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Bennet Huang

Height 5-6
Class Sr.
Hometown Palo Alto, Calif.
High School Palo Alto

2020

  • Competed in the all-around for the Hawkeyes
  • Qualified for the Winter Cup (2/20/20) and finished 27th with an all-around score of 77.900
  • Earned Big Ten Gymnast of the Week after winning the all-around (81.200) at Ohio State (3/7/20)
  • Earned season-best all-around score (81.300) and career-best high bar score (13.850) against Illinois (3/1/20)

2019

  • Competed in every meet for the Hawkeyes
  • Placed first in the all-around competition in the Hawkeye’s qualifying rotation at the NCAA Championships
  • Placed ninth in the all-around competition at the NCAA Championship Finals with an 80.897
  • Competed in the all-around at the Winter Cup Challenge and advanced to day two with a 74.250
  • Placed fifth on floor (14.000), 18th on pommel horse (13.000), 14th on rings (12.600) and vault (14.050), 21st on parallel bars (12.250) and 18th (12.450) on high bar in the Winter Cup finals
  • Contributed 14.600 (1st) on floor, 13.300 on pommel horse, 14.300 on vault and 13.200 (2nd) on high bar in the Hawkeyes defeat of No. 7 Nebraska
  • Earned first place on vault (14.900) and second on pommel horse (13.800) and floor (14.900) in the Hawkeyes upset over Michigan in Ann Arbor

2018

  • Competed in every meet for the Hawkeyes
  • Named NCAA and Big Ten Freshman of the Week on March 12
  • Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on March 5
  • Earned a 12th-place finish in the all-around (80.298) at the NCAA Championship finals on April 21
  • Notched a fourth-place finish in the all-around (80.865) at the NCAA Championship qualifier on April 20
  • Posted a seventh-place finish in the all-around (80.300) and earned a season-high 14.400 on vault at the Big Ten Championship team finals on April 6
  • Recorded a third-place finish in the all-around (82.950), tied for fourth on pommel horse with a season-high 14.400, and earned a season-high 13.650 on parallel bars and 13.600 on high bar in a tri-meet against Nebraska and Minnesota on March 25
  • Won the all-around event title (79.950) in a win over Minnesota and Air Force on March 11
  • Earned a runner-up finish on pommel horse (13.600) and the all-around (78.900) and earned a season-high 13.400 on rings in a win over Penn State and Arizona State on March 3
  • Notched a fourth-place finish on vault (14.150) and high bar (13.300) against Nebraska on Feb. 23
  • Tied for second on high bar (24.850) and posted a second-place finish in the all-around (154.000) and vault (28.350), a third-place finish on floor (26.500), and fourth-place finish on rings (25.350) and tied for fifth on pommel horse (25.100) in the junior session finals at the Winter Cup on Feb. 17
  • Won the all-around title (77.600) in the Winter Cup junior session prelims on Feb. 15
  • Won the all-around title (77.850) at Oklahoma on Feb. 10
  • Won the all-around event title (79.450) against Illinois on Feb. 3
  • Finished runner-up in the all-around (13.900) and on floor (77.300) and tied for fifth on vault (14.100) at Minnesota on Jan. 27
  • Won the floor event title with a season-high 14.250 in a tri-meet against UIC and Stanford on Jan. 21
  • Earned a fifth-place finish (13.350) on high bar at the Windy City Invitational on Jan. 13.

High School 

  • Five time Junior National Team member
  • Seven-time Northern California All-Around champion
  • All-around, floor, and pommel horse champion at the 2017 JO Nationals
  • Won the floor competition and finished second in the all-around at the 2016 P&G Championships
  • Helped his team to a first place finish at the 2017 Junior Pan American Games by placing first on pommel horse, second on the all-around, and third on vault and high bar
  • Won the pommel horse competition at the 2016 Berlin International Junior Team Cup
  • El Camino Your Symphony cello principal.

Personal

  • Born June 25, 1999
  • Son of Su-hui Yang and Joey Huang
  • Has one sibling, Angus
  • Club coach was Vince Miller
  • Music performance major