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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Four University of Iowa men’s gymnasts – Bennet Huang, Evan Davis, Stewart Brown, and Mitch Mandozzi – will compete at the 2019 US Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Missouri, Aug. 8-11.
Iowa’s four representatives make up the largest contingent of current NCAA gymnasts from any university and are the most Hawkeyes to compete at the U.S. Championships under head coach JD Reive.
Junior Bennet Huang qualified for the championships through his placement at the NCAA Championships on April 20. Huang earned All-America honors with a ninth-place finish in the all-around competition with an 80.897.
Sophomore Evan Davis secured his championship spot via the U.S. Qualifier held at the Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Spring, Colorado, on July 6. Davis placed eighth in the all-around with a score of 79.000, including a third place finish on high bar (13.350).
Sophomore Stewart Brown and senior Mitch Mandozzi also qualified from their performances at the U.S. Qualifier.
Brown finished 10th in the all-around (76.050), finishing seventh on rings (13.100) for his highest placing of the competition. Mandozzi’s 23rd-place finish (61.750) included a 10th place finish on parallel bars (13.500) and a pair of 12th-place finishes on floor (12.900) and vault (13.800).
The Hawkeyes are coming off a Big Ten regular season title in 2019 along with garnering Central Region Head Coach of the Year and Assistant Coaches of the Year honors.
The U.S. Championships are set to begin Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m. (CT) for the senior division and concludes Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit usagym.org.