March 8, 2017
The Wolverines are set to host a pair of squads that are chock full of firepower, as U-M welcomes No. 2 Stanford and No. 3 Illinois to Cliff Keen Arena for a tri-meet.
As a team, U-M is ranked No. 11 in the CGA Coaches Poll, as well as No. 12 in the Road To Nationals rankings (403.233). The Maize & Blue rank in the top-10 on three events; No. 8 on floor (70.083), No. 10 on pommel horse (66.367), and No. 7 on vault (71.167).
Individually, sophomores Emyre Cole rank No. 8 on floor exercise (14.683), while Ryan Dunning is No. 17 on still rings (14.300). On vault, both Anthony McCallum and Cole are in the top-10, as McCallum is No. 3 (14.917) and Cole is No. 6 (14.833).
Most recently, U-M took second in the Puerto Rico Challenge with a team score of 402.650 in a meet that featured No. 3 Illinois, as well as the Puerto Rican National Team and Arizona State University's club team. The Wolverines won parallel bars (67.55) and vault (71.85). U-M placed second on floor exercise (69.75), pommel horse (65.45), and still rings (65.10). Additionally, sophomore Anthony McCallum won his first vault event title of the season with a 14.90 on the table.
As a team, Stanford is No. 1 on floor (72.183), No. 4 on pommel horse (69.833), No. 2 on still rings (71.083), No. 3 on vault (72.400), No. 3 on parallel bars (70.767), and No. 2 on high bar (71.483).
For the Cardinal, four gymnasts are ranked in the top-10 on floor, led by No. 2 Akash Modi (14.817). Modi also leads the team on pommel horse (14.393) while Josiah Eng is No. 2 in the NCAA on still rings (15.083). Modi, who also ranks as the No. 2 all-arounder in the NCAA (87.200), leads the Cardinal on parallel bars (2nd, 15.100). Additionally, Robert Neff leads the country on high bar with a 15.017 average.
Illinois is No. 4 on floor (71.217), No. 5 on pommel horse (68.900), No. 3 on still rings (70.300), No. 5 on vault (71.283), No. 7 on parallel bars (69.250), and No. 3 on high bar (70.800). Tyson Bull is ranked No. 6 on high bar (14.667), while Matthew Foster (No. 5, 14.767) and Brandon Ngai (No. 6, 14.750) rank in the top-10 on pommel horse. Still rings are paced by Alex Diab (4th, 14.867).
According to the Road To Nationals All-Event Rankings, U-M's top-three gymnasts this season have been sophomore Emyre Cole (312.900), junior/sophomore Marty Strech (227.750), and freshman Mitchell Brown (199.000).
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