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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 1/23/2024, Last updated: 1/23/2024
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Michigan, Illinois Score Men’s Gymnastics Weekly Honors

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference has announced its Men’s Gymnasts of the Week for the week ending Jan. 21, 2024.

Gymnast of the Week

Paul Juda, Michigan

Grad. – Deerfield, Ill. – Buffalo Grove – Major: Master’s in Real Estate Development

  • Won the vault and placed second on the Pommel horse and still rings as No. 4 Michigan topped then-No. 12 Army

  • Score of 15.00 on the vault is the highest in the country this season, while his 14.45 on the still rings ranks third

  • Garners his sixth career Gymnast of the Week award

  • Last Michigan Gymnast of the Week: Fred Richard (February 27, 2023)

Freshman of the Week

Brandon Dang, Illinois

San Jose, Calif. – Evergreen Valley – Major: Electrical Engineering

  • Won the pommel horse for his first career event win in No. 5 Illinois' win over then-No. 11 Greenville on Saturday

  • Score of 14.450 ranks ninth in the country this season

  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week award

  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Garrett Schooley (Jan. 15, 2024)

Event Specialist of the Week

Fred Richard, Michigan

So. – Stoughton, Mass. – MEGA – Major: College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

  • Made his 2024 season debut with a victory in the pommel horse in the Wolverines' win over Army

  • Posted a score of 15.00, best in the country this season

  • Also scored a 14.40 in the high bar, tied for the highest score in the event this season

  • Earns his first Event Specialist of the Week award

  • Last Michigan Event Specialist of the Week: Javier Alonso (Jan. 15, 2024)

2024 Big Ten Men’s Gymnasts of the Week

Jan. 8

G: Josh Karnes, PSU

F: Landon Simpson, PSU

S: David Wolma, MICH

Jan. 15

G: Caden Spencer, OSU

F: Garrett Schooley, ILL

S: Javier Alonso, MICH

Jan. 22

G: Paul Juda, MICH

F: Brandon Dang, ILL

S: Fred Richard, MICH