Jan. 17, 2006
Iowa City, IA–
THIS WEEK — The University of Iowa men’s gymnastics team will travel to Chicago Saturday to compete against the University of Illinois-Chicago. The meet is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m in the UIC Physical Education Building.
SCOUTING ILLINOIS-CHICAGO — The 12th-ranked Flames are led by Senior Nick Stavros. Stavros placed first on the pommel horse at last week’s Windy City Invitational (9.550). Also performing well for UIC was junior Tim Morrison who placed sixth in the all-around (48.200).
LAST TIME OUT — The Hawkeyes opened the 2006 season with a fourth-place finish at the Windy City Invitational in Chicago. Michael Reavis won the all-around (53.050). Tom Buese came in fourth in the all-around with a score of 49.900 and finished second on horizontal bars (9.300). Geoff Reins came in first on vault (9.400). Reavis also placed second on floor exercise (9.450).
SCOUTING THE HAWKEYES — Iowa returns 11 lettermen from 2005 when it finished with a 12-8 record overall and a fifth place finish at the Big Ten Championships. All-American senior Michael Reavis (Tallahassee, FL) will lead the Hawkeyes in 2006, along with senior captain, Jack Bouchard.
NATIONAL RANKINGS — The Iowa men’s gymnastics team is ranked fifth in the GymInfo national rankings. Reavis is ranked first in the individual all-around.
HEAD COACH Tom Dunn — Head Coach Tom Dunn is in his 27th year at Iowa. He has compiled a 199-87-2 record. In 1998, Dunn was named Big Ten Coach of the Year and College Gymnast Association Central Region Coach of the Year. He has led the Hawkeyes to 17 top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships. Iowa has competed at the NCAA meet 17 of the past 22 seasons. Dunn has also coached 30 individuals to 62 all-America honors and 20 gymnasts to 32 Big Ten titles.
QUOTING HEAD COACH Tom Dunn — “I am very happy with our performance at the Windy City. We’ll probably change the lineup to look at some other guys and try to correct our mistakes this weekend. UIC was very competitive at the Windy City Invite, so we can’t coast.”
NEXT COMPETITION — The Hawkeyes will travel to Las Vegas on February 3-4 to compete at the Winter Cup.