2021 TOKYO MEN’S US OLYMPIC GYMNASTICS TEAM

The four athletes on the US men’s team are Brody Malone, Yul Moldauer, Sam Mikulak and Shane Wiskus.

Alec Yoder is our +1 pommel horse specialist.

Awesome team! What do you think? Discuss the team in the comments area below.

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Pretty much what I think more people were expecting, especially after Nedoroscik fell on night one. I feel badly for Juda not even getting an alternate spot after earning the US +1 at Pan Ams and coming in 8th today. I'm excited to see more of Briones going forward, and I'm glad to hear Nedoroscik is continuing. I hope Donnell goes to Worlds and does amazingly there.

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I’m bummed about Donnell. Would have loved to see him hammer those vaults.

Awesome team though.

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Agreed, I like Donnell. This year I do not know the athletes like I have in the past few Olympic cycles. I hope there are some good fluff pieces about their families.

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I was surprised by how conservative Moldauer's routine was on high bar. I haven't been following him closely, but iirc he was doing kovacs and triple-double dismount when he was like 12.

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I was devastated for Stephen, but he definitely had a rough go at trials. Same for Donnell. Love the team though. Cannot wait to see what they do at the Olympics!

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Maybe Minnesota will wake up and reinstate their program now that they have another Olympian.

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I just realized, no Brandon Briones as an alternate (there are 5, yes?), yet he finished 5th at Trials.

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Brandon was named an alternate...

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

Replacement athletes
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

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I was surprised by how conservative Moldauer's routine was on high bar. I haven't been following him closely, but iirc he was doing kovacs and triple-double dismount when he was like 12.

high bar isn't his strength at all - and he knows that he won't be representing the team on that event. His goal was to give a solid routine with as few deductions as possible.

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high bar isn't his strength at all - and he knows that he won't be representing the team on that event. His goal was to give a solid routine with as few deductions as possible.

and, honestly, to survive the event! lol

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and, honestly, to survive the event! lol

100%!

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OK, thank you! Don't know how I missed Briones as an alternate :/

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Maybe someone knows this answer. Why do some male gymnasts shave their armpits and others don't? I see that many male gymnasts from Europe and Asia tend to. And we see most male swimmers/divers shave their armpits.

Most American male gymnasts don't seem to go with that trend, but some do ... like Brody Malone (US Champ). His are shaven clean. Anyone know why this is done by some and not by others?

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My son does it in the summer because of sweatiness. The gym’s AC is not great, so it gets hot and he gets itchy. About half downs half dont

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So the Selection Reports were released. Fascinating!

Most interesting to me is that the Men's 4-person team did not come down to 4th place finisher Sam Mikulak (more solid that we thought) and someone else ....... but Shane Wiskus and - not 5th place finisher Brandon Briones - but Cameron Bock, who finished quite a ways down the results placement. That is because Bock is so solid and needed, really, on PH, SR and HB (weaknesses for the USA). Bock was soooo close.

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Perfect 10: College Gymnastics