April 14, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Big Ten will be well-represented in the NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships Super Six Team Finals on Friday, as Illinois, Michigan and Penn State will each compete for a national title. All three teams advanced to the finals after placing in the top three in their respective qualifiers on Thursday. Additionally, 20 individual Big Ten gymnasts earned spots in the event and all-around finals.
Illinois and Penn State advanced out of the first session of the qualifying round, tying for second place out of the six competing teams with a score of 356.000. Michigan advanced out of the second qualifier, taking third place after racking up a team score of 360.650. The three Big Ten squads will join California, Oklahoma and Stanford in the finals.
Minnesota's DJ Repp and Ohio State's Kris Done and Brandon Wynn will compete with the qualifying teams in Friday's all-around finals. Iowa will send six gymnasts to Saturday's individual event finals, while the Gophers and Buckeyes will each send seven.