Hawkeyes to Compete in Pacific Coast Classic

Feb. 18, 2010

THIS WEEK: The No. 8 Iowa Hawkeyes will compete in the Pacific Coast Classic in Oakland, CA Saturday Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. The meet will be held at the Oakland Convention Center and will feature the Japan Collegiate All-Star Team vs. California, Stanford, Iowa, Arizona State and Washington.

IN THE RANKINGS: The Hawkeyes are currently ranked No. 8 in the country. Big Ten opponents Illinois (No. 1), Michigan (No. 3), Penn State (No. 5), Ohio State (No. 6) and Minnesota (No.7) are all ranked in the top 10.

LAST TIME OUT: The Hawkeyes picked up a win against Illinois-Chicago Feb. 7 at the UIC Physical Education Building. The Hawkeyes scored a team total of 340.200, while the Flames posted a score 331.050.

With team leaders senior Jon Buese and junior Ben Ketelsen in Las Vegas, NV, competing in the Winter Cup, the young Hawkeyes had a different look. Freshman Matt McGrath stepped up for Iowa, winning two events and contributing a score on all five events he competed in.

McGrath took home first in rings (14.650) and vault (15.550) while placing second on floor exercise with a score of 14.600. He later was named the Big Ten’s Freshman of the Week for his performance.

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