Stanford Wins 10th NCAA Men's Gymnastics Title, Secures Fifth Consecutive Championship

Stanford University wins its 5th consecutive NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championship, led by standout performances from Asher Hong and Khoi Young. The Cardinal's continued dominance showcases the strength and depth of their program.

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Stanford Wins 10th NCAA Men's Gymnastics Title, Secures Fifth Consecutive Championship

Stanford Wins 10th NCAA Men's Gymnastics Title, Secures Fifth Consecutive Championship

Stanford University won its 10th NCAA men's gymnastics national championship on Saturday, securing its fifth consecutive title. The Cardinal finished with a total of 425.324 points, outscoring runner-up Michigan by 5.635 points at the 2024 NCAA Championships held at Ohio State's Covelli Center.

Sophomore Asher Hong was the standout performer for Stanford, winning individual titles on vault, parallel bars, and rings. His teammate Khoi Young captured the all-around title with a score of 86.098 points, over 2 points ahead of Michigan's Fred Richard.

Stanford posted the highest scores of the competition on pommel horse, rings, vault, and parallel bars. Their score of 73.632 in the first rotation was the highest by any team in any rotation. "This team has worked incredibly hard all year and it's amazing to see it pay off with another national championship," said Stanford head coach Thom Glielmi, who has now led the program to seven of its ten titles.

Why this matters: Stanford's victory marks only the second time in NCAA men's gymnastics history that a program has won five consecutive national titles, matching the record set by Nebraska from 1979 to 1983. The Cardinal's continued dominance showcases the strength and depth of their program in a sport where consistency at the highest level is rare.

In the team competition, Oklahoma finished third with 414.556 points, followed by Nebraska (407.489) and Illinois (400.690). Ohio State placed sixth in the six-team field.

Other individual event winners included Michigan's Paul Juda on floor exercise, Air Force's Patrick Hoopes on pommel horse, and Illinois' Tate Costa on high bar. Hoopes' title on pommel horse was the first ever for the Air Force men's gymnastics program.

Stanford's Asher Hong and Khoi Young both earned spots on the U.S. Senior National Team with their performances. "Asher and Khoi have been rocks for us all season," Glielmi said. "They're both so consistent and perform at such a high level every time out. It's a privilege to coach them and this entire team." With its tenth national title, Stanford ties Penn State for the third-most in NCAA men's gymnastics history, behind only Oklahoma and Nebraska with 12 each.

Key Takeaways

  • Stanford won its 10th NCAA men's gymnastics national championship, 5th consecutive.
  • Sophomore Asher Hong won individual titles on vault, parallel bars, and rings.
  • Teammate Khoi Young captured the all-around title, over 2 points ahead of Michigan's Fred Richard.
  • Stanford's 73.632 in the first rotation was the highest by any team in any rotation.
  • Stanford ties Penn State for the 3rd-most NCAA men's gymnastics titles, behind Oklahoma and Nebraska.