Stanford men's gymnastics secures third straight NCAA championship
NORMAN, OKLA. - No. 1 Stanford captured its third consecutive NCAA championship on Saturday evening, putting the finishing touches on one of the most dominant seasons in school history.
Stanford overwhelmed the six-team field, totaling a 423.628 while producing individual NCAA champions in four different events. Host Oklahoma (414.555) and Michigan (414.490) followed in second and third, respectively. Nebraska placed fourth at 406.453, followed by Ohio State (399.326) and Illinois (398.523).
The Cardinal won its eighth NCAA title in program history, becoming the first school to three-peat since Oklahoma's four-year stretch from 2015-18. Stanford also won NCAA crowns in 2011, 2009, 1995, 1993 and 1992.
Showcasing a combination of superior lineup depth and dynamic routines, Stanford led wire-to-wire, beginning with a 73.432 on vault through the first rotation. Even when Michigan inched closer at the midway point, Stanford delivered a season-best 72.433 on floor to stretch its lead and never looked back.
Highlighting Stanford's individual NCAA champions was Brody Malone, who led all competitors on the horizontal bar (14.700). Malone becomes a six-time national champion, having also claimed the horizontal bar event title in 2019 and 2021.
Also securing event titles were Curran Phillips (15.233) on parallel bars, Riley Loos (14.600) on rings and Bryan Perla (14.800) on floor.
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Anchoring the floor lineup, @bryanjperla matches his career high with a 14.800!
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• Stanford varsity teams have won 129 NCAA championships (69 men, 60 women) and 156 overall.
• Stanford has won at least one NCAA team championship during each of the last 46 seasons, dating back to the 1976-77 campaign.
• Of Stanford's 129 NCAA championships, 35 have been won by fall sports, 31 by winter sports and 63 by spring sports.
• Since 2000, Stanford has captured 53 NCAA crowns.
• Stanford's eight NCAA championships in men's gymnastics are tied with Nebraska for the fourth-most all-time, trailing Oklahoma (12), Penn State (12) and Illinois (10).
• Men's gymnastics is the first Cardinal program to win three straight NCAA titles since women's swimming and diving completed a three-peat from 2017-19.
• Head coach Thom Glielmi has guided the Cardinal to five NCAA titles, which ranks third overall among active Stanford head coaches and trails only Lele Forood of women's tennis (10) and John Tanner of women's water polo (7).
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