OU Caps Third Straight Unbeaten Regular Season

March 21, 2017

MPSF Men's Gym Release 10

No. 1 OKLAHOMA tallied 433.700 against No. 4 Illinois (Mar. 18), the third best total in the country this year, and capped a third straight unbeaten regular season. The top-ranked Sooners have won 63 straight meets dating back to 2014. Colin Van Wicklen won floor with a mark of 14.900, before taking the high bar title (14.450) by sticking his final career dismount in front of the home crowd at McCasland Field House. He also competed on vault and hit a big 14.950. Genki Suzuki claimed pommel horse (14.700), Thao Hoang won rings (15.050), Peter Daggett won parallel bars (15.100) and Matt Wenske won vault (15.050). OU hit a score of 70 or better on all six team events for the third straight meet, also reaching that mark in 22 straight rotations.

No. 9 AIR FORCE Tim Wang captured three event titles and led the Falcons to a dominating victory over service academy rival Navy (Mar. 17), 407.350-382.900. The Academy's score was its second-highest of the year. Wang won the floor exercise (14.050), pommel horse (14.350) and still rings (14.500), with his score on the floor his second-highest of the year. He won the pommel horse by one point, while leading the Falcons to a sweep of the top-four spots. He posted a 0.65 margin of victory on the rings during another top-four Air Force sweep. Wang added a runner-up finish on the parallel bars (career-best 14.250) and a top-five finish on the high bar (13.000), en route to an 83.100 as the meet's lone all-arounder. With the 14.250 on the parallel bars, Wang moved into fifth on the program's all-time list.

No. 2 STANFORD Akash Modi led a tri-meet win in Ann Arbor, MI over No. 3 Illinois and the host No. 11 Michigan (Mar. 11). The Cardinal totaled 417.550, led by Modi's titles on pommel horse (Tie, 14.800), parallel bars (15.050, leading top-four Stanford sweep), and all-around (87.700). He also placed second on high bar with a 14.550, third on floor with a 13.900, third on still rings with a 14.750 and fourth on vault with a 14.650. Josiah Eng captured the rings title (15.050).

No. 12 CALIFORNIA won a dual at No. 19 Washington, 397.000-387.100 (Mar. 11). The Bears won four events. Aaron Mah took the all-around title for the third time this year. Cal's leading performance came on vault with a team total of 69.100, as Nathaniel Ramil and Michael Rauchwerger took part in a three-way victory (14.000). Rauchwerger also posted the floor title with a 14.400 to help Cal take the event with a 68.700 total.