Wolverines wins the Big Ten Tag Team Championship; Judah Wins General Glory



Wolverines wins the Big Ten Tag Team Championship; Judah Wins General Glory

01/04/2022 22:05:00

//Scott Kemps

Michigan won the team championship with a score of 413.350 – its highest team score of the season.
The tag team title is the 19th in program history; Michigan also finished the regular season as co-champion of the Big Ten.
» Paul Judah won the all-around title with an aggregate score of 85.350, while teammate Jacob Moore took third place (80.650).

Site: State College, Pennsylvania (Rec Hall)

Event: Big Ten Championships (Team Finals/All-Around)

Score: 1st Place of 5 teams (413.350)

Next UM event: Saturday, April 2 – at the Big Ten Event Finals (State College, PA), 7 p.m. BTN

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Led by Big Ten All-Around Champion Paul Judahthe No. 2-ranked University of Michigan men’s gymnastics team won the 19th Big Ten championship in program history as the Wolverines scored a team record 413.350 Friday, April 1 at Penn State’s Rec Hall.

Judah, a junior, won his first Big Ten all-around title with an 85.350, which marked the 18th all-around title in program history and the third straight for the Wolverines. Senior Jacob Moore took third place with a score of 80.650.

The Wolverines (16-1) started in Olympic order, starting the floor competition with a 68.150. UM was third after the rotation, trailing by 3.6 points.

The second rotation saw UM score a 67.050 on pommel horse, the team’s second best score of the season. Junior Markus shears led the team with a career-best score of 14.350. With its weakest event behind it, UM was 4.50 points out of first place heading into the third rotation.

The Wolverines moved into second place with a 68.150 on the fixed rings in the third, trailing Ohio State by a 1.95-point margin, and took first place in the fourth rotation on vault. On the board, the Wolverines scored a 71.900 to lead by 4.85 points with two rotations to go.

Les Maize and Blue ended the encounter in the fifth, scoring a 67.950 on parallel bars, and held an insurmountable lead of 4.70 points going into the final rotation on horizontal bar. On high bar, the team scored a season-high 68.950 to close out the team win.

UM hit 93.3% as a team under the interim head coach Yuan Xiaopassing 28 of 30, and blocked seven routines.

The Wolverines qualified 17 routines for the individual finals, with 11 gymnasts in total earning places by placing in the top 10 of an event on Friday. Individual honors will be contested on Saturday, April 2 at 7 p.m. on Big Ten Network.

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