Milan Stanovich came home last night and scored 55.30 overall to lead Michigan to a narrow victory in the Eagle Gymnastics Classic at Robinson High School.
Stanovich, the Wolverine's senior captain, was the competition's all-round winner, placing first on the parallel bars and the high bar, and finished second in the floor exercise, pommel horse and rings.
Michigan (161.50 points) was followed by Southern Connecticut (160.55), Temple (154.75), William & Mary (146.30) and James Madison (128.15).
"It was the first time I've competed at home in four or five years," said Stanovich, who attended Hayfield High School and the Eagle's gymnastics academy in Alexandria. "I was chalking up for the pommel horse and . . . my hands were shaking."
Darren Denbrow, a junior at Southern Connecticut, who placed second in the all around with 53.95, was also a member of the Eagle's academy. He attended Springbrook High School.
"I'm a feeder," said EGA Director Fred Rodney. "I give the kids the basics and then send them off somewhere to be a star."
It was the third meet of the season for Stanovich, who said he is "getting the wrinkles ironed out." Michigan's next competiton is Thursday in Ann Arbor against the Soviet Union's national team.