Brody Malone has been named MPSF Gymnast of the Week after finishing third in the all-around during the Winter Cup preliminary round with a score of 83.950 to earn a spot on the US Senior National Team.
Sophomore Brody Malone and Stanford alums Grant Breckenridge and Akash Modi each earned a spot on the US Senior National Team following the completion of competition from the 2020 Winter Cup Challenge in Las Vegas.
Eleven gymnasts will represent Stanford at the 2020 Winter Cup Challenge this week from the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Current Cardinal Brandon Briones, Ian Gunther, Riley Loos and Brody Malone will be joined by alumni Grant Breckenridge, Akash Modi, Robert Neff and Eddie Penev in the senior division. Colt Walker, part of a stellar recruiting class set to enter Stanford next year, will also compete. On the junior side, future Cardinal Jeremy Bischoff and Brandon Nguyen will also be in competition.
Freshman Brandon Briones set the highest all-around score in the nation (85.300) on Saturday at the Southwest Cup en route to being named MPSF Gymnast of the Week for the third time this season.
Competing at the Southwest Cup hosted by Arizona State, No. 2 Stanford posted a new national-best score of 420.400 to top No. 5 Ohio State, No. 11 California and a split squad from Arizona State.
Junior Andrew Bitner has been named MPSF Gymnast of the Week following Stanford's victory over California, Arizona State and Washington at the Pac-12 Invitational on Sunday.