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Illinois men’s gymnastics awaits top competition

Illinois men’s gymnastics awaits top competition

Will Gerard, Staff writer
March 9
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

The No. 3 Illinois men’s gymnastics team will start the final run of its season Saturday with a meet against Stanford and Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This meet will be followed by ones against Oklahoma and Ohio State. “Every single meet from here on out is going to be a very intense competi...

Illinois men’s gymnast Quiana given Big Ten honor

Illinois men’s gymnast Quiana given Big Ten honor

Mike Gasick, Assistant sports editor
March 7
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

The Big Ten announced Wednesday that Illinois men's gymnast Sebastian Quiana is the Big Ten Freshman of the Week. The award follows Quiana's performance at the Puerto Rico Gymnastics Challenge last weekend. He earned the highest floor total out of all freshmen in the country this season, putting...

Illinois men’s gymnastics departs for Puerto Rico

Illinois men’s gymnastics departs for Puerto Rico

Will Gerard, Staff writer
March 2
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois men’s gymnastics team boarded a flight in Champaign at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The coaching staff planned to snorkel together as a team-bonding exercise Wednesday. “You don’t really mind waking up at 4 a.m. when you’re heading to Puerto Rico,” junior Tyson Bull ...

Illinois cruises to victory over Iowa

Illinois cruises to victory over Iowa

Will Gerard, Staff writer
February 27
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois men’s gymnastics team won easily after jumping out to an early lead over No. 10 Iowa on Saturday. The final score was 409.950-397.100. After two rotations, the Illini led 135.400-123.100 due to technical errors from the Hawkeyes during their floor routines. Iowa finished with a total...

Illinois men’s gymnastics hosts Iowa following Winter Cup Challenge

Illinois men’s gymnastics hosts Iowa following Winter Cup Challenge

Will Gerard, Staff writer
February 23
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois men's gymnastics team ranked No. 3 in the College Gymnastics Association Poll released Monday. The Illini are gearing up for a Saturday meet against No. 10 Iowa after a grueling three weeks of training after the team’s most recent Feb. 3 meet. Head coach Justin Spring said picking the line...

Illinois men’s gymnastics defeats Penn State

Illinois men’s gymnastics defeats Penn State

Will Gerard, Staff writer
February 4
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

Despite not living up to head coach Justin Spring’s expectations for a second week in a row, the Illinois men’s gymnastics team once again prevailed in Big Ten action Friday night. Illinois (8-0) defeated No. 6 Penn State 411.350-404.550 after leading the entire duration of the meet. The lo...

Illinois men’s gymnastics prepares for meet against Penn State

Illinois men’s gymnastics prepares for meet against Penn State

Will, Gerard
February 3
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

Fresh off a team title for its dance routine during the eight annual Jock Jams, the Illinois men’s gymnastics team is ready to turn its attention to Friday’s dual meet against Penn State. On Monday, the team took home the Jock Jams honor before performing again Tuesday at State Farm Center dur...

Illini of the Week Feb. 2: Alex Diab

Illini of the Week Feb. 2: Alex Diab

Tatiania Perry, Staff writer
February 2
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

When people think of male athletes, their minds tend to think of a 6-foot something giant and probably a ball of some sort. But for sophomore Alex Diab, his 5-foot-3 stature is ideal for his sport — gymnastics. It's commonly known that a collegiate athlete gets their start early in life, but Diab d...

Diab leads Illini to first home meet, with many career bests

Diab leads Illini to first home meet, with many career bests

Tatiania Perry, Staff writer
January 30
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

After a few rocky rotations, the No. 3 Illinois men’s gymnastics team beat No. 5 Minnesota 416.500 - 413.750 in its first home meet of the season. Junior Bobby Baker started off the first rotation on floor with a 14.300. Sophomore Alex Diab contributed with a 14.500, but freshman Sebastian Quiana was t...

Joey Peters: The student, gymnast and TA

Joey Peters: The student, gymnast and TA

Tatiania Perry, Staff writer
January 30
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

Joey Peters came to Illinois in 2013 as a two-year American junior national team member. The all-around gymnast was highly anticipated and quickly showed the Illini that he lived up to the hype. Within the first month of his collegiate career, he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week. By the e...

Illinois wins all seven event titles at Arizona State competition

Illinois wins all seven event titles at Arizona State competition

Tatiania Perry, Staff writer
January 23
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois men's gymnastics team earned its second win of the season over Arizona State, 422.900-396.200, winning all seven of the event titles. Senior Matt Foster started off the day on the pommel horse winning his second title of the year with a 14.750. Junior Brandon Ngai — finishing second...

Illinois men’s gymnastics opens season with third consecutive Windy City Invite win

Illinois men’s gymnastics opens season with third consecutive Windy City Invite win

Tatiania Perry, Staff writer
January 19
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

While most University students were spending the end of their winter break relaxing at home, the Illinois men's gymnastics team was out winning its third consecutive Windy City Invite in Chicago. The Illini finished with a team score of 412.150, nearly nine points ahead of second place Ohio State. ...

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