Men’s gymnastics finds tough competition at invitational

Trent Jarrett

Trent Jarrett led UIC on rings during the Windy City Invitational. — Photo: Steve Woltmann

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.

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