LINCOLN, Nebraska — The No. 9 University of Iowa men’s gymnastics team finished third in its regular season finale, posting a season-high 411.050 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Saturday afternoon.
Senior Austin Hodges broke his own school record on pommel horse for the second time this season, while senior Dylan Ellsworth tied the record on vault.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Floor: Freshman Bennet Huang tied his career-best 14.250 and earned a ninth-place finish. Sophomore Andrew Herrador recorded a season-high 13.900 to finish 13th.
Pommel Horse: The Hawkeyes posted a season-high 70.450 on pommel horse. Senior Austin Hodges broke his own school record for the second time this season, earning a career-best 14.850 to win his ninth event title this season. Huang earned a career-high 14.400 and tied with senior Elijah Parsells for fourth place. Parsells’ score marked a season-high. Sophomore Nick Merryman rounded out the top-10 with a 13.950.
Rings: Junior Jake Brodarzon finished in second-place with a 14.050, followed by Mark Springett in third (13.900). Senior Dylan Ellsworth notched a season-best 13.800 and tied for sixth.
Vault: Senior Dylan Ellsworth tied the school record on vault, notching a 14.950 and finishing second. Bennet Huang earned a 13.950 to finish 11th.
Parallel Bars: Brodarzon and Ellsworth tied for eighth with a 13.850, while Hodges rounded out the top-10 with a 13.800. Huang earned a career-high 13.650, while Merryman notched a season-high 13.600.
High Bar: Iowa earned a season-high 67.150. Hodges won his second event title with a season-high 14.050. Merryman notched a career-high 13.950 and finished in third. Huang posted a 13.600 to finish eighth.
The Hawkeyes faced No. 3 Minnesota and No. 4 Nebraska in their final regular season competition, Saturday.
The Hawkeyes travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to compete at the Big Ten Champioships on April 6-7. Competition is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. (CT) at the Crisler Center.