The Daily Illini

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...

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 exited Norman, Oklahoma, with an individual national champion. Illinois suffered its first blow before t...

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, the two biggest factors that will determine the Illini’s fate are execution and overcoming nerves...

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.

By Daniel Collins

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 in Ann Arbor, Mich. While No. 3-ranked Illinois won five event titles on the night, it was ...

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...

Illinois men’s gymnastics places 4th in NCAA Championships

April 12, 2014

The No. 5 Illinois men’s gymnastics team placed fourth in the NCAA Championships on Friday. The Illini put up a valiant effort, scoring 435.350. Michigan won the title. Oklahoma finished second and Stanford took third. Michigan, the defending champion, scored a 445.050 in the winning effort. Illi...

Illini men’s gymnastics wrap up competition at Winter Cup

Freshman Chandler Eggleston performs his parallel bars routine against Ohio State at Huff Hall on Jan. 26. Eggleston failed to make the United States national team.

By Kieran Hampl

February 25, 2014

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...