Robin Takes Floor Title at Winter Cup

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
FEBRUARY 23, 2014
 Sooner Results
 Event  Gymnast  Score Rank
 AA Brooks 174.850 1st
  Bower 168.300 11th
  Robin 165.900 12th
  Berardini 161.600 20th
  Powarzynski 159.300 22nd
 FX Robin 30.900 1st
  Van Wicklen 30.100 4th
  Brooks 28.800 17th
  Bower 28.300 21st
  Berardini 27.950 25th
  Powarzynski 27.450 26th
 PH Bower 28.000 3rd
  Robin 27.300 5th
  Brooks 27.250 6th
  Berardini 23.950 24th
  Powarzynski 22.350 25th
 SR Squires 30.450 4th
  Dalton 30.300 5th
  Brooks 29.100 10th
  Berardini 28.250 17th
  Legendre 27.600 18th
  Powarzynski 27.450 20th
  Bower 27.450 20th
  Robin 24.600 35th
 V Van Wicklen 29.850 7th
  Brooks 29.750 10th
  Robin 29.600 14th
  Powarzynski 28.600 22nd
  Bower 28.500 24th
  Berardini 28.350 26th
 PB Brooks 29.400 5th
  Bower 28.150 12th
  Powarzynski 26.750 22nd
  Robin 26.650 24th
  Berardini 26.050 26th
 HB Brooks 30.550 2nd
  Bower 27.900 12th
  Van Wicklen 27.400 17th
  Berardini 27.050 23rd
  Robin 26.850 24th
  Powarzynski 26.700 26th
NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma men's gymnastics junior Alec Robin took first on floor and Sooner alum Chris Brooks won the all-around at the Winter Cup competition Saturday in Las Vegas.

The Winter Cup gathered the best of the best in U.S. gymnastics to compete over the course of two days, with final results taken from the combined scores from both days.

Robin, a three-time All-American at Oklahoma, tied Senior National Team member Eddie Penev for top honors on floor, with a score of 30.900 after earning a 15.500 on Thursday and a 15.400 Saturday.

The junior also placed fifth overall on pommel horse and 12th in the all-around competition, just short of qualifying for the National Team.

Brooks ensured his future spot on the U.S. squad with a 174.850 in the all-around, taking the Winter Cup title for the second time after also doing so in 2010. Brooks was a seven-time All-American at OU from 2006-09.

Also making an outstanding showing was freshman Allan Bower who also finished just outside National Team consideration with a strong score of 168.300 in the all-around, good for 11th overall. Bower placed third on pommel horse and 12th on both parallel bars and a high bar.

"Congratulations to Chris Brooks on his second Winter Cup championship," said OU head coach Mark Williams. "I'm also pleased with the OU guys' performance and having the most NCAA athletes in the finals. Alec Robin and Allan Bower were close to making the national team which was also exciting."

Other Sooners also placed among the top competitors, including freshman Colin Van Wicklen with a fourth-place finish on floor and junior Michael Squires with an identical fourth-place finish on still rings. Former OU gymnast and current National Team member Jake Dalton also placed fifth on rings.

Another Sooner, National Team member Steve Legendre, was in contention on still rings after day one, but suffered a torn pectoral muscle Saturday night.

Junior Danny Berardini and freshman Alex Powarzynski placed 20th and 22nd, respectively, in the all-around, giving OU a total of nine past and present competitors on Saturday.

After training next week, No. 1 Oklahoma will take on No. 11 Nebraska on Sunday, March 9, at 4 p.m. The meet will be the final regular season home meet of the year and will honor this year's four seniors.



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