As I highlighted in last week’s Photoshop Phriday, the hype around football and basketball often overshadows many of the exceptionally talented Michigan sports teams. One of those teams without a doubt is Men’s Gymnastics. Last week they defeated some of the nation’s best to claim their second consecutive national title. That’s right, two in a row. Oh, and they also won in 2010. Senior and Olympian Sam Mikulak won his 7th NCAA title for an individual event…maybe exceptionally talented is an understatement.
Given the above list of achievements, you won’t be surprised to find out that under Coach Kurt Golder the team was undefeated this season and captured the Big 10 title. Michigan’s team is also pioneering several new events, one of which debuted at last week’s NCAA championships. In conjunction with Bakers & Best, I am pleased to announce the bagel rings! Here you can see Paul Rizkalla Jr. giving them a test. Early reports are positive, but the event staff does not enjoy cleaning up all the sesame seeds.