April 3, 2010
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COLUMBUS, OH – Ben Ketelsen and Jonathan Buese had outstanding performances for the Iowa men’s gymnastics team and both qualified for the individual finals. The team finished sixth at the Big Ten Championships Friday night. Iowa posted a 337.800 while the winner, Illinois, recorded 358.700.
Ketelsen had a season best performance in two events, to lead Iowa. The junior tied for second on vault. His 16.050 score tied Buese as the team’s highest in the event this season. He also led Iowa in the pommel horse, with a team-best 14.450 score, placing seventh. Ketelsen qualified for both vault and pommel horse.
Buese led the Hawkeyes in rings (14.150) with a 21st place finish. Buese also placed ninth (15.750) in vault and eighth on all-around (84.6500). Buese led Iowa on parallel bars (14.000) placing 16th and on floor (14.600) tying for 13th. Buese qualified on vault.
The individual event finals will take place Saturday, April 3 at 6 p.m. CT and will be televised live on the Big Ten Network.
TEAM RESULTS 1. Illinois 359.700 2. Michigan 359.150 3. Penn State 347.300 4. Ohio State 346.950 5. Minnesota 346.500 6. Iowa 337.900