University of Iowa Athletics

Javier Balboa

Height 5-5
Class Sr.
Hometown Monterrey, Mexico
High School Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores
Javier Balboa - Men's Gymnastics - University of Iowa Athletics

2013 — Earned All-America honors on rings and in the all-around at the NCAA Championships, placing sixth in the all-around and eighth on rings… Big Ten still rings champion after recording a career-best (15.500)… received first team All-Big Ten honors… named Iowa’s 2013 Big Ten Medal of Honor winner… recipient for the Big Ten Conference’s inaugural postgraduate scholarship… earned four-straight all-around titles… won the all-around (84.450) and rings title (14.850) at Minnesota… claimed the parallel bars (14.900) and all-around title (85.600) in Hawkeyes’ win over Illinois, the reigning national champions… won parallel bars title (15.100) and all-around (85.950) in Iowa’s win over No. 6 Minnesota… led the Hawkeyes to a 428.300-400.300 victory over UIC, capturing event titles on rings (15.200), parallel bars (15.500) and the all-around (86.800)… won the parallel bars title (15.200) at the Windy City Invite… named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (April 1)… Academic All-Big Ten honoree… named to the 2012-13 Dean’s List.

2012 — Placed 14th in the all-around on first day of NCAA Championships with 84.050… placed fifth in the all-around in Session I of NCAA Qualifier with 84.100… placed fourth on parallel bars at NCAA Qualifier, breaking own school record with 15.050 on the event… place 10th on parallel bars in team finals of Big Ten Championships with 14.600… placed eighth on parallel bars in individual finals of Big Ten Championships with 14.050… competed in the all-around in six meets… competed in every meet but one due to injury… had 16 top-five event finishes… had three first place event finishes… letterwinner.

2011 — Competed in 10 meets on the season with action on every event… lone Hawkeye to compete in the all-around during season… qualified for NCAA Championships on parallel bars… placed 13th overall at NCAA Qualifier on PB with 14.850… placed 48th at NCAA Championships on PB… placed 11th at Windy City Invitational on vault with 15.300 to lead Iowa… tied for first on vault against Illinois-Chicago with season best 15.600… placed third against Illinois-Chicago on rings… placed fourth on horizontal bar vs. Illinois-Chicago… placed fifth on rings at Illinois… placed seventh on parallel bar at Illinois… placed second against Minnesota on HB… tied for third on rings vs. Nebraska… tied for fifth on PB vs. Nebraska… placed fourth on rings at California… placed sixth on PB at Nebraska & Minnesota… placed second on HB at Nebraska & Minnesota… 12th on PB at Big Ten Championships.

High School — Placed second in the all-around (84.150) at 2010 Central American Trials… placed second in the all-around (83.300) at 2010 Mexico Nationals… placed first on parallel bars (14.200) at 2010 Mexico Nationals… placed first on rings (14.900) at 2009 Mexico Nationals… placed eighth on rings (14.150) at 2008 Pan American Event Championships…12th in the all-around at 2008 Pacific Rim Championships… fifth on rings at 2007 Junior Pan American Event Championships… sixth on floor at 2007 Junior Pan American Championships.

Personal — Born in Monterrey, Mexico… father is Javier Balboa… mother is Bella Gonzalez… sister Ana Balboa was on the University of Minnesota women’s gymnastics team… mathematics major.