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Men's gymnastics square off against Iowa for second time this week

Men's gymnastics square off against Iowa for second time this week

By James Boyd

January 20, 2016


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The Illinois men’s gymnastics team (7-0) will face a conference foe for the second time this week when it travels to Iowa City, Iowa, to face the Hawkeyes Saturday.ssThe two faced off Sunday in the Windy City Invitational at the UIC Pavilion, where Illinois finished first in a field of six for a secon...

Freshman gymnasts to perform this weekend

By Daniel Collins

January 23, 2015


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Illinois men's gymnastics head coach Justin Spring will be placing more freshmen into his lineup than he is accustomed to this weekend against Ohio State. Junior C.J. Maestas and freshman Bobby Baker will see limited action, if any, on Saturday due to spending the majority of the week training at the...

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


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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...

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


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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 ...

Illini gymnastics team uses simulation to prepare for tournaments

Illini gymnastics team uses simulation to prepare for tournaments

By Kieran Hampl

March 13, 2014


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The No. 6 Illini men’s gymnastics team will look to account for the crowd, the other teams and the nerves of this weekend’s meet. This weekend, the team will travel to Lincoln, Neb., to compete against No. 5 Minnesota, No. 7 Iowa, No. 10 Air Force and No. 12 Nebraska. To prepare for the final meet...

Illini men’s gymnastics wrap up competition at Winter Cup

Illini men’s gymnastics wrap up competition at Winter Cup

By Kieran Hampl

February 25, 2014


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None of the five Illinois men’s gymnasts who traveled to last weekend’s Winter Cup qualified for a spot on the U.S. national team. Only three Illini managed to reach event finals. Freshman Chandler Eggleston, sophomore C.J. Maestas and junior Mike Wilner qualified for the finals on Saturday, despite su...

Illini gymnasts look to earn berth on national team

By Kieran Hampl

February 20, 2014


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All year it has been about the team for the Illinois men’s gymnastics program and making a run at the end of the season during the Big Ten and NCAA championships.  That is not the case this weekend for the five Illini who will be competing in the Winter Cup in Las Vegas for a chance to claim a spot ...

No. 5 Illini fall to No. 7 Penn State

By Kieran Hampl

February 18, 2014


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The No. 5 Illinois men’s gymnastics team came up short last weekend against No. 7 Penn State, losing 436.050 to 431.150, which came as a surprise after a strong week of practice for the Illini. “This result was completely unexpected with the way we’ve been building in practice,” head coach J...

Illinois men’s gymnastics prepares for Penn State, Winter Cup

By Kieran Hampl

February 14, 2014


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This weekend’s meet against No. 7 Penn State is just another stop for the No. 5 Illinois men’s gymnastics team on the way to its ultimate goal of winning the Big Ten Championship and then the NCAAs.  This does not mean the Illini are taking Penn State lightly because like Minnesota proved two wee...

Illini gymnasts come from all over the country

Illini gymnasts come from all over the country

By Kieran Hampl

February 13, 2014


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In most sports at Illinois, teams find their success by recruiting top in-state athletes who want to stay at home and play for their state’s team. The gymnastics teams, on the other hand, differ drastically when looking at the geographic landscape of their current rosters. Out of the 19 players on th...

Illinois men’s gymnastics rebounds defeating No. 9 Iowa Hawkeyes

Illinois men’s gymnastics rebounds defeating No. 9 Iowa Hawkeyes

By Kieran Hampl

February 10, 2014


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The No. 5 Illinois men’s gymnastics team was able to rebound from a difficult defeat to No. 7 Minnesota by beating No. 9 Iowa 433.350-420.300 on Friday. As a team, Illinois won the pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bar and high bar. “The energy was great, and we were hitting routines wh...

Illinois men’s gymnastics disappoints at Minnesota

Illinois men’s gymnastics disappoints at Minnesota

By Kieran Hampl

February 4, 2014


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The No. 8 Illinois men’s gymnastics team got off to a hot start this season defeating some of the top teams in the Big Ten, but that momentum came to an end with a disappointing loss Saturday against No. 7 Minnesota.  In a three-team meet against Minnesota and No. 10 Nebraska, the Illini finished second ...

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