Despite a season-high 435.750, Penn State edges Iowa
The University of Iowa men's gymnastics team travels to Penn State this weekend
Loochtan advances to Winter Cup Event finals on vault.
Juniors Jack Boyle and Matt Loochtan will represent the Black and Gold in Las Vegas
Iowa hosts Minnesota and Nebraska on Feb. 14.
2014 -- Academic All-Big Ten honoree... competed in every competition, recording three career-bests... finished 10th in the all-around (84.650) at the NCAA Championships... placed fifth in the all-around (84.450), sixth on rings (14.850), tied for fourth on parallel bars (15.000) at NCAA Qualifier... took eighth in the all-around (85.600) at the Big Ten Championships... finished second on high bar (15.200) in victory at Nebraska on March 15... placed fourth on rings (14.700) at Minnesota on March 8... won the all-around title (85.100), placed eighth on high bar (14.900), ninth on parallel bars (14.400) and rings (14.700) at Arnold Classic on March 1... took the all-around (86.600), rings (15.600) and high bar (14.700) titles, placed second on parallel bars (14.900), fourth on floor (14.400) in win at UIC on Feb. 23... finished fourth on high bar ( 14.850) against Minnesota and Nebraska on Feb. 14... took runner-up in the all-around (82.050), third on rings (15.000) against Illinois on Feb. 7... tied for fifth on high bar (14.700) at Oklahoma on Feb. 1... finished second in the all-around (83.100) and fourth on high bar (14.800) at Windy City Invitational on Jan. 18.
2013 -- Competed in all 11 meets... finished 19th on the high bar (14.300) in the NCAA Team Finals... placed 10th in the all-around (81.500) at the Big Ten Championships... earned 19th on floor exercise (14.500) and rings (14.350) at the Big Ten Championships... recorded a career-best on rings (14.700) for third place at Nebraska... earned second place on parallel bars (14.600) against UIC... scored 14.450 on floor at Illinois, placing third in the win against the defending national champions... earned two top-20 finishes at the Winter Cup Challenge.
High School -- Finished in second place as an individual at state meet in 2012... named All-America on parallel bars during senior year... earned All-American honors on pommel horse during sophomore year... trained at Premier Gymnastics Academy West under Paul Evatt, Spencer Slaton, and Dave Masciola.
Personal -- Born April 30, 1994... son of Tamara and Patrick Boyle... mechanical engineering major.
Floor Exercise: 15.000
Parallel Bars: 15.000
Horizontal Bars: 15.200