Sam Mikulak wins second men's title at U.S. gymnastics championships

  Sam Mikulak isn't much on regret. It's just not his thing. So there was no pep talk necessary after the easygoing Mikulak stumbled through the opening round of the U.S. men's gymnastics championships on Friday. He blew it. He knew it. And he knew he had a chance at redemption in Sunday's final. "I guess I get over things pretty easily," Mikulak said....
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Mikulak rallies for US gymnastics title

PITTSBURGH (AP) Sam Mikulak successfully defended his U.S. men's gymnastics title Sunday, rallying past Jake Dalton in the final rotation to cap a dramatic comeback. The three-time NCAA champion began the day in fourth place but surged past Dalton and former national champions John Orozco and Danell Leyva with six nearly flawless routines. Mikulak had a two-day total of 180...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mikulak wins 7th individual NCAA title

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan's Sam Mikulak tied a record with his seventh individual NCAA gymnastics title, winning the parallel bars Saturday night.
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mikulak, Michigan win in gymnastics

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan's Sam Mikulak won his third all-around title and the host Wolverines successfully defended their NCAA men's gymnastics team title Friday night.
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

World champion Biles leads US American Cup team

Reigning world all-around champion Simone Biles will headline the U.S. team at the American Cup in March. Biles, 2012 Olympic gold medalist Kyla Ross and U.S. all-around champion Sam Mikulak will represent the U.S. in the meet, scheduled for March 1 in Greensboro, N.C. Biles finished second behind Katelyn Ohashi in the 2013 American Cup then skyrocketed to stardom over the summer...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Uchimura opens strongly at worlds

Kohei Uchimura showed he is the overwhelming favorite to win a record fourth all-around world championship by qualifying for Thursday's final by a big margin. Uchimura also qualified for the weekend floor exercise, high bar and parallel bar finals on Tuesday. The Olympic champion is trying to become the first male or female gymnast to win four all-around world titles and cement...
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September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Uchimura opens strongly at worlds

Kohei Uchimura produced his traditional show of elegance and power to sweep past early leader Sam Mikulak, the U.S. champion, to top the standings in the all-around qualifying after three of the four sessions.
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September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Mikulak cruises to US men's title

Sam Mikulak is a psychology major at Michigan mostly because he enjoys trying to figure people out. Even on the day he accepted the mantle as the next great American gymnast, the breezy kid from southern California discovered he remains a work in progress. Staked to such a massive lead he needed only to remain upright on pommel horse to capture the U.S. men's all-around title...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Mikulak to have ankle surgery

U.S. gymnast Sam Mikulak will have surgery this month to correct an ankle problem that has bothered him since the Olympic trials in June. The 19-year-old Mikulak finished fifth in the Olympic vault final Tuesday, sticking both vaults despite a heavily taped left ankle that he sprained during the trials. Mikulak recovered in time for the Olympics, participating in five events during...
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Yang dominates for gold on vault

Yang Hak-seon has an Olympic gold medal to go with his world title on vault. The South Korean finished with an average of 16.533, winning it on the strength of the most difficult vault being done in the world today. When he landed his second vault perfectly, his coaches raced to the podium and grabbed him in a bear hug. Yang grabbed a South Korean flag even before his final score...
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Costly day for US men's gymnastics

There is no other way to say it. The U.S. men's gymnastics team arrived Monday at the Olympic team finals with a legitimate chance at gold and simply choked it away. They fell three times. They were the No. 1 team after qualifying but finished a lowly fifth. They went from hope to heartbreak, from challengers to afterthoughts, because they were particularly susceptible to the...
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July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Column: US men get back on horse, then fall off

The plan was to keep it close until their last routine on the high bar. That's where those things Americans like to think they still do better than anybody else in the world - invent stuff, take risks and show off - were supposed to finally deliver some golden dividends. Instead, by the time the high-flying U.S. men's team arrived there Monday night, it wasn't close...
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July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Is this the year US sweeps team gold?

After the US men's gymnastics team's dominating performance Saturday, and with the idea the Olympics allows us to be more hopeful than usual, let's allow ourselves to engage in a small indulgence. Let's ponder the possibility that we can do as Americans what we have never done before in artistic gymnastics: Win the team gold in both the men's and women's...
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July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Mazeika shaping 'team-first' philosophy

HOUSTON -- This latest moment of truth for the U.S. men's gymnastics team is a byproduct of patience and precision, planning and philosophy. With each corresponding step during his remarkable run of success as national team coordinator, Kevin Mazeika, owner of Mazeika Elite Gymnastics in Houston, considers his growth central to the development of the program he has been commissioned...
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July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

US veteran Horton left out running for all-around

National champion John Orozco and Olympic trials winner Danell Leyva will compete in all six events when men's team qualifications begin Saturday. The U.S. lineup, announced Friday, means two-time Olympic medal winner and team captain Jon Horton will not be eligible for the all-round competition at the O2 Arena. Horton finished third in the all-around at the 2010 world championships...
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July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Chinese no longer only show in men's gymnastics

For years, the Chinese men's training sessions were can't-miss performances, gymnastics and coaches from pretty much every other country cramming into the stands to gawk at the world's best team. Those days are over. And China's stranglehold on Olympic gold might be, too. The reigning Olympic and five-time world champions practically had The O2 Arena to themselves...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Maroney forced to take it easy

World vault champion McKayla Maroney's sore right foot is getting a break. Sam Mikulak's balky left ankle is getting a workout. Both plan to be ready when the Olympics begin Friday. The 16-year-old Maroney did a few warmup vaults Tuesday and the dance elements in her floor exercise routine. But she did not do any of her tumbling runs on floor and spent most of the roughly...
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July 24, 2012  |  Discuss
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