Postmeet Notes: 2013 Big Ten Championships

April 6, 2013

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• The title is the first non-shared Big Ten title for U-M since 2000.

• The Big Ten title is the fourth for head coach Kurt Golder (1999, 2000, 2009).

• The 18 event finalists are the most of any team.

Sam Mikulak has an opportunity to win the most individual event titles in the modern era, as he is in finals on floor, vault, parallel bars and high bar. Former Wolverine Scott Vetere won four event titles in 2000, the last time U-M won an outright Big Ten title.

Stacey Ervin was the lone Wolverine to set career highs on two events on the night (vault and parallel bars).

• With the all-around win for Mikulak, a Wolverine has won the competition four of the last five years (Thomas Kelley 2009, Chris Cameron 2010, Mikulak 2011). Mikulak is also the second Wolverine to win a pair of all-around titles in his career, as Rick McCurdy won three (1969-71).

• A Wolverine has earned runner-up in the all-around in each of the past two years -- Adrian de los Angeles this season, Mikulak in 2012.

• Michigan placed in the top three in all six events while winning floor, vault and parallel bars. The squad took second on high bar and pommel horse and third on still rings.