Jan. 30, 2008
The Iowa men’s gymnastics team compete Saturday against Michigan in Iowa City. Competition will begin at 2 p.m. in the UI Fieldhouse.
LAST TIME OUT
The Hawkeyes beat Illinois-Chicago with a score of 338.55-334.750. Iowa had four first place finishers, inlcuding Geoff Reins on vault, Tom Buese on horizontal bar, Curtis Kleffman on pommel horse and Reid Urbain on floor. Ben Ketelsen placed third in the all-around for the second time this season.
LAST YEAR AGAINST MICHIGAN
Iowa fell to the Wolverines 208.00 to 217.80 in Ann Arbor. Curtis Kleffman placed first in the pommel horse, scoring 9.350 and second in the all-around with a score of 48.300. Hawkeye Jonathan Buese took first place in the all-around competition with a final score of 50.500, and tied for second on the rings, scoring 9.450.
SERIES RESULTS AGAINST MICHIGAN
The Hawkeyes are 18-26 all-time against Michigan.
Live stats will be available this weekend online at hawkeyesports.com.
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 all anxious to host our first home meet of the 2008 season. It is always more fun to perform for the home crowd. Beating Michigan will be a formidable task, but the Hawkeyes are improving each week and our plan is to keep getting better. The new scoring rules can change the course of a meet quickly, and should help make this a great competition.”
The Hawkeyes travel to Las Vegas to compete in the Winter Cup Feb. 7-9. Session one begins at 2 p.m. and session two is at 8 p.m. each day.