The Stanford Cardinal men’s gymnastics team set a new school record after this season, earning a whopping 16 All-American honors by eight different student-athletes.
The previous record of 15 was broken after Ian Gunther, Brody Malone, Brandon Briones, Riley Loos, Curran Phillips, Trevor DiGerolamo, Connor Lewis and Zach Martin all were awarded the honors.
Gunther leads the group as the sophomore brought in four All-American honors himself, including First-Team honors on the rings, bars, all-around and horse. He was fourth nationally on the rings, bars and all-around exercise while he was fifth nationally the horse. He won six different event titles and was selected as the Gymnast and Specialist of the Week during this season as well.
He added to his already-illustrious career with four new All-American honors after being selected as an All-American in 2019 on the rings.
A pair of freshman, Briones and Loos, each claimed their first All-American honors as Briones grabbed All-American First-Team on the vault and all-around. Loos was First-Team All-American on the rings and all-around as he secured an event win during his first season. Briones also had his fair share of individual success during events too, winning 10 total even titles in his first season with the Cardinal.
Phillips also saw multiple All-American honors, grabbing vault and parallel bars First-Team All-American nods. He won multiple event titles and had top five scores on the bars and vault in the nation.
DiGerolamo, Lewis and Martin each secured an All-American mention on the rings and vault, respectively, as Lewis and Martin each were First-Team All-Americans on the vault with identical 14.650 average scores. DiGerolamo was First-Team on the rings with an average score that ranked seventh nationally.
From the release, there were some changes to the honors being awarded this year, thanks to coronavirus:
All-American awards are usually given to the top eight finishers on each event and in the all-around at the NCAA Championships. With the remainder of the season canceled, the CGA chose All-Americans for the first time ever, based on top eight standings on each event and in the all-around as of March 9.
Congratulations Ian, Brody, Brandon, Curran, Trevor, Connor and Zach! Way to represent for the Cardinal!