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Illinois men's gymnast Diab named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week

Illinois' Alex Diab attempts a dismount during his ring routine in the meet against Temple & UIC at Huff Hall on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.
March 24, 2016

During February's Winter Cup in Las Vegas, Illinois men's gymnastics Alex Diab competed alongside C.J. Maestas — a former Illini who holds many spots in the program's record bookFollowing...

Illinois men’s gymnastics falls in preliminaries, Maestas grabs high bars title

Illinois’ C.J. Maestas performs a routine on the pommel horse during the meet against Stanford at Huff Hall on March 6.The Illini lost 21-9.
April 13, 2015

The Illinois men’s gymnastics team made history this weekend at the NCAA Championships, failing to advance to the team finals for the first time since 2002. But despite a series of injuries, the team...

Illinois men’s gymnastics to compete at NCAA Championships

Illinois' Bobby Baker jumps onto the vault during the meet against Stanford at Huff Hall on Friday, March 6.The Illini lost 21-9.
April 9, 2015

Head coach Justin Spring is confident that his No. 5-ranked Illinois men’s gymnastics team has enough talent to make a strong run at the NCAA Championships this weekend in Norman, Oklahoma. For him,...

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...

Illinois men’s gymnastics receives first loss and learning lesson

March 2, 2015

The No. 2 Illinois men’s gymnastics meet against No. 1 Oklahoma on Friday was dubbed “The Perfect Dual.” Both teams entered with records of 10-0, but things went far from perfect for the Illini in...

Illini top Iowa in record-breaking performance

Illinois’ Jordan Valdez performs a routine on the high bar against Iowa at Huff Hall on Saturday. The Illini won 440.150-424.500.
February 9, 2015

When senior Jordan Valdez flipped off the high bar and stuck his landing in the last event of the Illinois men’s gymnastics meet against Iowa on Saturday, he not only recorded a career-high score of...

New event format to be used in Illinois, Minnesota meet

January 29, 2015

The Illinois men’s gymnastics team will compete in a different event format this weekend against Minnesota. In a typical dual meet, the two squads don’t compete in the same event at the same time and...

Illinois men’s gymnastics edges Buckeyes despite weakened lineup

January 26, 2015

The Illinois men’s gymnastics team proved to have depth in its 434.400-431.300 win over Ohio State. Due to extensive training with the national team the week prior to the meet, head coach Justin Spring...

Gymnastics wins in Windy City

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

Gymnastics begins season at Orange and Blue meet

Illinois' Tyson Bull performs a high bar routine at the Orange and Blue Exhibition at Huff Hall on Sunday.
December 8, 2014

It was an afternoon of introductions, competition and humor Sunday at Huff Hall as the Illinois men’s and women’s gymnastics teams made their season debuts at the Orange and Blue Exhibition. Gymnasts...

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