After a season of trailing four-time defending champion No. 1 Oklahoma (OU) in the rankings, and after trailing the perennial OU powerhouse for much of Saturday’s NCAA Championship meet, No. 2 Stanford broke away in the final event for a come-from-behind 415.222-414.556 victory in Illinois.
No. 2 Stanford Men’s Gymnastics heads off to Illinois today to compete in the qualifying session for the NCAA Finals. So far, Stanford has sustained a near-immaculate season against some of the best teams in the nation.
An Air Force invasion of Burnham Pavilion fell flat on Friday, as the No. 2 Cardinal men’s gymnastics squad bombarded the No. 13 Falcons in a 415.750-392.500 victory.
The No. 2 Cardinal men defend Burnham Pavilion from a stealth mission by the No. 13 Air Force squad on Friday, the night before the No. 23 Cardinal women visit No. 2 UCLA in a chance to close the regular season with a major conference upset.
No. 2 Stanford men’s gymnastics escaped with second place at No. 5 Illinois’ three-team, senior day meet on Saturday. While Illinois upset the Cardinal with a season-best performance, Stanford walked over a No. 4 Minnesota Golden Gophers team that revealed many holes.
Stanford’s No. 2 men’s gymnastics will have an opportunity to prove themselves this weekend as they travel to Champaign, IL, to take on No. 5 Minnesota and No. 6 Illinois on Saturday afternoon.
No. 2 Stanford men’s gymnastics will host Olympic Champion Japan and unranked California in the International Collegiate Open this weekend at Burnham Pavilion on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
Last Saturday at Berkeley, the No. 2 Stanford men’s gymnastics team recorded a convincing 415.800-404.00 win over No. 9 California, with the highlight of the event coming when the Cardinal recorded the best pommel horse score in the nation this year (69.000) despite being ranked eighth in the category.