March 16, 2013
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LINCOLN, Neb. — The ninth-ranked University of Iowa men’s gymnastics team scored 426.300, placing third against No. 7 Minnesota (430.300) and No. 10 Nebraska (427.700) on Saturday night. Two Hawkeyes captured individual event titles in the Big Ten tri-meet.
The Hawkeyes tallied 70.650 on the floor, led by redshirt sophomore Lance Alberhasky’s 14.450. Sophomore Brandon Field earned 14.200, freshman Matt Loochtan posted 14.150, freshman Eric Lofstrom scored 14.050, and freshman Jack Boyle added 13.800. Nebraska sophomore Grant Perdue took the title with 15.150.
On the pommel horse, Iowa earned 66.900. Senior Anton Gryshayev paced the Hawkeyes, posting 13.950 for sixth place. Senior Broderick Shemansky followed with 13.550, while freshman Doug Sullivan earned 13.450. Freshmen Del Vecchio Orozco and Eric Lofstrom contributed 12.950 and 12.500, respectively. Minnesota sophomore Ellis Mannon won the pommel horse, scoring 15.400.
Gryshayev won the rings title with 15.050, and Boyle scored 14.900 for third. Sophomore William Albert earned 14.450, Alberhasky posted 14.400, and Shemansky added 14.150. Iowa totaled 72.950 on the event.
The Hawkeyes tallied their highest score on the vault (73.050), led by redshirt freshman Cyrus Dobre-Mofid (14.800). Loochtan posted 14.750, Field earned 14.650, and Gryshayev scored 14.550. Albert also contributed 14.300. Nebraska’s Perdue won the title, scoring 15.250.
Iowa totaled 72.000 on the parallel bars, paced by Boyle (14.800). Boyle finished second behind Minnesota sophomore Steve Jaciuk (15.450). Dobre-Mofid posted 14.650, while sophomore Mitchell Landau and Alberhasky earned a pair of 14.600s. Loochtan followed with 13.350.
Landau won the high bar title, earning 15.250. Boyle followed with 14.350, Shemansky scored 14.300, Loochtan posted 13.600, and Alberhasky added 13.250. Iowa totaled 70.750 on the event.
The Hawkeyes will wrap up the regular season when they host the University of Illinois-Chicago on March 30. The meet is set to begin at 5 p.m. inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.