CHICAGO – The University of Iowa men’s gymnastics team finished third at the Windy City Invitational with a team score of 393.200 on Saturday night at Navy Pier.
Senior Austin Hodges won the parallel bars with a score 14.250, and broke his own school record on pommel horse with a 14.700.
HOW IT HAPPENED
High Bar: Freshman Bennet Huang made his debut for the Hawkeyes, earning a fifth-place finish with a score of 13.350. Junior Rogelio Vazquez finished seventh with a score of 13.150
Floor: Huang led the way on floor, notching a 10th-place finish with a score of 13.250.
Pommel Horse: Senior Austin Hodges recorded a runner-up finish on pommel horse (14.700). He was followed by sophomore Nick Merryman in third (14.200) and senior Elijah Parsells rounded it out in fifth (13.850).
Rings: Vazquez notched his second top-10 finish of the night with a 13.500 (5th). Senior Dylan Ellsworth and freshman Addison Chung notched eighth (13.350) and ninth-place finishes (13.250), respectively
Vault: Ellsworth led the way with a runner-up finish (14.550). Huang continued his impressive debut with a 14.050 to finish seventh.
Parallel Bars: Hodges took home the crown with a score of 14.250. Ellsworth recorded his third top-10 finish of the night with a score of 13.700 (4th), while Merryman notched a seventh-place finish (13.500)
All-Around: Ellsworth finished third in the all-around with a score of 78.600. Huang and Merryman finished seventh (76.000) and eighth (75.150) respectively.
The Hawkeyes return to Chicago to face UIC on Jan. 21. Competition is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. (CT) at the UIC Pavilion.