March 7, 2010
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IOWA CITY, IA – The University of Iowa men’s gymnastics team fell to No. 4 Illinois at Carver Hawkeye Arena in its final home meet of the season. Head Coach Tom Dunn was honored for his 31 years as a Hawkeye after announcing in June 2010 he will step down as Iowa’s head coach. Four Iowa seniors; Jon Buese, Danny Kuklinski, Joel Snyder and Reid Urbain were also honored for their dedication to the program. The Hawkeyes scored a season-high 346.600 as a team but Illinois won with a 357.500.
Freshman Broderick Shemansky tied the school record after placing second on rings (14.800). Fellow freshmen Matt McGrath and Anton Gryshayev tied for third (14.500) on rings, the team’s 58.100 total on the event was the highest this season.
Urbain won floor exercise (15.100) tying the season high and Ben Ketelsen set a new season record on vault with a 15.900, placing fourth. Mike Jiang and Snyder tied for second on horizontal bar (14.400). The team’s horizontal bar total (57.150) set a new school record. (Previously at 56.80 at Nebraska in 2008.)
The Hawkeyes return to action March 13 at Minnesota. The meet is set to start at 7 p.m.