7:56 PM PDT, June 30, 2012
At the U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials, Sam Mikulak, a Corona del Mar High alum, gained more notoriety, especially scoring the highest in the all-around Thursday.
Cheers for Mikulak could be heard throughout the HP Pavilion in San Jose, especially from Team Sam, a group of fans supporting Mikulak.
Team Sam did not have many opportunities to cheer during the men's finals Saturday.
Mikulak, who had been third in the overall standings, competed only in the pommel horse because of a sprained left ankle from his performance on Thursday. Mikulak finished fifth in the pommel horse after scoring 14.400.
Mikulak will hope to have his name on the roster when the men's team is announced Sunday. He is vying for one of three remaining spots.
Danell Leyva won the U.S. men's gymnastics trials and John Orozco finished second. Both qualified for the London Games.
Leyva posted a combined score of 368.350, followed by Orozco, 367.400, and Jonathan Horton, 361.500.
— From staff reports