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Matt Loochtan
Matt  Loochtan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hawthorn Woods, Ill.

High School:
Stevenson

Height:
5-6

Event:
AA

Birthdate:
05/27/1994

01/30/2016

Hawkeyes Grab 2nd Place in First Tri-Meet

Senior Matt Loochtan places 2nd in all-around

12/10/2015

Botto, Loochtan Named to Big Ten Gymnasts to Watch List

Hawkeyes picked to finish 6th in the Big Ten Conference in 2016

04/21/2015

2015 Season in Review: Men's Gymnastics

The Hawkeyes finish strong, placing sixth nationally

04/09/2015

Hawkeyes Place Third in NCAA Qualifier

Iowa moves on to team finals on Friday night

04/08/2015

Hawkeyes Head to Oklahoma for NCAA Championships

Iowa looks for an upset in Oklahoma.

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

2016--Competed in every competition… set career-bests on four event (pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars, and high bar and in all-around…named First Team All-Big Ten on rings for the first time in his career with a qualifying score of 15.550 and a finals score of 15.100…one of two gymnasts to compete all-around for the Hawkeyes on day 2 at the NCAA Championships on April 16, tying for 10th overall with an 84.150…tied his own school record on floor during Iowa’s regular season finale at Nebraska with a 15.650…helped Iowa to a Senior Night victory against Minnesota on March 12, claiming event titles on floor (15.550) and rings (15.450)…placed fourth on floor (15.050), third on rings (15.100), and second in all-around (86.300) at the Arnold Challenge on March 5…won four event titles and the all-around title (86.400) in a win over Penn State and Nebraska on Feb. 27, tying for first on floor (15.350), rings (15.150), parallel bars (14.850), and placed first overall on high bar with a 14.450…tied for first on floor (14.450), placed fourth on rings (14.150), fourth on vault (14.700) and fifth in all-around (80.350) at the 2016 Winter Cup… placed second on floor (15.000), fourth on vault (14.950), and tied for sixth on rings (14.650) at Minnesota on Feb. 13… tied for sixth on floor (14.750), rings (14.800), and vault (14.800) and placed second in all-around (86.250) at Oklahoma on Jan. 30…placed first on floor (15.350) and rings (15.200) in a win over UIC on Jan. 24… tied for fourth on vault (14.700), placed fifth on rings (14.850), and placed third on high bar (14.450) against Illinois on Jan. 23… tied for seventh on rings (14.650) and high bar (14.500) during Iowa’s regular season debut at the Windy City Invitational.

2015 -- Competed in nine competitions, recording one career-best... placed 10th (14.950) on floor exercise and tied for seventh (15.200) on rings during session II of the NCAA qualifier... placed fourth (15.150) on rings, tied for 10th (14.850) on parallel bars and placed 24th (14.550) on floor exercise at the Big Ten Championships on March 27... tied for third (15.200) on rings, placed sixth (14.950) on floor and tied for 12th (14.250) on parallel bars in season finale at Nebraska on March 15... placed third (14.800) on floor and tied for fourth (14.900) on rings at Minnesota on March 7... tied for event title on vault (14.950), finished runner-up (15.350) on floor, placed seventh (14.800) on rings and eighth on parallel bars (14.550) at Penn State on Feb. 27... tied for second (14.800) on parallel bars, tied for seventh (14.750) on floor and placed seventh (14.850) on rings against Minnesota and Nebraska on Feb. 14... placed fifth (14.850) on rings and sixth place (14.400) on floor at Illinois on Feb. 7... finished in fifth (15.050) on rings and tied for 10th (14.050) on parallel bars against Oklahoma and Ohio State on Feb. 1... won event title on parallel bars (14.600) and placed third (14.800) on rings in win over UIC on Jan. 24.

2014 -- Competed in every competition, recording three career-bests... holds school record on floor (15.650)... finished seventh on rings (14.925), earning All-American status, 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... finance major

Personal Bests

Floor Exercise: 15.650

Rings: 15.300

Vault: 14.800

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