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Illini of the Week April 15: C.J. Maestas

Illini of the Week April 15: C.J. Maestas
April 15, 2015

After completing his final routine for the Illinois men’s gymnastics team Saturday at the NCAA Championships in Norman, Oklahoma, senior C.J. Maestas was lifted up in celebration by assistant coach Ivan...

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 drop last meet of season.

Illinois' Jordan Valdez performs a routine on the parallel bars during the meet against Stanford at Huff Hall on Friday, March 6.The Illini lost 21-9.
March 16, 2015

Going up against a top-five opponent has become a problem for the Illinois men’s gymnastics team. The Illini lost to the two-time defending NCAA champion Michigan Wolverines on Sunday by a score of 435.750-428.500...

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

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...

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...

Illini men’s gymnastics looks to finish strong against Iowa

Illinois’ C.J. Maestas sticks his landing during the rings event at the gymnastics match vs. Minnesota at Huff Hall on Saturday. Illinois won 435.200-419.800.
February 5, 2015

The Illinois men’s gymnastics team has gotten off to an 8-0 start, but head coach Justin Spring is not completely satisfied with his team’s performance. Since the start of the season, Illinois has...

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...

Freshman gymnasts to perform this weekend

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...

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