Feb. 21, 2012
BERKELEY - The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation elected Dennis Mannhart as the recipient of this week's Gymnast of the Week award.
Mannhart performed exceptionally well on every event to power the Golden Bears to a key upset over rival No. 4 Stanford on Saturday, Feb. 18. He won parallel bars with a 15.200, .500 of a point ahead of the nearest collegiate competitor.
His score on parallel bars also topped four Japanese All-Stars, who occupied second through fifth places. Mannhart was first amongst the domestic gymnasts on high bar with a 14.500 for fifth place overall. Mannhart's scores on parallel bars and high bar were crucial to Cal victories on both events as well as the meet.
This is Mannhart's first MPSF Gymnast of the Week honor.