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Cardinal Wraps Up Stellar Winter Cup Showing

Feb 27, 2022

FRISCO, Texas – Three current Cardinal and one future Stanford gymnast locked up individual apparatus titles on the final day of the 2022 Winter Cup – highlighting a strong showing from Cardinal gymnasts.

In men's senior competition from Ford Center at The Star, apparatus winners were determined by the cumulative total of scores from Friday's all-around session and Sunday's competition.

Stanford freshman Ian Lasic-Ellis won the floor title with a combined 27.700 – including a 14.050 on Sunday to post the highest score during the competition.

Fellow freshman Khoi Young captured the pommel horse crown with a 28.478. That total included a 14.289 during Sunday's day two.

Senior Curran Phillips proved consistent on his way to the parallel bars title, registering a 16.343 on Friday before hitting for a 16.643 on Sunday. Phillips was the only gymnasts to go 16+ on the event. Phillips would also place second on horizontal bar with a score of 27.414.

Incoming freshman Asher Hong, who secured his national team spot on Friday, had the highest combined all-around total at 166.480 – edging fellow national-teamer Yul Moldauer at 166.102. Hong's total included a combined 32.860 on vault to win the event crown. Hong recorded a 16.680 on Friday before posting a 16.180 on Sunday. Hong also finished second on floor (27.508) and rings (29.332), and third on parallel bars (28.960).

Young, who also earned his spot on the national team on Friday, posted the third-best combined all-around score at 165.819. In addition to his pommel horse title, he placed second behind Hong on vault (30.238).

Riley Loos finished fourth in the combined all-around with a score of 164.294 – earning top-five finishes on still rings (4th, 27.750), vault (4th, 29.844), parallel bars (4th, 28.150) and pommel horse (5th, 26.650).

In addition to his floor title, Lasic-Ellis placed fourth on pommels (26.900), and fifth on still rings (27.500) and high bar (26.800) to finish with the fifth-best combined all-around score at 163.650.

Colt Walker, who secured a national team spot on day one of competition, rounded out the top six with a score of 162.099. His best finish came on vault where he placed third with a combined 30.144.

In total, nine current Stanford gymnasts competed for the Cardinal at the Winter Cup.