Georgia fires Danna Durante

Georgia gymnastics has won more national titles than any other team in the nation, but it has not won one since 2009, which was Suzanne Yoculan’s last year leading the program.

The week after Georgia returned home from this year’s national championship, three gymnasts — Natalie Vaculik, Caroline Bradford and Jasmine Arnold — were dismissed from the team. That’s just about all we know and probably all we’ll ever know. …

Column: Dismissal of gymnasts not the right solution, handled poorly by Georgia

Her daughter Samantha had planned to join the Gym Dogs next season.

Akash Modi repeats as NCAA Champion

1. Akash Modi – Stanford 87.900
2. Yul Maldauer – Oklahoma 87.600
3. Allan Bower – Oklahoma 87.300
4. Sean Melton – Ohio 86.400
5. Colin Van Wicklen – Oklahoma 85.050
6. Alec Yoder – Ohio 84.950

full results

… Moldauer (87.60) and Bower (87.30) were involved in yet another fantastic all-around competition. Their battle with Modi was vintage collegiate gymnastics.

Bower was leading going into the final rotation, with all three gymnasts able to win it. Modi emerged the winner by the slimmest of margins. Only 0.6 points separated the three. The contest ended exactly the way it should have… In the final rotation! It was the last time the three would ever compete together in the collegiate ranks, and it was perfect! …

Oklahoma Makes it 3 Straight; Modi Wins 2nd All-Around Title

Though Men’s NCAA uses FIG scoring with some bonus points, you’d never know it by the scores. Judges are far more lenient in the NCAA than at FIG meets.

Oklahoma wins again

A thriller.

1. Oklahoma 431.950
2. OSU 423.700
3. Illinois 422.100
4. Stanford 421.500
5. Minnesota 414.200
6. Nebraska 412.900

Saturday night at Christl Arena in West Point, N.Y., the University of Oklahoma men’s gymnastics team etched its legacy in the history books, notching a team score of 431.950 to claim its third consecutive NCAA national championship. …

The title is Oklahoma’s 11th overall …

Oklahoma’s championship caps a third straight perfect season. The Sooners have won every meet they have competed in since finishing second at the 2014 NCAA Championships. …


Final 6 Men’s NCAA Gymnastics teams

The qualifying teams are Oklahoma (430.60), Illinois (421.30), Stanford (420.45), Minnesota (420.10), Ohio State (414.65) and Nebraska (413.05). …

Nebraska earned a trip to the Finals for the first time since 1999.  It was a well-earned reward for an inspiring team. …

The top-ranked Sooners were in cruise control all night, even giving Yul Moldauer and Allan Bower a little rest. …

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NCAA Session 1 Recap

NCAA Session 2 Recap

NCAA scores are higher than FIG.

The team, all-around and event champions will be crowned during Saturday’s team finals. Bonus points are also available for stuck dismounts on every event but pommel horse. A ‘C’ dismount can earn 0.10, and a ‘D’ or above can add 0.20. Any stuck vault earns 0.10 regardless of its value.