March 30, 2013
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa men’s gymnastics team topped UIC, 428.300-400.300, tonight in Carver-Hawkeye Arena to finish out the regular season. The Hawkeyes captured five individual event titles against the Flames.
“That was a lot of fun. The seniors did a great job. It was just a good meet all the way around for everybody, but that group in particular did their job very well tonight,” said head coach JD Reive.
Iowa eased past UIC on floor exercise, 70.950-65.200. Matt Loochtan was the Hawkeye’s top finisher on the event with a score of 14.750 to earn second place. Lance Alberhasky placed third (14.500), followed by Brandon Field in fourth (14.250). UIC’s Dan Zerbel took the event title with a 14.800.
Broderick Shemansky paced Iowa on the pommel horse with a 14.400 to finish second. Eric Lofstrom followed in third (14.350).Del Vecchio Orozco finished fourth (13.900), and Anton Gryshayev finished fifth (13.800). Lukasz Adamcz of UIC earned the pommel horse title, scoring 14.600. The Hawkeyes led the Flames 70.050-68.850 on the event.
Javier Balboa captured Iowa’s first event title on the still rings with a score of 15.200. William Albert placed second (14.650), followed by Alberhasky in third (14.600), Gryshayev in fourth (14.500), and Jack Boyle in fifth (14.300). As a team, Iowa topped UIC 73.250-66-250 on the still rings.
The Hawkeyes led the Flames 72.150-68.950 on vault. Loochtan scored a 14.600 to earn the event title. Field took second place with a 14.500. Cyrus Dobre-Mofid finished in third (14.450), followed by Balboa in fourth (14.350). Albert and UIC’s Jason Gaides scored a 14.250 to tie for fifth place on vault.
Balboa led Iowa on the parallel bars, earning a 15.500 to finish in first place. Boyle took second place (14.600), followed by Alberhasky in third (14.500). Zerbel of UIC scored a 14.400 to earn fourth place. Dobre-Mofid took fifth place with a 14.200.
Iowa topped UIC 70.700-64.050 on the high bar. Shemansky earned the title with his score of 14.400. Balboa and Mitchell Landau both scored a 14.300 to tie for second place. Boyle finished fourth with a 14.150.
Balboa captured his third event title of the night in the all-around, scoring 86.800. The Flames’ Gaides (80.000) and Joseph Hodges (77.800) took second and third.
The Hawkeyes will travel to Minneapolis on April 5 to compete in the 2013 Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Championships. The two day event will be held at the Sports Pavilion with action beginning both days at 7 p.m. (CT). Tickets are available at MyGopherSports.com.