No. 13 Iowa Upsets No. 9 California

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BERKELEY, California —The No. 13 University of Iowa men’s gymnastics team defeated No. 9 California, 399.900-396.550, on the road on Monday night. 

Nine gymnasts earned a total of 12 season bests. Senior Andrew Botto (vault) and junior Elijah Parsells (pommel) each took home individual event titles. 

Seniors Mark Springett, Cory Paterson, and Botto,  juniors Parsells, Dylan Ellsworth, and Austin Hodges, sophomore Rogelio Vazquez and freshmen, Nick Merryman and Josh Zeal all registered season bests. 

Botto finished second on all-around with a season-best score of 79.400. 

Iowa scored a season-high 71.450 on vault. Three Hawkeyes recorded individual season bests. Botto won the event title with a score of 14.500.  Ellsworth tied for second with a score of 14.300. Springett tied his score of 14.250 and finished third and Zeal set a personal best 14.200 and finished tied for fourth.

Iowa scored a season-high 67.900 on floor. They were led by Springett, who tied his season-high score of 14.300 and tied for second in the event. Paterson, who made an impressive season debut, scored a 13.800 and finished tied for fourth.  

The Hawkeyes recorded their third season-high event score on high bar with a total of 67.400. Hodges led the Hawkeyes with a score of 13.650, tied for second overall. Vazquez and Paterson both recorded season-high scores of 13.600, which tied them for third in the event.  

The Hawkeyes scored a 66.300 on rings. Two Hawkeyes recorded season bests, including Ellsworth and Merryman. Ellsworth’s 13.850 earned him a second-place finish in the event. Botto finished fourth with a 13.650, while Merryman scored a season high 13.350. 

Iowa scored 64.950 on parallel bars. Hodges finished third with a season-high 13.700. Vazquez was right behind in fourth with an impressive season debut on parallel bars, scoring 13.300.  

The Hawkeyes scored a 61.900 on pommel horse. Parsells lead the way, winning the event title with a season-high score of 13.750. Paterson scored a 12.500 and finished third. 
The Hawkeyes host Oklahoma and Minnesota at home for the first tri-meet of the season on Feb. 10. The meet will take place at Carver-Hawkeye Arena with competition scheduled to start at 7 p.m. (CT).