GYMNASTICS: Mikulak wins U.S. men’s team trials, leads Worlds team

Tokyo World Cup winner Sam Mikulak (USA)

The top U.S. men’s gymnasts competed against each other for two days from 21-22 September in Colorado Springs and from this competition, USA Gymnastics finalized its team for October’s FIG World Championships in Doha (QAT).

Sam Mikulak (pictured), who won his fifth U.S. Nationals All-Around in 2018, won the selection competition – a double All-Around – with 174.450 points, comfortably ahead of 2017 national All-Around champ Yul Moldauer (169.950) and Alec Yoder (166.000).

USA Gymnastics named Mikulak, Muldauer, Yoder, Akash Modi and Colin van Wicklen to the Doha team, with Allan Bower, Trevor Howard and Marvin Kimble as alternates. Andriy Stepanchenko will be the head coach for the team. Summaries from the selection camp competitions:

USA Gymnastics Men’s Team Selection Camp
Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA) ~ 21-22 September 2018
(Full results here)

Double All-Around: 1. Sam Mikulak, 174.450; 2. Yul Moldauer, 169.950; 3. Alec Yoder, 166.000; 4. Akash Modi, 165.900; 5. Colin van Wicklen, 161.100; 6. Allan Bower, 137.750; 7. Trevor Howard, 135.850; 8. Marvin Kimble, 82.600.

Top apparatus scores: Floor: Mikulak, 14.650; Pommel Horse; Kimble, 14.000; Rings: Howard, 14.600; Vault: van Wicklen, 15.000; Parallel Bars: Mikulak, 15.350; High Bar: 1. Mikulak, 14.250.