McCallum Goes Back to Back with NCAA Vault Title

April 22, 2017

» Anthony McCallum's 15.10 secured back-to-back NCAA vault titles to make him the first back-to-back NCAA vault winner in school history and the sixth U-M gymnast ever to win back-to-back on any event.
» Emyre Cole took third on vault with a 14.90 to also earn All-America honors for the first time in his career.
» McCallum's title is the 31st NCAA championship in U-M history, while the citations are the 207th and 208th NCAA All-America awards in program history. The last time U-M had a pair of All-Americans on vault was 2014, and 2017 is the second time in the Kurt Golder era that the Wolverines have had a pair of All-Americans on the table.

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Site: West Point, N.Y. (Christl Arena)
Event: NCAA Championships (Finals)
U-M Team Result: No team score
Next U-M Event: Season Complete

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Sophomore Anthony McCallum of the University of Michigan men's gymnastics team reigned victorious on vault for the second straight season, capturing the 2017 NCAA vault title at the NCAA Finals Saturday (April 22) inside Army-West Point's Christl Arena.

The highlight for the Wolverines came on the vault table, as McCallum and sophomore Emyre Cole both earned All-America honors on the apparatus, highlighted by McCallum's Tsukahara double pike that marked a 15.10 and secured back-to-back NCAA vault titles to make him the first back-to-back NCAA vault winner in school history and the sixth U-M gymnast ever to win back-to-back on any event. Six gymnasts have won back-to-back vault titles at the NCAA level, with Oklahoma's Steven Legendre being the last gymnast to accomplish the feat in the 2008-09 seasons.

In all, McCallum and classmate Cole earned All-America honors, as Cole scored a 14.90 to place third on the event and earn his first All-America honor. As a whole, seven Wolverines qualified for finals.

The night began for the Wolverine contingent on still rings, where junior/sophomore Marty Strech marked a 14.05 on the event to tie for 18th place. In the second rotation, sophomore Ryan Dunning scored a 14.10 to tie for 15th, while senior Adam Dean marked a 13.45 on high bar in his final collegiate routine.

Sophomore Uche Eke, competing in his first NCAA final, scored a 13.65 on parallel bars, and McCallum scored a 14.00 to take 22nd. U-M's night was closed out by the final routine for senior Anthony Stefanelli, who marked a 14.10 to tie for 18th.

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