USA Gymnastics announces men’s Olympic team roster for artistic gymnastics
ST. LOUIS, June 26, 2021 – USA Gymnastics has named five athletes to the U.S. Olympic team for men’s artistic gymnastics following the conclusion of the men’s competition at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials held June 24 and 26 at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis.
All-around champion Brody Malone of Belfast, Tenn./Stanford University and runner-up Yul Moldauer of Wellington, Colo./5280 Gymnastics secured the two available automatic bids, while London and Rio Olympic Games veteran Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center and collegiate standout Shane Wiskus of Spring Park, Minn./U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center rounded out the four-person team. Alec Yoder of Indianapolis, Ind./Ohio State University was selected to the +1 quota spot that the U.S. men earned through their performance at the Senior Pan American Championships earlier in the month.
Men’s U.S. Olympic Team
The full team, including replacement athletes, is listed below.
U.S. Men’s Olympic Team
Brody Malone, Belfast, Tenn./Stanford University
Sam Mikulak, Newport Coast, Calif./U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center
Yul Moldauer, Wellington, Colo./5280 Gymnastics
Shane Wiskus, Spring Park, Minn./U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center
Alec Yoder, Indianapolis, Ind./Ohio State University
Cameron Bock, Tustin, Calif./University of Michigan
Allan Bower, Chandler, Ariz./University of Oklahoma
Brandon Briones, Gilbert, Ariz./Stanford University
Alex Diab, Glen Ellyn, Ill./University of Illinois
Akash Modi, Morganville, N.J./Stanford University
Men’s U.S. Olympic Team with Replacement Athletes
Malone posted the two highest single-day all-around scores to clinch the top spot with a combined 171.600. Moldauer (168.600) and Wiskus (168.150) finished second and third, respectively. Mikulak (166.750) edged Briones (166.700) by .05 to claim the fourth spot.
Mikulak notched the top score on floor exercise with a 29.300 across both days of competition. Event specialists Yoder and Diab bested the fields on their respective apparatus. Yoder led the way on pommel horse with a 29.600, while Diab’s 29.400 on still rings landed him in the top spot. World bronze medalist Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./Salto Gymnastics and Oklahoma’s Gage Dyer of Yukon, Okla., split bragging rights on vault. Whittenburg’s 29.450 single-vault two-day score led all competitors, but he was edged by Dyer (29.125) by less than half a point when two-vault scores were averaged across both days of competition. Moldauer edged Wiskus for the high score on parallel bars with a combined 28.950. Malone took top honors on horizontal bar with a 29.250.
The U.S. women’s team will be named at the conclusion of tomorrow’s competition. NBC will broadcast the action at 8 p.m. ET. Select tickets remain available for purchase here. Fans who are planning to attend are encouraged to get to the venue early, as large crowds are expected.
The artistic gymnastics competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games kicks off July 24.