All-Around Winner de los Angeles Leads U-M to Windy City Title
Adrian de los Angeles

Jan. 19, 2013

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Site: Chicago, Ill. (UIC Physical Education Building)
Event: Windy City Invitational
U-M Result: 1st Place of 6 Teams (431.300)
Record: U-M (5-0)
Attendance: 1,200
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Jan. 26 -- vs. Stanford (Cliff Keen Arena), 7 p.m.

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Sophomore Adrian de los Angeles (Long Beach, Calif./Millikan) and senior Rohan Sebastian (Oklahoma City, Okla./Bishop McGuinness Catholic) went 1-2 in the all-around, while sophomore Stacey Ervin (Troy, Mich./Truman) won the vault competition as the No. 2-ranked University of Michigan men's gymnastics team captured its first Windy City Invitational title since 2009 with a team score of 431.300 Saturday (Jan. 19) at UIC's Physical Education Building.

The team score was enough to outpace No. 1 Illinois and No. 4 Ohio State, who tied for second (427.750).

U-M had its best outing of the night on floor exercise, as de los Angeles tied for second on the event with a 15.25. He was followed by Sebastian in fifth with a 15.10, while Ervin overcame an out-of-bounds neutral deduction to score a 15.05 and to take sixth as the Wolverines notched a 74.350 in the event.

On pommel horse, U-M collected a team score of 70.75, as junior Matt Freeman (Canton, Mich./Plymouth) led the charge with a career-best 15.00 to tie for third on the event, while de los Angeles placed seventh (14.75).

Sebastian and Freeman gave the Wolverines the punch they needed to score a 72.55 on still rings, as Sebastian notched a career-best 14.90 to garner second place and Freeman followed with a career-best 14.75 for fifth.

The Wolverines' second-best event score came on vault, led by Ervin's event-winning 15.40. U-M had four competitors in the top seven of the event, as sophomore Taylor Harrower (Dublin, Ohio /Dublin Coffman) took fourth (14.70), senior Syque Caesar (Port Saint Lucie, Fla./Lincoln Park Academy) tied for fifth (14.70), and sophomore Paul Rizkalla (Westfield, N.J./Westfield) took seventh (14.65).

In the final two events on the night, the Maize and Blue were led on parallel bars by de los Angeles with a 14.90 (third place), while sophomore Mark Panhorst (Hanover Park, Ill./Glenbard North) took sixth with a 14.50 as U-M collected a 71.45. On high bar, de los Angeles closed out the night with a third-place 14.50 to lead U-M to a 68.15 on the event.

Michigan's 2013 home season will commence Saturday (Jan. 26) at 7 p.m. as U-M hosts preseason No. 5 Stanford at Cliff Keen Arena.

Team Standings

1. MICHIGAN     431.300
2. Illinois     427.750
2. Ohio State   427.750
4. Minnesota    425.750
5. Iowa         422.350
6. UIC          401.600

Event-By-Event U-M Individual Scores

Konner Ackerman          13.90
Syque Caesar             14.80
Michael Strathern        14.15
Adrian de los Angeles    15.25 (t2)
Rohan Sebastian          15.10 (5)
Stacey Ervin             15.05
Mark Panhorst            13.10
Nick Hunter              13.65
Nolan Novak              14.20
Adrian de los Angeles    14.75
Matt Freeman             15.00 (t3)
Dylan James              13.15
Rohan Sebastian*        14.65
Michael Strathern        13.70
Paul Rizkalla            14.00
Alex Bubnov              14.45
Adrian de los Angeles    14.45
Matt Freeman             14.75 (5)
Rohan Sebastian          14.90 (2)
VAULT (74.05)
Taylor Harrower          14.75 (4)
Syque Caesar             14.70 (t5)
Paul Rizkalla            14.65
Adrian de los Angeles    14.55
Stacey Ervin             15.40 (1)
Rohan Sebastian          14.40
Mark Panhorst            14.50
Nick Hunter              13.15
Douglass Johnson Jr.     13.60
Michael Strathern        14.25
Adrian de los Angeles    14.90 (3)
Syque Caesar             14.20
Rohan Sebastian          13.80*
HIGH BAR (68.15)
Nick Hunter              12.95
Konner Ackerman          12.05
Syque Caesar             14.35
Michael Strathern        12.45
Rohan Sebastian          13.90
Adrian de los Angeles    14.50 (3)
Adrian de los Angeles    88.40 (1)
Rohan Sebastian          86.75 (2)
* all-around competitor


• The Wolverines won the Windy City Invitational in 2009 with a team score of 346.100. U-M's only other win in the event came in 2007, when the team finished three points ahead of runner-up Illinois.

• The all-around title for Adrian de los Angeles is the second of his career.

• Junior Matt Freeman had career highs on pommel horse and still rings.

Taylor Harrower's 14.75 on vault is a career high.

• U-M competed without 2012 United States Olympian Sam Mikulak, who is training with the United State National Team in Colorado Springs.

• Fifth-year senior Douglass Johnson competed on parallel bars (13.60) in his first NCAA action in two years.

• Two Wolverines, Konner Ackerman and Nolan Novak, made their Maize and Blue debuts. Ackerman competed on floor and high bar, while Novak saw action on pommel horse.

Contact: Scott Kemps (734) 763-4423