Stanford posted a 413.855 to hold off Michigan's 411.455 and win the evening session at the Men's NCAA Championships. Host Minnesota posted a 404.623 to qualify for the final, and extend their program by one more meet. PSU was 4th at 402.356, Iowa 5th at 401.12 and Cal in 6th at 392.055. The Gophers were paced by Shane Wiskus, who posted a big 86.464 in the AA, including a 15.1 on FX.
Link: Stanford Release
Anastasia Webb of OU posted a 39.7875 to win the 2021 NCAA AA title. Tied for second were Luisa Blanco of Bama and Sierra Brooks of Michigan.
On Vault, Webb tied with LSU frosh Haleigh Bryant for first at 9.975.
On UB, Cal's Maya Bordas tied with Utah's Maile O'Keefe for the title. Bordas is Cal's first ever national champion.
On BB, Blanco was the champion.
On FX, Webb and O'Keefe tied with Bama's Lexi Graber for the title.
In a thirilling session, OU triumphed in Semi-Final 2 at the Women's NCAA Championships, posting the highest score of the day, a 198.0875. Utah posted a 197.6 to eek ahead of Bama's 197.575 and LSU's 197.5625. This perhaps was the closest NCAA finish of all time, in terms of eight teams finishing so close to each other.
Link: OU Release
Nebraska defeated OU to win Session 1 and advance to the NCAA (M) Final. They posted a 408.623 to secure their spot. OU qualified with a 406.19 after struggles on PH and the Illini posted a 400.721. The Ohio State was 4th at 394.956, followed by Navy (390.99) and W&M (371.256). Ohio State's Jesse Tyndall posted the top AA mark with a 81.665, and also led the FX and HB standings.
Link: NU Release
Michigan posted the top mark of 197.8625 to win Semi-Final 1 and advance to the "Four on the Floor" final on Saturday. Florida edged Cal, 197.4375 to 197.3625 to capture the second slot in the final. Minnesota was not far behind those two at 197.1875. Michigan was led by Sierra Brooks, who posted the top AA mark of 39.65. She also had the top mark on BB and tied for the top mark on FX, with Minnesota's Mya Hooten. Cal's Maya Bordas posted the day's top mark on UB while Gopher Ona Loper was the top vaulter.
Link: SemiFinal 1 Results
Minnesota's Shane Wiskus has been named the winner of the 2021 Nissen-Emery Award. It is given to the Nation's best senior collegiate male gymnast.
Lauren Hsu and Katlyn Sawyer have signed with MSU. Their early commitments were previously announced.
Sarah Kuper, Premier Gymnastics, has committed to W&M. She was a 2019 regional qualifier. This season she has finished in the top four AA at four meets. She recently placed 11th AA at her state meet.
Sidney Fitzgerald, C and C Gymnastics, has committed to UGA. She was a 2019 regional qualifier. This season she won floor titles at the Atlanta Crown and the Sand Dollar Invitational. She recently placed 2nd AA at her state meet.
Sage Kellerman, All American Flames, has committed to MSU. She was a 2019 regional qualifier and she sat out the 2020 season. This season she is showing particular strength on vault and floor.