Iowa Earns Men's Gymnastics Weekly Awards

Iowa's Matt Loochtan was named Freshman of the Week.

Iowa's Matt Loochtan was named Freshman of the Week.

April 1, 2013

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Gymnast of the Week
Javier Balboa, Iowa
Sr. – Monterrey, Mexico – Universidad Reglomonlona 

  • Recorded top-10 finishes in every event en route to the all-around crown (86.800) in No. 10 Iowa’s dual meet victory over No. 15 UIC last weekend
  • Placed first on parallel bars (15.500) and still rings (15.200), tied for second on high bar (14.300), finished fourth on vault (14.350) and eighth on pommel horse (13.350)
  • Earns the first weekly award of his career
  • Last Iowa Gymnast of the Week: Anton Gryshayev (March 26, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Matt Loochtan, Iowa
Hawthorn Woods, Ill. – Stevenson 

  • Recorded a first-place finish and a second-place effort in No. 10 Iowa’s dual meet win over No. 15 UIC last weekend
  • Placed first on vault (14.600) and second in the floor exercise (14.750)
  • Earns the first weekly award of his career
  • Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Matt McGrath (Feb. 8, 2010) 

 

 

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