University of Iowa Athletics

Elijah Parsells

Height 5-8
Class Fr.
Hometown Petaluma, Calif.
High School Sonoma Academy
Elijah Parsells - Men's Gymnastics - University of Iowa Athletics

2018 — Competed in every meet for the Hawkeyes…finished 20th on pommel horse (12.733) at the NCAA Championship qualifier on April 20…tied for seventh on pommel horse (13.400) at the Big Ten Championship event finals on April 7…earned a ninth-place finish on pommel horse (13.600) at the Big Ten Championship team finals on April 6…tied for fourth on pommel horse with a season-high 14.400 in a tri-meet with Nebraska and Minnesota on March 25…tied for runner-up on pommel horse (13.650) in a win over Minnesota and Air Force on March 11…notched a seventh-place finish on pommel horse (13.050) in a win over Penn State and Arizona State on March 3…posted a 10th-place finish on pommel horse (11.950) against Nebraska on Feb. 23…recorded a 10th-place finish on pommel horse (13.150) on pommel horse at Oklahoma on Feb. 10…finished eighth on pommel horse (12.500) against Illinois on Feb. 3…tied for ninth on pommel horse (12.100) at Minnesota on Jan. 27…won the pommel horse event title (13.900) in a tri-meet against UIC and Stanford on Jan. 21…earned a fifth-place finish on pommel horse (13.850) at the Windy City Invitational on Jan. 13

2017 — Competed in every meet on pommel horse…tied for 22nd (13.100) during day one of the NCAA Championships…tied for sixth (13.950) during day two of the Big Ten Championships…earned a season-best 14.050 (eighth) during day one of the Big Ten Championships…finished tenth (13.100) in Iowa’s regular season finale at Penn State on March 25…notched a runner-up finish (13.700) in a senior night victory against Nebraska on March 20…tied for fifth (13.600) at Minnesota on March 11…recorded a fourth-place finish (13.950) at Nebraska on March 4…tied for fourth (12.600) at Illinois on Feb. 25…tallied a fourth-place finish (14.000) against Oklahoma and Minnesota on Feb. 10…won the event title (13.750) in a win at California on Feb. 6…earned a third-place finish (12.800) in a win against UIC on Jan. 22…tied for 18th (12.200) at the Windy City Invitational on Jan. 14…letterwinner.

2016–Competed in four competitions as a pommel horse specialist…placed eighth overall at Oklahoma with a score of 14.150…placed third overall on pommel horse with a 14.450 effort at UIC on Jan. 24…placed eighth vs Illinois with a score of 12.700…finished 19th at the Windy City Invitational with a score of 13.300…letterwinner

2015 — Competed in every competition on pommel horse, tied for 18th at NCAA Championships (14.250)… placed 11th at Big Ten Championships (14.400)… placed third (14.750) against Minnesota and Nebraska… placed fourth (14.750) against Penn State… placed ninth (13.450) against Illinois… took 10th (13.700) against Oklahoma and Ohio State… placed second (14.050) versus UIC in season opener.

High School — All-Around state champion, pommel horse state champion, regional pommel horse state champion, and Nor Cal all-star team member in 2011…repeated as pommel horse state champion in 2013…placed second on pommel horse at nationals in 2013.

Personal — Born May 19, 1996… son of Janet McCann and Eric Parsells… father played basketball at West Chester… mother ran track at West Chester… physiology major.