Cal Hosts MPSF Championship

Akash Modi, Stanford
April 4, 2017

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MPSF Championship Live Video

MPSF Championship Live Results

No. 2 STANFORD won every team and event title in compiling 422.900 for its fourth win over rival California this past Saturday (Apr. 1). Akash Modi took the title on floor (15.250, season-high), pommel horse (14.550), parallel bars (15.400) and all-around (87.650). Taylor Seaton also claimed multiple titles, winning the vault and high bar, while Josiah Eng rounded out the sweep on rings (14.200). The top Stanford team score came on floor, totaling a season-best 73.600. Stanford is a four-time MPSF Champion (2011, '09, '95, `93), competing for a conference title Saturday (Apr. 8) in Berkeley.

No. 11 CALIFORNIA closed its regular season at rival Stanford last Saturday (Apr. 1), compiling a 406.000 team total. Gagik Gharibyan's second place performance on high bar (13.900) was the best finish for the Bears on the day. All-Arounders Aaron Mah and Yordan Aleksandrov tied for third on high bar (13.800). Cal's Haas Pavilion is the site of this year's MPSF Championship Saturday (Apr. 8, 2 pm). Cal is a three-time MPSF Champion (2004, '98, '96).

No. 1 OKLAHOMA seeks a sixth-straight and 16th overall MPSF Championship. The Sooners have won an all-sports combined record of 15 MPSF titles, all in the last 18 years. They 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 63 straight wins 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. 10 AIR FORCE continued its run of USAG team titles, winning their eighth consecutive dating back to 2010, with a team total of 396.950 to beat out William and Mary (388.400), Navy (379.700), and Springfield (373.850) in Everett, WA (Mar. 24-25). Tim Wang won his second straight USAG all-around title (82.900). He earned first-place marks on the pommel horse (14.200), still rings (13.800) and vault (14.700), while adding second-place scores on the parallel bars (13.900) and high bar (13.300). He is just the second Falcon to win multiple USAG titles in the all-around. Chase Cannon earned first-place on high bar (13.900), leading a top-four Academy finish in the event. Wang qualified for the event finals in five events, where he earned his third straight USAG title on the pommel horse, becoming the first Air Force Gymnast to ever win three straight titles in the same event. He scored a 14.100 to win the event by a half point. He also earned USAG All-America honors on four other events, finishing second on the still rings (13.850) and vault (14.450), while taking third on the parallel bars (13.750) and high bar (13.050).

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