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Four Gymnasts Represent Iowa at Big Ten Individual Event Finals
McGrath places fourth on floor with a 15.100, fifth on rings with a 15.175
Redshirt senior Matt McGrath tied for fifth on rings (15.175) and placed fourth on floor (15.100) at the Big Ten individual event titles on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.
Redshirt senior Matt McGrath tied for fifth on rings (15.175) and placed fourth on floor (15.100) at the Big Ten individual event titles on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.
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March 29, 2014


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LINCOLN, Neb. -- The No. 7 University of Iowa men's gymnastics team had four athletes -- redshirt senior Matt McGrath, junior Mitchell Landau, and sophomores Matt Loochtan and Doug Sullivan -- compete in the individual event finals of the Big Ten Championships on Saturday at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb.

McGrath, an All-American, was the first Hawkeye to compete for a Big Ten title. On floor, he recorded a 15.100 and placed fourth. Chandler Eggleston of Illinois took home the floor title with a 15.725. On rings, McGrath recorded a 15.175 and tied for fifth with Minnesota's Jack Metcalf.

Loochtan also competed on rings, tallied a 14.950 and placed ninth. Penn State's Trevor Howard won the event as he recorded a 15.825.

Landau was Iowa's lone competitor on horizontal bar. He tallied a 15.025 and finished fourth. Sean Melton of Ohio State won the event with a 15.375. Last year, Landau placed eighth at the 2013 Big Ten Championships in the event.

Sullivan represented the Hawkeyes on pommel horse as he recorded a 14.575 and placed fifth. Minnesota's Ellis Mannon took home the event title with a 15.325.

Freshman Mark Springett was honored with the Sportsmanship Award for Iowa.

The 2014 NCAA Championships will take place April 10-12 at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. National qualifiers begin on Thursday at 12 p.m. (CT), followed by team and all-around finals and individual event prelims on Friday at 6 p.m. (CT). The meet will conclude on April 12 with individual event finals at 6 p.m. (CT).

Big Ten Individual Event Finalist

Matt McGrath
Floor Exercize: 4th, 15.100
Still Rings: T-5th, 15.175

Matt Loochtan
Still Rings: 9th, 14.950

Mitchell Landau
Horizontal Bar: 4th, 15.025

Doug Sullivan
Pommel Horse: 5th, 14.575

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