No. 2 Stanford Stays Unbeaten on Event Titles

Feb. 7, 2017

MPSF Men's Gym Release 4

No. 2 STANFORD tallied 420.450 to win a tri-meet in Colorado Springs, CO (Feb. 4), ahead of host No. 8 Air Force and No. 17 Washington. The Cardinal won every team event for the third straight meet to begin the year, led by a 72.050 on floor. Akash Modi won the floor exercise (14.900), placed second on pommel horse (14.600), third on vault (14.350), and closed his meet with a win on parallel bars (14.950) en route to the all-around win (85.450). Grant Breckenridge posted the high bar victory (14.600), as did Robert Neff on vault (14.600). The Cardinal head to Berkeley Saturday (Feb. 11) for a quad meet against Cal, Arizona State and Nebraska.

No. 8 AIR FORCE accumulated a 406.100 to place behind No. 2 Stanford and ahead of No. 17 Washington at home (Feb. 4). Tim Wang registered an Academy-record 14.900 to win the pommel horse, while Fletcher Braunton tallied a 14.000 to take first on the still rings. Wang, who tallied the third-best score in the NCAA this season, bettered the field by 0.300, en route to his third pommel horse title of the year. A second Academy record was taken down when Aaron Nubine posted a career-best 14.550 on the floor exercise, breaking his own program standard to finish third. The Falcons travel to San Antonio, TX for the annual All-Academy Championship meet against Army and Navy Saturday (Feb. 11).

No. 9 CALIFORNIA dropped a home dual to No. 13 Iowa Monday (Feb. 6), 399.900-396.550. The Bears managed to take team wins on parallel bars and floor, while their highest total came on vault (69.850). Individual wins came from Aaron Mah on floor (14.400), high bar (14.000), and all-around (80.550), along with Yordan Aleksandrov on rings (13.900) and parallel bars (14.000). Mah also tied for second on vault (14.300). Cal hosts Stanford, Nebraska, and Arizona State Saturday (Feb. 11) at 7:30 pm on Pac-12 Networks.

No. 1 OKLAHOMA returns to action Friday (Feb. 10) in Iowa City to face Iowa and Minnesota in a tri-meet. Last in action, top-ranked OU dominated No. 8 Michigan in the home opener in Norman, 430.050-400.050 (Jan. 28). The Sooners swept the event titles, including an all-around win from Yul Moldauer, who posted the second-highest total in the country this year with an 88.350. Moldauer also won crowns on floor (14.850), still rings (15.100) and parallel bars (15.150). Hunter Justus won the event title on pommel horse (14.100) while his brother Tanner Justus shared the vault title (15.000). Levi Anderson also took first-place on high bar with a 2017 NCAA-high (14.900). Oklahoma remains the only team in the nation to reach 425 this year, in fact topping 430 twice.