PSU

Feb. 20

G: Sean Melton, Jr., OSU

F: Favian Valdez, PSU

Feb. 27

G: Anton Stephenson, So., NEB

F: Sam Zakutney, PSU

March 6

G: Chris Stephenson, Jr., NEB

F: Sebastian Quiana, ILL

March 13

G: Justin Karstadt, So., MINN

F: Michael Paradise, ILL