It was all about peaking at the right time for Stanford men's gymnastics as it captured a second-straight national championship with a season-high 414.521.
Entering the Championships as the No. 3 seed based on its national qualifying score of 409.400, the Cardinal hopes to close out this unusual season with a second-straight title and seventh championship overall.
The 2021 MPSF Championships was essentially a rematch between No. 1 Oklahoma (9-0-1, 6-0-1 MPSF) and No. 3 Stanford (7-2-1, 5-1-1 MPSF) from their tie three weeks ago. However, a third MPSF championship will have to wait for head coach Thom Glielmi and the Cardinal.
Now, No. 3 Stanford men’s gymnastics (5-1-1, 3-0-1 MPSF) looks to end another streak on Saturday held by No. 1 Oklahoma (6-0-1, 3-0-1 MPSF) — a dominant eight-title streak at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Championships.
Women’s basketball played arguably its worst half of basketball this season against Louisville in the Elite Eight on Tuesday, but stormed back with a 52-25 second half to secure a 15-point victory. The Cardinal will face off against South Carolina in the Final Four on Friday, and a victory would set up either a Pac-12 showdown with Arizona or a battle between the two winningest coaches in Division I women’s basketball history in Geno Auriemma’s UConn Huskies. Do the Cardinal get past the Gamecocks, and if so, does it lift the trophy Sunday afternoon?
Men's gymnastics (5-1-1, 2-0-1 MPSF) increased its difficulty, stuck more landings and earned numerous season- and career-highs in a 412.350 - 371.250 victory in Burnham Pavilion on Senior Day.
No. 3 Stanford men’s gymnastics (4-1-1, 2-0-1 MPSF) will compete in its final regular-season meet of the season against No. 15 Army (3-3, 2-0 ECAC), honoring its three seniors: Andrew Bitner, Trevor DiGerolamo and Blake Sun.
After only competing in its first meet less than a month ago, the Cardinal finished seventh as a team at the Pac-12 tournament. Stanford put up season-high performances across the four events with senior Kyla Bryant claiming a share of the Pac-12 title on the floor exercise with a season-high 9.950.
After having its season delayed for two weeks and a dual meet against Cal canceled in the middle of the season, the Cardinal has risen against all odds to get a chance to compete at the Pac-12 Championships on Saturday.
Stanford women’s gymnastics (0-3, 0-1 Pac-12) honored its three seniors Kyla Bryant, Rachael Flam and Grace Garcia in its final regular-season meet, capping the day off with a dance celebration on the floor exercise.
Stanford women’s gymnastics (0-2, 0-0 Pac-12) will host No. 24 Oregon State (2-5, 1-4 Pac-12) on Sunday for its final meet of the regular season on Sunday before competing at the Pac-12 Championships on Mar. 20.
On Saturday, the two titans of men’s gymnastics — No. 4 Stanford (4-1-1, 2-1-0 MPSF) and No. 1 Oklahoma (5-1-0, 2-1-0 MPSF) — defied the odds to end a hard-fought battle in a 409.300 - 409.300 tie.
Since 2015, No. 1 Oklahoma (5-0, 2-0 MPSF) and No. 4 Stanford (4-1, 2-0 MPSF) have finished as two of the best teams in the nation, claiming the last five national championships together.
The two all-around competitors for the Cardinal — senior Kyla Bryant and reigning Pac-12 Coaches Choice of the Week sophomore Chloe Widner — shined in San Jose despite the team's 194.375 - 192.550 loss to San Jose State.
With one full team performance under its belt, Stanford looks to strengthen its rotations and achieve consistency in its final away meet of the season.
Eight days after its shorthanded performance against San Jose State, Stanford women’s gymnastics returned to team competition on Sunday in a tri-meet against No. 16 Boise State and Pac-12 rival Washington.
The Cardinal became just the fourth team in the nation — behind No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 2 Michigan and No. 3 Nebraska — to crack 410.000 as a team, defeating Cal (4-2, 0-2 MPSF) 412.500 - 386.100.
After a two-week hiatus, No. 16 Stanford men’s gymnastics (3-1, 1-0 MPSF) never missed a beat in its return to team competition.
Sophomore Riley Loos is having a 2021 season to remember. Having earned back-to-back MPSF Gymnast of the Week honors, Loos left the Stanford bubble to compete in the 2021 USA Gymnastics Winter Cup in Indianapolis, finishing 2nd in the all-around competition and earning one of six spots on the 2021 U.S. Gymnastics senior national team.
Stanford women’s gymnastics struggled to put up at least five athletes across three of the four events in a 192.625 - 133.375 season-opener loss against San Jose State.
After two canceled meets and a schedule change, Stanford women’s gymnastics will compete in its first meet of the abbreviated season against San Jose State on Feb. 27 at 12 p.m. PT in Burnham Pavilion and Ford Center.
Sophomore Riley Loos, former Cardinal team members Robert Neff ’18 and Eddie Penev ’13 and two future Cardinal Taylor Burkhart and Khoi Young are scheduled to compete in the senior division of the 2021 Winter Cup in Indianapolis this weekend.