Senior Matt Loochtan places 2nd in all-around
The Hawkeyes finish strong, placing sixth nationally
Iowa defeated UIC for 2nd time this season Saturday night
Iowa got off to a strong start to their 2015 season in Chicago
Boyle takes fifth in all-around competition with a score of 84.450
2015 -- Academic All-Big Ten honoree... competed in seven meets... filled in for an injury during NCAA Championships, tied for 40th (13.650) on high bar during team finals... placed 26th (13.800) on high bar at NCAA qualifiers... placed 12th (13.150) on pommel horse and placed 10th (14.000) on high bar against Minnesota and Nebraska on Feb. 14... placed 12th (10.950) against Illinois on Feb. 7... tied for 17th (12.750) on pommel horse versus Ohio State and Oklahoma on Feb.1... placed fifth (13.200) on pommel horse against UIC on Jan 24... tied for 26th (12.000) on pommel horse at Windy City Invitational on Jan 17.
2014 -- Competed in nine meets... finished 21st on pommel horse (13.700) at NCAA qualifier... placed 31st on pommel horse (13.200) at Big Ten team and all-around finals... took 10th on pommel horse (11.650) and 12th on high bar (13.200) against Illinois on Feb. 7... placed eighth on pommel horse (13.450) at Oklahoma on Feb. 1... tied for 24th on pommel horse (13.150) at Windy City Invitational on Jan. 18.
Before Iowa... Three-time national qualifier... two year member of the Region 8 Elite team... three year member of the Florida State team... finished first on floor at the 2012 Florida State Championships... high school coach was Mark Nelson.
Personal... Born May 17, 1994 in Ocala, Fla... son of Rich and Barb Spanier... has two brothers, Mathew and Timothy... business major.
Floor Exercise: 12.800
Horizontal Bar: 13.200
Pommel Horse: 13.700