Hawks Take 6th At NCAA Championships

Apr. 12, 2003

The sixth-ranked Iowa men’s gymnastics team (7-6 overall, 1-3 Big Ten) finished sixth in the team finals of the 2003 NCAA Championships with a score of 215.250. Oklahoma won its second consecutive team title with a score of 222.6, followed by Ohio State (220.7), Penn State (219.95), Michigan (217.85) and Illinois (217.125).

Sophomore Linas Gaveika and freshman Michael Reavis advanced to Sunday’s Individual Event Finals on horizontal bar. The Hawkeyes again recorded a strong performance on high bar, setting a new season best score of 37.500 while winning the event. Gaveika won the event with a score of 9.675, while Reavis was close behind in second place with his score of 9.625. The two will compete for a national title in tomorrow’sfinals.

Senior Nathan Blair placed tenth on high bar with his season best score of 9.3.Reavis finished in a tie for 10th on vault (9.3), while Gaveika finished 14th in the all-around(52.25)Senior Cameron Schick placed ninth in the all-around with a score of 52.975. He also tied for11th on floor (9.15) and tied for 14th on vault (9.275). Senior Ryan Meeks tied for 11th on pommelhorse with his season best score of 9.3. Junior Matt Metzger tied for 16th on rings with a score of 9.275.

Saturday’s performance concludes team competition for the Hawkeyes. Gaveika and Reavis willwrap up the season with the Individual Event Championships tomorrow at 2 p.m. (ET) in the LiacourasCenter.

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