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Illinois men’s gymnastics finish third at Minnesota

By James Boyd

February 14, 2016

Tweet: Parallel bars cost the Illini on the road and cause them to finish third in six-way meet.Missing one of its top gymnasts, the Illinois men’s gymnastics team finished third with a score of 429.750 on Saturday in Minneapolis.Outscoring Illinois in the six-way meet were National Championship r...

Illinois men's gymnastics fails to place at NCAAs

By Daniel Collins

May 10, 2015

The Illinois men’s gymnastics team started off the year 10-0, its best start since 2010, but finished with its worst performance at the NCAA Championships since 2002.Despite injuries early on — sophomore Chandler Eggleston was ruled out for the year with a ruptured patella tendon and junior F...

Illini men’s gymnastics falls short at Big Ten Championships

Illinois' Bobby Baker launches off the vault during the meet against Stanford at Huff Hall on Friday, March 6. The Illini lost 21-9.

March 30, 2015

Three individual event title wins for the Illinois men’s gymnastics team helped relieve the sting of finishing in second place (436.700-436.100) behind Penn State in the team finals at the Big Ten Championships at State College, Pennsylvania, over the weekend. During team finals on Friday, senior Jordan Valdez got the ...

Illinois men’s gymnastics heads to Michigan for regular season finale

By Daniel Collins

March 13, 2015

The Illinois men’s gymnastics team has one last meet to prepare for the Big Ten Championship later this month. The team wraps up its regular season on the road Sunday in Ann Arbor, Michigan, against the two-time defending national champion Wolverines. While head coach Justin Spring would have preferred a healthy squ...

Freshman gymnasts to perform this weekend

By Daniel Collins

January 23, 2015

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...

Gymnastics wins in Windy City

C.J. Maestas performs the rings routine at the Orange and Blue Exhibition at Huff Hall on Dec. 7.

By Daniel Collins

January 20, 2015

The Illinois men’s gymnastics team did not feel like there was much to celebrate after coming in first out of six teams at the Windy City Invitational this weekend. The Illini were not in as good of form as they expected and are still trying to figure out their best lineup after injuries sidelined sopho...

Illini gymnasts look to earn berth on national team

By Kieran Hampl

February 20, 2014

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 ...

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

By Kieran Hampl

February 14, 2014

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...

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

C.J. Maestas performs the rings routine against Ohio State at Huff Hall on Jan. 26.

By Kieran Hampl

February 10, 2014

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...

No. 8 Illini defeat No. 3 Ohio State in men’s gymnastics home opener

Fred Hartville performs the vault routine against Ohio State at Huff Hall on Sunday, Jan. 26rd, 2014.

By Kieran Hampl

January 27, 2014

Competing at home for the first time this season, the No. 8 Illinois men’s gymnastics team knocked off the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes by a score of 428.450 to 425.450. This came after tying the Buckeyes for second place at the Windy City Invitational last weekend. The Illini got off to a hot start on...

Illini tie for 2nd in Windy City Invite; Eggleston repeats as Big Ten Freshman of the Week

By Kieran Hampl

January 22, 2014

The No. 7 Illinois men’s gymnastics team traveled to Chicago for the second straight weekend, this time to compete in the 44th annual Windy City Invitational along with some of the best teams in the Midwest. With a score of 436.050, the Illini tied for second with No. 4 Ohio State and finished only 1.45 points...