Jan. 26, 2014
Site: Palo Alto, Calif. (Burnham Pavilion)
U-M Team Result: 1st Place of 4 Teams (433.050)
Record: U-M (8-0)
Next U-M Meet: Saturday, Feb. 1 -- vs. Ohio State (Cliff Keen Arena), 2 p.m.
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The No. 2-ranked University of Michigan men's gymnastics team captured the team title at the Stanford Open with a team tally of 433.050 Saturday (Jan. 25) at Stanford's Burnham Pavilion. The U-M effort was strong enough to knock off No. 6 Cal, which took second with a 430.300, while No. 4 Stanford took third with a 429.00. Washington, a club team, came in fourth with a 363.65.
The Wolverines began the night on still rings, where senior Alex Bubnov (Fanwood, N.J./Scotch Plains-Fanwood) and junior Adrian de los Angeles (Long Beach, Calif./Millikan) broke the 15-point plateau with 15.20 and 15.10, respectively. Senior Jordan Gaarenstroom (Laguna Hills, Calif./Halstrom) followed with a 14.80. The six-man Michigan lineup collected a 73.85 to start the night.
On vault in the second rotation, de los Angeles once again led the way, scoring a 15.30 on the table, while Tristian Perez-Rivera (Caguas, Puerto Rico/Notre Dame) put forth a 15.05 to assist in a 73.90 for the squad. In the third rotation (parallel bars), program lynchpin Syque Caesar (Port Saint Lucie, Fla./Lincoln Park Academy) posted a 15.30 as the Maize and Blue scored a 72.00.
The fourth rotation brought forth a troublesome effort, as U-M faltered in scoring a 64.35, with the highest mark coming from junior Nick Hunter (Canfield, Ohio/Canfield), who scored a 14.40. Michigan rebounded in the fifth in the way it needed with a superb 76.20, as Perez-Rivera (15.55) and senior Sam Mikulak (Corona del mar, Calif./Corona del mar) -- with a 15.50 -- paced the effort. De los Angeles followed closely with a 15.45.
De los Angeles took home the all-around title with an 86.80 in his first all-around competition of the season.
The Wolverines competed without United States National Team member Stacey Ervin (Taylor, Mich./Truman), who was attending the U.S. National Team Camp in Colorado Springs, Colo. U-M has yet to compete at full strength this season, as the Wolverines were without Mikulak for the Windy City Invite a week ago.
The Wolverines next host the Ohio State Buckeyes -- currently ranked No. 3 -- in their 2014 home opener next Saturday (Feb. 1) at 2 p.m. from Cliff Keen Arena. The event will also serve as the NCAA and Big Ten championship banner raising ceremony prior to the meet.
Event-By-Event U-M Individual Scores
RINGS (73.85) Hub Humphrey 12.00 Paul Rizkalla Jr. 14.55 Alex Bubnov 15.20 Matt Freeman 14.20 Jordan Gaarenstroom 14.80 Adrian de los Angeles 15.10 VAULT (73.90) Anthony Stefanelli 14.25 Paul Rizkalla Jr. 14.15 Sam Mikulak 14.45 Tristian Perez-Rivera 15.05 Syque Caesar 14.85 Adrian de los Angeles 15.30 PARALLEL BARS (72.00) Tristian Perez-Rivera 13.00 Jordan Gaarenstroom 14.10 Nick Hunter 14.85 Sam Mikulak 14.75 Syque Caesar 15.30 Adrian de los Angeles 12.65 Sam Mikulak 14.75 HIGH BAR (64.35) Taylor Harrower 10.90 Tristian Perez-Rivera 13.00 Jordan Gaarenstroom 11.90 Nick Hunter 14.40 Syque Caesar 13.20 Adrian de los Angeles 13.95 FLOOR (76.20) Anthony Stefanelli 14.00 Tristian Perez-Rivera 15.55 Sam Mikulak 15.50 Syque Caesar 14.80 Adrian de los Angeles 15.45 Jordan Gaarenstroom 14.90 POMMEL HORSE (72.75) A.J. Schottstaedt 14.35 Nick Hunter 14.30 Matt Freeman 14.55 Nolan Novak 14.65 Adrian de los Angeles 14.35 Dylan James 14.65 ALL-AROUND Adrian de los Angeles 86.80
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