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Michigan Gymnastics

Nittany Lions come to town seeking to avenge last year's loss

BY BY COLT ROSENSWEIG

This Saturday, the No. 6 Michigan men's gymnastics team will jump directly into the dual-meet season fire.
Their first opponent? Defending national champion Penn State.
The Nittany Lions are ranked first in the Big Ten, second in the nation and are coming off trouncing Army at State College last Saturday. Penn State's national title-winning roster remains largely intact.

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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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