Illinois and Minnesota Win Weekly Men's Gymnastics Awards

Feb. 23, 2015

Co-Gymnasts of the Week
Bobby Baker, Illinois
Fr. – Lemont, Ill. – Lemont High School
• Finished 11th in the all-around en route to a two-day score of 169.700 after posting three top-10 finishes at the USA Gymnastics Winter Cup Challenge
• Placed eighth on the rings (28.700), ninth on the high bar (28.600) and 10th on the pommel horse (28.950)
• Picks up his second Gymnast of the Week award
• Last Illinois Gymnast of the Week: Bobby Baker (Feb. 16, 2015)

Ellis Mannon, Minnesota
Sr. – Indianapolis, Ind. – North Central
• Claimed the pommel horse title with a two-day score of 30.700 at the USA Gymnastics Winter Cup Challenge
• His scores of 15.250 and 15.450 on the pommel horse were career-high marks
• Placed fifth on the parallel bars with a score of 29.150
• Picks up his first Big Ten weekly award
• Last Minnesota Gymnast of the Week: Steve Jaciuk (Feb. 18, 2013)

Freshman of the Week
Bobby Baker, Illinois
Lemont, Ill. – Lemont High School
• Finished 11th in the all-around en route to a two-day score of 169.700 after posting three top-10 finishes at the USA Gymnastics Winter Cup Challenge
• Placed eighth on the rings (28.700), ninth on the high bar (28.600) and 10th on the pommel horse (28.950)
• Picks up his sixth Freshman of the Week award
• Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Bobby Baker (Feb. 16, 2015)

2015 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week
Jan. 12  
G: Joey Peters, Jr., ILL
F: Bobby Baker, ILL
Jan. 19  
G: C.J. Maestas, Jr., ILL
G: Alexis Torres, Jr., PSU
F: Thad Lawson, Fr., PSU
Jan. 26  
G: Jack Boyle, Jr., IOWA
G: Craig Hernandez, Sr., PSU
F: Bobby Baker, ILL
Feb. 2  
G: C.J. Maestas, Jr., ILL
F: Bobby Baker, ILL
Feb. 9  
G: C.J. Maestas, Jr., ILL
G: Stacey Ervin, Sr., MICH
F: Bobby Baker, ILL
Feb. 16  
G: Bobby Baker, Fr., ILL
F: Bobby Baker, ILL
Feb. 23  
G: Bobby Baker, Fr., ILL
G: Ellis Mannon, Sr., MINN
F: Bobby Baker, ILL