Aycock Grabs All-American Honors
State College, Pa. - Junior Wyatt Aycock finished his second night of all-around competition with an 85.200 at the Team and All-Around Finals in the NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships. The Orlando, Fla., native finished seventh overall, grabbing the Huskers' first all-around All-American honors since 2007.
Six other Huskers competed on the evening, with freshman Ethan Lottman earning a 14.25 on pommel horse, sophomore Grant Perdue scoring a 15.00 on vault, sophomore Josh Ungar picking up a 14.40 on high bar, junior Mark Ringle earning a 14.15 on parallel bars and freshman Sam Chamberlain finishing with a 14.90 on parallel bars.
Friday night also served as the team finals at the NCAA Championships, where Michigan grabbed the top spot with a team score of 443.200. Oklahoma battled with the Wolverines throughout the night, but fell behind on the last rotation, finishing in second place with 440.100. Stanford rounded out the top three, picking up a score of 436.150.
Ungar started off the night for the Huskers, competing first on high bar. The sophomore hit his routine, earning a 14.40, tying his qualifying mark from yesterday afternoon. Ungar tied for 14th overall on the evening among all 42 high bar competitors.
Aycock was up next, starting his all-around rotation on floor exercise. Aycock earned a 14.00 or better on five of the six events. The junior barely missed the mark on high bar, earning a 13.95. Aycock finished seventh overall, earning him his first All-American honors.
Lottman competed in the second rotation for Nebraska on pommel horse. The Gretna, Neb., native posted a solid score of 14.25, tying with three other gymnasts for 15th on the event.
The fouth rotation took Ringle to parallel bars and Perdue to vault for the Huskers. Ringle grabbed a score of 14.15 on the event, tying him for 29th place. Perdue earned a 15.00 on his vault, placing him 8th and transfering him into the finals tomorrow.
Chamberlain took to parallel bars in the sixth and final rotation of the night. The freshman performed a solid routine and stuck the landing, earning a 14.90 and tying for fourth on the event.
Perdue and Chamberlain will compete tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. CST in the individual event finals alongside the other nine top scorers from Friday night. The top eight finishers tomorrow night will earn All-America honors in their respective events. Perdue will look to become Nebraska's first All-American on vault since 2005 (Stephen Tétrault), while Chamberlain hopes to earn the first parallel bars All-American honors for the Huskers since 2003 (Steven Friedman).
2013 NCAA Championships
State College, Pa.
Wyatt Aycock: 85.200 (7th)
Ethan Lottman: 14.25 (T 15th)
Grant Perdue: 15.00 (T 8th)
Sam Chamberlain: 14.90 (T 4th)
Mark Ringle: 14.15 (T 29th)
Josh Ungar: 14.40 (T 14th)
1. Michigan: 443.200
2. Oklahoma: 440.100
3. Stanford: 436.150
4. Penn State: 436.100
5. Iowa: 426.450
6. Illinois: 422.550
Sam Mikulak (Mich): 91.150