Hawkeyes Place Fourth at Pacific Coast Classic

Feb. 21, 2010

OAKLAND, CA — The University of Iowa men’s gymnastics team placed fourth out of six teams Saturday night at the Pacific Coast Classic in Oakland, CA. The Hawkeye team scored 331.050. Japan won the meet scoring 358.800.

Junior Mike Jiang led Iowa pommel horse placing ninth (14.050) and parallel bars (13.550). Freshman Matt McGrath scored Iowa’s high marks in floor exercise (14.500) and rings (14.500). Senior Jon Buese finished in seventh in the all around (82.800).

“We need to continue to improve our start values, but at the same time we need to work hard on reducing our execution errors,” Head Coach Tom Dunn said. “The judges were very strict on execution in this competition and we need to learn from our experience this weekend. We have plenty to focus on and 2 weeks to make adjustments prior to our meet in Carver-Hawkeye Arena with Illinois March 7th.”

The Hawkeyes will return to action in two weeks in a co-ed meet at Carver Hawkeye Arena on March 7. The meet is slated to start a 2 p.m.

TEAM RESULTS1.  Japan       358.8002.  Standford   354.2003.  California  349.4504.  IOWA        331.0505.  Arizona St. 318.7506.  Washington  282.750
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS Score Floor Pommel Rings Vault P Bars H Bar 331.050 54.500 53.150 55.100 61.000 52.650 54.650 Danny Kuklinski 12.800 Jacob Swafford 12.900 Anton Gryshayev 13.600 Joel Snyder 12.800 13.850 Mike Jiang 14.050 13.550 Todd Becker 13.350 14.850 Brody Shemansky 13.350 13.550 13.550 Matt McGrath 14.500 14.300 15.300 Ben Ketelsen 13.300 12.800 15.250 13.400 Jonathon Buese 13.400 13.650 15.600 13.500 13.850
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