Gymnastics: Five Wolverines Qualify for U.S. Championships

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Five former, current and future members of the University of Michigan men’s gymnastics team qualified for the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships on Saturday (July 6) at the United States Olympic Training Center.

All five participants with Wolverine ties had stellar meets. Rising junior Cameron Bock captured second in the all-around competition with an 81.400 and earned a pair of top-five finishes: a fifth-place score on pommel horse (13.600) and a third-place tie on still rings (13.400).

Alums Sam Mikulak (2011-14) won on parallel bars (15.200) and high bar (15.000), while Adrian de los Angeles (2012-15) placed sixth in the all-around (79.300) highlighted by a 14.200 on parallel bars.

Incoming freshman Paul Juda placed 12th in the all-around with a 75.500. His score was aided by a fifth-place finish on floor exercise (13.950) and sixth-place mark on high bar (13.200). Rising junior Jacob Moore also qualified via the USAG point system on the heels of a fourth-place 14.000 on floor exercise.

Bock led the U-M contingent with 79 points, followed by de los Angeles (64), Mikulak (58), Juda (47) and Moore (46).

The 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships will take place Aug. 8-11 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Athletes qualified to the senior division at the 2019 U.S. Championships in a variety of ways. U.S. Senior National Team members named to the team following the 2019 Winter Cup Challenge automatically qualified to the championships. A minimum of 12 athletes will qualify to the U.S. Championships based on the national points ranking system from the National Qualifier. Also, the individual-event champions at the Qualifier advanced to Kansas City. The top-six ranked all-around gymnasts who are U.S. citizens from among the top 12 all-around athletes — excluding any previous qualified athletes — as well as athletes who win the individual apparatus titles at the 2019 NCAA Championships also will qualify to the U.S. Championships.

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