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Cal men’s gymnastics heads to NCAA championships

1998. That was the last time the Cal men’s gymnastic team hoisted the national championship trophy. This year, the team qualified for the NCAA meet for yet another year, but the chances at capturing that elusive fifth title look slim. Cal goes in as the ninth-ranked team out of 12 Read More…

Bears fail to live up to expectations

With some of the best talent in the country, the Cal men’s gymnastics team had high expectations for itself. But talent was not enough for a national championship, as a Cal squad that had been felled by injuries most of the year finished a disappointing fourth at NCAAs. The the Read More…

Ishino wins title, Cal finishes fourth at NCAAs

Glen Ishino won a national championship in his final act as a member of the Cal men’s gymnastics team. It just was not the one that everyone was hoping for. The senior struggled in the team competition, but found his footing when it meant the most, winning pommel horse both Read More…

Cal needs to finish in the top three of Thursday's NCAA qualifier to advance to Saturday's team championships.

Bears look to conclude season on high note at NCAAs

Following its most disappointing performance of the year two weeks ago at the MPSF championships, the Cal men’s gymnastics team has spent its last days of practice before the NCAA championship regaining its confidence and becoming as healthy as possible. “Since not doing as well as we were capable of Read More…

Matthew Del Junco scored a 13.30 on pommel horse and 13.10 on rings for Cal at the MPSF Championships. The Bears finished third, ahead of only Air Force.

Bears’ performance presents questions for NCAAs

As his team got ready to travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., last week for the MPSF Championships, Cal men’s gymnastics coach Tim McNeill was expecting one of team’s best performances of the year. Saturday, McNeill’s team disappointed him so much that he struggled to find words to describe it. The Read More…

Bears’ postseason dreams a mile high

Conference championships are important to most teams. The Cal men’s gymnastics team doesn’t think so. The Bears will travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., this weekend to compete in the MPSF Championship meet on Saturday. Their focus, however, is on the NCAA championship two weeks away. The top 12 teams in the Read More…

Cal senior Glen Ishino is hoping to qualify for the Olympics this summer.

London calling

The Olympic Games only happen once every four years. For Glen Ishino, this summer is an entire lifetime in the making.

For Glen Ishino, the perfect routine can never happen. However, that has not stopped him from dreaming about it. “I envision this ridiculous routine with things that I could never do,” says the Cal senior. “The perfect routine at the Olympics, with millions of people watching — that would be Read More…

Matthew Del Junco will be one of the few older team members leading the Bears next year

Bears look to put out Flames in Saturday meet

After five weeks of hibernation, the Bears are ready to come roaring back. The No. 8 Cal’s men’s gymnastics team is set to face off against No. 13 University of Illinois, Chicago in the RSF Field House this Saturday at 7 p.m. It will be the team’s first meet since Read More…