Senior Matt Loochtan places 2nd in all-around
Hawkeyes picked to finish 6th in the Big Ten Conference in 2016
Andrew Botto and Jack Boyle head to Indianapolis for the annual competition
The Hawkeyes finish strong, placing sixth nationally
Jack Boyle qualifies for event finals on high bar.
2015 -- Academic All-Big Ten honoree... Competed in every competition, setting two career bests... placed 26th (14.750) on rings and placed 22nd (14.700) on vault in sixth place finish at team finals of the NCAA Championships on April 10... tied for ninth (15.000) on rings and tied for fifth (14.900) on vault during session II of the NCAA qualifier on April 9... tied for 27th (14.200) on rings and tied for 21st (14.450) on vault at the Big Ten Championships on March 27... tied for the event title on vault (15.100), setting a new career high and placed 13th (14.300) on rings in the season finale at Nebraska on March 15... tied for fourth (14.900) on rings and placed seventh (14.250) on vault against Minnesota on March 7... tied for third (15.000) on rings and vault (14.750) at Penn State on Feb. 27... tied for runner-up on rings (15.050), setting a new career high and placed ninth (14.350) in win against Minnesota and Nebraska on Feb. 14... finished 11th (13.800) on rings and tied for fifth (14.400) on vault at Illinois on Feb. 7... placed eighth (14.700) on rings and 12th (14.300) on vault on Feb. 1 against Oklahoma and Ohio State... finished 10th on floor exercise (12.750), placed sixth (14.300) on rings and seventh (14.300) on vault in win against UIC on Jan 24.
2014 -- Competed in every competition... tied for 19th on rings (14.800) and 22nd on vault (14.650) at Big Ten Championships... finished third on rings (14.800) at Minnesota on March 8... tied for sixth on rings (15.000) and placed 15th on vault (14.150) at Arnold Classic on March 1... placed fifth on rings (14.300) in victory at UIC on Feb. 23... tied for 25th on rings (13.850) and 31st on vault (14.350) at Winter Cup on Feb. 21... tied for fifth on rings (14.550) against Illinois on Feb. 7... took sixth on rings (14.400) at Oklahoma on Feb. 1... placed 13th on rings (14.500) at Windy City Invitational on Jan. 18.
High School -- Member of U.S.A. National Team from 2011-13... placed 12th in the all-around in 2013 and 18th in the all-around in 2011... five-time J.O. National's qualifier... placed second on the vault in 2009... five-time state meet qualifier... placed third in the all-around and first on vault as a senior... placed fifth in the all-around as a junior... placed first in the all-around, rings, and vault as a sophomore... placed second in the all-around and first on vault as a freshman... placed second in the all-around and first on rings and vault as an eighth-grader... placed third in the all-around and second on vault at the Regional Championships in 2013... competed at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs as part of the U.S. National Team... had the opportunity to usher out the men's and women's gymnastics team at the 2012 Olympic Trials in San Jose, Calif... high school coach was Ron Bell.
Personal -- Born June 13, 1995... son of Greg and Lisa Botto... has a brother, Gregory, and a sister, Katrina... business major.