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Sam Mikulak cruises to men's title

Updated: August 18, 2013, 5:41 PM ET
Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Sam Mikulak is a psychology major at Michigan mostly because he enjoys trying to figure people out.

Even on the day he accepted the mantle as the next great American gymnast, the breezy kid from southern California discovered he remains a work in progress.

Staked to such a massive lead he needed only to remain upright on pommel horse to capture the U.S. men's all-around title Sunday, Mikulak told himself it would be OK if he eased off the gas.

"I thought ...

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