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THIS WEEK
The 10th-ranked University of Iowa men’s gymnastics team travels to Michigan on Saturday to compete against the Wolverines at 1 p.m. (CT). Live stats will be posted on hawkeyesports.com. 

FOLLOW ALONG
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). 

BRODARZON TAKES TWO TITLES
•     Senior Jake Brodarzon competed in two events for the Hawkeyes against Nebraska, and he was the top scorer in both events. 
•     Brodarzon’s season-best 14.050 on rings and career-best 14.300 on parallel bars led him to the top. 
•     The senior now ranks 23rd nationally and ninth in the Big Ten on rings and 38th nationally and a 19th in the Big Ten on parallel bars. 

HERRADOR GOES BACK-TO-BACK
 •     Herrador ended the competition on top of the all-around podium against Nebraska (79.850) and in the previous competition against No. 1 Oklahoma (78.650). 
•     Herrador posted a season-best 14.050 on floor against the top-seeded Sooners. 
•     Against Nebraska, the junior posted a career-best overall score and bested his season-high  score on floor from the previous week (14.200). 
•     The junior is ranked 14th nationally and seventh in the Big Ten in the all-around competition. 

IN THE RANKINGS
The Hawkeyes are ranked seventh in the Big Ten and 10th in the nation. As a team, the Hawkeyes are ranked ninth nationally on pommel horse, sixth on rings, eighth on vault, and seventh on high bar. 

IOWA RANKED TOP 10 IN FIVE EVENTS 
•     As a team, the Hawkeyes are ranked sixth on rings, seventh on high bar, eighth on vault, ninth on pommel horse, and 10th on parallel bars.
•     Brodarzon leads Iowa in two events, ranked 23rd nationally on rings and 38th on parallel bars. 
•     Sophomore Bennet Huang sets the pace for Iowa in two events and is the highest nationally ranked Hawkeye on vault and pommel horse at 26th and 30th, respectively. 
•     Herrador leads Iowa on high bar, ranking 25th. 

  SCOUTING THE WOLVERINES
•     Michigan is ranked third nationally. They are ranked second on vault, third on floor, fourth on parallel bars and high bar, fifth on rings, and seventh on pommel horse. 
•     The Wolverines return three All-Americans. They include: sophomore Jacob Moore, sophomore Cameron Bock, and senior Ryan Dunning. Moore tied for second on floor, Bock took fifth on parallel bars, and         Dunning placed third on rings. 
•     Moore and Bock are sitting in first place in the Big Ten on floor and parallel bars, respectively. 
•     Bock is second nationally on parallel bars and ninth on pommel horse. Moore is ranked fifth nationally on floor. 
•     Bock leads the Wolverines with team-high scores on pommel horse (14.400), parallel bars (14.700), high bar (14.500), and in the all-around competition (84.700).
•     Nebraska placed eighth at the 2018 National Championships. 
•     The Wolverines are fresh off of a loss to the top-ranked Sooners, who the Hawkeyes posted a season-high team score against. 
•      Michigan’s season-high team score was against Ohio State on Feb. 2, with 413.900, their season-low was at the Windy City Invitational with a 402.200. 

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
•     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. 

UP NEXT
The Hawkeyes return to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to host No. 7 Ohio State at 12 p.m. (CT) on March 16. 

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