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Michigan Gymnastics

Trio of freshmen thrives in spotlight at first Michigan meet

BY NICOLE AUERBACH

When freshman gymnast Trish Wilson catapulted herself off the high bar and landed both feet firmly on the blue mat, the Crisler Arena crowd erupted in its loudest cheers of the night.
Minutes later, her combined score of 9.900 flashed, putting her atop the uneven bars event scoreboard. It stayed there all night.
While Wilson's performance was individual title-worthy, she wasn't the only freshman to make an impact in the Michigan women's gymnastics season-opener Friday night.

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With strong work ethic, Cameron

Emily Mayer

BY COLT ROSENSWEIG

Freshman Chris Cameron approached assistant coach Scott Vetere at practice.
"I'm going to do my hard pommel horse set," he said. "Pressure-cook me."
With a wicked grin, Vetere obliged, setting Cameron up as the final competitor on Michigan's roster for last Saturday's Windy City Invitational.
"Ohio State's winning by five-tenths," Vetere said. "You have to nail your hard pommels set for us to win."

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Curtis and Bruck shine in tri-meet

BY NICOLE AUERBACH

Duo leads the way in impressive outing for tumblers

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'M' takes third in Chicago

BY COLT ROSENSWEIG

Unlike last year's fast start, Michigan paces itself for NCAAs

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Windy City field looks a lot like Super Six

BY COLT ROSENSWEIG

Normally, the Windy City Invitational is a preview of the men's gymnastics Big Ten Championships.
This year, it could also be an NCAA team finals preview.
All the usual suspects - Michigan, Ohio State, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and host Illinois-Chicago - will compete.

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Senior inspires tumblers in return from severe injury

BY JASON KOHLER

Bruck rejoins team for final year despite tearing tendon and losing scholarship

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Last 'M' goal: NCAA Title

BY COLT ROSENSWEIG

Making it back to Super Six. Finishing fourth at NCAA team finals. On the podium for the first time in four years.
What's left for the Michigan men's gymnastics team?
Only the most important goal of all - winning a National Championship, which the team hasn't accomplished since 1999.
And this year's squad could be the group to return Michigan to national glory.

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