Four Big Ten Teams Advance to NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships Finals

April 12, 2007

The slate is set for the 2007 Men's NCAA Gymnastics Championships team finals in State Collge, Pa., after an exciting qualifying round. The top three teams from each of Thursdays's two qualifying sessions advanced with host Penn State leading the way with 218.900. Also representing the Big Ten will be Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota. Those teams will be joined by Stanford and defending national champion Oklahoma when the action gets underway at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Session 1
In a thrilling qualifier that went down to the last participant, Stanford (216.35), Illinois (216.30) and Michigan (215.35) advanced to the 2007 National Collegiate Men's Gymnastics Team Finals at Rec Hall on Friday night at 7 p.m. Ohio State placed fourth with a 215.250 as Iowa (209.500) and Army (194.800) rounded out the field.

The rest of the six-team field will be completed after three teams advance out of the second team qualifier, being held at Rec Hall tonight at 7 p.m. FULL STORY...

Session 2
The Penn State men's gymnastics team posted the highest score in today's two qualifying sessions to advance to Friday's team finals of the NCAA Championships in Rec Hall.

The Nittany Lions scored a 218.900 to edge defending National Champion Oklahoma (218.600) in the evening session. Penn State, Oklahoma and Minnesota (216.900) advanced to the team finals that will begin at 7 p.m. Friday.

Stanford (216.350), Illinois (216.300) and Michigan (215.350) advanced to the team finals from the afternoon's session.

In tonight's qualifying session, Minnesota edged California (216.550) for third place. The Golden Bears were followed by Nebraska (209.100) and Temple (205.400). In the afternoon session, Michigan edged Ohio State (215.250) followed by Iowa (209.500) and Army (194.800). FULL STORY...