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.
When your team has won four MPSF titles, along with four NCAA Championships, you have big shoes to fill. Stanford men’s gymnastics is feeling exactly this, as they head into the MPSF Championships this Saturday at 2 p.m. The team will travel across the bay to Berkeley, where they will shoot for their fifth MPSF title (their other four being in 1993, 1995, 2009 and 2011).
In a nail biter on Saturday, No. 2 Stanford (10-2, 4-1 MPSF) lost to reigning back-to-back NCAA Champions No. 1 Oklahoma (6-0, 2-0) by just .250 of a point. Both teams scored very high, with the Sooners posting a total of 432.300 to the Cardinals’ 432.050. Despite impressive performances on each event, Stanford was not able to overcome the first-ranked Sooners.
Stanford men’s and women’s gymnastics had a busy weekend as both teams competed at their respective meets. No. 2 Stanford men’s gymnastics (2-0, 2-0 MPSF) took down No. 8 Cal (0-1) and Washington (0-0) at home Saturday night with a season-high combined team score of 423.600, topping Cal’s 398.850 and Washington’s 375.650. Despite an impressive night from junior Elizabeth…
No. 2 Stanford men’s gymnastics opened up its season with a series of individual and event victories, allowing the team to prevail in the Big Meet against rival No. 8 Cal last Sunday. The competition, held in Berkeley, ended with an all-around score of 418.100 for the Cardinal and 403.150 for the Golden Bears, although Stanford remained comfortable throughout the series.