Men's Gymnastics Notebook: Illinois

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The No. 9 Hawkeyes host No. 6 Illinois at Carver Hawkeye Arena March 1 at 1 p.m. (CT).  Doors open at 12 p.m. 

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 
Fans can also follow along on Instagram (@iowamgym) and with live updates on Twitter (@mensgymiowa) and Facebook (iowamensgymnastics). 


  • Junior Jordan Kovach competed in the preliminary round of the Winter Cup on Feb. 20. Kovach finished 30th on pommel horse (12.450), tied for 27th on rings (12.700), 39th on vault (12.100), 37th on parallel bars (11.800), and tied for 29th on high bar (12.150).
  • No. 6 Illinois is ranked No. 2 on rings, No. 3 on vault, No. 6 on pommel horse, No. 6 on floor, No. 8 on parallel bars, and No. 10 high bar. 
  • No. 6 Illinois beat No. 4 Nebraska on Feb. 1, 407.050 – 39.850. 
  • The Illini lost to No. 10 Minnesota, 400.900 – 402.800 on Jan. 24.  


  • Iowa fell to Illinois, 410.450 – 398.800, when they last competed on Jan. 26, 2019. 
  • Bennet Huang won the vault with a career-best score of 14.550. 


  • The Hawkeyes are ranked 8th on floor, 10th on pommel horse, 11th on rings, 5th on vault, 10th on parallel bars, and 7th on high bar.


  • Bennet Huang is ranked ninth nationally in the all-around.
  • Huang has an average all-around score of 79.670 and a high all-around score of 81.050.


  • Bennet Huang competed for the Hawkeyes at the Winter Cup in Las Vegas, Nev. on Feb. 20 in the preliminary round. 
  • Huang ranked 27th overall  after earning an all-around score of 77.900. 
  • Huang finished tied for 16th on floor (13.750), 34th on pommel horse (12.200), 33rd on rings (12.200), tied for 23rd on vault (13.700), 21st on parallel bars (13.100), and 17th on high bar (12.950). 


  • The Hawkeyes won their home debut (400.000) against No. 10 Minnesota (397.600) and No. 19 UIC (355.600). 
  • Davis won the rings event (13.500) and tied his career-best score. 
  • Bennet Huang won the all-around with 81.050.
  • The Hawkeyes traveled to Lincoln, Neb., on Jan. 26 to face the Huskers. 
  • Nebraska won the meet with a score of 409.850. Iowa garnered a final score of 406.950. 
  • Sophomore Evan Davis crushed four career-best scores on the floor (14.400), rings (13.500), parallel bars (13.650) and high bar (13.750).
  • Senior Mitch Mandozzi won the vault event and also had a career-high score of 14.600.
  • Senior Brandon Wong won on rings with a score of 13.800.

The Hawkeyes travel to Columbus, Ohio to compete against No. 5 Ohio State March 7 at 12:30 p.m. (CT). 


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