Hawkeyes Fall to No. 4 Oklahoma

Jan. 23, 2010

IOWA CITY, IA– The University of Iowa men’s gymnastics team fell to the No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners Saturday at a packed UI Fieldhouse, with a final score of 349.500 – 340.950 .

There were several improvements for the Hawkeyes, but the biggest story of the meet was freshman Matt McGrath. McGrath finished as the team-leader in floor exercise (15.00), rings (14.70), vault (15.55) and was second-best on parallel bars (13.9).

Senior Jonathan Buese tied for second on high bar (14.60) and sophomore Jacob Swafford placed third, to lead the Hawkeyes, in pommel horse (13.60) in his first meet of the season.

“On the whole, the team did a great job today,” Head Coach Tom Dunn said. “Some mistakes were made, as you would expect early in the season. But the team always rallied, just like they did last week, to keep each event score respectable. We also had another big crowd, that brought a lot of noise and energy–which was great!”

Iowa will return to competition January 30 when they host Michigan in a Big Ten dual at Carver Hawkeye Arena. Competition is slated to begin at 7 p.m.

Final Team Scores1.  Oklahoma            349.5002.  Iowa                240.950
Individual Results:All-Around (winner plus Iowa)1. Jake Dalton (Oklahoma) 89.6002. Jonathan Buese (Iowa) 84.150
Floor (winner plus Iowa)1. Jake Dalton (Oklahoma) 15.753. Matt McGrath (Iowa) 15.004. Reid Urbain (Iowa) 14.956. Ben Ketelsen (Iowa) 14.559. John Haines (Iowa) 13.6011. Jonathan Buese (Iowa) 12.2012. Timm Krueger (Iowa) 12.15
Pommel Horse (winner plus Iowa)1. Alex Naddour (Oklahoma) 15.003. Jacob Swafford (Iowa) 13.604. Jonathan Buese (Iowa) 13.50T5. Zach Cazabon (Iowa) 13.208. Danny Kuklinski (Iowa) 13.10T9. Mike Jiang (Iowa) 12.5511. Ben Ketelsen (Iowa) 12.50
Rings (winner plus Iowa)1. Jake Dalton (Oklahoma) 15.003. Matt McGrath (Iowa) 14.70T4. Jonathan Buese (Iowa) 14.207. Reid Urbain (Iowa) 14.008. John Haines (Iowa) 13.9011. Broderick Shemansky (Iowa) 13.5012. Danny Kuklinski (Iowa) 13.25
Vault (winner plus Iowa)1. Jake Dalton (Oklahoma) 16.002. Matt McGrath (Iowa) 15.554. Jonathan Buese (Iowa) 15.305. Ben Ketelsen (Iowa) 15.25T6. John Haines (Iowa) 14.8010. Timm Krueger (Iowa) 14.5511. Broderick Shemansky (Iowa) 14.45
Parallel Bars (winner plus Iowa)1. Jake Dalton (Oklahoma) 15.053. Jonathan Buese (Iowa) 13.35T6. Matt McGrath (Iowa) 13.908. Danny Kuklinski (Iowa) 13.609. Mike Jiang (Iowa) 13.40T10. Joel Snyder (Iowa) 13.3512. Zach Cazabon (Iowa) 13.10
Horizontal Bar (winner plus Iowa)1. Steve Legendre (Oklahoma) 14.70T2. Jonathan Buese (Iowa) 14.605. Ben Ketelsen (Iowa) 14.106. Mike Jiang (Iowa) 13.95T8. Broderick Shemansky (Iowa) 13.80T8. Joel Snyder (Iowa) 13.8010. Zach Cazabon (Iowa) 13.75="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/pre%3E%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%3Cdiv%20style="text-align: center">