Coach Golder, Sam Mikulak and Syque Caesar give an in-depth look at the No. 2-ranked squad that was also picked to finish first in the Big Ten in 2013.
At Michigan ... 2012-13 United States Senior National Team member ...12-time All-American ...2012-13 NCAA High Bar Champion ... 2013 NCAA All-Around Champion ... 2013 NCAA parallel bar champion ... 2013 Big Ten Gymnast of the Year ... 2013 Big Ten Champion on high bar & all-around ... 2013 First Team All-Big Ten ... NCAA record holder on parallel bars (15.95) ... owns fourth-highest all-around score in NCAA history (91.15) and third-highest high bar score in NCAA history (16.10) ... 2012 NCAA All-Around runner-up ... 2011 NCAA All-Around Champion ... 2011 Big Ten All-Around Champion ... 2011 Big Ten Gymnast of the Year ... 2011 Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... 2011 First Team All-Big Ten ... six-time CGA National Gymnast of the Week ... four-time Big Ten gymnast of the week ... four-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week during 2011 season ... owns 41 event titles on career.
Junior (2013) ... Three-time NCAA Champion (all-around, high bar, parallel bars) ... six-time NCAA All-American (fourth on pommel horse, third on floor, seventh on vault, first on parallel bars, all-around, and high bar) ... the six All-America citations are the second-most all-time ... earned nine event titles on the season ... scored a career-best 91.15 in all-around competition at the NCAA team finals (April 20), which ranks as the fourth-highest all-around score in NCAA history ... took first place on high bar with the third-highest score in NCAA history (16.10) for the second-straight year ... earned NCAA title on parallel bars with a 15.50 ... took home Big Ten title in all-around with an 89.85 , and set an NCAA record on parallel bars in the Big Ten team finals (April 5) ... earned NCAA title on on high bar (April 6) with a score of 15.70 (April 6) ...competed against No. 2 Stanford (Jan. 26) on the still rings scoring a 14.60, as well as the parallel bars, scoring a 15.05 ... saw action on the still rings (14.75), pommel horse (14.75), and the parallel bars (15.55) against No. 10 California (Feb. 2) ... set a then-career best on the still rings with a score of 15.25 against No. 5 Ohio State (Feb. 16) ... scored an event-best 15.10 on pommel horse against Arizona State (March 6), and also collected his second win of the night with a 14.60 on parallel bars... saw action on the floor exercise (15.45), pommel horse (14.60), still rings (15.35), which was a career best,and vault (13.95) against No. 3 Oklahoma (March 9)... took first place on vault (15.45) and high bar (15.05) against No. 15 UIC/SUNY-Brockport (March 23).
Olympic Games (2012) ...Took fifth (16.050) on vault ... qualified fourth for 2012 London Olympic vault finals ... competed on four events for the fifth-place Team USA, earning two top-15 finishes -- on floor (12th, 15.366) and parallel bars (13th, 15.316) ... placed 20th on pommel horse (14.333) and 43rd (14.033) on high bar at the 2012 London Olympics ... first American athlete in program history to earn an Olympic berth.
Olympic Qualifying (2012)... Became the first U-M American gymnast to be selected for the Olympics (July 1) ... fought off ankle injury on day two of Olympic Trials (June 30) to compete on pommel horse, scoring a 14.40 on the event ... posted the top all-around score on day one of Olympic Trials (June 28) with a 91.80, aided by a 46.90 on parallel bars and a 48.20 on vault, as each score secured second place ... placed third in the all-around competition at the 2012 Visa Championships (June 8-9) to earn berth to Olympic Trials (182.850) ... placed second on parallel bars (31.20), fourth on vault (32.30), fifth pommel horse (29.30), and fifth on high bar ... also added 10th-place finish on still rings (29.15) and 13th on floor (30.05).
Sophomore (2012) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award recipient ... earned 15 event titles on season ... USA Gymnastics Senior National Team member ... 2012 NCAA high bar champion ... 2012 Big Ten High Bar Champion ...2012 Big Ten Parallel Bar Champion ... Earned 15 event titles on season ... became first Michigan gymnast since Scott Vetere in 2000 to win a pair of Big Ten titles in one season ... two-time National Gymnast of the Week (March 15, Feb. 22) ... three-time Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (3/12, 2/20, 2/6) ... 2012 First Team All- Big Ten ... aided in Team USA capturing gold at the 2012 Pacific Rim Championships (3/17-18), earning silver in the all-around competition (88.65) ...was the top American finisher on vault, taking second with a 15.562 ... took silver on high bar with a 15.175, and bronze on pommel horse (14.375) as well as parallel bars (14.625) ... secured spot on United State National Team at Winter Cup Challenge (Feb. 3-5) with a top-10 finish in three of four events ... took second on parallel bars (15.10), tied for seventh on rings (14.70), and scored a 13.95 on high bar after sitting out floor and vault due to injury ... began season at Windy City Invitational, taking the event title on floor with a 15.60 ... also turned in a second place finish on parallel bars with a 14.90, and tallied 14.80's on still rings and vault ... competed solely on pommel horse against Illinois/Oklahoma (Jan. 28), and scored a 15.00 ... took five individual titles, including the all-around competition, against Ohio State (2/18) with wins on floor (14.90), still rings (15.10), vault (15.30), parallel bars (15.30), and high bar (15.40) to collect an all-around score of 90.00 ...captured three wins against Oklahoma (March 10) after scoring a 15.35 on parallel bars, 15.25 on high bar, and a season high 90.30 on all-around competition ... took runner-up in all-around competition at the Big Ten team and all-around finals (88.90) ... won Big Ten high bar championship with a 15.45 and Big Ten parallel bars championship with a 15.55 ... scored a season best of 15.80 on floor at the NCAA team qualifier (April 19), as well as a 15.45 on parallel bar and 15.25 on vault ...tallied a season best 15.75 on parallel bars and high bar (15.65) at the NCAA team and All-Around finals (April 20) to advance to the NCAA individual event finals ... took eighth on parallel bars at 2012 NCAA Championships (14.40), earning All-America status.
Freshman (2011) ... Made season debut at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 15) competing floor (14.20), pommel horse (14.20), vault (14.50), and parallel bars (14.50) ... competed floor (14.70; 2nd), pommel horse (11.20), rings (14.00), vault (15.50), and high bar at Penn State (Jan. 22) ... competed floor (14.40) and vault (16.05) completing a Kasamatsu 2/1 (flipping vault with three twists) for the first time, only the second gymnast in the NCAA to compete the vault, at the Winter Cup Challenge prelims (Feb. 3) qualifying to finals ... competed floor (14.25) and vault (16.15) at the Winter Cup Challenge finals (Feb. 5) placing 2nd on vault with a combined two-day-total (32.20) ... awarded Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 7-11) for his accomplishments at the Winter Cup ... competed floor (13.85), pommel horse setting a career high (14.75; 2nd), rings (13.80; 5th), vault (15.80; 1st), and high bar (13.90; 4th) vs. Illinois (Feb. 12) ... competed floor (14.25), pommel horse, vault (15.85; 3rd), and high bar setting a career high (14.65; 1st) vs. Stanford (Feb. 26) ... awarded second Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 28 - March 4) for his performance vs. Stanford ... competed floor (15.10; 1st), pommel horse (14.30; 3rd), vault setting a new career high (16.60; 1st), parallel bars (13.45; 5th), and high bar (14.45; 3rd) at Arizona State (March 2) ... awarded third Big Ten Freshman of the Week (March 7-11) for his performance at Arizona State ... competed all-around (87.35; t-2nd), floor (14.70; 2nd), vault (15.80; 3rd), parallel bars setting a new season high (14.70; 5th), and high bar setting a new season high (14.90; 4th) vs. Oklahoma (March 12) ... competed all-around (87.05; 1st), floor setting a new season best (15.30; 1st), pommel horse (14.25; 4th), vault (16.10; 1st), and parallel bars setting a new season high (14.90; 1st) vs. Ohio State (March 19) ... competed all-around at the Big Ten Championships Team & All-Around Finals becoming the 2011 Big Ten All-Around Champion scoring 89.05 ... First freshman to win the Big Ten all-around title since 1994 ... qualified into Big Ten Event Finals on pommel horse (11.40; 10th), vault scoring 16.20 to take the bronze medal, parallel bars (14.60; 4th), and high bar (13.95; 5th) ... Awarded 2011 Big Ten Gymnast of the Year ... Awarded 2011 Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... gathered First Team All-Big Ten Status ... competed all-around (90.10); floor scoring a new career high (15.65), pommel horse (13.70), rings (14.70), vault (15.70). parallel bars posting a new career high (15.50), and high bar (14.85) at the NCAA Championships Qualifier (April 14) ... competed all-around at the NCAA Championships Team & All-Around Finals (April 15) becoming the 2011 NCAA All-Around Champion scoring a career high 90.75 ... event scores at the NCAA Team & All-Around Finals; floor tying a season high (15.65; 5th), pommel horse (14.40), rings posting a career high (14.90), vault (16.35; 1st), parallel bars (15.00; 9th), and high bar (14.45) ... qualified into NCAA Event Finals (April 16) on floor scoring a new career high 15.70 to gather the bronze medal, vault (15.50; 7th) and parallel bars (14.70; 4th) ... from all-around and event finishes, gathered All-American Honors ... voted NCAA Gymnast of the Week (April 17-23).
Prep ... SCATS Gymnastics ... Junior National Team 2007-10 ... 4th Place All-Around, 2nd Place Floor, 3rd Place Vault at the 2009 Junior Pan American Championships ... 3rd Place All-Around, Vault Champion, High Bar Champion at the 2009 USA-Germany-Canada Junior Triple Meet ... All-Around Champion, 2nd Place Floor, Pommel Horse Champion, 3rd Place Rings, Parallel Bars Co-Champion, High Bar Champion at the 2010 USA Gymnastics Championships ... 2nd Place All-Around, 2nd Place Floor, 2nd Place Pommel Horse, 2nd Place Rings, 2nd place Parallel Bars at the 2009 USA Gymnastics Championships ... 2nd Place All-Around, 2nd Place Floor, 3rd Place Rings, 3rd Place Vault, 2nd Place High Bar at the 2008 USA Gymnastics Championships ... All-Around Champion, Floor Champion, Vault Champion, 3rd Place Parallel Bars, 2nd Place High Bar, Mas Watanabe award winner at the 2010 Junior Olympic Nationals ... 2nd Place All-Around, Rings Champion, 3rd Place Vault, 2nd Place Parallel Bars, 2nd Place High Bar at the 2009 Junior Olympic Nationals ... 4th Place All-Around, 3rd Place Rings, Vault Champion, 2nd Place High Bar at the 2008 Junior Olympic Nationals.
Personal ... Born October 13, 1992 ... Parents Stephen and Tina Mikulak both competed on the Cal Berkeley Gymnastics teams ... started gymnastics at the age of two ... enrolled in School of Kinesiology ... majoring in psychology.