April 20, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. – The 11th-seeded University of Iowa men’s gymnastics season finished the season Friday evening with three gymnasts competing in the individual event semifinals of the NCAA Championships at the Lloyd Noble Arena.
Juniors Javier Balboa and Broderick Shemansky competed on all-around and junior Anton Gryshayev was in action on rings after the trio advanced to the second round of competition following the NCAA Qualifier.
“Javier overall had a good all-around score considering the competition at this meet, and Anton had a great routine on rings that we can be proud of,” said head coach JD Reive. “The team left this meet thinking that this is where we want to be next year – competing as a team in the championships, and we are going to work relentlessly at reaching that goal.”
Balboa placed 14th on all-around, posting a score of 84.050 after competing on all six events. Balboa scored an 84.100 on all-around Thursday in the NCAA Qualifier to advance to the individual event semifinals. Balboa scored a 13.900 on floor exercise, a 13.150 on pommel horse, a 14.250 on rings, a 14.100 on parallel bars and a 14.200 on high bar. Balboa’s best event placing came from his high bar routine, which placed 23rd.
Shemansky finished 19th on all-around with an 80.200. Shemansky scored a 13.850 on floor exercise, a 12.650 on pommel horse, a 13.800 on rings, a 13.650 on vault, a 13.250 on parallel bars and a 13.000 on high bar. Shemansky was a first team All-Big Ten selection for his efforts on all-around at the Big Ten Championships last week.
After placing third on rings in the first qualifying session to advance to today’s action, Gryshayev scored a 14.550 on the event to place 17th. Gryshayev owns the top seven scores on rings in program history.