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Gymnasts of the Week – Jan. 14-15, 2022

Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices and the College Gymnastics Association.

NCAA Gymnast & Rookie of the Week
Fuzzy Benas - Oklahoma
See below for accomplishments.

NCAA Specialist of the Week
Mark Berlaga - Stanford
The native of Palo Alto, Calif. earned a share of the still rings title with a 14.200 on Saturday from the Rocky Mountain Open. The recognition from the CGA is the first of Berlaga's career, and is also the first for Stanford this season.

GymACT Gymnast of the Week
Kellen Ryan - Minnesota

Big Ten Conference
Gymnast of the Week
David Willett - Michigan
  • Won the all-around competition (77.350) on Jan. 15 at the Windy City Invitational in Chicago, his second all-around victory in as many weeks
  • Helped the Wolverines defend their team title at the meet
  • Collects his first career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
Freshman of the Week
David Wolma - Michigan
  • Finished second on the vault (career-high 14.65) on Jan. 15 at the Windy City Invitational in Chicago
  • Topped his previous career best in the event by nearly a full point
  • Earns his second Freshman of the Week award

Eastern College Athletic Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Matthew Davis – Army
Mathew Davis led the Black Knights to a third-place team finish at the West Point Open and their highest team score since the 2020 season. Davis hit all six of his events and was Army West Point's top scorer on rings and parallel bars. Davis placed second in the all-around with a score of 78.45, qualifying him to Winter Cup in his hometown of Frisco, Texas.

Specialist of the Week
Josh Williams – Navy
Williams was a standout for the Mids this weekend with two days of action at the West Point Open. In Friday night's team competition, he placed first of 38 gymnasts on the rings with a score of 14.0. In Saturday's event finals, he also ranked first with a 13.95 result. Additionally, he scored a 13.5 on the floor exercise and 13.8 on the vault in the team portion of the event. Williams' FX score, which was fifth-best, helped him advance to Saturday's finals. He earned his second medal of the weekend with a 13.2 score, good for third overall.

Rookie of the Week
Isiah Drake – Navy
In his collegiate debut, Drake turned in four successful routines at the West Point Open. In three of his four routines in the team portion of the event on Friday night, Drake placed in the top-10 (7th-HB, 8th-PH, 10th-VT). He advanced into the event finals on the high bar and pommel horse and finished on the podium with fourth-place results on both courtesy of a 12.55 score on the PH and a 13.3 on the HB.

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
Gymnast of the Week
Fuzzy Benas - Oklahoma
Oklahoma freshman Fuzzy Benas (Richmond, TX) earns the MPSF Gymnast of the Week honor following his collegiate debut at the Rocky Mountain Open (Jan. 15). Benas won the all-around title with an 83.800 and put up four 14.000-plus scores. He finished in the top-four on four of the six events including still rings, where he tied for the event title with a 14.200. Benas also had big scores on floor exercise (14.100, 3rd-place), vault (14.400) and parallel bars (14.150). He registered a 13.800 on pommel horse in the final rotation, tying him for sixth overall and helping OU secure the meet victory. With the first-place finish in the all-around, Benas qualified to compete in February's Winter Cup.