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Mikulak Takes U.S. Winter Cup Challenge
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2012 Olympian Sam Mikulak captured the all-around title at the U.S. Winter Cup Challenge, held Friday and Saturday in Las Vegas.

After missing last fall's world championships with an injury, Mikulak (USOTC) proved he was still on top of the U.S. team, posting a winning total of 177.450. Stanford's Akash Modi (175.300) finished second over first-day leader Sean Melton of Ohio State (174.500).

Mikulak struggled on Friday with missed routines on still rings (fall on still rings dismount) and parallel bars (extra swing and two falls) but surged ahead on Saturday to win the title. The three-time U.S. national champion, who missed the world championships in Glasgow with a "slight tear" in his Achilles, watered down his routine on floor exercise; though he mounted with a 1 1/2 to punch double front, he performed a layout full side pass and dismounted with a safe double twist.

2012 Olympian John Orozco of USOTC made an impressive comeback from his own injury, missing the all-around bronze by just .150 after tearing his Achilles' tendon last June.

The University of Oklahoma's Yul Moldauer placed fifth all-around (174.100), ahead of 2015 World Championships vault bronze medalist Donnell Whittenburg of the USOTC (173.300)

Event titles were also decided by the two-day total. Eddie Penev (USOTC) won both floor exercise and vault (Yurchenko half-on, double-twisting layout front). On floor, his added new triple-twisting double to his routine for a 6.8 D-score on the first day (full-twisting double layout; whip-half to double-twisting front; 2 1/2 to layout front full) layout Thomas; whip-triple twist).

2012 Olympian Jake Dalton, who also missed the 2015 Worlds with injury, competed three events, placing fourth on floor exercise and vault.

Mikulak mastered pommel horse, winning that event along with high bar (Kolman; Tkatchev-half; layout double-double). Whittenburg won still rings and Melton claimed the title on parallel bars.

The competition serves as a reranking event for the U.S. men's national team. The gymnasts and alternates from 2015 U.S. world squad — Chris Brooks, Marvin Kimble, Danell Leyva, Alex Naddour, Paul Ruggeri, Whittenburg and Brandon Wynn — automatically retained their places on the team. Dalton, Steven Legendre, CJ Maestas (USOTC), Melton, Mikulak, Moldauer, Orozco and Penev were added to the lineup.

External Link: USA Gymnastics

2016 U.S. Winter Cup Challenge
February 20-21, Las Vegas

All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotalCombined
1.Sam MikulakUSOTC6.014.6506.215.3506.113.9505.614.8506.513.2506.215.05087.100177.450
5.914.2006.215.2506.115.0505.614.9506.715.7506.215.15090.350
2.Akash ModiStanford6.514.1506.414.3505.514.4505.614.7006.614.1506.315.05086.850175.300
6.514.4006.414.9005.514.6005.614.7006.614.9506.214.90088.450
3.Sean MeltonOhio State6.214.4005.914.7006.315.4005.615.0506.415.0505.713.15087.750174.500
6.214.7005.714.3506.315.3505.613.8506.415.1005.413.40086.750
4.John OrozcoUSOTC5.714.5506.314.9006.414.7004.814.3006.314.0006.213.90086.350174.350
5.714.3506.314.9006.414.8504.814.0506.514.5006.815.35088.000
5.Yul MoldauerOklahoma6.314.4505.614.6506.114.8005.614.9506.315.2505.113.25087.350174.100
6.314.7005.613.7006.114.8005.615.1006.314.8005.513.65086.750
6.Donnell WhittenburgUSOTC6.712.2506.114.2006.715.4006.015.2006.914.4506.614.20085.700173.300
6.814.6006.113.8006.715.4006.015.2506.914.4006.614.15087.600
7.CJ MaestasUSOTC5.714.0006.114.8006.715.2004.413.3506.115.0006.714.70087.050172.800
5.713.9006.114.5506.715.3504.413.3506.114.7006.713.90085.750
8.Allan BowerOklahoma5.914.0006.214.9505.814.3005.614.8006.014.3505.313.05085.450172.550
5.914.6506.214.9005.814.2005.614.4006.014.7505.514.20087.100
9.Alec YoderOhio State6.114.3006.214.3505.714.5005.214.3505.614.3005.813.95085.750170.700
6.113.4006.013.7505.714.9505.614.6505.614.0005.814.20084.950
10.Joshua DixonUSOTC6.514.9505.813.4505.414.0505.815.0005.413.8006.313.80085.050170.400
6.615.1505.812.8505.413.9505.815.0505.413.8506.214.50085.350
11.Kanji OyamaOklahoma6.214.4505.714.0506.014.8005.614.4505.814.3005.613.10085.150170.200
6.214.2005.713.0506.014.3005.615.1005.814.3505.614.05085.050
12.Kevin WoltingUC Berkeley6.014.3505.714.9005.113.4505.615.0505.013.6505.812.80084.200170.150
6.014.6005.614.7005.113.8005.615.0504.913.7005.614.10085.950
13.Grant BreckenridgeStanford5.214.2004.613.6504.713.5505.214.3505.514.7005.714.25084.700167.900
5.413.8504.412.2504.713.6005.214.7505.514.5505.714.20083.200
14.Dmitri BelanovskiMichigan5.713.5505.714.0505.413.7005.214.5005.814.6006.113.30083.700167.500
5.914.1005.713.1505.413.7505.214.2005.814.5506.014.05083.800
15.Robert NeffStanford6.313.7004.613.1505.113.5505.214.5005.613.9005.814.40083.200166.800
6.314.3504.612.6004.413.1505.214.3505.514.6005.814.55083.600
16.Levi AndersonOklahoma6.214.3505.413.5505.213.1505.214.6005.413.6505.813.65082.950166.550
6.214.1005.413.9505.213.0505.214.5005.413.8005.814.20083.600
17.Kiwan WattsAbove The Bar5.914.4005.413.4005.613.4505.213.4505.713.8505.213.70082.250165.400
5.914.4005.113.5505.313.8505.214.3005.313.7005.213.35083.150
18.Cameron BockSCATS Gym6.113.3505.514.3505.313.8005.214.2505.713.3005.513.60082.650165.350
6.013.5005.814.4005.313.8505.214.4006.014.0505.212.50082.700
19.Emyre ColeMichigan6.214.6505.113.5503.812.1005.615.1505.513.3505.413.55082.350164.750
6.013.5504.912.6504.913.7005.614.9005.513.6505.413.95082.400
20.Kyle ZemeirUC Berkeley6.113.3505.413.0505.614.2005.613.7505.714.5005.312.45081.300164.550
6.313.9505.413.0505.313.7005.614.9005.714.3005.513.35083.250
21.Matthew WenskeCypress Academy6.213.8004.413.0505.014.0506.014.9505.714.3004.912.25082.400164.000
6.213.5504.713.3505.013.2006.013.9505.714.2005.113.35081.600
22.Matthew LoochtanIowa6.014.4504.512.9506.014.1505.214.7005.212.6005.111.50080.350163.400
6.014.1504.512.7006.014.8005.214.8005.513.7005.112.90083.050
23.Drew MolingOhio State5.112.7005.412.8506.314.3505.614.4006.014.0505.713.80082.150162.750
5.212.8505.413.2006.314.2005.613.3506.012.9505.714.05080.600
24.Jack BoyleIowa5.413.5505.013.2006.213.8504.813.5506.014.2006.213.90082.250162.000
5.513.8505.012.1506.213.3504.813.8506.013.3506.113.20079.750
25.Anthony McCallum IIMichigan5.612.6005.110.9505.713.3506.015.4006.114.2005.113.00079.500161.500
5.913.9005.211.5005.714.1006.014.4006.114.1505.113.95082.000
26.Alex DiabIllinois6.313.7504.310.3506.314.6005.214.2005.213.9505.311.10077.950159.300
6.214.3004.312.4506.314.5505.214.2005.213.1005.112.75081.350
27.Paul RuggeriUSOTC6.614.5005.013.5005.814.3006.313.9006.313.80070.000157.400
6.614.7005.013.7005.613.7005.815.3006.314.6006.915.40087.400
28.Adrian de los AngelesMichigan6.114.4505.913.9505.012.9005.214.7505.212.2505.613.45081.750151.650
6.114.1505.914.8005.213.4005.613.3505.614.20069.900
29.Tristan BurkeOhio State4.812.0505.714.5005.614.9005.613.6005.213.35068.400134.550
4.710.9005.714.4005.614.9005.613.2005.212.75066.150
30.Eddie PenevUSOTC6.815.3505.914.1505.213.7505.815.3005.913.9005.914.20086.650131.100
6.715.0005.714.0505.815.40044.450
31.Matthew FellemanPenn State6.013.5005.113.5505.613.6505.414.0006.014.40069.100123.350
5.412.4505.613.4005.414.1505.814.25054.250
32.Marvin KimbleUSOTC6.714.8006.214.7006.014.3006.514.50058.300118.450
6.714.9506.214.7506.015.3506.615.10060.150
33.Taylor SeatonStanford6.113.8005.314.3005.615.2005.814.05057.350115.000
6.113.4505.314.4505.615.1005.814.65057.650
34.Stacey ErvinMichigan6.815.0505.615.0005.813.2505.314.10057.400113.650
6.814.5005.613.9005.813.8005.314.05056.250
35.Timothy WangAir Force6.114.6505.913.3505.613.0005.813.85054.850110.300
6.114.9505.913.3505.613.3505.813.80055.450
36.Leroy ClarkePenn State5.914.5005.914.1005.814.0505.612.25054.900109.850
5.913.3505.913.7505.814.2005.913.65054.950
37.Tristan DuverglasPenn State5.412.6506.312.4006.015.1005.811.65051.800102.500
5.412.6506.613.7506.015.1006.19.20050.700
38.Steven LegendreOklahoma6.815.1505.412.5506.114.1505.615.30057.150102.300
6.815.0506.114.8505.615.25045.150
39.Colin VanWicklenOklahoma6.413.2506.014.9505.714.40042.600100.450
6.113.8005.514.2006.015.3505.714.50057.850
40.Jake DaltonOklahoma6.514.3506.015.2005.613.00042.55086.750
6.715.3506.015.1505.613.70044.200
41.Ellis MannonMinnesota6.014.7005.214.7505.713.30042.75086.400
6.315.1505.214.3505.714.15043.650
42.Hunter JustusOklahoma6.214.6005.613.7505.613.9505.914.20056.50084.950
6.214.2005.614.25028.450
43.Donothan BaileyUSOTC5.813.8006.215.20029.00057.150
6.012.8506.215.30028.150

Floor ExerciseScoreDay 1Day 2Total
1.Eddie PenevUSOTC15.35015.00030.350
D:6.86.7
E:8.5508.300
ND:
2.Steven LegendreOklahoma15.15015.05030.200
D:6.86.8
E:8.3508.250
ND:
3.Joshua DixonUSOTC14.95015.15030.100
D:6.56.6
E:8.5508.550
ND:-0.1
4.Jake DaltonOklahoma14.35015.35029.700
D:6.56.7
E:7.8508.650
ND:
5.Stacey ErvinMichigan15.05014.50029.550
D:6.86.8
E:8.2507.900
ND:-0.2
6.Paul RuggeriUSOTC14.50014.70029.200
D:6.66.6
E:7.9008.100
ND:
7.Yul MoldauerOklahoma14.45014.70029.150
D:6.36.3
E:8.1508.400
ND:
8.Sean MeltonOhio State14.40014.70029.100
D:6.26.2
E:8.2008.500
ND:

Pommel Horse FinalScoreDay 1Day 2Total
1.Sam MikulakUSOTC15.35015.25030.600
D:6.26.2
E:9.1509.050
ND:
2.Donothan BaileyUSOTC15.20015.30030.500
D:6.26.2
E:9.0009.100
ND:
3.Allan BowerOklahoma14.95014.90029.850
D:6.26.2
E:8.7508.700
ND:
3.Ellis MannonMinnesota14.70015.15029.850
D:6.06.3
E:8.7008.850
ND:
5.John OrozcoUSOTC14.90014.90029.800
D:6.36.3
E:8.6008.600
ND:
6.Marvin KimbleUSOTC14.80014.95029.750
D:6.76.7
E:8.1008.250
ND:
7.Kevin WoltingUC Berkeley14.90014.70029.600
D:5.75.6
E:9.2009.100
ND:
7.Timothy WangAir Force14.65014.95029.600
D:6.16.1
E:8.5508.850
ND:

Still Rings FinalScoreDay 1Day 2Total
1.Donnell WhittenburgUSOTC15.40015.40030.800
D:6.76.7
E:8.7008.700
ND:
2.Sean MeltonOhio State15.40015.35030.750
D:6.36.3
E:9.1009.050
ND:
3.CJ MaestasUSOTC15.20015.35030.550
D:6.76.7
E:8.5008.650
ND:
4.Yul MoldauerOklahoma14.80014.80029.600
D:6.16.1
E:8.7008.700
ND:
5.John OrozcoUSOTC14.70014.85029.550
D:6.46.4
E:8.3008.450
ND:
6.Alec YoderOhio State14.50014.95029.450
D:5.75.7
E:8.8009.250
ND:
6.Marvin KimbleUSOTC14.70014.75029.450
D:6.26.2
E:8.5008.550
ND:
8.Alex DiabIllinois14.60014.55029.150
D:6.36.3
E:8.3008.250
ND:

VaultScoreDay 1Day 2Total
1.Eddie PenevUSOTC15.30015.40030.700
D:5.85.8
E:9.5009.600
ND:
2.Steven LegendreOklahoma15.30015.25030.550
D:5.65.6
E:9.7009.650
ND:
3.Donnell WhittenburgUSOTC15.20015.25030.450
D:6.06.0
E:9.2009.250
ND:
4.Jake DaltonOklahoma15.20015.15030.350
D:6.06.0
E:9.2009.250
ND:-0.1
5.Colin VanWicklenOklahoma14.95015.35030.300
D:6.06.0
E:9.0509.350
ND:-0.1
5.Taylor SeatonStanford15.20015.10030.300
D:5.65.6
E:9.6009.500
ND:
7.Tristan DuverglasPenn State15.10015.10030.200
D:6.06.0
E:9.2009.200
ND:-0.1-0.1
8.Kevin WoltingUC Berkeley15.05015.05030.100
D:5.65.6
E:9.5509.450
ND:-0.1

Parallel BarsScoreDay 1Day 2Total
1.Sean MeltonOhio State15.05015.10030.150
D:6.46.4
E:8.6508.700
ND:
2.Yul MoldauerOklahoma15.25014.80030.050
D:6.36.3
E:8.9508.500
ND:
3.CJ MaestasUSOTC15.00014.70029.700
D:6.16.1
E:8.9008.600
ND:
4.Marvin KimbleUSOTC14.30015.35029.650
D:6.06.0
E:8.3009.350
ND:
5.Grant BreckenridgeStanford14.70014.55029.250
D:5.55.5
E:9.2009.050
ND:
6.Dmitri BelanovskiMichigan14.60014.55029.150
D:5.85.8
E:8.8008.750
ND:
7.Allan BowerOklahoma14.35014.75029.100
D:6.06.0
E:8.3508.750
ND:
7.Akash ModiStanford14.15014.95029.100
D:6.66.6
E:7.5508.350
ND:

High BarScoreDay 1Day 2Total
1.Sam MikulakUSOTC15.05015.15030.200
D:6.26.2
E:8.8508.950
ND:
2.Akash ModiStanford15.05014.90029.950
D:6.36.2
E:8.7508.700
ND:
3.Marvin KimbleUSOTC14.50015.10029.600
D:6.56.6
E:8.0008.500
ND:
4.John OrozcoUSOTC13.90015.35029.250
D:6.26.8
E:7.7008.550
ND:
5.Paul RuggeriUSOTC13.80015.40029.200
D:6.36.9
E:7.5008.500
ND:
6.Robert NeffStanford14.40014.55028.950
D:5.85.8
E:8.6008.750
ND:
7.Colin VanWicklenOklahoma14.40014.50028.900
D:5.75.7
E:8.7008.800
ND:
8.Taylor SeatonStanford14.05014.65028.700
D:5.85.8
E:8.2508.850
ND:
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