Jan. 17, 2004
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The sixth-ranked University of Iowa men’s gymnastics team was runner-up in the collegiate division at the Rocky Mountain Open on Friday evening at the Cadet Gymnasium. The Hawkeyes took second-place in the team competition with a total score of 211.300. The U.S. Olympic Training Center took first-place overall with a score of 222.925, while No. 2 Oklahoma was crowned champion in the collegiate division with 211.400 points.
Iowa recorded three team season-bests and broke two University of Iowa records, since the 2001 code, during Friday night’s competition. The Hawkeyes posted a team-score of 36.100 on rings, breaking Iowa’s previous school record of 36.000. Iowa also posted season-bests on horizontal bar (35.250) and vault (36.450). Hawkeye sophomore Michael Reavis (Tallahassee, FL) placed sixth in the all-around competition on Friday evening, posting a six-event score of 52.800. Reavis took top honors on vault, scoring a 9.350. Junior Linas Gaveika (Vilnius, Lithuania) placed eighth in the all-around with a score of 52.225. Gaveika set a University of Iowa record, since the 2001 code, on horizontal bar with a score of 9.800. His first-place performance Friday evening broke the record he previously set in 2003 of 9.725.
During Saturday afternoon’s individual competition, Gaveika took second place on horizontal bar with a score of 9.400, and came in eighth on floor exercise (8.000). Reavis also performed well, placing fourth on vault (9.175) and sixth on both horizontal bar (8.650) and parallel bars (8.900). Senior Mike Kelly (Orangevale, CA) finished fourth on floor exercise with a score of 8.600.
The Hawkeyes will remain on the road next weekend, traveling to Lincoln, NE, to take on No. 10 Nebraska on Sunday, January 25.