Jan. 23, 2008
The Iowa men’s gymnastics team travel to Chicago Saturday to face Illinois-Chicago. Competition will begin at 5 p.m. in the UIC Physical Education Building.
Iowa moved to No. 13 in the latest GymInfo poll. Big Ten opponent Penn State holds the No. 1 spot, while Michigan is ranked No. 2.
LAST TIME OUT
The Hawkeyes began the season at the Windy City Invite Jan. 12th. Iowa placed seventh with a score of 331.750. Stanford won the meet, scoring 354.450. Freshman Ben Ketelsen tied for third in the all-around, scoring 82.450. Senior Geoff Reins placed third on vault with a score of 16.200 and tied for sixth on the floor exercise with a 15.050.
LAST YEAR AGAINST ILLINOIS-CHICAGO
Iowa defeated Illinois-Chicago 200.350 to 186.400. Hawkeye Jon Buese won the all-around scoring a 47.0. Iowa took the top three spots on floor exercise, pommel horse and vault.
SERIES RESULTS AGAINST ILLINOIS-CHICAGO
The Hawkeyes are 38-4 all-time against Illinois-Chicago.
HEAD COACH Tom Dunn
In his 29th year at Iowa, Head Coach Tom Dunn, has recorded a 210-107-2 record at Iowa. In 1998 and 2006, Dunn was named Big Ten Coach of the Year and College Gymnastics 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 18 of the past 23 seasons. Dunn has also coached 33 individuals to earn 66 all-America honors and 21 gymnasts to 34 Big Ten titles.
QUOTING HEAD COACH Tom Dunn
“We are determined to go back to Chicago this weekend and beat the UIC Flames. It will be difficult because UIC is a much improved team this year, they will enjoy home court advantage and the confidence that they beat the Hawkeyes January 12th. We will add Reid Urbain to our line-up and hope to get Mike Jiang and Curt Kleffman back on a couple of events.”
The Hawkeyes will compete against Michigan Feb. 2nd in Iowa City. Competition begins at 2 p.m. in the Fieldhouse.