No. 3 Oklahoma Downs No. 6 Iowa

March 12, 2005

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NORMAN, OK — The sixth-ranked University of Iowa men’s gymnastics team fell to No. 3 Oklahoma Friday evening at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK. The Hawkeyes matched their school record team score of 219.025, but could not compete with the Sooners’ score of 223.575.

Hawkeye junior Michael Reavis continued to smash the record books, as he set a new school record with his all-around score of 54.850, good enough for first place. He also set a school record on floor exercise, scoring a 9.725 for second place. Reavis recorded a personal season best on parallel bars with a score of 9.15, took second on horizontal bar (9.5) and finished fourth on vault (9.3).

Senior Linas Gaveika finished right behind Reavis in the all-around. His second-place score of 54.05 was a personal season best. Gaveika added a first-place finish on horizontal bar (9.55), a fourth-place finish on pommel horse (9.5) and a sixth-place finish on parallel bars (8.8).

Finishing third in the all-around with a score of 51.05 for Iowa was junior Michael McNamara. He also took fourth on floor exercise (9.05) and fifth on vault (9.2).

Sophomore Matt Beiler posted a record-breaking score on parallel bars for the Hawkeyes. He shattered the previous record of 9.25 with a second-place score of 9.4. Senior Kenny Lin was Iowa’s top finisher on rings, tying for first with a score of 9.65.

As a team, Iowa set a season best with their team score of 37.150 on horizontal bar.

The Hawkeyes have one week off to prepare for the Big Ten Championships held March 25-26, in Ann Arbor, MI.