Hawkeyes Compete in Day One of Winter Cup Challenge

Feb. 8, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV – Two members of the University of Iowa men’s gymnastics team competed in the Winter Cup Challenge on Thursday. Sophomore Jonathan Buese and freshman Ben Ketelsen competed for Iowa.

Ben Ketelsen competed in all six events at the competition. Ketelsen tied for 30th on vault, scoring 15.05. Jonathan Buese placed thirtieth on the horizontal bar with a final score of 13.60. Team Chevron had six first place finishes in the competition.

Iowa completed competition at the Winter Cup Challenge. The Hawkeyes return to action Feb. 16 against Oklahoma in Iowa City. Competition begins at 2 p.m. in the Fieldhouse.

All-Around (winner plus Iowa)
1. Paul Hamm (Team Chevron) 92.80
41. Ben Ketelsen (Iowa) 16.15
46. Jonathan Buese (Iowa) 67.55

Floor (winner plus Iowa)
1. Paul Hamm (Team Chevron) 16.00
37t. Ben Ketelsen (Iowa) 13.25
49. Jonathan Buese (Iowa) 12.80

Pommel Horse (winner plus Iowa)
1t. Alexander Artemev (Team Chevron) 15.05
1t. Tim McNeill (Berkeley) 15.05
64. Ben Ketelsen (Iowa) 10.60

Rings (winner plus Iowa)
1. Kevin Tan (Team Chevron) 16.35
45t. Jonathan Buese (Iowa) 13.60
62. Ben Ketelsen (Iowa) 12.45

Vault (winner plus Iowa)
1. Steven Legendre (Oklahoma) 16.40
30t. Ben Ketelsen (Iowa) 15.05
38. Jonathan Buese (Iowa) 14.85

Parallel Bars (winner plus Iowa)
1. Sean Townsend (Team Chevron) 15.55
57. Jonathan Buese (Iowa) 12.70
68. Ben Ketelsen (Iowa) 11.30

Horizontal Bar (winner plus Iowa)
1. Joseph Hagerty (Team Chevron) 15.55
30. Jonathan Buese (Iowa) 13.60
34. Ben Ketelsen (Iowa) 13.50