Iowa and Nebraska claim Men’s Gymnastics Weekly Honors

Feb. 29, 2016

Gymnast of the Week
Matthew Loochtan, Iowa
Sr. – Hawthorn Woods, Ill. – Stevenson

  • Recorded a first-place finish in the all-around competition with a score of 86.400 in Iowa’s victories over Nebraska and Penn State
  • Placed first on the parallel bars (14.850), high bar (14.450), still rings (15.350) and in the floor exercise competition (15.350)
  • Collects his first career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
  • Last Iowa Gymnast of the Week: Jack Boyle (Jan. 26, 2015)

Freshman of the Week
Anton Stephenson, Nebraska
Fr. – Fishers, Ind. – Hamilton Southeastern
  • Finished third overall in the all-around competition with a mark of 84.200 against Iowa and Penn State 
  • Tied for third on the parallel bars with a score of 14.70
  • Earns his second career Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Alec Yoder (Jan. 25, 2016)

2016 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week
Jan. 11
G: Bobby Baker, So., ILL
F: Alex Diab, ILL

Jan. 18
G: Sean Melton, So., OSU
F: Tristan Burke, OSU

Jan. 25
G: Zach Liebler, Jr., MINN
F: Anton Stephenson, NEB

Feb. 1
G: Sean Melton. OSU
F: Alec Yoder, OSU

Feb. 8
G: Chandler Eggleston, So., ILL
F: Johnny Jacobson, ILL

Feb. 15
G: Alec Yoder, Fr., OSU
F: Alec Yoder, Fr., OSU

Feb. 22
G: Sean Melton, So., OSU
F: Alec Yoder, Fr., OSU

Feb. 29
G: Matthew Loochtan, Sr., IOWA
F: Anton Stephenson, Fr., NEB