Week 3 Recap NCAA Gymnastics. Paradise, Illinois Gymnastics Finish Strong at Windy City Invite

It came down to the last event, the Illinois men’s gymnastics team had been leading the competition with one more challenge ahead of them.  Keep the lead by staying on pommel horse in order to prevent Michigan from staging a comeback. Michigan finished up on vault, one of their strongest events of the evening. You can never count out Michigan when you have solid all-arounders like US national team member Cameron Bock and Emyre Cole on your team.

Illinois had other plans, Michael Paradise and Ian Skirkey hit clutch routines to close out the meet for their fifth consecutive Windy City Invite title with a one point win over runner up Michigan. Paradise scored a 14.2, the highest pommel horse score of the night. This was a team win, Clay Mason Stephens captured event titles on Floor (14.550) and Vault (14.500). Alex Diab won the rings with a 14.750.

UP NEXT: Illinois plays at home on Huff Hall versus Iowa on January 26th.

Windy City Invite

  1. Illinois: 403.150
  2. Michigan: 402.000
  3. Minnesota: 399.800
  4. Iowa: 394.800
  5. Washington: 370.150
  6. UIC: 357.250
Event Champions

All-Around: Cameron Bock (Michigan) 80.650

Floor: Clay Mason Stephens (Illinois) 14.550

Pommel Horse: Michael Paradise (Illinois) 14.200

Rings: Alex Diab (Illinois) 14.750

Vault: Clay Mason Stephens (Illinois) 14.500

Parallel Bars: Mitchell Brown (Michigan) 14.350

High Bar: Justin Hopgood (Michigan) 13.950

Oklahoma cruises to a 21 point victory over Air Force


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The Sooners are once again looking dominate early into the 2019 season. We are just finished up with week 3 and for the second consecutive week the Oklahoma men’s gymnastics team posting the highest team score in the nation at home against Air Force and Arizona State.

Even more impressive is all this is being accomplished with last year’s all-around champion only competing on one event. Last week, Matt Wenske was the star placing second at in the all-around at the Rocky Mountain Open. On Saturday night,  it was senior Genki Suzuki, who scored 83 points, most points by a gymnast for week 3. But the real story is here, is Oklahoma’s depth. They are loaded with talent on every event and they are getting contributions from everyone on the team. Once Moldauer is back in the full lineup, it will be hard to imagine them losing a competition this year.

UP NEXT: Oklahoma plays at home at McCasland Field versus Ohio State on January 26th.

Oklahoma Home Debut

  1. Oklahoma: 418.550
  2. Air Force: 397.050
  3. Arizona State: 392.500
Event Champions

All-Around: Genki Suzuki (Oklahoma)  83.600

Floor: Vitaliy Guimaraes (Oklahoma) 14.450

Pommel Horse: Genki Suzuki (Oklahoma) 13.700

Rings: Yul Moldauer (Oklahoma) 15.100

Vault: Gage Dyer (Oklahoma) 14.850

Parallel Bars: Genki Suzuki (Oklahoma) 13.950

High Bar: Gage Dyer (OU), Levi Anderson (OU), Lukas Texeira (Air Force) 14.100

Penn State Gymnastics wins on the road at Army

UP NEXT: Penn State plays at home in University Park versus Nebraska on Saturday January 26th.

Army vs Penn State
  1. Penn State: 396.500
  2. Army: 391.00

Event Champions

All-Around: Matthew Davis (Army) 80.150

Floor: Sam Zakutney (Penn State) 14.400

Pommel Horse: Stephen Nedoroscik (Penn State) 14.850

Rings:  Isaac Hammett (Penn State), Greg Tamargo (Penn State) 13.900

Vault: Brayden Borromeo (Penn State), Brady Yamamoto (Penn State) 13.950

Parallel Bars: Cole Casanova (Army)13.150

High Bar: Favian Valdez (Penn State) 13.300

Stanford  remains unbeaten with win over Cal

UP NEXT: Stanford plays at Berkeley versus California on January 26th.

Stanford Open

  1. Stanford: 406.300
  2. California: 395.750

Event  Winners

All-Around: Darren Wong (California) 81.00

Floor: Bryan Perla (Stanford) 14.700

Pommel Horse: Darren Wong (California) 13.650

Rings: Harrison Plate (California), Thomas Lee (Stanford) 14.300

Vault: Brody Malone (Stanford) 14.550

Parallel Bars: Grant Breckenridge (Stanford) 14.200

High Bar: Aaron Mah (Stanford) 13.900

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