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Gymnasts of the Week – March 24-25, 2017


Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices.

National

Gymnast of the Week
Justin Karstadt - Minnesota
* Registered five top-five finishes in Minnesota’s conference victory over Nebraska
* Finished at the top of the podium on still rings (14.700), parallel bars (14.600) and in the all-around (87.050), while placing second on pommel horse (14.550) and fourth on high bar (14.300)
* Posted the fourth-highest all-around score (87.050) in the NCAA this season
* Collects his second Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award



Club

Gymnast of the Week
Riley Ward - Arizona State
Scores at USA Gymnastics Men's Collegiate Championships:
FX-14.250; SR-13.200


Big Ten Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Justin Karstadt - Minnesota
* Registered five top-five finishes in Minnesota’s conference victory over Nebraska
* Finished at the top of the podium on still rings (14.700), parallel bars (14.600) and in the all-around (87.050), while placing second on pommel horse (14.550) and fourth on high bar (14.300)
* Posted the fourth-highest all-around score (87.050) in the NCAA this season
* Collects his second Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award

Freshman of the Week
Sebastian Quiana - Illinois
* Finished at the top of the podium for floor in Illinois’ dual meet against Ohio State
* Took first on floor (14.950), posting the fifth-highest score in the NCAA this season
* Earns his second Freshman of the Week award


ECAC/EIGL

Gymnast of the Week
Noah Beeman - Navy
Beeman scored 77.7 in the all-around competition to finish second at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships last Friday. Competing in a field of over 40 gymnasts, the junior finished tied for eighth in vault with a 14.1, and ranked in the top 15 on floor exercise (13.5), pommel horse (12.3) and parallel bars (13.1).

Specialist of the Week
Jannik Haas – Springfield
Haas finished fourth on the parallel bars with a score of 13.6 at the USAG Collegiate Championships, earning the first All-American honor of his career in the process.

Rookie of the Week
Tim O’Neill – William & Mary
O’Neill finished fifth in the individual vault finals with a score of 14.05 at his first USAG Collegiate Championships last Friday. The freshman also contributed scores to the Tribe’s team total in the floor exercise (13.45) and vault (14.2) on Day 1.


Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Gymnast of the Week
Tim Wang - Air Force
Air Force senior Tim Wang (Riverside, CA) captured two USAG individual titles and six USAG All-America awards, while leading the Falcons to their eighth-straight USAG team title (Mar. 24-25). During the team finals on Friday, Wang captured his second-straight all-around title (82.900), bettering the field by more than five points. He posted the meet’s highest scores on the pommel horse (14.200), still rings (13.800) and vault (14.700), while finishing second on the parallel bars (13.900) and high bar (13.300). Wang qualified for the event finals in five events, where he earned his third straight USAG title on the pommel horse, becoming the first Air Force gymnast to ever win three straight titles in the same event. He scored a 14.100 to win the event by a half point. He also earned USAG All-America honors on four other events, finishing second on the still rings (13.850) and vault (14.450), while taking third on the parallel bars (13.750) and high bar (13.050). He helped Air Force to a team score of 396.950 and a USAG Varsity Team championship over William and Mary, Navy, and Springfield. This is Wang’s third weekly MPSF award in the last four weeks, and sixth of his career.