April 5, 2013
Minneapolis, Minn. -
Totaling a team score of 438.900 points, Michigan held off the field at the 2013 Big Ten Men's Gymnastics Championships to take home the team title on Friday night on the campus of the University of Minnesota. The Wolverines claim their 16th Big Ten title and first since 2009.
Michigan held off second-place Penn State, which finished the competition with a score of 434.050 to win the championship. Minnesota earned a third-place team finish with 430.350 points, while Ohio State came in fourth with 426.600 points. Illinois came in fifth (424.450), Iowa was sixth (422.500) and Nebraska (416.250) rounded out the team standings.
Michigan’s Sam Mikulak was crowned the Big Ten all-around champion for the second time, as he first took the crown in 2010. Mikulak finished with an all-around total of 89.850. Teammate Adrian de los Angeles placed second with a score of 87.350 points and Iowa’s Javier Balboa finished third, totaling 84.750 points.
The final session of the 2013 Big Ten Men's Gymnastics Championships, featuring the individual event finals, is set for Saturday at 7 p.m. CT. The top 10 individual finishers in each of Friday's events advance to Saturday's finals, which will be broadcast live on BTN.