Blue Defeats Maize in Annual Intrasquad
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Dec. 10, 2011

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Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Cliff Keen Arena)
Event: Maize & Blue Intrasquad
Score: Blue 320.5, Maize 316.45
Next U-M Meet: Saturday, Jan. 14 -- at Windy City Invitational (Chicago, Ill.), 7 p.m. CST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 3-ranked University of Michigan men's gymnastics team began its 2012 season on Saturday (Dec. 10) in the program's traditional Maize & Blue Intrasquad meet, with Blue defeating Maize, 320.50-316.45, inside Cliff Keen Arena.

Senior Syque Caesar (Port Saint Lucie, Fla./Lincoln Park Academy) claimed three event titles for Blue and sophomore Sam Mikulak (Corona del Mar, Calif./Corona del Mar) garnered a pair of event wins for Maize. Caesar won the floor exercise and parallel bars and tied for the vault crown with Mikulak, who captured the still rings and vault championships. Two blue team members won the final two events -- sophomore Michael Myler (North Orem, Utah/Timpanogos) on the pommel horse and freshman Adrian de los Angeles (Long Beach, Calif./Millikan) on high bar.

The Blue team captured floor (55.50), pommel horse (52.90), vault (56.90) and parallel bars (54.15), while Maize countered with wins on rings (55.35) and high bar (50.40)

Caesar's score of 14.45 earned the win for the Blue team on floor and was followed by teammate Myler, who took the pommel horse win with a 14.10, which was nearly a point better than second-place sophomore Dylan James (Valencia, Calif./ William S. Hart), who scored a 13.15 for the Maize team.

Mikulak, the 2011 NCAA all-around champion, earned the first event win for the Maize squad, a 14.35 on the still rings. He then tied Caesar with a 14.70 on vault for first.

In parallel bar competition, Caesar's 15.00 was followed by de los Angeles, who in addition to taking runner-up on both rings (14.00) and vault (14.60), scored 14.50 for second.

On the high bar, de los Angeles earned a first-place crown (13.85) and was followed by junior and maize team member Rohan Sebastian (Oklahoma City, Okla./Bishop McGuinness Catholic) and his second-place 13.65.

"We came away with no major injuries tonight," said Michigan head coach Kurt Golder. "That is always the main thing in preseason competition, staying healthy. Tonight confirmed what I thought heading into the meet, that we're potentially a real good team, but we have a long way to go. Some events looked really good, especially parallel bar and pommel horse. In those events, we can be where we need to be at the end of the year pretty soon. In the other events, we have a lot of work to do."

Michigan begins its 2012 regular-season slate on Saturday, Jan. 14, as the team travels to the Windy City Invitational in Chicago. The event begins at 7 p.m. CST.



Team StandingsFXPHSRVTPBHBFinal
Blue55.5052.9051.8056.9054.1549.25320.50
Maize53.4551.2555.3555.8050.2050.40316.45
All-Around Winner: Adrian de los Angeles, Blue

Event-By-Event U-M Individual Scores

MAIZE

FLOOR EXERCISE
Dylan James                 13.40 (3)
Vinny Sanchez               11.80 (7)
Douglass Johnson Jr.        13.05 (4)
Reid Swanger                12.65 (6)
Jordan Gaarenstroom         13.55 (1)
Kevin Fraser                13.45 (2)
Rohan Sebastian             12.85 (5)
 
POMMEL HORSE
Kyle Thomas                 12.10 (7)
Alex Bubnov                 12.25 (T5)
Dylan James                 13.15 (1)
Jordan Gaarenstroom         12.25 (T5)
Rohan Sebastian             12.55 (T3)
Matt Freeman                12.55 (T3)
Nick Hunter                 12.00 (8)
Sam Mikulak                 13.00 (2)
 
STILL RINGS	
Reid Swanger                12.50 (7)
Douglass Johnson Jr.        13.35 (6)
Matt Freeman                13.60 (T3)
Jordan Gaarenstroom         13.60 (T3)
Sam Mikulak                 14.35 (1)
Rohan Sebastian             13.40 (5)
Alex Bubnov                 13.80 (2)
 
VAULT
Reid Swanger                10.20 (6)
Alex Bubnov                 13.55 (3)
Kevin Fraser                13.35 (5)
Vinny Sanchez               14.05 (2)
Rohan Sebastian             13.50 (4)
Sam Mikulak                 14.70 (1)
 
PARALLEL BARS
Jordan Gaarenstroom         11.95 (3)
Nick Hunter                 13.20 (T1)
Rohan Sebastian             11.85 (T4)
Douglass Johnson Jr.        11.85 (T4)
Sam Mikulak                 13.20 (T1)
  
HIGH BAR
Matt Freeman                13.00 (2)
Nick Hunter                 12.15 (3)
Rohan Sebastian             13.65 (1)
Sam Mikulak                 11.60 (4)

BLUE

FLOOR EXERCISE
Mike Begin                  12.50 (6)
Taylor Harrower             13.25 (4)
Hub Humphrey                12.40 (7)
Corbett Schmitz             12.15 (8)
Michael Myler               13.35 (3)
Syque Caesar                14.55 (1)
Stacey Ervin                14.35 (2)
Adrian de los Angeles       12.55 (5)
 
POMMEL HORSE
A.J. Schottstaedt           12.80 (4)
Mark Panhorst               13.00 (T2)
Garrett Hamers              11.00 (6)
Corbett Schmitz             10.25 (7)
Michael Myler               14.10 (1)
Paul Rizkalla               11.45 (5)
Stacey Ervin                 9.65 (8)
Adrian de los Angeles       13.00 (T2)
 
STILL RINGS
Mike Begin                  12.00 (4)
Garrett Hamers              12.70 (3)
Paul Rizkalla               13.10 (2)
Syque Caesar                10.80 (5)
Adrian de los Angeles       14.00 (1)
 
VAULT
Taylor Harrower             13.80 (T3)
Paul Rizkalla               10.55 (5)
Syque Caesar                14.70 (1)
Stacey Ervin                13.80 (T3)
Adrian de los Angeles       14.60 (2)
 
PARALLEL BARS
Mark Panhorst               12.50 (3)
Garrett Hamers              11.60 (6)
Corbett Schmitz             12.15 (4)
Michael Myler               11.00 (7)
Syque Caesar                15.00 (1)
Stacey Ervin                11.95 (5)
Adrian de los Angeles       14.50 (2)
 
HIGH BAR
Taylor Harrower             12.30
Michael Myler               11.00
Syque Caesar                12.10
Stacey Ervin                10.15
Adrian de los Angeles       13.85

   

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