Hawkeyes Earn 3 Top-15 Finishes at NCAA Championships

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CHICAGO — Bennet Huang finished 12th in the all-around as three Hawkeyes earned top-15 finishes at day two of the NCAA Championships on Saturday night at the UIC Pavilion.


Rotation One: Freshman Bennet Huang notched a 13.200 on parallel bars to tie for 33rd. Junior Kevin Johnson finished 22nd with a 13.333 on pommel horse.

Rotation Two: Huang recorded a 13.466 and finished 19th on high bar. Sophomore Nick Merryman tied for 17th with a 13.400 on pommel horse.

Rotation Three: Huang posted a 13.733 and finished 18th on floor. Junior Jake Brodarzon notched a 9.833 to finish 43rd rings.

Rotation Four: Brodarzon bounced back from rings and tied for 15th with a 14.366 on vault. Huang earned a 13.133 on pommel horse and finished 26th.

Rotation Five: Sophomore Andrew Herrador posted a 13.533 to tie for 15th on high bar. Huang notched a 12.933 on rings and tied for 30th.

Rotation Six: Huang earned a 13.833 on vault and finished 33rd.

All-Around: Huang finished 12th with an 80.298 in the all-around.


“We put out five guys tonight. Bennet had a fantastic all-around meet. Andrew did a beautiful high bar routine. Nick had a beautiful pommel horse routine. Jake stuck his vault two days in a row, which was awesome. They performed great. The energy and the venue was top-notch and super exciting. To be a part of that and experience that with the guys and the way they performed was exactly how I wanted to end our season.”