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Jordan Valdez brings home NCAA high bar national title, Illini finish 4th in team finals

Jordan Valdez brings home NCAA high bar national title, Illini finish 4th in team finals

By Kieran Hampl

April 14, 2014

Illinois junior Jordan Valdez rose to the occasion, bringing home the NCAA high bar title after competing in the national championships in Ann Arbor, Mich., over the weekend. The Illini, who finished fourth as a team on Friday night, still had high aspirations heading into the individual part of the...

The pommel crew’s relationship out of the gym has allowed them to shine during competitions

The pommel crew’s relationship out of the gym has allowed them to shine during competitions

By Kieran Hampl

April 10, 2014

For the Illinois men’s gymnastics team, the pommel crew, as they like to call themselves, goes beyond being one of best components in the fifth-ranked Illini lineup.  Most gymnasts on the team compete in multiple events in each competition and have to spend practice time preparing accordingly. Soph...

Illini men’s gymnastics hopes to bring home national title

Illini men’s gymnastics hopes to bring home national title

By Kieran Hampl

April 10, 2014

The No. 5-ranked Illinois gymnastics team hopes to top the field this weekend at the 2014 NCAA Championships.  Late Tuesday afternoon, the Illini boarded the bus to Ann Arbor, Mich., with a practice day scheduled for Wednesday, before the three-day event begins.  The team, which placed fourth at the ...