Jan. 30, 2010
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IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa men’s gymnastics team fell to No. 2 Michigan Saturday at Carver Hawkeye Arena, 352.450-340.000.
To lead Iowa, senior Jonathan Buese placed second on vault with a team-best 15.750 and second in the all-around with a season-best 84.850.
Junior Ben Ketelsen led the Hawkeyes in floor exercise placing second with a team-best 15.100. Sophomore Jacob Swafford scored a season-best 13.850 to lead the Hawkeyes in pommel horse. Senior Joel Snyder recorded a season-best 14.050 on parallel bars.
“We expected a little bit more improvement today,” Head Coach Tom Dunn said. “We had some major errors that we haven’t had thus far, primarily on pommel horse. We just couldn’t finish our routines and had weak dismounts on that event. That really took us out of it. I was pretty happy with how we did on floor; we beat Michigan in that event. Overall, except for pommel horse, everything wasn’t too bad. With a couple of our gymnasts having a rough day, we couldn’t expect to get our best score.”
The Hawkeyes will return to competition February 4-5 in Las Vegas, NV at the Winter Cup.