The 10th-ranked University of Iowa men’s gymnastics team hosts Nebraska on Saturday at 7 p.m. (CT) at the UI Field House. The event will be streamed on BTN Plus. Live stats will be posted on hawkeyesports.com.
Fans can follow online through live streaming and live stats. A link to both will be available on the Iowa men’s gymnastics schedule page at hawkeyesports.com. Fans can also follow along on Instagram (@iowamgym) and with live updates on Twitter (@mensgymiowa) and Facebook (/iowamensgymnastics).
DAVIS EARNS B1G FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
• Freshman Evan Davis posted a season-best on high bar (13.650) to tie for fifth, which earned him points to advance to the final round of the Winter Cup Challenge. He finished eighth overall on high bar with a second-round score of 13.100.
• In the finals Davis posted a season-high on floor and rings with 13.450 (17th) and 13.350 (10th) respectively.
• After the finals Davis also finished 12th on parallel bars (12.850, 13.100), 19th on pommel horse (12.600, 11.850), and 19th on vault (13.450, 13.650).
WINTER CUP REVIEW
• Davis, sophomore Bennet Huang and senior Jake Brodarzon all competed at the Winter Cup after qualifying at the 2018 U.S. Championships.
• On the first day, Davis placed 18th (78.700), Brodarzon tied for 32nd (74.950), and Huang placed 35th (74.250). Davis and Huang both earned points on high bar and floor respectively, to earn a spot in the finals.
• In the finals, Huang tied for fifth on floor, tying his season-best 14.000. He also tied for14th (14.050) on vault, placed 14th (12.600) on rings, 18th on pommel horse (13.000) and high bar (12.450), and 21st (12.350) on parallel bars.
HERRADOR WINS ALL-AROUND AGAINST OKLAHOMA
• Junior Andrew Herrador was crowned the All-Around champion against top-ranked Oklahoma in the Hawkeyes’ last dual.
• Herrador posted a season-best on floor (14.050) to place second in the event behind the eighth ranked, Vitaliy Guimaraes.
• Herrador also contributed 13.850 (11th) on vault and 13.450 (6th) on high bar to Iowa’s team score.
• The junior ranks 15th nationally in the all-around competition and 23rd on high bar.
IOWA RANKED HIGH IN VAULT AND HIGH BAR
• As a team, the Hawkeyes are ranked eighth nationally on vault and seventh on high bar.
• Huang is ranked 27th nationally and 13th in the Big Ten on vault while leading the team with season-high score 14.550.
• Herrador is ranked 11th in the Big Ten and 23rd nationally on high bar while leading the team with a 13.750. Davis placed eighth at the Winter Cup on high bar and is ranked 26th natioanally on the event.
SCOUTING THE HUSKERS
• Nebraska is ranked seventh nationally on Road to Nationals. They are ranked fifth on parallel bars, sixth on vault and high bar, ninth on floor, 11th on pommel horse, and 14th on rings.
• The Huskers return two All-Americans including: Griffen Kehler, and Anton Stephenson. Kehler placed fifth on floor (14.200) and Stephenson tied for second on vault with a 14.800.
• Nebraska placed fifth at the 2018 National Championships.
• Stephenson is currently ranked first nationally on vault with an average score of 14.650. He is also ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 10th nationally in the all-sound competition.
• Kehler leads the team on floor (14.450) and is ranked 27th on the event, while Zack Peters is ranked 24th.
• Andrew Zymball leads the Huskers with a 14.350 on parallel bars, ranking 36th. Stephenson ranks 19th, Dillan King ranks 23rd, and Evan Hymanson ranks 28th.
• Head coach Chuck Chmelka has led the Huskers to five top-10 NCAA finsihes and eight All-Americans.
IN THE RANKINGS
The Hawkeyes are ranked sixth in the Big Ten and 10th in the nation. As a team, the Hawkeyes are ranked seventh nationally in high bar and eighth in vault.
THREE ALL-AMERICAN SCHOLAR ATHLETES RETURN
Senior Jake Brodarzon, junior Brandon Wong, and sophomore Kulani Taylor were all named to the second team All-American scholars list. They each maintained a GPA between 3.200 and 3.499.
• Season tickets are available at hawkeyesports.com/tickets, by calling 1-800-IA-HAWKS, or at the UI Athletics Ticket Office at the north entrance of Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
• Season tickets are $40 and all seating is general admission. Youth ages 18 and under and UI students receive free admission to all regular season home meets.
• Season ticket holders gain admission to five home meets at Carver-Hawkeye Arena against Minnesota and UIC, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Ohio State.
• Season ticket holders receive early entrance (1.5 hours prior to the start of competition at the west entrance) to all home meets, ensuring access to the Kids Zone, limited edition posters, and other promotions.
BIG HOME ADVANTAGE HOSTING BIG TEN’S
This postseason the Hawkeyes are set to host the Big Ten Tournament. The tournament is at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on April 5-6. Stay tuned to hawkeyesports.com for more information regarding tickets and promotions.
The Hawkeyes head to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to compete against the Wolverines on March 9. The meet begins at 1 p.m. (CT).