U-M Uses Season High, Event Sweep to Defeat Ohio State, Brockport
Sam Mikulak

Feb. 18, 2012

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Site: Cliff Keen Arena (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
U-M Team Result: 1st of 3 Teams (345.700)
Record: U-M (6-4, 2-1 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Feb. 25 -- at Stanford (Palo Alto, Calif.), 7 p.m. PST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 7-ranked University of Michigan men's gymnastics team (season-high 345.700) dealt the Ohio State Buckeyes (334.200) their first loss of the season on Saturday (Feb. 18), using season-best scores on four events en route to tri-meet victory at Cliff Keen Arena. Additionally, the Wolverines defeated the SUNY-Brockport Golden Eagles, who collected a 275.700. U-M swept all six events, as sophomore Sam Mikulak (Corona del Mar, Calif./ Corona del Mar) took five individual events, as well as the all-around competition.

Michigan began the night on floor and scored a 57.50 as Mikulak tallied a 14.90 for first. Junior Rohan Sebastian (Oklahoma City, Okla./ Bishop McGuinness Catholic) scored a 14.50 on the event to take third.

In the second rotation, sophomore Michael Myler (North Orem, Utah/ Timpanogos) scored a career-best 14.90 on pommel horse to earn his first career title on the apparatus, while Mikulak tallied a 14.00 to round out the top three finishers on the event. The effort of the two classmates was enough to give U-M a season-best 56.50 on the event.

Moving to rings, Maize and Blue took the top three places, paced by a career-best 15.10 from Mikulak, a 14.80 by freshman Adrian de los Angeles (Long Beach, Calif./Millikan) and another career best (14.70) by sophomore Jordan Gaarenstroom (Laguna Hills, Calif./Halstrom) as U-M scored a season-high 58.30. U-M also swept the vault competition, where Mikulak scored a 15.30 and de los Angeles and freshman Stacey Ervin (Troy, Mich./Truman) notched 15.10s to give Michigan a 60.10, marking the second time this season that the Wolverines have eclipsed the 60.00 plateau.

Mikulak closed out the U-M victory by ending the night with titles on parallel bars (15.30) and on high bar (15.40) en route to taking the all-around competition with a 90.00. He was followed by de los Angeles' 85.50 in second place.

Michigan returns to action Saturday (Feb. 25) as the Wolverines head west to take on the Stanford Cardinal in Palo Alto, Calif. Meet time is slated for 7 p.m. PST from Burnham Pavilion.

Team StandingsFXPHSRVTPBHBFinal
Ohio State56.5054.9055.1058.4053.1055.80334.20
SUNY Brockport49.7040.0047.3050.2044.7043.80275.70

Event-By-Event U-M Individual Scores

Kevin Fraser              13.50
Hub Humphrey              13.70
Rohan Sebastian           14.50 (3)
Sam Mikulak               14.90 (1)
Adrian de los Angeles     14.40 (4)
Stacey Ervin              13.30
Matt Freeman              13.60
A.J. Schottstaedt         13.80
Michael Myler             14.90 (1)
Sam Mikulak               14.00 (3)
Adrian de los Angeles     13.10
Dylan James               13.80
Paul Rizkalla             13.30
Matt Freeman              13.60
Alex Bubnov               13.70
Jordan Gaarenstroom       14.70 (3)
Adrian de los Angeles     14.80 (2)
Sam Mikulak               15.10 (1)
Michael Myler             14.30
Paul Rizkalla             14.40
Rohan Sebastian           14.60
Stacey Ervin              15.10 (2)
Adrian de los Angeles     15.10 (3)
Sam Mikulak               15.30 (1)
Michael Myler             12.10
Mark Panhorst             13.70 (2)
Stacey Ervin              13.40
Adrian de los Angeles     13.60 (4)
Sam Mikulak               15.30 (1)
Dylan James               11.30
Taylor Harrower           10.80
Michael Myler	          12.90
Matt Freeman              13.80
Stacey Ervin              13.60
Adrian de los Angeles     14.50 (2)
Sam Mikulak               15.40 (1)
Sam Mikulak               90.00 (1)
Adrian de los Angeles     85.50 (2)


Michigan Head Coach Kurt Golder
On the meet ... "I expected to win, but we knew Ohio State is a pretty good team. We beat them by a pretty good margin, but I was more focused on our team tonight. Any time we can beat Ohio State is great. I was extremely happy with our vault routines tonight as well."

U-M Sophomore Sam Mikulak
On the meet ... "Ohio State had beaten us at the Windy City, and we definitely drew some fire from that. I think everybody pulled it together. I was ready to go the whole time and I was feeling it the entire night with my team behind me. Coming in we were confident and it worked out well for us."


Sam Mikulak returned to all-around competition for the first time since the season-opening Windy City Invite.

• The event title for Mikulak on rings was the first of his career and a career high, as he has now won an event title in every discipline.

• The win over the Buckeyes brings the Wolverine record against Ohio State this season to 1-1.

Contact: Scott Kemps (734) 763-4423