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Matt Loochtan
Matt Loochtan

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Hawthorn Woods, Ill.

High School:
Stevenson

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 150

Position:
AA

Birthdate:
05/27/1994

09/17/2014

Young Gymnast In Position To Excel

Austin Hodges enters freshman year with a lot of hype, coming from a proven gym in Illinois

08/12/2014

3 Gymnasts Qualify for P&G Championships

Hawkeyes look to leave their mark in Pittsburgh

06/17/2014

Paterson Crowned Canadian National Champion

Corey Paterson claimed high bar title with a score of 13.850

04/24/2014

Looking Back at the 2014 Season

Hawkeyes break numerous school records during season

04/12/2014

Landau and Loochtan Compete in NCAA Individual Event Finals

Landau and Loochtan place 7th on high bar and rings, respectively

02/15/2014

Iowa Men's Gymnastics vs Nebraska and Minnesota

Iowa Men's Gymnastics vs Nebraska and Minnesota at Carver-Hawkeye Arena

02/07/2014

Iowa faces Illinois in a dual meet

Iowa faces Illinois in a dual meet at Carver-Hawkeye Arena

2014 -- Competed in every competition, recording three career-bests... holds school record on floor (15.650)... finished seventh on rings (14.925) at NCAA individual event and all-around and team finals... tied for 19th on floor (15.000) at NCAA all-around and team finals... tied for second on floor (15.350) and placed seventh on rings (14.800) at NCAA qualifier... placed ninth on rings (14.950) at Big Ten individual event finals... finished ninth on rings (15.150) and tied for 13th on vault (14.800) at Big Ten Championships... placed fifth on rings (15.100) in victory at Nebraska on March 15... won the floor title (15.650) and tied for fifth on rings (14.650) at Minnesota on March 8... took the runner-up spot on rings (15.300) and tied for sixth on floor (14.900) at Arnold Classic on March 1... placed third on rings (15.050) in win at UIC on Feb. 23... tied for 14th on floor (14.450) and tied for 18th on rings (14.050) at Winter Cup on Feb. 21... finished third on floor (15.150) and vault (14.800) against Minnesota and Nebraska on Feb. 15... placed sixth on floor (14.550) against Illinois on Feb. 7... took second on rings (14.750), third on vault (14.650) and fifth on floor (15.050) at Oklahoma on Feb. 1... finished 21st on rings (14.050) at Windy City Invitational on Jan. 18.

2013 -- Competed in all 11 meets... led Iowa with a seventh place finish on floor (14.400) and sixth place in vault finals (14.575) at the Big Ten Championships... named Big Ten Freshman of the Week (4/1)... won the floor title (15.300) at Illinois in victory over the defending national champions... won the vault title with a season-best 14.950 against Nebraska... placed first on vault (14.600) and second on floor (14.750) against UIC... won the floor title with a season-high 15.400 at the Windy City Invite, marking the highest individual score of any event... finished third on floor (14.650) against Minnesota... registered 14.450 on vault at the Winter Cup Challenge, placing 20th.

High School -- Placed third in the state meet in 2012... finished ninth on vault at nationals in 2012... trained at Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center.

Personal -- Born May 27, 1994... son of Scott and Sherrie Loochtan... marketing major.

Personal Bests

Floor Exercise: 15.650

Rings: 15.300

Vault: 14.800

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