Gymnasts of the Week – March 8-10, 2019


Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices.

National

NCAA Gymnast of the Week
Shane Wiskus - Minnesota

NCAA Rookie of the Week
Michael Fletcher - Illinois

Club Gymnast of the Week
Nathan Tsuji - Washington



Big Ten Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Shane Wiskus - Minnesota
Won the all-around title and earned four additional podium finishes against No. 7 Nebraska and No. 9 Ohio State last weekend
His first-place finishes in the all-around (84.250), rings (14.350) and high bar (14.350) set new career and team season highs and did the same with his second-place finish on floor (14.550)
Additionally, his second-place 14.700 score on vault pushed the No. 6 Gophers from third to first place in the tri-meet
Collects his third career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award and second of the season

Freshman of the Week
Stewart Brown - Iowa
Earned third place on vault and parallel bars against No. 3 Michigan last weekend
His podium finishes on vault (14.050) and parallel bars (13.800) helped the No. 10 Hawkeyes upset Michigan on the road
Earns his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award



Eastern College Athletic ConferenceL

Gymnast of the Week
Matthew Davis – Army
Davis set a new career-high in the all-around competition as the Black Knights defeated ECAC opponent Springfield College. He would not only win the all-around with a score of 81.1 but also champion the floor exercise with a score of 14.15 and the rings with a score of 13.74. When it came to vault the freshman would set another career-best score with a 14.25 putting him in second place. To round out his all-around score he also scored a 13.15 on the high bar, a 12.2 on pommel horse and a 13.5 on the parallel bars.

Specialist of the Week
Lucas Beltran – Navy
Beltran repeats as specialist of the week after an impressive meet. The Mids competed at the five team Arizona State Invitational on Saturday where Beltran had a pair of top two finishes. On vault he dominated a field of 25-plus gymnasts scoring a 14.7 to win the event by .15 points. He followed that up with a runner-up floor exercise that scored a 13.95.

Rookie of the Week
Andrew Lyubovsky – William & Mary
Lyubovsky earns his second consecutive rookie of the week honor after finishing in the top five of all four events he competed in. He took second when it came to the floor exercise after scoring a 13.3. He took fourth on vault with a score of 13.8. He placed in second on the high bar scoring a 12.75. In his final event of the day, Lyubovsky’s dominance continued on the parallel bars scoring a 13.05 and marking the fourth consecutive week he has won on that event.



Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Gymnast of the Week
Tanner Justus - Oklahoma
Justus (Cypress, TX) scored a career-high all-around 84.100 and on still rings (14.000), and took second place on vault (14.800), as the Sooners recorded a 2019 NCAA-high 425.700 in a dual win over No. 5 Illinois (Mar. 9). Justus also helped the Sooners to an NCAA season-high on still rings (71.750), while his vault tied a personal season-best. He added a 14.250 on floor, 13.650 on pommel horse, 13.800 on high bar, and 13.600 on parallel bars. This is the first career MPSF weekly award for Justus.