Men's Gymnastics

Conference Three-Peat

NORMAN, Okla. - No. 1 Stanford won the MPSF conference championship for the third consecutive season on Saturday afternoon, posting a season-high 422.700 to knock off host Oklahoma, California, and Air Force. It is the Cardinal's ninth conference championship in program history, with seven of them coming under the MPSF banner. 

No. 2 Oklahoma finished second with a 418.400, with No. 8 California (405.600) and No. 10 Air Force (395.450) rounding out the team standings. 

It was a back-and-forth affair between the nation's top two programs, as Stanford jumped out to an early lead fueled a 72.100 vault score in the opening rotation. Oklahoma climbed back to take the lead after four rotations with solid performances on still rings and vault, but Cardinal performed at its best down the stretch with season-best scores on pommel horse (71.950) and still rings (70.750) to prevail with the meet victory.

With the win, Stanford ended Oklahoma's 64-meet unbeaten streak inside McCasland Field House, with the Sooners defeating 75 opponents in that span dating back to 2007. 

Junior Khoi Young was the class of the field on Saturday, bringing home the all-around title with a career-high mark of 86.350. Young also secured the individual crown on vault (14.850) with another career-best effort as well as parallel bars (14.750). 

The Bowie, Maryland native just narrowly missed another conference title with a 15.100 score on pommel horse to finish second, and placed third on floor with a 14.300. 

Asher Hong won the still rings event title with a 15.000 for the third MPSF individual championship of his career, winning the all-around and parallel bars titles a season ago. The sophomore also registered a 14.350 on vault and a 14.200 on parallel bars. 

Senior Colt Walker put together a solid day in his final MPSF Championships, finishing second in the all-around race with a 83.850. His day was highlighted by a silver medal finish on parallel bars with a 14.700, as well as top-five finishes on floor (14.250) and still rings (14.100).

Jeremy Bischoff finished the day with a pair of podium finishes, posting a runner-up 14.350 routine on floor as well as a third-place finish on high bar with a 13.750. Arun Chhetri also notched a silver medal performance on rings, scoring a 14.300. 

Stanford now turns its attention to the NCAA Championships on April 19-20 in Columbus, Ohio, where the Cardinal will look to become just the second program in NCAA history to win five consecutive national titles.