Men’s gymnastics finds tough competition at invitational
By Citlali Cuevas
The men’s gymnastics team wrapped up competition Sunday at the Windy City Invitational at the UIC Pavilion. UIC finished the night with a score of 378.450, while Illinois took the crown in the six-team meet with 425.950.
“We’re moving in the right direction,” said head coach Charley Nelson. “We were better and it showed in the score. The Windy City meet is a regular season version of the USA Championships and I felt the judges treated it that way.”
The Flames host Iowa at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pavilion.
Senior Trent Jarrett was presented with the Edward J. Saleh Memorial Award and Scholarship in front of a crowd of 975 during Sunday’s meet. The honor is given to a senior gymnast who best exemplifies academic and athletic excellence.
Jarrett led UIC on rings with a 13.350. Alexander Dumstorf recorded team bests on the floor (14.050) and pommel horse (12.950).
Scott Poort was a team best on high bar with a 12.500, and Christopher Root scored a 13.350 on parallel bars. Keith Kohn came in on vault with a 13.500 and finished with an All-Around score of 75.550.