Ervin Notches Record Mark as Wolverines Prevail at No. 5 OSU
Stacey Ervin

Feb. 16, 2013

Complete Results

Site: Columbus, Ohio (St. John Arena)
Score: #3 Michigan 446.150, No. 5 Ohio State 435.650
Records: U-M (8-0, 1-0 Big Ten), OSU (5-4-1, 0-2 Big Ten)
Next U-M Meet: Wednesday, March 6 -- at Arizona State (Chandler, Ariz.), 7 p.m. MST

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The No. 3-ranked University of Michigan men's gymnastics team (446.150) collected the second-highest team score in the country this season, defeating No. 5 Ohio State (435.650) on Saturday (Feb. 16) at Ohio State's St. John Arena. U-M tallied season-best event scores on floor, still rings and high bar, while sophomore Stacey Ervin (Troy, Mich./Truman) secured the top floor score in the country and a Michigan record with a 16.15.

"This score should move us up a bit in the national rankings, but there is room for improvement," said head coach Kurt Golder. "However, to go out on the road and get a near 10-point victory over a rival like Ohio State, who was ranked No. 5 in the country, is a great step. Like I said, there is room to get better, but it's hard to not be happy with a season-high score, especially when it comes on the road."

Michigan began the day on pommel horse, where junior Dylan James (Valencia, Calif./ William S. Hart) led the charge with a 14.60 for third place as U-M collected a 72.45 on the apparatus. In rotation two on still rings, the Wolverines smashed their previous season best with a 76.25, as junior Matt Freeman (Canton, Mich./Plymouth) scored a career-best 15.70 for his first title on the event.

On vault, senior Syque Caesar (Port Saint Lucie, Fla./ Lincoln Park Academy) tied for second as Michigan tallied a 74.75 in rotation three, while Ervin (14.70) and classmate Nick Hunter (Canfield, Ohio/Canfield) each tied for second on parallel bars as the Wolverines tallied a 72.75.

On high bar, U-M scored a season-best 72.25, led by reigning NCAA Gymnast of the Week in sophomore Adrian de los Angeles (Long Beach, Calif./Millikan), who earned a career-high 15.05, which was good for his first event title on the apparatus.

Ervin and de los Angeles solidified the win in the final rotation, as Ervin collected the program-record 16.15, followed by de los Angeles in second with a 15.45 as U-M posted a sublime tally of 76.80, which is tops in the nation by .95 points.

Michigan secured 10 individual career highs on the day, led by a pair (floor, vault) from freshman Konner Ackerman (Des Moines, Wash./Mount Rainier) and de los Angeles (floor, rings).

U-M returns to action after an extended break, heading to Arizona State for the program's annual Spring Break to take on the Sun Devils on Wednesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. MST

Team StandingsFXPHSRVTPBHBFinal
Michigan 76.800 72.450 76.250 74.250 74.150 72.250 446.150
Ohio State 74.850 73.050 72.850 74.650 68.950 71.300 435.650
Hub Humphrey           14.60
Konner Ackerman        15.00
Taylor Harrower        15.05
Syque Caesar           15.15
Adrian de los Angeles  15.45 (2)
Stacey Ervin           16.15 (1)
Nick Hunter            14.50
Nolan Novak            14.45
Sam Mikulak            14.40
Adrian de los Angeles  14.30
Matt Freeman           14.50
Dylan James            14.60 (3)
STILL RINGS (76.25) 
Paul Rizkalla          14.75
Jordan Gaarenstroom    15.20
Alex Bubnov            14.90
Sam Mikulak            15.25 (3)
Adrian de los Angeles  15.20
Matt Freeman           15.70 (1)
VAULT (74.25)
Paul Rizkalla          14.80
Taylor Harrower        14.65
Konner Ackerman        14.90
Syque Caesar           15.05 (t2)
Adrian de los Angeles  13.80
Stacey Ervin           14.75
Stacey Ervin           14.70 (t2)
Michael Strathern      14.40
Nick Hunter            14.70 (t2)
Syque Caesar           14.30
Adrian de los Angeles  14.65
HIGH BAR (72.25)
Taylor Harrower        13.50
Nick Hunter            14.45
Michael Strathern      14.70 (2)
Syque Caesar           13.65
Adrian de los Angeles  15.05 (1)
Sam Mikulak            14.40
Adrian de los Angeles  88.45
Contact: Scott Kemps (734) 763-4423

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