7 Hawkeyes Compete Individually at NCAA Finals

April 11, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The No. 8-ranked University of Iowa men’s gymnastics team had seven individuals — redshirt senior Matt McGrath, redshirt junior Lance Alberhasky, junior Mitchell Landau, sophomores Jack Boyle, Matt Loochtan and Doug Sullivan, and freshman Cory Paterson — compete in the team and all-around finals at the NCAA Championships, Friday at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Landau turned in the top performance for the Hawkeyes, finishing third on high bar with a score of 15.100. Paterson tied for 17th (14.500) in the event and Boyle finished 22nd with a score of 14.350 as he competed for the all-around title. Illinois’ Jordan Valdez took home the high bar title with a score of 15.200.

On rings, Loochtan tied for seventh with a score of 14.950, while Boyle placed 16th with a score of 14.600. Michael Squires of Oklahoma won the event with a score of 15.700.

Loochtan (tied for 19th), McGrath (32nd), and Boyle (40th) each competed on floor and recorded scores of 15.000, 14.350, and 13.800, respectively. Sam Mikulak of Michigan won the event with a score of 16.050.

Sullivan tied for 23rd on pommel horse with a score of 14.550 and Boyle placed 41st posting a 13.300. Mikulak and Oklahoma’s Michael Reid tied for first, each with a score of 15.600.

Boyle was the lone Hawkeye competing on vault. He placed 33rd with a score of 14.200. Mikulak took first with a score of 15.300.

On parallel bars, Boyle (31st) and Alberhasky (42nd) tallied scores of 14.400 and 12.150, respectively. Mikulak won the event with a score of 16.050.

In the all-around competition, Boyle finished 10th with an overall score of 84.650. Mikulak defended his title with a score of 91.100.

Complete results from Friday can be found at www.mgoblue.com.

The NCAA Championships conclude with individual events finals, Saturday at 6 p.m. (CT) in Ann Arbor.

Individual Event Finals Qualifiers:

Mitchell Landau: horizontal bar

Matt Loochtan: still rings