Illinois' Mizoguchi and Ribeiro, Ohio State's Wynn Take Individual National Titles
April 16, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Illinois' Tyler Mizoguchi and Daniel Ribeiro and Ohio State's Brandon Wynn earned individual national titles in the final night of the NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships on Saturday.
Mizoguchi won his first national title on the parallel bars, scoring a 15.200, while Ribeiro took home his second title on the pommel horse, tallying a score of 15.500. Wynn notched his second-straight title on the still rings, posting a 16.000 en route to first place.
Fifteen other Big Ten gymnasts competed in the individual finals, with the conference contingent racking up 15 top-five finishes on the night.
After winning the national all-around title on Friday night, Michigan's Sam Mikulak took third in the floor exercise, followed by Penn State's Parker Raque (T-fifth) and Illinois' Chad Wiest (ninth) and Mizoguchi (10th).
Three Big Ten gymnasts competed with Ribeiro on the pommel horse, with Ohio State's Ty Echard placing third, Michigan's Adam Hamers taking fifth and Penn State's Tony Beck finishing ninth. The still rings featured an all-Big Ten top three, as Illinois' Anthony Sacramento and Penn State's Miguel Pineda tied for second place behind Wynn. The Nittany Lions' Scott Rosenthal took eighth while Raque placed ninth in the event.
Ohio State's Jeff Treleaven led the way on the vault, earning third place. Raque followed in fourth, while Iowa's Matt McGrath placed fifth, Mikulak finished seventh and Mizoguchi took ninth.
Four conference gymnasts landed in the parallel bars top 10, led by Mizoguchi in first. Mikulak finished fourth while Illinois' C.J. Padera took eighth and Wynn placed ninth. Michigan's Ian Makowske led the charge on the high bar, taking second place. He was followed by Ohio State's Kris Done in fifth, Penn State's Wasef Burbar in sixth and Wynn in eighth.