The University of Iowa men's gymnastics team travels to Penn State this weekend
Juniors Jack Boyle and Matt Loochtan will represent the Black and Gold in Las Vegas
Iowa hosts Minnesota and Nebraska on Feb. 14.
Illinois prove too much forr Iowa, defeat Hawkeyes 440.150 - 424.500
Iowa got off to a strong start to their 2015 season in Chicago
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.