Michigan Clinches Fourth NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championship
April 16, 2010
Friday night at the NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships belonged to Michigan as the Wolverines won their fourth team championship and junior Chris Cameron clinched the all-around title at the Holleder Center on the campus of the United States Military Academy.
The Wolverines finished with 360.500 points, ahead of second-place Stanford (359.800) and Oklahoma was third (357.050). Illinois finished fourth in the standings with 354.900 to place in the top five at the NCAAs for the eighth straight season and Ohio State was sixth with 347.350 points.
The Wolverines were in third place heading into their final rotation, the vault. It was there that Michigan posted a 62.700 to jump the field into first place and clinch the team championship. A pair of 15.600 scores from Rohan Sebastian and Mel Anton Santander, along with a 15.900 effort from Kent Caldwell helped nail down the team title.
By finishing first and third in the all-around competition, Cameron (90.500) and Santander (88.900) earned All-America honors. Cameron's win in the all-around marked the second time a Michigan gymnast claimed the top prize. Illinois' Tyler Mizoguchi earned All-America honors by finishing sixth in the all-around with 87.300 points, Minnesota's Aaron Fortunato was ninth with 86.300 points and Michigan's Thomas Kelley was 10th with a score of 85.700.
The top 10 individuals on each event advanced to Saturday night's individual event finals, the last night of the 2010 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, which begin at 7 p.m. ET. The complete list of Big Ten individuals competing in the event finals on Saturday is below.