Men's Gymnastics Notebook: Ohio State

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The No. 9 Hawkeyes travel to Columbus, Ohio, to compete against No. 5 Ohio State and No. 22 Northern Illinois March 7 at 1 p.m. (CT).


  • 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). 


  • No. 5 Ohio State is ranked 7th on floor, 5th on pommel horse, 6th on rings, 11th on vault, 5th on parallel bars, and 2nd on high bar. 
  • The Buckeyes beat Navy (408.900 – 397.200) on Feb. 29. 
  • Ohio State lost to Michigan (409.600 – 408.500) on Feb. 1.
  • No. 22 Northern Illinois lost to Temple on Feb. 29 (355.600 – 320.100).
  • Northern Illinois finished 6th at the Windy City Invite with a team score of 298.300.


  • The Hawkeyes bounced back for a win against Ohio State (399.650 – 396.400) on March 16, 2019, inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. 
  • Nick Merryman won the parallel bars (13.650) and high bar (13.350).


  • The Hawkeyes are ranked 8th on floor, 10th on pommel horse, 11th on rings, 6th on vault, 10th on parallel bars, and 7th on high bar.
  • The Hawkeyes are ranked No. 6 in the Big Ten Conference.


  • Junior 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.


  • The Hawkeyes tied No. 6 Illinois (403.050) in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on March 1.  
  • Bennet Huang won the all-around (81.300) and high bar (13.850) with career-best performances.
  • Mitch Mandozzi won vault (14.400). 
  • 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 host No. 2 Michigan for their final meet inside Carver Hawkeye Arena March 15 at 2:30 p.m. (CT). The meet will be televised live on the Big Ten Network.


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