Two Gymnasts Claim National Titles
On the final day of the NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, two Big Ten student-athletes claimed national titles. Illinois' C.J. Maestas won the high bar with a score of 15.125, while Penn State's Thad Lawson claimed the floor exercise title with a tally of 15.725.
Iowa, Michigan and Penn State Represent Big Ten in Team Finals
Iowa, Michigan and Penn State competed in the team finals portion of the NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships at the University of Oklahoma. Penn State placed third with 439.500 points, while Michigan finished fourth (437.650) and Iowa placed sxith (427.450). Several Big Ten gymnasts will compete in the event finals on Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m. CT. For live results and stream, click the links above.
Team Finals Begin at 7 p.m. CT
The team finals featuring Iowa, Michigan and Penn State are set to begin at 7 p.m. CT tonight. For live results and a live stream, click the links above.
Iowa, Michigan and Penn State Advance to Team Finals
Penn State placed third in the first session of the NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, advancing to Friday's team finals. In the second session, Michigan and Iowa placed second and third, respectively.
Individual gymnasts advanced to Saturday's event finals, including Illinois' C.J. Maestas, Bobby Baker, Joey Peters, Logan Bradley, Matthew Foster, Mike Wilner and Jordan Valdez, Minnesota's Danny DiBenedetto, Jalon Stephens, Jalon Stevens, Yaroslav Pochinka, Jack Metcalf, Steve Jaciuk, Paul Montague, Joel Gagon, Ellis Mannon and Zach Lieber, Nebraska's Sam Chamberlain, Lois Klein, Ethan Lottman, Kyle King, Travis Gollott and Christopher Stephe and Ohio State's Drew Moling, Alex Johnson, Alexander Wilson, Emeric Quade, Meyer Williams, Seth Delbridge and Logan Melander.
Penn State Release
All seven Big Ten men's gymnastics teams will begin competition at the NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships today, hosted at the Lloyd Noble Center on the campus of the University of Oklahoma. Teams will compete in one-of-two pre-qualifying sessions in advance of the team and all-around finals on Friday, while the individual event finals will be held on Saturday.
The top three teams and top three individual all-around competitors will advance from each pre-qualifying session to the finals. The top three individuals from each event, not already qualified on a team or as an all-around competitor, will also advance.
At 1 p.m. CT, No. 3 Penn State, No. 6 Minnesota and No. 11 Nebraska will compete in the first pre-qualifying session, while No. 4 Michigan, No. 5 Illinois, No. 8 Iowa and No. 9 Ohio State will participate in the second pre-qualifying session at 7 p.m. Team and all-around finals will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, while individual event finals are scheduled for Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. All four sessions will be streamed online at NCAA.com.