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Michigan Gymnastics

Freshman steps it up in surprise first meet

BY COLT ROSENSWEIG

At blind volleyball, a favorite offseason pastime of the Michigan men's gymnastics team, freshman Ian Makowske is always in great demand.

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'M' edges Nebraska for first win in Lincoln

BY NICOLE AUERBACH

Husker Country hasn't been friendly territory for the Wolverines.
The Michigan women's gymnastics team had never won at Nebraska in the regular season.
But last night, No. 5 Michigan broke tradition and defeated No. 12 Nebraska, 196.575-196.075.
Coming off a season-high team performance last weekend at the State of Michigan Classic, the Wolverines weren't shooting for the stars on four days of rest with just two practice days.

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Wrestling with themselves

BY MARK GIANNOTTO

A behind-the-scenes look at the Wolverine wrestling team

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Blue quartet goes for broke in Vegas

BY COLT ROSENSWEIG

While their teammates enjoy a much-needed weekend off, four members of the Michigan men's gymnastics team are heading to Las Vegas.
But they won't get much rest in Sin City.
Juniors Joe Catrambone and Ralph Rosso, sophomore Mel Santander and freshman Thomas Kelley are slated to compete at Winter Cup, the winter counterpart of USA Championships, starting Thursday.
"That's probably my favorite meet of the year," Catrambone said. "I like it more than USAs, actually."

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Nerves, illness and injury can't stop walk-on junior

BY COLT ROSENSWEIG

Junior Phil Goldberg thought he would never again be as nervous as he was before his first Maize and Blue intrasquad.
But when he found himself in the starting rings lineup for Michigan's first meet of 2008, the Windy City Invitational, the nerves returned with all their old intensity.
"I always thought the most difficult meet I'd ever been to was intrasquad my freshman year," Goldberg said. "That was the most nervous one in my mind - until Windy City."

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Freshman's perfect score caps 'M' win

BY NICOLE AUERBACH

YPSILANTI - 10.0. The elusive perfect score.
When freshman Kylee Botterman, the final Michigan vaulter, stuck her dismount to seal the victory in the State of Michigan Classic, the rest of the fifth-ranked Wolverines sprinted to her, screaming and pumping their fists.
One of the judges displayed a 10.0 score, jolting the small crowd of Michigan parents to their feet.
Michigan's first perfect score of the season closed out the team's dominating 196.800-point performance against Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan and Michigan State.

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Win at Iowa a decade in the making

BY COLT ROSENSWEIG

Golder's squad bests Hawkeyes on the road for first time in a decade

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