It was 2012 all over again for the Americans on Monday in the Rio Games.
Just as in London, they followed a great performance in the preliminaries of the team competition with a terrible start to the finals and finished fifth.
"In a lot of ways, these guys performed better than I feel we did in London," coach Mark Wiliams said. "We fought through everything and there's no giving up. Gymnastics is hard and there are a lot of good teams out there on the men's side."
Four years ago things went wrong when they started on the pommel horse and two of them fell. On Monday it was the floor exercise that put the team in a big hole early with both Alex Naddour and Sam Mikulak stepping out of bounds during their routines.