3 Hawkeyes Advance to Day 2 of B1G Championships

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ANN ARBOR, Mich — Three Hawkeyes advance to day two of the Big Ten Championships tomorrow, as the Iowa men’s gymnastics team finished seventh (398.550) during day one on Friday at the Crisler Arena.

Advancing gymnasts finished top-10 in the event on day one.


Seniors Austin Hodges, Elijah Parsells, and Dylan Ellsworth advance to day two of the Big Ten Championships tomorrow.


Floor: Freshman Kulani Taylor tied for 23rd with a 13.700.

Pommel Horse: After a first round bye, the Hawkeyes started the meet off on pommel horse. Hodges led the way, posting a 14.250 to finish fourth and move on to tomorrow. Parsells was not far behind, finishing ninth with a 13.600 to advance. Freshman Bennet Huang tied for 18th with a 13.150.

Rings: Junior Jake Brodarzon and redshirt senior Mark Springett tied for 20th on rings with a 13.300.

Vault: Iowa posted a season-high score on vault. Ellsworth tied for 10th with a 14.550 to advance to tomorrow. Huang (14.400) and Brodarzon (14.200) both earned career-highs on the event.

Parallel Bars: Hodges recorded a 13.650 to finish 13th. Huang tied for 16th with a 13.500.

High Bar: Sophomore Andrew Herrador tied for 17th with a 13.300. Huang tied for 20th with a 13.200.


“Results aside, they actually performed pretty well. We didn’t miss too much. We just didn’t get the math we needed to move up the ranks like we should have. The guys that finaled did excellent. They deserve to be in there. There were a lot of brilliant routines, they just weren’t rewarded in the way that they have been or that we expected them to be. The reality was we didn’t have a terrible meet in any means. It was actually a fairly decent meet but the numbers didn’t line up with the way I thought we performed. I’m proud of what they did.”


“Tonight was good. I didn’t have my best meet ever but vault was good. Tomorrow should be fun. I’m excited to compete against the best vaulters in the Big Ten.”


Three Hawkeyes compete tomorrow at the Big Ten event finals. Competition is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. (CT).