Illinois, Michigan and Penn State Collect Weekly Men's Gymnastics Laurels

Michigan's Stacey Ervin (pictured) and Illinois' C.J. Maestas have earned Co-Freshman of the Week honors.

March 19, 2012

Gymnast of the Week
Felix Aronovich, Penn State
Jr. – Kiryat Bialik, Israel – ORT Kiryat Bialik

  • Earned top-four finishes in four events, winning the all-around title in Penn State’s win over Minnesota
  • Posted an all-around score of 89.400 en route to the title, also winning the parallel bars (14.900) in the process
  • Took second place on the pommel horse (15.100), tied for second on the high bar (14.800), finished fourth in the floor exercise (14.900) and tied for fourth on the still rings (15.300)
  • Earns his second conference honor this season
  • Last Penn State Gymnast of the Week: Scott Rosenthal (Feb. 27, 2012)

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

  • Won three event titles and took the all-around crown to lead Illinois to a win at Iowa
  • Combined for an all-around score of 86.700, winning titles in the floor exercise (15.600), still rings (15.600) and vault (14.700)
  • Added a fourth-place finish on the pommel horse (14.300) and a seventh-place finish on the high bar (14.200)
  • Collects his sixth Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor and second in a row
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: C.J. Maestas (March 12, 2012)

Stacey Ervin, Michigan
Troy, Mich. – Truman 

  • Earned titles in two of his three events against UIC
  • Posted winning scores of 15.200 in the floor exercise and on the pommel horse en route to event crowns
  • Tied for 10th on the parallel bars (14.350)
  • Receives his first weekly Big Ten award
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Adrian de los Angeles (Feb. 6, 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
March 19
G: Felix Aronovich, Jr., PSU
F: C.J. Maestas, ILL
F: Stacey Ervin, MICH