Stanford Secures Fifth Consecutive Men’s Gymnastics National Championship

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Stanford’s Asher Hong dominated the vault, parallel bars, and rings, while Khoi Young secured the all-around title, leading the Cardinal to their fifth consecutive NCAA men’s gymnastics national championship on Saturday.

With this victory, Stanford claims its 10th title.

in program history, tying with Illinois for the third-most all-time. They now stand alongside Nebraska (1979-83) as the only school to clinch five consecutive championships. Penn State and Oklahoma, each with 12 titles, remain ahead in the rankings.

Stanford’s impressive performance culminated in a total score of 425.324 points, securing a comfortable lead of 5.635 points over second-place Michigan. Oklahoma, the former four-time champions from 2015-18, secured third place with 412.956 points, narrowly edging out Nebraska (412.427) and Illinois (411.659). Ohio State finished in sixth position with 399.122 points.

JR Chou of Stanford competes on the pommel horse during an NCAA gymnastics (Credit: The Press Democrat)

Sophomore standout Asher Hong delivered a stellar performance, claiming victory in the vault for the second year in a row with a score of 15.266. This, combined with Stanford’s remarkable overall performance, ensured a commanding lead from the outset. Michigan’s Paul Juda and Khoi Young followed closely behind with scores of 15.133 each, rounding out the top three.

Khoi Young further solidified Stanford’s dominance by clinching the all-around title with an impressive score of 86.098, outpacing Michigan’s Fred Richard by 2.099 points. Fuzzy Buenas from Oklahoma secured third place, with Juda and Penn State’s Josh Karnes finishing fourth and fifth, respectively. The narrow margin between Richard and Karnes, separated by just 0.335 points, underscored the intensity of the competition.

Juda showcased his prowess by claiming victory in the floor exercise with a score of 14.800, narrowly beating Nebraska’s Taylor Christopulos by 0.300 points. Connor McCool from Illinois secured third place with a score of 14.466.

Air Force’s Patrick Hoopes made history by securing the first-ever men’s gymnastics title for the program with a score of 15.300 in the horse event. Young and his teammate J.R. Chou from Stanford claimed second and third place, respectively.

Asher Hong continued his impressive performance by winning the rings event with a score of 14.966, surpassing Michigan’s Fred Richard and Javier Alfonso.

In the vault, Hong and Young once again dominated, claiming the top two positions with scores of 15.100 and 14.900, respectively, while Karnes secured third place with 14.666 points.

Illinois’ Tate Costa emerged victorious in the high bar event with a score of 13.900, followed by Nebraska’s Zachary Tiderman and Taylor Christopulos, rounding out the top three.


By Brian Anderson

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