The NCAA Men's Collegiate Gymnastics Championships wrap up tonight at the Sports Pavilion. Follow along here with us at GopherSports.com.
We'll post the official final results shortly. Other than that, we're signing out from the Sports Pavilion. Thanks for following along with us here at GopherSports.com this weekend. Congratulations to all the competitors and teams in the NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships. It has been a great championship!
The vault champion is Steven Legendre with a 16.325, just edging Iowa's Reins. It looks like Ruggeri will hold on for the high bar title. Ruggeri is also going to win the parallel bars. A nice finish for the Illini sophomore. Opposing teams and coaches aren't probably looking forward to seeing him for two more seasons.
Glen Ishino is your final competitor of the evening and he's about to take the bar. We'll have results for you soon.
Kyle Brady of California was the third man up on the parallel bars, but his 15.075 is still holding up in first place. Ruggeri continues to lead the high bar, while Reins is still leading the pack on the vault.
Iowa's lone competitor of the night Geoff Reins has taken over the lead on the vault. He turned in a 16.300. A very nice effort for the Hawkeye senior.
I was right about Ruggeri. His 15.750 is a full point better than Nakamori's score on the high bar, as the Illinois gymnast takes over first place.
Here's a look at your current leaders: Tim Gentry of Stanford leads the vault after six competitors; Sho Nakamori of Stanford is on top on the high bar after five scores have been recorded and Kyle Brady leads the parallel bars with five scores in.
Paul Ruggeri may have just taken the lead from Nakamori, though. The crowd sure liked his performance and I can tell you he had a stuck dismount.
The Nissen-Emery Award winner for 2009, Casey Sandy of Penn State, just wrapped up his outstanding collegiate career with a vault. His score of 15.825 is currently No. 3.
For Minnesota fans and fans of DJ Repp, he has secured All-America honors as two vaulters have come in with scores lower than his 15.850.
With Repp's vault, Minnesota's season has come to an end as far as competition goes. Now, it will just be a matter of waiting to see how his score stacks up.
Here's a look at the lineups for tonight's vault, parallel bars and high bar competitions:
Vault - Paul Ruggeri (ILL), DJ Repp (MINN), Tim Gentry (STAN), Alex Buscaglia (STAN), Casey Sandy (PSU), Chris Brooks (OU), Geoff Reins (IOWA), Russell Czeschin (OU), Steven Legendre (OU), Evan Roth (CAL);
Parallel Bars - Ryan Lieberman (STAN), Nicholas Noone (STAN), Kyle Brady (CAL), Jim Kerry (CAL), Thomas Kelley (MICH), Glen Ishino (CAL), Chris Cameron (MICH), Sho Nakamori (STAN), Kyle McNamara (OU), Paul Ruggeri (ILL);
High Bar - Kyle McNamara (OU), Joe Catrambone (MICH), Sho Nakamori (STAN), Bryan del Castillo (CAL), Steven Legendre (OU), Paul Ruggeri (ILL), Thomas Kelley (MICH), Alex Buscaglia (STAN), Glen Ishino (CAL).
Repp scored a 15.850, not quite as good as his 15.900 from last night, which was a season-best score. But he topped the first vaulter's score, so he only needs to beat one other competitor to earn All-America honors.
DJ Repp just whipped past me on the runway for his vault ... and he didn't quite stick it as well as last night, but it was still a decent vault. Repp's vault has a pretty high start value, so we'll have to see how things shake out. If he can slip into the top eight by the end of the night, he'll be an All-America performer as a freshman.
Just posted the official full results in a PDF format. Click the link above if you'd like to see them or print them out.
We're under way with the vault, while parallel bars and high bar are about to get under way.
Minnesota alert ... Gopher freshman DJ Repp is on deck for the vault.
We'll have a short break here, while awards for the floor, horse and rings are handed out. Back with the Vault, Parallel Bars and High Bar soon. Stay with us!
Steven Legendre edges Ruggeri on the floor with a 15.625. Meanwhile, on the rings, Roth's score holds up to win the national title. We're awaiting the final pommel score ... and there it is. Ribeiro holds on to the title.
For our Minnesota fans, Beikmann finishes fifth and earns All-America honors.
Floor and pommel horse competition have wrapped up. We're just awaiting the final scores.
Your new leader on the floor is Paul Ruggeri of Illinois. Ruggeri won the Big Ten title on the floor as well. Oklahoma's Chris Brooks and Steven Legendre have the last two shots at dethroning Ruggeri.
Evan Roth of California just took over the lead on the rings with a very nice routine. His score of 15.600 might be tough to beat.
By the way, Beikmann's score on the pommel horse was his second best this season. He previously scored a 15.400 at Illinois-Chicago back on Feb. 28. Ty Echard just followed Beikmann with a 15.450 to move into the lead on the horse.
Michigan's Phillip Goldberg just turned in a routine that garnered huge cheers from a nice Wolverine contingent behind us here at the scorer's table. His teammate Chris Cameron is currently in the lead on the floor exercise. Goldberg scored a 15.400 to take the lead on the rings.
A very nice routine for Kit Beikmann. It was very clean (to this untrained eye). He got a huge cheer from the crowd and acknowledged that crowd (including some of his teammates) with a point toward the stands as he left the competition area. Head coach Mike Burns was also excited following Beikmann's routine. Much like Eddie Campbell last night, Beikmann was wearing the old-school Minnesota uniform from his freshman year.
We're just awaiting a score ... and there it is. Beikmann scores a 15.325, just .025 out of first place at this point in the competition. It looks good for him to earn All-America honors. Now, we'll just have to see how well his score stands.
One of the loudest cheers of the night so far, as Kit Beikmann is announced for his final pommel horse routine as a Gopher.
If you want to follow along with the scores at home, there is a live scores link at the top of this page.
Minnesota update - Kit Beikmann on deck for Minnesota on the pommel horse.
Here's a look at the rotations and order for the first half of tonight's meet:
Floor - Eddie Hay (OSU), Roger Pasek (ILL), Bobby Shortle (OU), Greg Ter-Zakhari (STAN), Sho Nakamori (STAN), Chris Cameron (MICH), Russell Czeschin (OU), Paul Ruggeri (ILL), Chris Brooks (OU), Steven Legendre (OU);
Pommel Horse - Kyle Bunthowong (CAL), Glen Ishino (CAL), Adam Hamers (MICH), Jacob Messina (OU), Kit Beikmann (MINN), Ty Echard (OSU), Kyson Bunthowong (CAL), Steven Spencer (OSU), Daniel Ribeiro (ILL), Chris Cameron (MICH);
Still Rings - Chris Cameron (MICH), Shachar Tal (OSU), Kyle Oi (STAN), Jake Bateman (OSU), Kyle Brady (CAL), Phillip Goldberg (MICH), Evan Roth (CAL), Nicholas Noone (STAN), Tim Gentry (STAN), Bryant Hadden (STAN).
Michigan's Cameron stumbled on his dismount from the rings. We're still waiting for a clean routine. Illinoi' Roger Pasek is currently competing on the floor and will look to be the first one tonight. (Update) Pasek comes through with a clean final pass and a solid routine to take the early lead on the floor.
Two competitors and two falls. It has been an inauspicious start to the individual event finals tonight. Cal's Kyle Bunthowong has fallen off the pommel horse twice and has yet to complete his routine. Michigan's Chris Cameron is now up on the still rings and will have a chance to break the ice for tonight's first clean routine.
We're off and running. Our first competitor is on the floor exercise -- Eddie Hay from Ohio State hits the floor. Unfortunately for Hay, he has had a rough routine.
For the Minnesota fans out there, Kit Beikmann will be the first Gopher to compete tonight. He qualified on the pommel horse. Later tonight, DJ Repp will compete on the vault.