IOWAGYMNASTICS TABLE OF CONTENTS
2013 Schedule............................................ 2 Roster and Pronunciation Guide................. 3 2013 Season Preview.............................. 5-6 Head Coach JD Reive................................. 7 Assistant Coaches....................................... 8 Coaching History......................................... 9 Meet the Hawkeyes - Returnees.......... 10-21 Meet the Hawkeyes - Newcomers........ 22-23 2012 Season Results................................ 24 Iowa Records............................................ 25 Team Records...................................... 26-29 Big Ten Network........................................ 30 University of Iowa................................. 31-42
The 2013 Iowa Hawkeye Men’s Gymnastics Media Guide is a publication of the University of Iowa. The guide was written, designed and edited by Kasie Collins and Patrick Sojka of the UI Athletic Communications Department. Designed by Mindy Gardner and Patrick Sojka. Photographs provided by Dave Bress and Mindy Gardner.
Q U I C K FA C T S UNIVERSITY QUICK FACTS
Location:.................................................. Iowa City, Iowa Founded:................................................................. 1847 Enrollment:........................................................... 30,893 School Colors:.........................................Black and Gold Nickname:...................................................... Hawkeyes Home Facility:.............................Carver-Hawkeye Arena Conference:......................................................... Big Ten President:.................................................... Sally Mason Director of Athletics:.......................................Gary Barta Gymnastics Administrator:.............................Mary Curtis
1969 NCAA CHAMPIONS 7 BIG TEN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS 93 INDIVIDUAL BIG TEN CHAMPIONS
Head Coach..................................JD Rieve (Third Year) Alma Mater/Year......................................Nebraska/2000 E-Mail Address................email@example.com Assistant Coach.........................................Ben Ketelsen Alma Mater........................................................... Iowa/2011 E-Mail Address................... firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Coach.................................... Michael Heredia Alma Mater.............................................Oklahoma/2012 E-Mail Address.................. email@example.com Gymnastics Secretary:...............................Joyce Rossie Gymnastics Office Phone:.........................319-335-9743
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT
Men’s Gymnastics Contact......................... Kasie Collins Athletic Communications Phone.............(319) 335-9411 E-Mail Address........................ firstname.lastname@example.org Web Address................................... hawkeyesports.com
The mission of the Department of Athletics is to provide the administrative and coaching support, facilities, resources, and equipment necessary for student-athletes to graduate from The University of Iowa while participating in broad-based championship caliber athletic competition. The overall well-being of the participant and integrity of the program will be paramount in all that we do.
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Chicago, Ill. Fort Worth, Texas Iowa City, Iowa Las Vegas, Nev. Las Vegas, Nev. Iowa City, Iowa Champaign, Ill. Iowa City, Iowa Minneapolis, Minn. Lincoln, Neb. Iowa City, Iowa Minneapolis, Minn. Minneapolis, Minn. University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. Univeristy Park, Pa.
7:30 pm 7 pm 5 pm TBA TBA 7 pm 4 pm 5 pm 7 pm 7 pm 5 pm TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
at Windy City Invitational at Metroplex Challege Oklahoma at Winter Cup Challenge at Winter Cup Challenge Minnesota * at Illinois * Nebraska * at Minnesota * at Nebraska * Illinois-Chicago at Big Ten Championships at Big Ten Championships at NCAA Championships at NCAA Championships at NCAA Championships
All times listed Central * Conference event
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Name * Lance Alberhasky William Albert *** Javier Balboa *** Todd Becker Jack Boyle ** Angelo Bronzino Cyrus Dobre-Mofid * Brandon Field Elias Flores *** Anton Gryshayev Mitchell Landau Eric Lofstrom Matt Loochtan ** Jack McClay *** Matt McGrath Emmanuel Monroy DelVecchio Orozco *** Broderick Shemansky Doug Sullivan Paul Wood
Yr. So. So. Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. (RS) So. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr.
Gymnastics Club Iowa Gym-Nest Mississagua Gymnastics Club Gymnastic Prestige Gymnastics Premier Gymnastics Academy Bartlett Gymnastics Hanover YMCA Rosehill College Studio West Gymnastics 5280 Gymnastics Iowa Gym-Nest Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center Swiss Turners Bartlett Gymnastics World Olympic Gymnastics Academy Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center Champions Academy St. Charles Gymnastics Academy Gold Medal Gymnastics
Coach Hometown Brad Virkler Iowa City, Iowa Chris Foo Hamilton, Ontario Filiberto Ramirez Monterrey, Mexico Chuck Williams Lancaster, Pa. Paul Evatt/Spencer Slaton/Dave Masciola Naperville, Ill. Chris McKee/Dave Masciola Aurora, Ill. Vladimir Korolev Hagerstown, Md. David Phillips Papakura, New Zealand Heinz Schulmeister Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Vladimir Artemev Littleton, Colo. Brad Virkler Iowa City, Iowa Kelly Crumley/John Karmecy/Leo Krivitsky Mundelein, Ill. Leo Krivitskiy/Yevhen Vovkiv/John Karmecy Hawthorn Woods, Ill. Andrei Kan/ Brad LeClaire Kenosha, Wis. Chris McKee Wheaton, Ill. Pavel Sadovsky Plano, Texas John Karmecy/Leo Krivitsky Des Plaines, Ill. Zane Negritch Los Gatos, Calif. Chris Mckee/Tom Wirth/Brian Lupo Aurora, Ill. Tim Dagget Hardwick, Mass.
* indicates letters won
BREAKDOWN BY CLASS
Javier Balboa: bal-BOUGH-uh Cyrus Dobre-Mofid: DOUGH-bray MAH-fid David Dyckman: DIK-man Anton Gryshayev: grah-SHY-ev Mitchell Landau: LAND-ow JD Reive: REEVE
FRESHMAN (9) Jack Boyle Cyrus Dobre-Mofid Elias Flores Eric Lofstrom Matt Loochtan Emmanuel Monroy DelVecchio Orozco Doug Sullivan Paul Wood
SOPHOMORES (4) Lance Alberhasky William Albert Brandon Field Mitchell Landau
JUNIORS (2) Angelo Bronzino Jack McClay
SENIORS (5) Javier Balboa Todd Becker Anton Gryshayev Matt McGrath Broederick Shemansky
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HAWKEYES READY TO REACH NEXT LEVEL
“This is the transition that we have been waiting for,” said Reive. “We’ve been waiting for a group of kids who are ready to change Iowa gymnastics, put us back on the map and to be on top of the podium. This is a team that realizes that, and is ready to go out and do it. We’re all very excited about the expectations this season.” In his first two years with the team, Reive implemented a new training regimen and a new vision for Iowa gymnastics. The process was challenging for both the gymnasts and coaches, but all the progress is close to paying off. Iowa enters the season with 13 returning letterwinners, and the emergence of a deep and talented freshmen class. The blend of the team consists of gymnasts with different experience levels and specialties, but the same goals.
Iowa enters the 2013 season with a sense of excitement stemming from a talented lineup, a new mentality and goals that are higher than any other team has set during Reive’s tenure.
When JD Reive first accepted the head coaching job for the Iowa men’s gymnastics team, his first two tasks were as arduous as they were ambitious. Reive hoped to change the culture and the expectations of a program that had fallen on hard times. After two years of tireless work, the Hawkeyes are on the verge of meeting those two goals.
BY BRADY JOHNSON
Senior Todd Becker, juniors Angelo Bronzino and Jack McClay, and sophomore Lance Alberhasky, round out the Hawkeyes that are expected to lead the team.
The Hawkeyes will be led by a senior class in which Reive sees a number of potential All-Americans, including Javier Balboa, Anton Gryshayev, Matt McGrath and Brody Shemansky. Shemansky returns from a first team All-Big Ten campaign last year, while McGrath was an All-American on vault in 2011 and could reach the same accolades on vault and floor exercise this year. Balboa is an all-arounder that can contend in multiple events, and Gryshayev is the top-performer Iowa has arguably ever had on rings.
“The goals that the team set this year are the exact same as mine, which is phenomenal,” said Reive. “They want to be a top-three Big Ten team and a team that advances to the team finals of the NCAA Championships. It’s something that they need to work very hard to achieve, but it’s doable and they really want it.”
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SEASON PREVIEW “The upperclassmen have made great strides from last season to now in terms of work ethic, commitment and discipline to their training,” said Reive. “It’s nice for me to look across the board as they keep improving and say, `wow, these guys are going to put up some big scores.’”
“We have a big group of younger guys that are holding their weight and doing a lot of good things for us,” said Reive. “They’ve added depth to the team, and right now, they are a big driving force in the gym.” While continuing to push the bar higher and higher, Iowa is eager to perform in Carver-Hawkeye Arena this upcoming season. The Hawkeyes hope the fans will be, too. “Get out to the meets and watch the boys this year,” said Reive. “We can’t wait to be in Carver and get people out to support these guys, because it’s coming - we’re going to be very good soon.”
2012 FIRST TEAM ALL-BIG TEN
While Iowa relied heavily on its proven upperclassmen in past years and needed high scores from them to be successful, this year’s upperclassmen are being pushed by the newcomers. The Hawkeyes have 12 underclassmen, seven of which are freshmen, that have added depth to the lineup.
2011 NCAA ALL-AMERICAN
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HEAD COACH THIRD SEASON NEBRASKA, 2000
JD Reive is in his third year as head coach of the University of Iowa men’s gymnastics team. In just his first season at the helm of the program, the Hawkeyes broke four team records and five individual records under Reive’s guidance. The Hawkeyes broke the total team score record with a 351.800 on March 24, 2011. Six gymnasts punched their tickets to compete individually at the NCAA Championships in Reive’s first season. Reive coached his first Hawkeye to All-American honors with Matt McGrath in 2011. In 2012, Reive guided three Hawkeyes (Javier Balboa, Broderick Shemansky, Anton Gryshayev) to the NCAA Championships in Norman, Okla. He coached junior Broderick Shemansky to first team All-Big Ten honors as the Hawkeyes hosted the Big Ten Championships at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Gryshayev also earned Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honors (March 26), becoming the first Hawkeye to garner the weekly award since 2009.
During his time at Stanford, Reive coached 44 student-athletes to All-American honors. Reive was also honored as the Collegiate Gymnastics Association Assistant Coach of the Year three times (2006, 2009 and 2010) and was also the National Assistant Coach of the Year in 2009. Reive also has deep connections with the U.S. National Team. Most recently, he was named the squad’s head coach for the 2009 Toyota Cup in Japan and helped develop two members of the 2009-10 Senior National Team and one member of the Junior National Development Team. Reive was a competitive member of numerous U.S. National Teams as well. He began his competitive gymnastics career at age five and gained a spot on the Junior National Team at age 10. His international career began at age 11, as he won the 1988 Junior Pan American Games. He was invited to move to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs at age 15 and finished second at the 1993 Winter Cup, earning a spot on the U.S. Men’s Senior National Team. While at Stanford, Reive also founded JDR Gymnastics, a club program which developed and trained gymnasts for both Junior Olympic and USAG Junior National Team competition. Reive’s alma mater, the University of Nebraska, is the newest member of the Big Ten Conference. He graduated from Nebraska in 2000 with a Bachelor of Journalism degree, with an advertising major and a marketing and design minor.
As a team, Iowa was one of 12 squads selected to compete at the 2012 National Collegiate Men’s Gymnastics National Qualifier. Iowa broke four more individual school records and six Hawkeyes (Javier Balboa, Todd Becker, Angelo Bronzino, Matt McGrath, Adam Wilson, Samuel Wright) were named Academic All-Big Ten during his second season at the helm of the program. The six academic honorees marked the most for the program since 2006-07. Reive, who is the seventh head coach in the program’s 82-year history, came to Iowa City after serving as an assistant coach at men’s gymnastics powerhouse Stanford from 2003-10. Reive helped the Cardinal to four top-three team finishes at the NCAA Championships, including the 2009 NCAA National Championship. PA G E 7
BEN KETELSEN BIO/MICHAEL HEREDIA
A S S I S TA N T CO A C H FIRST SEASON I OWA, 2011
A S S I S TA N T CO A C H FIRST SEASON OKLAHOMA, 2012
Ben Ketelsen is in his first season as an assistant coach at the University of Iowa.
Michael Heredia is in his first season as assistant coach at the University of Iowa.
Ketelsen, who hails from Lancaster, Ohio, has been a member of the Iowa menâ€™s gymnastics program for the last five years. He competed at from 2007-11 before serving as a volunteer assistant coach last season. Ketelsen was a four-year letterwinner for the Hawkeyes and served as team captain in 2010 and 2011. He was a Big Ten event finalist and an NCAA qualifier. Ketelsen earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa in 2011.
Heredia, a native of Reno, Nev., began his collegiate gymnastics career at Nebraska (2009-10) and finished his collegiate career at Oklahoma (2010-12), where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. As a Sooner, Heredia was a two-year letterwinner on a team that finished second at the 2011 and 2012 NCAA Championships. He earned All-America status on the vault as a senior in 2012.
ASSISTANT COACHES MICHAEL HEREDIA (LEFT) AND BEN KETELSEN LOOK ON DURING THE 2012 BLACK AND GOLD INTRASQUAD.
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HEAD COACH 1981-2010
HEAD COACH 1950-1966, 1971-1980
HEAD COACH 1967-68
JD Reive Year 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943-48 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954
Coach Not Available Harold Briceland Al Baumgartner Al Baumgartner Al Baumgartner Al Baumgartner Not Available Al Baumgartner Al Baumgartner Al Baumgartner Al Baumgartner Al Baumgartner Al Baumgartner Al Baumgartner Al Baumgartner Al Baumgartner Al Baumgartner Al Baumgartner Al Baumgartner Al Baumgartner Al Baumgartner No competition Not Available Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel
W L T --- 1-1-0 0-1-0 0-2-0 2-1-0 1-2-0 --- 2-2-0 1-1-0 0-3-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 1-4-0 5-2-0 0-4-0 5-1-0 1-3-0 1-4-0 0-2-0 0-3-0 1-4-0
Big Ten 8th --- 6th 5th 4th 5th 5th 4th 6th 6th 6th --- 4th 3rd 4th 1st 4th 4th 4th 4th 5th
NCAA --------------- -----------------------------
--- 2-5-0 2-4-1 10-1-0 10-1-0 9-3-0
5th 4th 5th 5th 4th 5th
------7th 9th 6th
Year 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
Coach Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel Sam Bailie Sam Bailie Mike Jacobson Mike Jacobson Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel Dick Holzaepfel Tom Dunn Tom Dunn Tom Dunn Tom Dunn
W L T 8-2-0 8-3-0 8-2-0 14-0-0 7-2-0 9-0-1 5-3-0 5-5-0 8-2-0 7-0-0 9-1-0 5-4-0 7-2-0 13-1-0 9-1-0 6-3-0 5-3-0 9-0-0 8-4-0 7-2-0 7-3-0 3-10-0 6-7-0 2-9-0 2-7-0 5-4-0 10-4-0 7-4-0 11-4-0 10-4-0
Sam Bailie Big Ten 3rd 4th 4th 2nd 4th 4th 5th 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd 4th 1st T1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 6th 5th 8th 5th 5th 4th T2nd 3rd 3rd
NCAA 6th 9th 4th 4th 6th 6th T16th --5th 6th ----3rd 3rd 1st ----4th 8th 5th ------------------8th
Al Baumgartner Year Coach 1985 Tom Dunn 1986 Tom Dunn 1987 Tom Dunn 1988 Tom Dunn 1989 Tom Dunn 1990 Tom Dunn 1991 Tom Dunn 1992 Tom Dunn 1993 Tom Dunn 1994 Tom Dunn 1995 Tom Dunn 1996 Tom Dunn 1997 Tom Dunn 1998 Tom Dunn 1999 Tom Dunn 2000 Tom Dunn 2001 Tom Dunn 2002 Tom Dunn 2003 Tom Dunn 2004 Tom Dunn 2005 Tom Dunn 2006 Tom Dunn 2007 Tom Dunn 2008 Tom Dunn 2009 Tom Dunn 2010 Tom Dunn 2011 JD Reive 2012 JD Reive Totals
Harold Briceland W L T Big Ten 13-4-0 3rd 12-3-1 1st 15-2-0 2nd 10-6-0 2nd 9-5-0 4th 6-3-0 2nd 4-6-0 3rd 5-2-0 4th 6-2-0 7th 7-2-0 2nd 6-0-1 2nd 5-3-0 2nd 4-2-0 2nd 8-0-0 1st 5-1-0 2nd 8-2-0 4th 5-5-0 6th 6-3-0 6th 7-6-0 3rd 8-6-0 4th 12-8-0 5th 8-10-0 3rd 3-10-0 6th 1-12-0 6th 4-10-0 6th 6-11-0 6th 6-17-0 6th 3-22-0 6th 453-299-4
NCAA 6th 6th 5th 5th 10th 4th 8th 5th --5th 6th 4th 3rd 2nd --3rd 9th 5th 6th 7th 7th 6th 9th 10th ---------
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J AV I E R B A L B OA B I O
SENIOR ALL-AROUND M O N T E R R E Y, M E X I C O
2012 -- Placed 14th in the all-around on first day of NCAA Championships with 84.050... placed fifth in the all-around in Session I of NCAA Qualifier with 84.100... placed fourth on parallel bars at NCAA Qualifier, breaking own school record with 15.050 on the event... place 10th on parallel bars in team finals of Big Ten Championships with 14.600... placed eighth on parallel bars in individual finals of Big Ten Championships with 14.050... competed in the all-around in six meets... competed in every meet but one due to injury... had 16 top-five event finishes... had three first place event finishes... letterwinner. 2011 -- Competed in 10 meets on the season with action on every event... lone Hawkeye to compete in the all-around during season... qualified for NCAA Championships on parallel bars... placed 13th overall at NCAA Qualifier on PB with 14.850... placed 48th at NCAA Championships on PB... placed 11th at Windy City Invitational on vault with 15.300 to lead Iowa... tied for first on vault against Illinois-Chicago with season best 15.600... placed third against Illinois-Chicago on rings... placed fourth on horizontal bar vs. Illinois-Chicago... placed fifth on rings at Illinois... placed seventh on parallel bar at Illinois... placed second against Minnesota on HB... tied for third on rings vs. Nebraska... tied for fifth on PB vs. Nebraska... placed fourth on rings at California... placed sixth on PB at Nebraska & Minnesota... placed second on HB at Nebraska & Minnesota... 12th on PB at Big Ten Championships... letterwinner. High School -- Placed second in the all-around (84.150) at 2010 Central American Trials... placed second in the all-around (83.300) at 2010 Mexico Nationals... placed first on parallel bars (14.200) at 2010 Mexico Nationals... placed first on rings (14.900) at 2009 Mexico Nationals... placed eighth on rings (14.150) at 2008 Pan American Event Championships...12th in the all-around at 2008 Pacific Rim Championships... fifth on rings at 2007 Junior Pan American Event Championships... sixth on floor at 2007 Junior Pan American Championships. Personal -- Born in Monterrey, Mexico... father is Javier Balboa... mother is Bella Gonzalez... sister Ana Balboa was on the University of Minnesota womenâ€™s gymnastics team... economics major.
B A L B O Aâ€™ S B E S T
Floor Exercise: Pommel Horse: Rings: Vault: Parallel Bars: Horizontal Bars: All-Around:
13.900 14.100 14.900 15.600 15.050 14.800 84.800
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TODD BECKER BIO
SENIOR FLOOR EXERCISE AND H O R I Z O N TA L B A R L A N D C A S T E R , PA .
2012 -- Competed in eight meets with action on floor exercise and pommel horse... scored season high 14.000 on floor exercise at Illinois to place sixth... scored season-high 13.700 on high bar at Oklahoma to place sixth... had five top-10 finishes... letterwinner. 2011 -- Competed in nine events...scored personal best score of 15.100 on vault at NCAA Qualifier... season best score of 13.950 on floor exercise at NCAA Qualifier... competed on three events... letterwinner. 2010 -- Competed in seven meets on floor exercise, vault, and horizontal bar... placed fourth in floor exercise with a season-high 14.600 score at Nebraska... had a season best score of 15.400 on vault at the Big Ten Championships. High School -- High school personal best in vault (15.5), floor exercise (14.5) and high bar (13.4)... placed third on floor, eighth on high bar and sixth on vault at the 2009 Pennsylvania State Meet... named Academic All-American junior and senior years... 2008 PIAA state diving qualifier... on the honor roll all four years of high school... participated in student council and varsity club. Personal -- Born January 14, 1991... son of Pamela and Daniel Becker... French and Spanish major. BECKERâ€™S BEST Floor Exercise: Horizontal Bar: Vault:
14.600 14.850 15.400
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IOWAGYMNASTICS ANTON GRYSHAYEV
SENIOR FLOOR EXERCISE, POMMEL HORSE, R I N G S , V A U LT, A N D P A R A L L E L B A R S LIT TLE TON, COLO.
A N T O N G R Y S H AY E V B I O
2012 -- Qualified to NCAA Championships in rings by placing third in Session I of NCAA Qualifier with 14.900... scored 14.550 on first day of NCAA Championships to place 17th... placed first on rings at Nebraska with school record score of 15.750... named Big Ten Co-Gymnast of the Week on March 26th following Nebraska dual... first Hawkeye to earn weekly conference honor since Geoff Reins in 2009... competed in every meet of season... competed on floor exercise, pommel horse, rings and vault... had 10 top-five event finishes... had three first place event finishes... letterwinner. 2011 -- Owns the top-five scores on rings in school history... competed in 11 meets with action on five events... qualified for NCAA Championships on rings... placed ninth on SR at NCAA Qualifier with 15.150... placed 21st at NCAA Championships with 14.850... set school record on rings, scoring a 15.200 on two occasions (vs. Nebraska; at Nebraska & Minnesota)... three first place finishes... eight top-five finishes in regular season... placed fifth on SR at Windy City Invitational... placed second on SR and third on PH at Illinois... placed third on SR at Minnesota... placed first on SR and vault vs. Nebraska... placed second on SR at Nebraska & Minnesota... letterwinner. 2010 -- Competed in eight events... scored 14.800 on rings at Windy City Invitational to place fifth... season best score on pommel horse (13.600) at Pacific Coast Classic... season best 14.300 score on parallel bars at NCAA Qualifier... season best score on horizontal bars (13.400) at Windy City Invitational... member of 16+ start value club... letterwinner. High School -- Won numerous Colorado State titles... four-time Academic All-American... received leadership award from club team his senior season... individually placed first at state, second at regionals and 24th in the nation in the AA during 2009... individually he placed third on rings at the 2009 Junior Olympic Nationals... his personal bests throughout high school: floor exercise (14.4), pommel horse (14.1), rings (15.75), vault (15), parallel bars (14.7), high bar (14.1) and all-around (84.65)... club coach was Vladimir Artemev at 5280 Gymnastics.
G R Y S H AY E V â€™ S B E S T Floor Exercise: Pommel Horse: Rings: Vault:
13.900 14.200 15.750 15.450
Personal -- Born August 28, 1990 in Kiev, Ukraine... son of Roman and Iryna Gryshayev... mechanical engineering major. PA G E 1 2
M AT T M C G R AT H B I O
SENIOR F L O O R E X E R C I S E , R I N G S , V A U LT A N D PA R A L L E L B A R S W H E AT O N , I L L .
2012 -- Competed in nine meets with action on floor exercise, rings, vault and parallel bars... advanced to the event finals of the Big Ten Championships on vault... scored 14.900 to place eighth in event finals... scored 15.100 at team competition of Big Ten championships to advance to finals... had 11 top-five finishes... had three second place finishes at Nebraska... scored season-best 15.250 on floor exercise at Nebraska to place second... scored season-best 14.900 on rings at Oklahoma to place tied for fifth... scored season-best 15.100 on vault at Big Ten Championships... scored season-best 14.400 on parallel bars... placed 20th at NCAA Qualifier on parallel bars and 23rd on floor exercise... letterwinner. 2011 -- NCAA All-American on vault... placed fifth at NCAA Championships on vault with a 15.900... scored a 16.050 on first day of NCAA Championships to advance to finals... placed fourth in Session II of NCAA Qualifier with 16.250... set school record on floor exercise with 15.500 vs. Nebraska... competed in every meet for Iowa with action on five events... 23 top-eight finishes in regular seasons... 13 top-three finishes in regular season... placed first on three different events... finished first on FX vs. Illinois-Chicago... placed first on vault at Illinois... placed first on rings vs. Minnesota... placed first on FX vs. Nebraska... led Iowa in four of six events at Minnesota... placed first on FX and V at Nebraska & Minnesota... letterwinner. 2010 -- Competed in 11 meets in four events... placed a team-high third at the NCAA Qualifier on vault with a 16.050 to qualify for the NCAA Championships... placed 45th on vault at the NCAA Championships with a 14.850... named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on February 8, 2010... season high score of 15.100 on floor at Minnesota to place second... scored 15.300 on rings and 14.500 on floor at Pacific Coast Classic to provide team highs... tied for Iowaâ€™s best season score on vault with a 16.050 at the NCAA Qualifier... led Iowa in vault, rings, and floor exercise at Oklahoma... member of 16+ start value club... letterwinner M C G R AT H â€™ S B E S T
Floor Exercise: Parallel Bars: Rings: Vault: Horizontal Bar:
15.500 14.700 15.300 16.250 13.200
High School -- His personal bests throughout high school: floor exercise (15.35), pommel horse (13.60), rings (15.10), vault (17.3), parallel bars (13.85), high bar (13.60) and all-around (85.80)... as a senior, placed 18th in all-around, seventh in floor exercise, 10th in rings and 16th in vault at nationals... national floor exercise champion his freshman year (2006) ... 2007 state floor exercise champion... placed fifth in floor and 15th in all around at nationals in 2007... 2008 Illinois state vault champion... at the Visa Championships placed 12th in all around, second in floor exercise and third in vault his junior year... earned one letter in golf... a four-year honor roll student... club coach was Chris McKee at Bartlett Gymnastics. Personal -- Born September 3, 1990... son of Mike and Laura McGrath. PA G E 1 3
BRODERICK SHEMANSKY BIO
BRODERICK SHEMANSKY SENIOR ALL-AROUND L O S G AT O S , C A L I F.
2012 -- Named first team All-Big Ten... placed sixth in the all-around at the Big Ten Championships with career best score of 85.150... qualified to NCAA Championships by placing seventh in the all-around in Session I of the NCAA Qualifier with an 80.400... placed 19th in the all-around at first day of NCAA Championships... competed in all 10 meets... competed in the all-around 10 times... placed first in the all-around at Minnesota and Nebraska... finished first in the all-around at Minnesota and Brockport... placed first in the all-around at Nebraska... finished with teamâ€™s highest score of the season on high bar (14.650) and all-around (85.150)... placed first on high bar in three meets... letterwinner. 2011 -- Competed in nine meets... finished with seven top-seven finishes... placed first (14.700) on parallel bars vs. Nebraska to help Iowa set school team record for meet (57.700)... placed second on pommel horse against Nebraska with a then-team-high score of 14.900 on event... placed third on horizontal bar against Nebraska with 14.200... placed seventh at Minnesota on horizontal bar... placed fifth on horizontal bar at California... placed sixth at Nebraska & Minnesota on rings... placed third on horizontal bar at Nebraska & Minnesota... placed 12th on first day of Big Ten Championships team competition on horizontal bar... letterwinner. 2010 -- Competed in nine meets with action in all six events and was one of two Hawkeyes to compete in the all-around... season-high score of 14.550 on the floor exercise at Nebraska... finished with an 81.450 in the all-around at the Big Ten Championships... season-high score on vault at the Big Ten Championships with a 15.000... season-high 14.800 score on rings against Illinois to place second... season-high 14.200 on horizontal bars against Illinois to place fifth... letterwinner. High School -- Won several state titles in Pennsylvania and California... finished second in the all-around in Northern California in 2007, 2008 and 2009... was 15th in the all-around at the 2008 VISA Championships... his personal bests throughout high school: floor exercise (14.9), rings (15.25), vault (15.3), high bar (14.55) and all-around (85.65)... finished high school with a 3.2 GPA... participated in leadership and Students to Students organization.... club coach was Zane Negritch at Champions Academy. Personal -- Born January 29, 1991... son of Frank Shemansky and Melissa Groupen-Shemansky... human physiology/pre-physical therapy major.
Floor Exercise: Pommel Horse: Rings: Vault: Parallel Bars: Horizontal Bars: All-Around:
14.500 14.800 14.800 15.000 14.700 14.650 85.150
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ANGELO BRONZINO BIO
JUNIOR F L O O R E X E R C I S E , R I N G S , V A U LT A N D PA R A L L E L B A R S AURORA, ILL.
2012 -- Competed in all 10 meets with action on floor exercise, rings, vault and high bar... had nine top-five finishes... scored season-high 14.400 on floor exercise at Minnesota and Brockport to place seventh... registered season-high 14.900 on rings at Oklahoma to place fifth... scored season-high 14.000 on vault at Minnesota and Nebraska to place 13th... tallied season-high 14.100 on high bar at Minnesota and Nebraska to place tied for fourth... placed 25th at NCAA Qualifier on high bar... letterwinner. 2011 -- Competed in seven meets... personal best score of 14.750 on vault at NCAA Qualifier... personal best score of 13.800 on rings at Minnesota... competed on two events... letterwinner. High School -- Led team to national championship in 2009... placed first in 2010 regionals on rings with a 15.25... won state on rings in 2010 with 15.2... placed ninth on rings at 2010 nationals... Academic All-American in 2009, 2010. Personal -- Born April 11, 1992... son of Timothy and Stacy Bronzino... has one sister and one brother... economics major.
BRONZINOâ€™S BEST Floor Exercise: Rings: Vault: Horizontal Bars:
14.400 14.900 14.750 14.100
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J A C K M C C L AY
JUNIOR PA R A L L E L B A R S KENOSHA, WIS.
2012 -- Competed in all 10 meets on parallel bars... scored season-best 14.600 at Nebraska to place second... had five topfive finishes... provided counting score on parallel bars in all but one meet of season... registered 14.100 at team competition of Big Ten Championship to place to place 25th... scored 14.000 at NCAA Qualifier to place 23rd... letterwinner. 2011 -- Competed in eight meets on two events... season-best 14.450 on PB at Big Ten Championships... season best 13.100 on HB at Illinois... letterwinner. 2010 -- Redshirted. High School -- Placed third at nationals on parallel bars during his sophomore campaign... competed on the Region 4 team at nationals his sophomore and freshman seasons... played soccer for FC Milwaukee.
M C C L AY â€™ S B E S T Parallel Bars: Horizontal Bar:
Personal -- Born May 7, 1991... son of Mark and Cathy McClay... high school coaches were Andrei Kan and Brad LeClaire... journalism and mass communications interest/sports studies major.
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IOWAGYMNASTICS LANCE ALBERHASKY SOPHOMORE ALL-AROUND I O W A C I T Y, I O W A
2012 -- Did not see action... missed season with injury. 2011 -- Competed in first eight meets before missing postseason with injury... led Iowa at Minnesota with a third place finish on vault (15.300)... placed third against Illinois-Chicago on floor exercise... placed fourth at Minnesota on floor exercise... led Iowa on parallel bars with fourth place finish at California... competed on five events throughout the season... letterwinner. High School -- Three-time Academic All-American... seven-time Region 4 team member... Iowa Gymnast of the Year senior year... state and regional champion senior year... placed first at state in floor, rings, vault, parallel bars, and all-around... placed third on high bar at Junior Olympic Nationals... placed second in all-around at 2010 Pacific Coast Classic with 83.05... placed second in all-around at 2010 Blackjack Invitational. Club coach was Brad Virkler at the Iowa Gym-Nest. Personal -- Born August 21, 1991... son of Kevin and Sandy Alberhasky... has two brothers... health and human physiology major.
Floor Exercise: Rings: Vault: Parallel Bars: Horizontal Bars:
14.200 13.900 15.400 14.300 14.300
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WILLIAM ALBERT BIO
SOPHOMORE ALL-AROUND H A M I LT O N , O N TA R I O
2012 -- Did not see action. High School -- Club team was Mississagua Gymnastics... club coach was Chris Foo... competed in 2011 Commonwealth Games for Trinidad and Tobago... attended Nelson High School. Personal -- Born on September 7, 1991, in Marabella, Trinidad... son of Diane and Widmark Albert... has one sister.
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BRANDON FIELD BIO
SOPHOMORE ALL-AROUND PA PA K U R A , N E W Z E A L A N D
2012 -- Competed in nine meets with action on floor exercise, vault and high bar... one of three gymnasts to compete as a freshman... had six top-10 finishes... scored season-best 14.300 on floor exercise at Minnesota and Nebraska to place tied for fifth... tallied season-best 14.600 at UIC to place second and at the NCAA Qualifier to place 19th... scored season-best 13.800 on high bar at the team competition of the Big Ten Championships to place 29th... letterwinner. High School -- Regional Junior Champion in 2009 and 2010... competed on five events (FX, RG, VT, PB, HB) in 2010 World Championships at Rotterdam, Netherlands... led New Zealand team to 32nd place finish at World Championships... finalist on vault at 2010 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships... competed on five events at 2010 Commonwealth Games to help team place fourth... attended Rosehill College, a state school in New Zealand for grades 9 through 13... high school coach was David Phillips. FIELDâ€™S BEST Floor Exercise: Vault: Horizontal Bars:
Personal -- Born on April 19, 1992... parents are Chris and Stan Field... has one older brother, Cameron... psychology major.
14.300 14.600 13.600
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MITCHELL LANDAU BIO
SOPHOMORE FLOOR EXERCISE, POMMEL HORSE, V A U LT, P A R A L L E L B A R S , A N D H O R I Z O N TA L B A R S I O W A C I T Y, I O W A
2012 -- Competed in all 10 meets with action on pommel horse, vault, parallel bars and high bar... one of three gymnasts to compete as a freshman... scored season-best 14.150 on pommel horse at Nebraska to place third... turned in season-best 14.100 on vault at Minnesota and Nebraska to place 12th... scored season best 14.700 on parallel bars at Minnesota and Nebraska to place third...scored season-best 14.200 on high bar at team competition of Big Ten Championships to place tied for 20th... placed first on parallel bars at Nebraska... had 10 top-five finishes... placed 17th at NCAA Qualifier on parallel bars... letterwinner. High School -- All-around state champion in age group from 2004-2009 and in 2011... attended Iowa City High School...participated on Iowa Gym-Nest club team... 2008 level 10 national qualifier... club coach was Brad Virkler. Personal -- Born on April 16, 1993 in Iowa City... son of David and Gina Landau... mother Gina is graduate of Iowa and participated on the dance team... health and human physiology major.
Floor Exercise: Pommel Horse: Vault: Parallel Bars: Horizontal Bars:
13.700 13.300 14.500 14.700 14.500
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CYRUS DOBRE-MOFID BIO
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN ALL-AROUND HAGERSTOWN, MD.
2012 -- Redshirted. High School -- Two-time Maryland all-around state champion... placed first at state in 2009 with score of 84... finished first at state in 2010 with score of 86... led team to state titles in 2009 and 2010... placed 10th at Junior Nationals in allaround (84.85)... placed fourth in the all-around at 2010 regionals (86.75)... attended South Hagerstown High School... former coach was Vladimir Korolev. Personal -- Born on May 9, 1993... son of Aurelia Dobre and Boz Mofid... both parents are gymnastics coaches... has three brothers (Darius, Lucas and Marcus)... computer science major.
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H AW K E YE N E W CO M E R S
FRESHMAN FLOOR EXERCISE, POMMEL HORSE, V A U LT, P A R A L L E L B A R S , A N D H O R I Z O N TA L B A R S NAPERVILLE, ILL.
High School -- Finished in second place as an individual at state meet in 2012... named AllAmerican on parallel bars during senior year... earned All-America honors on pommel horse during sophomore year... trained at Premier Gymnastics Academy West under Paul Evatt, Spencer Slaton, and Dave Masciola.
FRESHMAN FLOOR EXERCISE, POMMEL HORSE, V A U LT, P A R A L L E L B A R S , A N D H O R I Z O N TA L B A R S NAPERVILLE, ILL.
High School -- Placed fifth in the state meet in 2012... placed 31st in the all around at nationals in 2012... trained under Kelly Crumley, John Karmecy, and Leo Krivitsky. Personal -- Born November 13, 1993... son of Mark and Barbra Lofstrom... pre-business major.
Personal -- Born April 30, 1994... son of Tamara and Patrick Boyle... undeclared engineering major. ELIAS FLORES
FRESHMAN F L O O R E X E R C I S E , V A U LT, A N D H O R I Z O N TA L B A R S R A N C H O P A L O S V E R D E S , C A L I F.
High School -- Team captain as a senior and earned Studio West Leadership award during senior year... received Coach’s Award junior year... named ‘Most Improved’ during sophomore and freshman year... trained at Studio West Gymnastics under Heinz Schulmeister, George Cobb, and Chris Thompson.
FRESHMAN ALL-AROUND H AW T H O R N W O O D S , I L L .
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... pre-business major.
Personal -- Born August 8, 1994... son of Henry Flores and Elizabeth Waack... human physiology major. PA G E 2 2
H AW K E YE N E W CO M E R S
High School -- Competed as a junior international elite... won the Mexico National Championship... placed ninth in the all-around, second on pommel horse, and third on floor exercise at the Voronin Cup... three-time Junior Olympics competitor... club coach was Pavel Sadovsky.
High School -- As a junior, won state championship on pommel horse... Junior Olympic National qualifier in 2012... trained at St. Charles Gymnastics Academy under Chris Mckee, Tom Wirth, and Brian Lupo.
FRESHMAN POMMEL HORSE AURORA, ILL.
FRESHMAN ALL-AROUND PL ANO, TEXAS
Personal -- Born January 2, 1994... son of David and Laura Monroy... pre-medicine major.
DEL VECCHIO OROZCO FRESHMAN ALL-AROUND DES PLAINES, ILL.
Personal -- Born October 21, 1993... son of Roge and Guillermo Orozco... pre-business major.
Personal -- Born January 27, 1994... son of Mike and Barb Sullivan... father wrestled at Northern Illinois University... pharmacy interest major.
FRESHMAN P O M M E L H O R S E , H O R I Z O N TA L B A R S HARDWICK, MASS.
High School -- Trained at Gold Medal Gymnastics under Tim Dagget. Personal -- Born November 21, 1992... son of Gary and Annie Wood... pre-business major.
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2 0 1 2 S E A S O N R E S U LT S INDIVIDUAL SEASON BESTS
2011 NCAA ALL-AMERICAN
Balboa Becker Bronzino Cazabon Clarke Dyckman Field Gryshayev Landau McClay McGrath Shemansky Wilson Wright Best Scores
F.E. P.H. S.R. V. P.B. H.B. AA 13.9 14.1 14.3 14.6 15.05 14.0 84.8 14.0 -- -- -- -- 13.7 -14.4 -- 14.9 14.0 -- 14.1 --- 14.2 -- 14.1 14.3 -- -- 14.0 -- -- 14.9 -- -- --- -- -- -- 11.9 -- -- 14.3 -- -- 14.6 -- 13.6 -13.05 14.2 15.75 14.45 -- -- --- 13.3 -- 14.1 14.7 13.7 --- -- -- -- 14.6 -- -- 15.25 -- 14.9 15.05 14.4 -- -14.5 13.9 14.55 14.8 13.9 14.65 85.15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- - 15.25 14.2 15.75 15.05 15.05 14.65 85.15
2012 RESULTS (3-22 OVERALL, 1-19 BIG TEN)
Event Result Score at Windy City Invitational 6th/6 teams 316.800 ILLINOIS L 326.200 at Illinois-Chicago W 332.100 MINNESOTA, NEBRASKA 3rd/3 teams 334.500 at Oklahoma W 334.400 at Minnesota w/ Brockport 2nd/3 teams 338.200 ILLINOIS L 337.800 at Nebraska L 334.350 Big Ten Championships 6th/7 teams 342.800 at NCAA Qualifier 6th/6 teams 336.650 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS (IOWA CITY, IA)
Team 1. Illinois 2. Michigan 3. Penn State 4. Minnesota 5. Ohio State 6. Iowa 7. Nebraska
Points 352.950 351.850 350.000 345.800 343.650 342.800 340.700
INDIVIDUAL EVENT HIGHS
All-Around 85.150 Broderick Shemansky, Big Ten Champs 15.250
Pommel Horse Gryshayev/Cazabon
Javier Balboa Todd Becker Angelo Bronzino Matt McGrath Adam Wilson Samuel Wright BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Matt McGrath FIRST TEAM ALL-BIG TEN
Broderick Shemansky LETTERWINNERS
Javier Balboa Todd Becker Angelo Bronzino Zach Cazabon Devin Clarke David Dyckman Brandon Field
Anton Gryshayev Jack McClay Matt McGrath Broderick Shemansky Adam Wilson Samuel Wright
Rings 15.750 Anton Gryshayev, at Oklahoma
NCAA QUALIFIER - SESSION II
Team 1. Michigan 2. Penn State 3. Stanford 4. Ohio State 5. Nebraska 6. Iowa
Floor Exercise Matt McGrath, at Nebraska
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN HONOREES
Points 353.450 353.000 348.500 345.350 340.550 336.650
Vault 15.050 Matt McGrath, at NCAA Qualifier Parallel Bars Javier Balboa, vs. Nebraska
Horizontal Bar Broderick Shemansky, at Neb. & Minn.
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I O WA R E CO R D S UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RECORDS (BASED ON 10.0)
Team Event Score Competition Year Floor Exercise 39.075 at Big Ten Meet 1995 Pommel Horse 39.225 NCAA Championships 2000 Rings 38.975 at NCAA Regional 1997 Vault 38.650 at Big Ten Meet 1997 Parallel Bars 38.925 vs. Illinois 1998 Horizontal Bar 39.125 NCAA Qualifier 2000 Total 231.800 at NCAA Finals 1997 Individual Event Score Competitor Year Floor Exercise 9.950 Jay Thornton 1995 Pommel Horse 9.950 Don Jackson 2000 Rings 9.875 Chris Camiscioli 1998 Vault 9.800 Stu Breitenstine 1982 Parallel Bars 9.850 Aaron Cotter 1995 Horizontal Bar 9.925 Shane de Freitas 2000 Brian Hamilton 2000 A A (optional) 58.325 Jay Thornton 1996 A A (compulsories) 56.900 Dan Bachman 1984 A A (total) 113.35 Chris Kabat 1992
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RECORDS SINCE 2008 (OPEN-ENDED SCORING)
Team Event Score Competition Year Floor Exercise 59.350 at Big Ten Championships 2008 Pommel Horse 57.900 vs. Illinois, at Nebraska 2008 Rings 58.500 at Nebraska & Minnesota 2011 Vault 63.200 at Nebraska 2008 Parallel Bars 57.700 vs. Nebraska 2011 Horizontal Bar 58.700 at Nebraska & Minnesota 2011 Total 351.800 at Nebraska & Minnesota 2011 Individual Event Score Competitor Year Floor Exercise 15.500 Matt McGrath 2011 Pommel Horse 14.900 Jacob Becker, Curtis Kleffman, Ben Ketelsen, Mike Jiang 2011 Rings 15.750 Anton Gryshayev 2012 Vault 16.300 Geoff Reins 2008 Parallel Bars 15.050 Javier Balboa 2012 Horizontal Bar 14.900 Ben Ketelsen 2011 A A (optional) 86.450 Curtis Kleffman 2008
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IOWAGYMNASTICS BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1923 (2) Lyle Baily, Indian Clubs Gervaine Tompkins, All Around 1925 (1) *Walter Breckenridge, Tumbling 1927 (1) Walker Henderson, Parallel Bars 1929 (1) Larry Griswold, Tumbling 1935 (2) Eugene Wettstone, All Around Eugene Wettstone, Pommel Horse 1937 (5) Robert McCloy, Flying Rings George Nissen, Tumbling Eugene Wettstone, All Around Eugene Wettstone, High Bar Eugene Wettstone, Pommel Horse 1950 (1) William Harris, Trampoline 1953 (2) Robert Hazlett, Tumbling Bill Sorenson, Trampoline 1954 (2) Robert Hazlett, Tumbling James Norman, Trampoline 1955 (3) Sam Bailie, High Bar Walter Patterson, Trampoline Walter Patterson, Tumbling 1956 (1) *Sam Bailie, Pommel Horse
1957 (2) Sam Bailie, Flying Rings Sam Bailie, Pommel Horse 1958 (4) William Buck, Pommel Horse Staffan Carlsson, Floor Exercise *John McCurdy, Trampoline Ted Segura, Rings 1959 (2) William Buck, Parallel Bars William Buck, Pommel Horse 1960 (2) William Buck, Pommel Horse Larry Snyder, Trampoline 1964 (2) Glenn Gailis, Pommel Horse George Hery, Floor Exercise 1965 (6) Glenn Gailis, All Around Glenn Gailis, High Bar Glenn Gailis, Pommel Horse Glenn Gailis, Rings Bill Sayre, Floor Exercise Jeff Stein, Tumbling 1967 (4) Tom Goldsborough, Parallel Bars *Don Hatch, Rings Keith McCanless, Pommel Horse Neil Schmitt, High Bar 1968 (3) Don Hatch, Rings Neil Schmitt, High Bar Marc Slotten, Pommel Horse 1969 (2) Don Hatch, Rings Keith McCanless, Pommel Horse
TEAM RECORDS 1970 (5) Ken Liehr, Pommel Horse Dan Repp, Rings Rich Scorza, High Bar Rich Scorza, Vaulting Barry Slotten, Floor Exercise 1971 (1) Barry Slotten, Vaulting 1972 (1) Dean Showalter, All Around 1973 (3) Dave Luna, Parallel Bars Gary Quigg, Vaulting Bruce Waldman, High Bar 1974 (4) Rudy Ginez, Parallel Bars Dave May, Floor Exercise Dale Robbins, Pommel Horse Carl Walin, All Around 1981 (1) *Joe Leo, Pommel Horse 1982 (2) *Terry Heffron, Rings *Tim Magee, Parallel Bars 1983 (2) *Dan Bachman, Floor Exercise Dan Bachman, Vaulting 1984 (1) Dan Bachman, Floor Exercise 1985 (1) Dan Bachman, Floor Exercise
1986 (4) Dan Bachman, All Around Dan Bachman, Floor Exercise Dan Bachman, Parallel Bars *Stu Breitenstine, Vaulting 1987 (1) Joe Short, Pommel Horse 1988 (2) *Ron Nasti, Floor Exercise Joe Thome, High Bar
1999 (2) Don Jackson, Pommel Horse Todd Strada, All-Around 2000 (1) Brian Hamilton, Horizontal Bar 2003 (1) Linas Gaveika, Horizontal Bar 2005 (1) Michael Reavis, Floor Exercise
1990 (1) Adrian Besancon, Rings
2006 (1) Michael Reavis, Floor Exercise
1991 (1) *Paul Bautel, Pommel Horse
2007 (1) Jacques Bouchard, Rings
1992 (1) Rich Frye, Pommel Horse
2009 (1) Geoff Reins, Vault
1993 (1) Adrian Besancon, Rings
1994 (2) Garry Denk, Horizontal Bar Jay Thornton, Floor Exercise 1995 (2) Carlos Herrero, Horizontal Bar Jay Thornton, Floor Exercise 1996 (3) Jay Thornton, Floor Exercise Jay Thornton, Parallel Bars Jay Thornton, Vault 1998 (2) Chris Camiscioli, Rings *Chris Camiscioli, Parallel Bars
indicates co champion
BIG TEN CHAMPIONS (TEAM) 1937 1967 1968 1972 1974 1986 1998
NCAA CHAMPIONS (TEAM) 1969
NCAA CHAMPIONS 1953 (1) Robert Hazlett Trampoline
1969 (1) Keith McCanless Pommel Horse
1954 (1) James Norman Trampoline
1995 (1) Jay Thornton Floor Exercise
1958 (1) William Buck Pommel Horse
1996 (1) Jay Thornton Vault
1960 (1) Larry Snyder Trampoline
2000 (1) Don Jackson Pommel Horse
1965 (1) Glenn Gailis Rings
2003 (1) Linas Gaveika Horizontal Bar
1967 (1) Keith McCanless Pommel Horse
2005 (1) Michael Reavis Vault
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IOWAGYMNASTICS ALL-AMERICANS 1950 (1) William Harris, Trampoline 1951 (1) William Harris, Trampoline
1963 (1) George Hery, Trampoline 1964 (2) Glenn Gailis, Rings George Hery, Trampoline
1952 (1) Frank LaDue, Trampoline
1965 (3) Glenn Gailis, Rings Glenn Gailis, All Around Kenneth Gordon, Pommel Horse
1953 (2) Robert Hazlett, Trampoline James Norman, Trampoline
1966 (1) Marc Slotten, Pommel Horse
1954 (3) Robert Hazlett, Trampoline Robert Hazlett, Tumbling James Norman, Trampoline
1967 (3) Kenneth Gordon, Pommel Horse Keith McCanless, Pommel Horse Neil Schmitt, High Bar
1955 (2) Sam Bailie, High Bar Walter Patterson, Trampoline
1969 (3) Robert Dickson, Rings Kenneth Liehr, Pommel Horse Keith McCanless, Pommel Horse
1956 (1) Sam Bailie, Pommel Horse 1957 (3) Sam Bailie, Pommel Horse Sam Bailie, All Around Tim Joe, Trampoline 1958 (1) William Buck, Pommel Horse 1959 (3) William Buck, Pommel Horse William Buck, Parallel Bars Larry Snyder, Trampoline 1960 (2) William Buck, Pommel Horse Larry Snyder, Trampoline
TEAM RECORDS 1987 (3) Ron Nasti, Floor Exercise Joe Short, Pommel Horse Joe Thome, High Bar 1988 (3) Jeff Dow, High Bar Ron Nasti, Floor Exercise Joe Thome, Rings 1989 (2) Keith Rooks, Vault Paul Wozniak, Rings 1990 (1) Rich Frye, Pommel Horse 1991 (2) Jim Cuthbertson, Vault Rich Frye, Pommel Horse 1992 (2) Jim Cuthbertson, Vault Garry Denk, Rings
1970 (1) Rich Scorza, High Bar
1993 (1) Adrian Besancon, Rings
1973 (1) Dave Luna, Parallel Bars
1994 (5) Garry Denk, Rings Garry Denk, Horizontal Bar Jay Thornton, Floor Exercise Jay Thornton, Horizontal Bar Rick Uptegraff, Rings
1974 (2) Gary Quigg, Vaulting Dale Robbins, Pommel Horse 1985 (1) Stu Breitenstine, Floor Exercise 1986 (3) Dan Bachman, All Around Dan Bachman, Floor Exercise Dan Bachman, Parallel Bars
1995 (2) Jay Thornton, Floor Exercise Jay Thornton, Parallel Bars
1996 (7) Chris Camiscioli, Rings Aaron Cotter, All-Around Greg Gebhardt, Pommel Horse Travis Rosen, Vault Jay Thornton, Floor Exercise Jay Thornton, Vault Jay Thornton, Parallel Bars 1997 (4) Chris Camiscioli, Rings Brian Hamilton, Floor Exercise Dave Nemovitz, Rings Anthony Petrocelli, Vault 1998 (6) Chris Camiscioli, Rings Lou Datilio, Parallel Bars Adrian Johnston, Horizontal Bar Anthony Petrocelli, Vault Todd Strada, All-Around Todd Strada, Pommel Horse 1999 (2) Shane de Freitas, High Bar Todd Strada, All-Around 2000 (5) Shane de Freitas, Horizontal Bar Brian Hamilton, Horizontal Bar Don Jackson, Pommel Horse Todd Strada, All-Around Todd Strada, Horizontal Bar
2004 (3) Linas Gaveika, Parallel Bars Linas Gaveika, Horizontal Bar Michael Reavis, Vault 2005 (4) Michael Reavis, Vault Michael Reavis, All-Around Michael McNamara, Floor Exercise Linas Gaveika, Horizontal Bar 2006 (2) Curtis Kleffman, Pommel Horse Geoff Reins, Floor Exercise 2007 (2) Jacob Becker, Pommel Horse Geoff Reins, Vault 2009 (1) Geoff Reins, Vault 2010 (1) Mike Jiang, Pommel Horse 2011 (1) Matt McGrath, Vault
2001 (1) Antonio CĂŠsar, Pommel Horse 2002 (1) Don Jackson, Pommel Horse 2003 (2) Linas Gaveika, Horizontal Bar Michael Reavis, Horizontal Bar
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IOWAGYMNASTICS ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
Kurt Karnstedt Joe Thome Eyal Weissblueth Joe Thome Paul Wozniak Paul Wozniak Paul Bautel Jeff Dow Don Scarlett Paul Bautel Adrian Besancon Chris Kabat Don Scarlett Paul Bautel Adrian Besancon Don Brown Chris Kabat Don Scarlett Don Brown Chris Kabat Mark Kuglitsch Aaron Cotter Jay Thornton Rick Uptegraff Aaron Cotter Greg Gebhardt Carlos Herrero Sean Juguilon Mark Kuglitsch Peter Masucci Jon Nania Jay Thornton Aaron Cotter Greg Gebhardt Sean Juguilon Mark Kuglitsch Peter Masucci Jay Thornton Mike Townsend Greg Gebhardt Adrian Johnston Sean Juguilon
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Mike Townsend Peter Masucci Dave Nemovitz Matt Thurber Lou Datilio Brian Hamilton Doug Jacobson Adrian Johnston Anthony Petrocelli Todd Strada Matt Thurber Barry Wilken Kevin Agnew Brian Christie Lou Datilio Brian Hamilton Doug Jacobson Adrian Johnston Anthony Petrocelli Todd Strada Barry Wilken Kevin Agnew Brian Christie Shane de Freitas Brian Hamilton Don Jackson Doug Jacobson Anthony Petrocelli Todd Strada Andy Thornton Kevin Agnew Brian Christie Shane de Freitas Don Jackson Ryan Meeks Cameron Schick Andy Thornton Brian Christie Steve Davis Shane de Freitas Don Jackson Justin Leavitt Ryan Meeks Matt Metzger Cameron Schick
TEAM RECORDS Andy Thornton 2003 Kenny Lin Ryan Meeks Matt Metzger Cameron Schick 2004 Jacques Bouchard Bryan Bourland Linas Gaveika Kenny Lin Matt Metzger Dan Proudfoot 2005 Jacques Bouchard Bryan Bourland Linas Gaveika Drew Ignoto Kenny Lin Dan Proudfoot Reid Vancelette 2006 Jacob Becker Jacques Bouchard Bryan Bourland Tom Buese Drew Ignoto Dan Proudfoot Reid Vancelette 2007 Jacob Becker Jaqcues Bouchard Bryan Bourland Tom Buese Drew Ignoto Diego Mercado-Austin 2008 Jacob Becker Tom Buese Diego Mercado-Austin 2009 Diego Mercado-Austin 2010 Jonathan Buese Adam Wilson 2011 Todd Becker Timm Krueger John McClay Matt McGrath Adam Wilson 2012 Javier Balboa Todd Becker Angelo Bronzino
Matt McGrath Adam Wilson Samuel Wright
ALL-AMERICA SCHOLAR ATHLETE 1990 1991 1992 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Paul Bautel Paul Bautel Chris Kabat Don Brown Don Scarlett Carlos Herrero Sean Juguilon Peter Massuci Greg Gebhardt Sean Juguilon Peter Masucci Aaron Cotter Greg Gebhardt Sean Juguilon Peter Masucci Jay Thornton Lou Datilio Brian Hamilton Adrian Johnston Sean Juguilon Peter Masucci David Nemovitz Kevin Agnew Brian Hamilton Doug Jacobson Adrian Johnston Matt Thurber Kevin Agnew Brian Christie Brian Hamilton Adrian Johnston Andy Thornton Kevin Agnew Brian Christie Brian Hamilton Don Jackson Doug Jacobson Ryan Meeks
Anthony Petrocelli Cameron Schick Andy Thornton 2001 Kevin Agnew Brian Christie Don Jackson Matt Metzger Andy Thornton 2002 Brian Christie Steve Davis Don Jackson Ryan Meeks Matt Metzger Andy Thornton 2003 Ryan Meeks Matt Metzger Cameron Schick 2004 Jacques Bouchard Bryan Bourland Matt Metzger 2005 Jacob Becker Jacques Bouchard 2006 Jacques Bouchard Ben Gonsoulin Reid Vancelette Jake Becker* Bryan Bourland* Tom Buese* Drew Ignoto* Diego Mercado-Austin* Geoff Reins* 2007 Jacques Bouchard Jake Becker* Bryan Bourland* Tom Buese* Drew Ignoto 2008 Jake Becker Tom Buese 2009 Jonathan Buese Diego Mercado-Austin * Denotes Second team
ESPN THE MAGAZINE DISTRICT VII ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN 2000 Brian Hamilton 2002 Don Jackson 2007 Jacques Bouchard NCAA POST-GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 1997 Peter Masucci 2002 Don Jackson
Todd Strada 2000 Brian Hamilton Todd Strada 2003 Linas Gaveika 2005 Linas Gaveika Michael Reavis 2006 Michael Reavis 2007 Jacques Bouchard 2009 Geoff Reins 2012 Broderick Shemansky
ALL-BIG TEN 1984 Dan Bachman Stu Breitenstine Joe Leo 1985 Dan Bachman 1986 Dan Bachman Stu Breitenstine Kurt Karnstedt Ron Nasti Joe Short Joe Thome 1987 Ron Nasti Joe Short 1988 Jeff Dow Ron Nasti Joe Thome 1989 Jeff Dow 1990 Adrian Besancon Jeff Dow Chris Kabat 1991 Paul Bautel 1992 Rich Frye Chris Kabat 1993 Adrian Besancon 1994 Garry Denk Jay Thornton 1995 Carlos Herrero Jay Thornton 1996 Aaron Cotter Jay Thornton 1998 Chris Camiscioli Todd Strada 1999 Don Jackson PA G E 2 8
IOWAGYMNASTICS HOLZAEPFEL AWARD Dick Holzaepfel is a name that was associated with Iowa gymnastics for over three decades, serving 27 of 31 years as head coach (19501980). In his honor, the Holzaepfel Award is presented annually to Iowa’s Most Valuable Gymnast. 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Brett Garland Dan Bachman Dan Bachman Dan Bachman Ron Nasti Joe Thome Jeff Dow Jeff Dow Paul Bautel Chris Kabat Adrian Besancon Garry Denk Jay Thornton Jay Thornton Chris Camiscioli Todd Strada Todd Strada Todd Strada Shane de Freitas Andy Thornton Linas Gaveika Eric Block Michael Reavis Curtis Kleffman Jacob Becker Curtis Kleffman Geoff Reins Jonathan Buese Matt McGrath Javier Balboa
TEAM RECORDS OBERMANN AWARD The Dr. C.E. Obermann Award is presented to Iowa’s Outstanding Senior for a career of excellence in scholarship, sportsmanship and gymnastics performance. 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Lloyd Warner Robert Pusey Jim Magee Mohamad Tavakoli Mark Johnson, Chuck Graham Tim Magee Steve Troester Joe Leo Paul Bengtson Dan Bachman Joe Short Chris Stanicek Paul Wozniak Jeff Dow Erik Heikkila Paul Bautel Chris Kabat no recipient no recipient Aaron Cotter, Jay Thornton Dave Nemovitz Chris Camiscioli Lou Datilio Brian Hamilton Kevin Agnew Don Jackson Cameron Schick Matt Metzger Linas Gaveika Michael Reavis Jacques Bouchard
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Jacob Becker no recipient Jonathan Buese Matt McGrath Zachary Cazabon
BIG TEN MEDAL OF HONOR The Big Ten Conference endowed a medal of honor in 1914, which is to be awarded to a student demonstrating proficiency in scholarship and athletics at each of the league schools. Nine former Iowa gymnasts have won this prestigious award. 1961 William Buck 1965 Glenn Gailis 1967 Kenneth Gordon 1974 Carl Walin 1989 Paul Wozniak 1992 Paul Bautel 1996 Jay Thornton 1997 Peter Masucci 2001 Kevin Agnew BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD 2003 Cameron Schick 2004 Linas Gaveika 2005 Kenny Lin 2006 Bryan Bourland 2007 Jacques Bouchard 2008 Reid Urbain 2009 Jonathan Buese 2010 Jonathan Buese 2011 Samuel Wright 2012 Matt McGrath
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA VARSITY CLUB HALL OF FAME Inductees are selected by a vote of all dues-paying members of the National Iowa Varsity Club. All former Hawkeye athletes who have won at least one major letter and completed their eligibility at least 10 years prior to selection are eligible for the Hall of Fame. A coach or administrator must have retired or left the university at least five years prior to selection. A maximum of seven inductees may be selected to the Hall of Fame each year. Five gymnasts and one gymnastics coach have been inducted into the Hall of Fame: 1993 1997 2003 2007 2009 2011
Glenn Gailis Dick Holzaepfel Robert Hazlett William Buck Jay Thornton Keith McCanless
IOWA ATHLETE OF THE YEAR The Big Ten Conference established this award in 1982. The overall conference winner becomes the Big Ten Jesse Owens Athlete of the Year. 1995 Jay Thornton 1999 Todd Strada 2002 Don Jackson
BIG TEN ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 1999 Todd Strada BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR 1989 Paul Bautel 1993 Jay Thornton
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BIG TEN NETWORK In June 2006, the Big Ten announced the creation of the Big Ten Network, a national network devoted to Big Ten athletic and academic programs. Available to all cable and satellite providers nationwide, with most programs offered in stunning high-definition television (HDTV), the network allows fans to see their home teams, regardless of where they live. The Network currently has agreements with more than 250 affiliates, including AT&T U-Verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox (Cleveland), DirecTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. Available to approximately 70 million households nationwide, the Big Ten Network is the first nationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With approximately 350 live events, and nearly all of them in high definition, the network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live. The network operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, showcasing a wide array of classic-to-current sports and televising more Olympic sporting events and womenâ€™s sports than has ever been aired on any other network.
Last season, the Hawkeyes appeared on the Big Ten Network on two occasions. Big Ten gymnastics can be seen worldwide in high-definition (HD) on BTN and on BTN.com.
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ATHLETICS DIRECTOR Now in his seventh year as director of athletics at the University of Iowa and his 26th year in athletic administration, Gary Barta manages an athletics program that continues to gain momentum in two key areas -- on the playing field and in the classroom -while enhancing the infrastructure that will serve as the foundation for future success. Academically, the UI’s federal graduation rate of 74 percent (for student-athletes who enrolled in 2004-05) ties the best ever posted by UI athletics. That mark was a 13-point increase over the previous year and was nine points above the national average; UI student-athletes will establish another record when the latest figures are released in October. Last fall, the NCAA confirmed that all 24 of Iowa’s teams exceeded the Academic Progress Rate (APR) benchmark for the fourth straight year. In figures released last fall, Iowa’s score of 86 percent in the NCAA’s “Graduation Success Rate” or GSR, also matched a school record. Five different women’s teams at the UI posted perfect 100 GSR scores. Iowa’s GSR in football (83), men’s (73) and women’s (100) basketball all ranked above the national average for their respective sports. Athletically, Hawkeye teams enjoyed another outstanding year in 2011-12. A significant number of Iowa’s 24 programs reached postseason play. The Iowa football team reached bowl eligibility for the 11th straight season and competing in a bowl game for the fourth straight year and 10th time in the last 11 seasons. The women’s basketball program participated in the NCAA Tournament for a fifth straight season and men’s basketball returned to postseason competition under second-year coach Fran McCaffery, recording an 84-75 win over Dayton in front of 13,190 re-energized fans in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeye wrestling program, led by national champion Matt McDonough, made another run at a national title before placing third. The men’s golf team placed 22nd nationally in its third appearance in the NCAA Championships in the last four seasons. Additionally, the UI men’s track and field placed 23rd in the nation and the UI’s men’s swimming and diving program placed 26th at its national championship.
The Barta family includes Connie, Madison, Gary and Luke.
Iowa’s field hockey team advanced to the NCAA Tournament and the Hawkeye softball team placed second in the Big Ten. Between the men’s and women’s track and field teams, 34 student-athletes
competed at the NCAA Championships and 14 members of the UI men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams qualified for the Olympic Trials. And, while the UI athletics department continues to earn high marks in integrity, academic excellence, and athletic performances. Barta also continues to oversee critical improvements and additions to the facilities used by the UI’s talented student-athletes while maintaining a balanced and ever-growing operations budget that continues to be self-sustaining. In addition to the competitive success the Hawkeyes recorded in 2011-12, the UI once again experienced tremendous success at the turnstiles. Iowa has sold every seat in historic Kinnick Stadium in each of the past two seasons, ranking 21st in national attendance both years. The UI will enter the 2012 home football season with all seven home games sold out once again and boasts waiting lists for not only season tickets, but also the premium seating options available inside the Paul W. Brechler Press Box. Attendance at home games of the UI’s men’s basketball team has climbed more than 30 percent the last two seasons. Iowa’s attendance of 13,190 for a first round NIT game in Carver-Hawkeye Arena ranked as the highest attended game of the 2012 tournament. The UI wrestling team set another national attendance record by averaging 9,014 fans per home meet in 2011-12, leading the nation in attendance for the sixth straight year. The economic impact of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, hosted by the UI in CarverHawkeye Arena, exceeded $5 million, according to survey results released by the Iowa City/ Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Attendance at home games of the UI’s women’s basketball games also remained strong as the program once again ranked among national leaders in 2011-12. The UI also registered increases in attendance at home volleyball, soccer, field hockey, women’s gymnastics, men’s gymnastics, softball and baseball events. Since 2006, the Hawkeyes have invested more than $150 million in new and renovated athletic facilities. Upgrades include the restoration of historic Kinnick Stadium and CarverHawkeye Arena, as well as a new state-of-the-art aquatics center, a boathouse facility for the UI rowing program and an indoor and outdoor tennis complex. Another $60 million worth of improvements are underway in the form of the two phase football training center project and an indoor golf performance facility. In late summer 2011, the UI completed a $47 million revitalization of Carver-Hawkeye Arena. That project included the construction of a practice facility for men’s and women’s
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IOWAGYMNASTICS 2012. Phase I includes the new indoor practice facility for Coach Kirk Ferentz’ program that has competed on 10 bowl games over the past 11 seasons. Phase II includes construction of the new Iowa Football Operations Center, which will include new team locker rooms, team meeting rooms, athletic medical training space, video operations, and coaches offices and meeting rooms. Funded entirely through private support and revenue generated by the UI Athletics Department, the project is an important next phase of the master facilities plan for Hawkeye football. It will be constructed adjacent to the Ron and Margaret Kenyon Outdoor Practice Facility, immediately west of Kinnick Stadium and will be connected to the new indoor practice facility. The 2010-11 season marked the first for the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams in the UI’s $69 million Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. The Hawkeyes hosted the 2012 Big Ten Championships and the UI men’s squad responded by earning its highest Big Ten finish in 15 seasons. Another of the latest additions to the facilities available to the UI’s student-athletes is the Varsity Golf Complex practice facility for the men’s and women’s golf programs. Located at the southern edge of the UI’s award-winning Finkbine Golf Course, the facility is expected to be completed for use this winter. It will provide the Hawkeyes a state-of-the-art facility that offers the opportunity for year-round training and practice. Barta’s involvement in the UI campus community extends beyond intercollegiate athletics. He is a member of the President’s Cabinet, comprised of vice presidents and other campus leaders, that provide counsel to UI President Sally Mason. That group was instrumental in the UI’s response to record-setting flooding that besieged the campus and the Iowa City and Coralville community in June 2008. Barta also represents the UI and the Hawkeyes at the conference and national level. During his first six years at the UI, he has participated in the creation and implementation of the Big Ten Network, the expansion of the Big Ten Conference and realignment of athletics conferences nationally, and the Big Ten’s postseason bowl game agreements that were successfully implemented in 2010. Nationally, Barta remains active in the Division IA Athletics Directors Association, the National Association of College Directors of Athletics, and currently serves on the NCAA Football Committee Board of Directors. Barta often suggests to his staff that “Hope is not a strategy,” which is why he is currently overseeing a comprehensive review of the strategic plan for the UI Athletics Department and has worked with the UI’s leadership on a long-term financial plan.
G A R Y B A R TA Another favorite saying of his is, “Vision without resources is irrelevant.” Over the course of his career he has been directly involved in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in support of intercollegiate athletics. This has remained a primary focus during his tenure at Iowa, where private support for the Hawkeyes continues to flourish despite a challenging economy. Under Barta’s leadership –- and thanks to a talented athletics development staff – the UI has seen year-over-year improvement in annual giving in spite of the difficult economic environment. In addition, under Barta’s direction, the UI generated more than $20 million of philanthropic and corporate sponsorship support for the revitalization of Carver-Hawkeye Arena and has already surpassed that level of support for the current football projects. The UI also generated the $2 million in private support necessary to fully fund the Hawkeyes’ new practice facility for its men’s and women’s golf programs. As the director of athletics at the University of Wyoming for three years, seven different UW coaches were named Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year. He also spearheaded a fund-raising effort that netted the Cowboy athletics program $11 million in private support and $11 million in matching state fund. As the senior associate athletics director at the University of Washington, he directed the “Campaign for the Student-Athlete,” was a participant in the design, construction and/or renovation of several UW athletics facilities, including Bank of America Arena and the Dempsey Indoor Practice Facility. In addition to almost doubling the amount of annual private support received by UW, Barta also managed the department’s external relations division, a task that included corporate sponsorship and radio contracts. His responsibilities at Washington expanded over time to include hiring of coaching and administrative staff, and the day-to-day oversight of several Huskie sport teams. The roots of his development experience extend to his first two positions: director of athletics development and external relations at the University of Northern Iowa and director of development at his alma mater, North Dakota State University. Barta earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communication and broadcast journalism from NDSU in 1987. He was an option quarterback for Bison football squads that won the Division II NCAA National Championship in 1983, 1985 and 1986. Barta, and his wife, Connie, have a son, Luke (14) and a daughter, Madison (12). He was born Sept. 4, 1963, in Minneapolis.
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IOWAGYMNASTICS IOWAGYMNASTICS IOWA AMONGTO BIG TEN LEADERS IOWARANKS CONTINUES BUILD FOR SUCCESS The UI Department of Athletics is under the direction of Gary Barta and is regarded as one of the top intercollegiate The UI Department of Athletics is under directionenjoyed of Garysuccess Barta and regarded asand oneacademically of programs in the nation. Once again, thethe Hawkeyes bothis athletically in 2011-12 the top intercollegiate programs in the nation. Once again, the Hawkeyes enjoyed success both athletically andthe academically 2010-11. rate of 74 percent (for student-athletes who enrolled in 2004-05) ties the Academically, UI’s federalingraduation best ever posted by UI athletics. That mark was a 13-point increase over the previous year and was nine points above Sixty-four Hawkeyes all-conferencewill accolades, 44 were recognized All-Americans. the national average;earned UI student-athletes establishwhile another record when theaslatest figures are released in October. Hawkeye student-athletes excelled in the classroom as well with 172 earning Academic All-Big Last fall, the NCAA confirmed that all 24 of Iowa’s teams exceeded the Academic Progress Rate (APR) benchmark for Ten laurels. Thirty-four Hawkeyes were honored by the Big Ten Conference with the Distinguished the fourth straight year. Scholar Award. The graduation rate of Iowa’s student-athletes has improved in each of the past 10 years and has Hawkeye consistently ranked above another the graduation rate of year all UIinstudents. Athletically, teams enjoyed outstanding 2011-12. A significant number of Iowa’s 24 programs reached postseason play. The Iowa football team reached bowl eligibility for the 11th straight season and Iowa’ s men’sincross country, s and women’ s tennis, teams were by the competed a bowl gamemen’ for the fourth straight yearand andsoftball 10th time in the lastrecognized 11 seasons. The women’s basketball NCAA for their high academic marks. The four teams earned Public Recognition Awards, based program participated in the NCAA Tournament for a fifth straight season and men’s basketballon returned to postseason their most recent multi-year Academic Rates. competition under second-year coach Progress Fran McCaffery.
The UI closed the2011, 2010-11 year with a bang, a school record in total points In late summer theathletics UI completed a $47 millionestablishing revitalization of Carver-Hawkeye Arena. That project included scored in the annual Hawkeyes accumulated 510 points in the construction of aLearfield practiceSports facilityDirectors’ for men’sCup. andThe women’ s basketball and volleyball, a 10,000-square-foot strength the competition that awards center, points based each institution’ finish in national championship training and cardiovascular and anonexpansion to the sDan Gable Wrestling Complex, in addition to new locker competition in up tofacilities 20 totalfor sports women’ s and 10 men’s).wrestling and volleyball programs, and office space for room and support men’(10 s and women’ s basketball, the majority of Iowa administrative and coaching staffs. Several new projects have come to completion on the Iowa campus. Some of the latest additions toPhase the UII campus include the completion new Campus and Wellness Center, of a two-phase project for the ofUI the football programRecreation was completed in August, 2012. Phase I includes the which houses the swimming and diving teams, and the state-of-the-art $7 million rowing new indoor practice facility for Coach Kirk Ferentz’ program that has competed on 10 bowl games over the past 11 boathouse. In addition to theconstruction brand new swimming rowing facilities, the RoyCenter, G. Karrowhich will include new team seasons. Phase II includes of the newand Iowa Football Operations Athletics Hall ofteam Famemeeting and Visitors Center, themedical Russell training and Annspace, Gerdinvideo Athletic Learningand Center and offices and meeting locker rooms, rooms, athletic operations, coaches the Hawkeye Tennis and through Recreation Centersupport completed construction in recent years. Furthermore, rooms. Funded entirely private and revenue generated by the UI Athletics Department, the project is the completed million renovation in the summer of 2011. an UI important nexta $47 phase of theCarver-Hawkeye master facilitiesArena plan for Hawkeyeproject football. Kinnick Stadium received a major upgrade and renovation that was completed just prior to the IOWA WRESTLING 2006 season. The $89 million project replacing ofleader the south end zone andseasons -- continued its The Hawkeye wrestling team -- theincluded nationaltheattendance in each of thestands last six building of a four-level press box that houses 47 guest suites. New scoreboards, video walls, dominance on the mat, finishing third at the NCAA Championships. Six Hawkeyes earned All-America accolades in concession standstwo-time and rest rooms were also partMatt of the project. Iowa has claimed 23 national championships and 34 2012, including national champion McDonough. Big Ten titles in its 102-year history. IOWA WRESTLING The HawkeyeFOOTBALL wrestling team continued its dominance on the mat, finishing third at the NCAA IOWA Championships. Iowa has its claimed national championships, Iowa football continued stellar23play, finishing in the upperincluding division ofthree the in Bigthe Tenlast forfour the 10th time in the last 11 years, Big Ten titles. Hawkeyes earned en competed route to the s years.and The34 Hawkeyes reachedFivebowl eligibility for theAll-American 11th straightaccolades season and in team’ the postseason for the fourth third placeyear. finish. straight
M AA TTOOTTAALL PPRROOGGRRAAM IOWAFOOTBALL WOMEN’S BASKETBALL IOWA The women’ basketballitsteam final eight games of the regular season to finish fortime second Iowa football scontinued stellarwon play,itsfinishing in the upper division of the Big Ten for thetied ninth thelast Big10 Tenyears. and earn an at-largecapped bid into theseason NCAA Tournament. Coach Lisa Bluder has victory now led ininthe The Hawkeyes their with a thrillingHead 27-24 come-from-behind IowaMissouri to five-straight NCAABowl. Tournament over in the Insight The winappearances. was Iowa’s third straight bowl victory, a school record. IOWAWOMEN’S MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD IOWA BASKETBALL Thewomen’ men’s track and field team a pair of topseason, 25 finishes at the NCAA Indoor andandOutdoor The s basketball team hadrecorded another outstanding finishing third in the league Championships. crowned four Bigwho Ten champions and Big nineTen All-Americans, advancing to the The NCAAHawkeyes Tournament. Lisa Bluder, is a three-time Coach of the including Year and Erik Sowinski,Regional who placed second the 800 meters at theAlexander NCAA Championships. two-time Coach of theinYear, coached Kachine and Jaime Printy to honorable mention All-America status. Alexander was also tabbed the Premier Player of the Year. Bluder has IOWA guided IowaMEN’S to eight firstGOLF division finishes in her 11 years and has taken her program to eight NCAA Head coach Mark Hankins the Hawkeyes to their third NCAA Championships appearance in the Tournaments, including fourled straight. last four years. Iowa collected another top-25 national finish and multiple individuals earned honors throughout the season. IOWA MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD The men’s track and field team finished eighth in the nation at the indoor national championships IOWA and won theMEN’S outdoor BigBASKETBALL Ten title in 2011. Coach Larry Wieczorek was named Big Ten Coach of the Second-year head coach Fran McCaffery led the Hawkeyes to 18 wins and an NIT bid a year ago. Iowa Year, while numerous Hawkeyes earned all-league and All-America honors. improved by seven wins from 2011 to 2012, as McCaffery continued to demonstrate his ability to rebuild programs reenergize the fan base -- Iowa’ s attendance increased for the second straight IOWA MEN’GandGOLF year and ranked No. 31 Head coach Mark Hankinsnationally. continued to have his men’s golfers play at a high level. The Hawkeyes advanced to the NCAA Championships for the second time in three years and tied for 10th nationally – SWIMMING DIVING aIOWA school-record finish. Vince IndiaAND was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and earned the prestigious The Iowa men’ s swimming and diving team posted its the bestlowest finish in 17 years, placing the Big Ten Les Bolstad Trophy, which goes to the male golfer with stroke average in thefifth BiginTen. and 26th at the NCAA Championships. The Hawkeye won a pair of Big Ten relay titles and five studentathletes went on to garner honorable mention All-America accolades. On the women’s team, freshman IOWA MEN’S BASKETBALL Becky Stoughton became the UI swimmer to earnhead Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors,fans and she was The men’s basketball team hadfirst its first season under coach Fran McCaffery. Hawkeye the first Hawkeye women’ s swimmer to earn All-America honors since 2005. flocked to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to watch the Black and Gold. Attendance increased 20 percent, which ranked fifth-best in the country.
DID YOU YOU KNOW... KNOW... 43 45percent percentof ofUI UIstudents students are arefrom fromout outof ofstate state Eight Iowa graduate Ten University of Iowa programsprograms rank first or graduate and secondranked in the among nation, the colleges according America’s 10 best intothe nation. Best Graduate Schools, -U.S. News & World Report’s produced U.S. News & America’sby Best Graduate World Report. In addition, Schools, 2013 the Iowa Writer’s Workshop is With ranked number in the over 30,000one students nation & Writers. in a citybyofPoets roughly 75,000, UI offers a different With over 30,000 students atmosphere than many in a city of roughlyin75,000, other universities the Big UI offers a different Ten or the Midwest. atmosphere than many other universities in the The unemployment rateBig in Ten or the Midwest. Iowa City (4 %) ranks among the nations’ lowest. The unemployment (May, 2012). rate in Iowa City (4.7%) ranks
TTHHEE UUNNI IVVEERRSSI ITTYY OOFF I IOOW WAA Building tradition of excellence and innovation, the Buildingonona rich a rich tradition of excellence and innovation, the University UniversityofofIowa Iowaisiseducating educatingmore morethan than30,000 30,000students studentsannually, annually, preparing immediately following graduation, as as preparingthem themforforsuccess success immediately following graduation, well wellasascontinued continuedachievements achievementsthroughout throughouttheir theirlives. lives. The TheUniversity UniversityofofIowa Iowaoffers offersmore morethan than100 100areas areasofofundergraduate undergraduate and programs, andgraduate graduatestudy, study,including includingseven sevenprofessional professionaldegree degree programs, through thethe colleges of Liberal Arts Arts and Sciences, throughitsits1111colleges: colleges: colleges of Liberal and Sciences, Business, Business,Dentistry, Dentistry,Education, Education,Engineering, Engineering,Law, Law,Medicine, Medicine, Nursing, Nursing, Pharmacy andHealth, Publicand Health, and the Graduate College. Pharmacy and Public the Graduate College. The University The provides on-campus and distance alsoUniversity providesalso on-campus and distance learninglearning opportunities opportunities throughofits division ofEducation. Continuing Education. through its division Continuing
and opportunities for allEnrichment University students interested Theproviding Center for Diversity and is a coordinated inuniversity-wide other cultures. resource Scholarships, support this for fellowships, creating andand maintaining programs help to make this possible. International campus diversity and providing opportunities for allPrograms University brings together scholars fromcultures. around the world andfellowships, UI students students interested in other Scholarships, looking to expand their help perspectives by studying or and support programs to make this possible.abroad International exploring on campus. students the Programsglobal bringsissues together scholars International from around the worldatand University of Iowa represent moretheir thanperspectives 100 countries. UI students looking to expand by studying abroad or exploring global issues on campus. International How theatUniversity Upthan 100 students the UniversityofofIowa Iowa Measures represent more countries. “One of the most dynamic schools in the country” and the only Big TenTHE schoolUNIVERSITY listed as a “best buy” — Guide to the HOW OFFiske IOWA Colleges, 2011 MEASURES UP
Long s leading centers for for thethe arts,arts, Longrecognized recognizedasasone oneofofthethenation’ nation’ s leading centers creative andand science best public university & World creativewriting, writing,space spacephysics, physics,hydraulics, hydraulics,basic basichealth health science 29th “Designated as national a “best buy” eight—U.S. years inNews a row ” — Fiske research, is also 2011 research,and andcommunication communicationstudies, studies,thetheUniversity Universityof ofIowa Iowa is also Report, Guide to the Colleges, 2013 developing nanoscience, simulation developingnew newstrengths strengthsin informatics, in informatics, nanoscience, simulation technology, “Professors accessible— andU.S. possess technology,and andother otherfields. fields. 28th best make publicthemselves national university Newsa genuine & World interest students’ experiences,” — Insider’s Guide to the Report,in2012 The tradition as an TheUniversity UniversityofofIowa Iowahashasmaintained maintaineditsits tradition as innovator an innovator Colleges, 2010 with withitsitspioneering pioneeringwork workininspeech speechpathology, pathology,science scienceand andmedicine. medicine. “Professors make themselves accessible and possess a genuine It’It’ssalso s s 24interest graduate ranked among top 10Guide of their alsoknown knowninternationally internationallyforforbeing beinghome homeofofone oneofofthethenation’ nation’ in programs students’ are experiences,” — the Insider’s to kind the largest atColleges, U.S public institutions, with five continuing to rank in first largestpublic publicuniversity universityowned ownedhospitals. hospitals. 2012 place — U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Graduate Schools, 2012 of Iowa graduate programs and colleges ranked 10 University Cultural Diversity at the University of Iowa CULTURAL DIVERSITY AT THE among the 10 best in the nation — U.S. News & World Report’s University Hospitals and Clinics ranked as one of UNIVERSITY OF IOWA America’s of BestIowa Graduate Schools, 2012-13 The University of Iowa has worked hard to assure that students of all “America’s Best Hospitals” — U.S. News & World Report, 2010 races, creeds, andof backgrounds are represented in the body. The University Iowa has worked hard to assure thatstudent students of all University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics ranked as one of Inraces, the past fiveand years, Iowa has moved aggressivelyin towards its goal “green-campus trailblazer” of the first institutions creeds, backgrounds are represented the student body. A“America’ s Best Hospitals” —and U.S.one News & World Report, 2012 ofIncreating of African American, Hispanic/Latino the pastcommunities five years, Iowa has moved aggressively towards its(a), goal of of higher education to join the Chicago Climate Exchange — Asian American, and Native American students, and making (a), the Asian Princeton Review Guidecollege to 286towns Green Colleges, 2010 creating communities of African American, Hispanic/Latino One of the top five in America among cities University stimulating, welcoming place. and making the University under 250,000 — American Institute for Economic Research, American,aand Native American students, One of the top five college in America among cities under College Destination Index, towns 2010-11 a stimulating, welcoming place. 250,000 — American Institute for Economic Research, College The Center for Diversity and Enrichment is a coordinated universityDestination Index, 2010 wide resource for creating and maintaining this campus diversity
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IOWAGYMNASTICS CONSIDER THE COMMUNITY CONSIDER THEoffer COMMUNITY Some universities the large city atmosphere. Others offer the college town experience. The Some universities offeris the large city atmosphere. University of Iowa uniquely situated to offer Others offer the college town experience. The student athletes the very best of both of these University of Iowa is uniquely situated to offer different worlds. student athletes the very best of both of these different Once theworlds. state capital, Iowa City is considered one of the truly great college towns in America. The Once statewith capital, Iowa Cityonisgame considered one city the swells excitement day when ofnearly the truly great college towns in America. The 16,000 Hawkeye fans from across the state city withconverge excitement game day whenArena andswells Midwest on on Carver-Hawkeye nearly 16,000 Hawkeye fans from the state to cheer the Hawkeyes to anotheracross victory. and Midwest converge on Carver-Hawkeye Arena to cheer to another Iowathe City’Hawkeyes s downtown area is victory. alive and thriving. Restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafes face onto Iowa City’s downtown is alive watchers, and thriving. pedestrian malls fullarea of people street Restaurants, and vendors. sidewalk cafes face onto entertainersshops and food pedestrian malls full of people watchers, street entertainers foodandvendors. Attractive inandsize friendliness, Iowa City is big in the sense that it offers all the advantages Attractive in size andoffriendliness, Iowametropolitan City is and conveniences much larger big in the sense that it offers all the advantages areas like summer and permanent employment and convenienceslive of much larger metropolitan opportunities, entertainment and concerts, areas like summer and permanent employment fine dining and shopping, industry and commerce. opportunities, live entertainment and concerts, fine dining and isshopping, industry andofcommerce. Iowa City located in the heart eastern Iowa, within easy driving distance of several major Iowa City is located the heart oftheeastern Midwestern citiesinincluding state Iowa, capital, within easy driving of several majorOmaha, Des Moines, as welldistance as Chicago, St. Louis, Midwestern includingand theMilwaukee. state capital, Des Kansas City,cities Minneapolis Moines, as well as Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Minneapolis and Milwaukee.
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“Iowa City is one of the great college campuses in the country. I love coming to Iowa City!” MARK JONES
“Iowa City is unlike any other place in the state, both because “Iowa is unlikebeauty any other in the state, because of its City regional andplace because of itsboth independent, of its regionalspirit. beauty and because of its independent, serendipitous
There’s nothing like feeling the crisp air as one tours the Big Ten There’s feeling the crisp air as tours the campus,nothing just as like there’s no other feeling likeone walking the Big shores Ten campus, just as there’s likeideal walking the for along Lake MacBride, northno ofother town.feeling This is an location shores along MacBride, north of town. This isand an ideal a weekend tripLake filled with sights, sounds, shopping plenty of location for a weekend trip filled with sights, sounds, shopping activities on any given weekend.”
and plenty of activities on any given weekend.” If there is a star in Iowa, Iowa City is it.”
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“Move to Iowa City. Some of the happiest people in the world live in Iowa City.” CHRISTOPHER KEYES EDITOR | MIDWEST MAGAZINE | AUGUST, 2007
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IOWA CITY: THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE
• One of 50 “Best Places to Live and Play” National Geographic Adventure • #18 among the top 25 green cities in the country -- Country Home • Healthiest Town in the United States -- Men’s Journal • Iowa City ranks 8th out of 179 on best performing small cities list -- “Milken Institute,” October 2011 • Iowa City named third-best major metropolitan area in the country for college students -- “American Institute for Economic Research,” August 2011 • Iowa City ranks 3rd for volunteer rate (mid-sized cities) -- “Volunteering in America,” Corporation for National & Community Service, August 2011 • “Top Towns for Jobs,” -- MSN CareerBuilder, January 2010 • Iowa City is ranked as one of America’s Top 100 Adventure Cities -- National Geographic Adventure, October 2009 • Iowa City/Coralville/North Liberty named an Iowa Great Place -- Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, October 2009 • No. 5 “Best Places to Begin a Career” Metros Under 500,000 -- Forbes Magazine, July, 2010 • No. 13 “Top College Towns for Jobs” -- Forbes Magazine, May 2009
• Iowa ranks 9th in the nation for number of state parks, recreational areas and natural areas -- CQ Press, 2010 • Sperling’s Best Places, March 2007 • Iowa ranks 10th in safest neighborhoods in the U.S. -- CQ Press, 2010 • Iowa has the 3rd-highest public high school graduation rate in the U.S. - CQ Press, 2010 • Iowa has over 1400 miles of trails for hiking and biking within its state parks and recreational areas -- Iowa Department of Transportation • The Iowa City Public Library is #5 on the “Top 10 Libraries for Children” list --- Livability.com, 2012 • One of the Top 25 “Best Places to Retire and Work” -- Forbes, 2012 • UI Hospitals and Clinics ranked top hospital in Iowa; nine UICH programs rated among the best in the U.S. -- US News and Word Report, 2012 • Iowa City West and City High ranked among the best high schools in the country -- Newsweek, 2012 • Johnson County is ranked third nationally in the “Fourth Economy Index,” Apirl, 2012
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A CAMPUS ON THE MOVE The University of Iowa campus caters to pedestrians and bicyclists; it’s compact enough to cross in a 20-minute walk. A free ride on a campus bus can cut that time in half. Entertainment on campus and in Iowa City is geared toward student budgets, with many events offered at no charge. The University of Iowa offers more than 400 student organizations, extensive recreation facilities, 50 fraternities and sororities, and a broad schedule of arts performances, lectures, cultural celebrations and club sports and intramural athletic contests to go along with the intercollegiate competition within the Big Ten Conference..
STUDENT-ORIENTED NIGHT LIFE Iowa’s campus is set right in the city’s downtown area, where you’ll find dance clubs, movies, coffeehouses, and restaurants to suit every taste. Live music can be found any night of the week in clubs and restaurants, even outside on warm evenings on the downtown pedestrian mall. Iowa City businesses are convenient and geared toward student tastes and needs.
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CONSIDER THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A QUALITY EDUCATION A quality education is one of the highest priorities at the University of Iowa. Just over 90 percent of Johnson County residents have graduated from high school, and in Iowa City nearly half of all residents have earned bachelor’s degrees. In fact, census statistics indicate Johnson County is the 10th “smartest” county in the nation, based on percentage of residents holding bachelor’s degrees. The University of Iowa represents a strong presence in the community while enhancing the quality of life in Iowa City. Your aspiration may be a career in medicine, law or education. Regardless of the specific career field, it’s important to identify the gymnastics program that places a high priority on academics and allows you to take full advantage of the tremendous educational opportunities available. At the University of Iowa, student-athletes learn quickly that academic success is the highest priority.
ATHLETICS AND ACADEMICS At The University of Iowa, a strong relationship has been developed between athletics and academics, where coaches and athletes work hand-in-hand with academic deans and professors, assuring the student-athlete the best possible opportunities to excel in the classroom and in athletics. From the first visit for any prospective student-athlete, to the completion of their academic and athletic career at Iowa, academic personnel play a large role in the career of Hawkeye student-athletes. Beginning with the on-campus visits, student-athletes are introduced to professors in their selected field of study, and are able to establish a relationship and develop an understanding of the academic setting in which they will be involved.
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THE RUSSELL AND ANN GERDIN ATHLETIC LEARNING CENTER The University of Iowa Russell and Ann Gerdin Athletic Learning Center opened in the fall of 2003. The Learning Center is a multi-level, 20,000-square foot facility, which provides one all-purpose area for the academic pursuits for Iowa’s male and female student-athletes. The facility is centrally located on the UI campus for easy access by all student-athletes and staff. The Learning Center features an auditorium, two classrooms, study lounges for freshmen and upper-class student-athletes, a computer lab, a teaching lab, the athletic library, office space for Iowa’s Academic Student Services staff and a display area to recognize the academic accomplishments of Iowa’s student-athletes.
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When a student-athlete considers his future, he should consider prospects beyond gymnastics. He should consider where he wants to be five, ten, fifteen years from today, and the best course of action for getting there. Also, he should decide early on to commit to excellence in every challenge undertaken. Without a doubt, the men and women listed here took time to consider their future and the ways to get there. These former University of Iowa undergraduates have gone on to become leaders in their chosen fields.
BUSINESS Leland C. Adams Former president, Amoco Production Co. B.J. Armstrong, Iowa Letterman, 1986-89 Vice-President of Basketball, Wasserman Media Group NBA All-Star, 1994 Three-time NBA Champion, Chicago Bulls John J. Balles Former president, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Matthew Bucksbaum Former CEO & Founder General Growth Properties Arthur A. Collins Founder, Collins Radio (Rockwell Collins) Kathleen A. Dore President, CanWest Media Works, Toronto, Canada Former Executive vice president and general manager, Bravo Television Network & the Independent Film Channel John W. English Former vice president and chief investment officer, Ford Foundation Nolden Gentry Iowa Letterman, ‘58, ‘59, ‘60 Attorney, Brick, Gentry, Bowers, Swartz, Stoltze, Scheling and Levis Des Moines, IA Leonard Hadley Former chairman and CEO, Maytag Corporation
H. John Hawkinson Former president and director of funds, Kemper Financial Services Inc. Richard O. Jacobson President, Jacobson Warehouse Co. Bill Krause President, Krause Gentle Corp. Richard Levitt Chairman & CEO, Nellis Corporation Frank N. Magid President, Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc., Pioneer in market research and media consultation John Pappajohn Venture capitalist, entrepreneur; President, Equity Dynamics, Inc. Gary Seamans Chairman and CEO, Westell Technologies, Aurora, Ill.
E.F. Lindquist Co‑founder, American College Testing (ACT) Program John B. McLendon First African-American coach inducted into The Basketball Hall of Fame Eddie Robinson Legendary football coach, Grambling State University Wilbur Schramm International authority on communications and founder, Iowa Writers’ Workshop Richard Schultz Executive Director, United States Olympic Committee; Former Executive Director, NCAA James Van Allen World famous space physicist who discovered two radiation belts (the Van Allen Belts) that orbit the earth
Luther Smith Aerospace Engineer, pilot Member, Tuskegee Airmen, 1942 World War II Purple Heart and Prisoner of War Medal
Henry B. Tippie Director, Rollins, Inc. Chairman of the Board, Dover Motorsports & Dover Downs Entertainment
Michele M. Crider Recognized worldwide as a leading soprano Has performed in all of Europe’s major opera houses
Simon Estes International opera star
Joseph N. Crowley President, University of Nevada at Reno and former NCAA president R. Wayne Duke Former commissioner, Big Ten Conference
Diablo Cody Best Original Screenplay Oscar Award for Juno
Al Jarreau Grammy Award‑winning singer Mark Johnson Film producer and Oscar Award winner for Rainman Alex Karras Former NFL All‑Pro, Detroit Lions; actor, Victor, Victoria; Blazing Saddles; “Webster” Barry Kemp Television producer, creator of the hit series “Coach” Shirley Rich Krohn Casting director for Kramer vs Kramer, Three Days of the Condor, Taps, Saturday Night Fever Ashton Kutcher Television and film actor Richard Maibaum Writer of James Bond motion picture scripts Nicholas Meyer Film writer and director whose film credits include Time After Time, The Seven Per-Cent Solution and Star Trek II, IV and VI David Milch Creator, Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue and other television series Three-time Emmy Award recipient Founder, Redboard Productions
David Bonior U.S. House of Representatives, Mt. Clemons, Mich.
Marvin Bell Iowa Poet Laureate UI Writers Workshop faculty member and mentor from 1965 until retirement in 2005
Terry Branstad Governor, state of Iowa
Mildred Wirt Benson Author of 23 Nancy Drew mysteries and first woman to receive master’s degree in journalism at Iowa
General Charles A. Horner Architect of the US air war against Iraq during the Persian Gulf War/Desert Storm Alan Larson Assistant to Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs
T.C. Boyle Author of 11 Novels & eight short story collections Winner of numerous literary awards, including five O. Henry Awards
Ruth Van Roeckel McGregor Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, 2005 recipient, American Judicature Society’s Dwight D. Opperman Award for Judicial Excellence
Max Allan Collins Writer of the comic strip Dick Tracy, 1977-92 American mystery writer, including the graphic novel Road to Perdition
Trudy Huskamp Peterson Acting Archivist of the United State, 1993-95
Paul Engle Poet Founder of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program Director of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop (1941-65)
Mary Louise Smith Noted political party leader and civil rights proponent Juanita Kidd Stout First African-American woman elected to a state Supreme Court
John Irving Writer, The World According to Garp; A Son of the Circus; Hotel New Hampshire; A Prayer for Owen Meany
W.P. Kinsella Writer, Shoeless Joe Margaret Walker Writer, Jubilee
MEDIA Alan Abelson Editor, Barron’s Tom Brokaw Former anchorman, NBC News Paul Burmeister Iowa Letterman, 1992-93 Sports anchor/reporter The NFL Network
Milo Hamilton 50 years in Broadcasting Voice of the Houston Astros Harry Kalas Broadcaster, Philadelphia Phillies
Brian Ross Correspondent, NBC News; Peabody and Emmy award winner Mark Shapiro Former Vice-President, ESPN
Paul Conrad Political cartoonist and three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize
George Gallup Founder, The Gallup Poll Charles Guggenheim Documentary filmmaker, Peabody and Oscar award winner
Dr. Emory D. Warner World recognized pathologist
Herbert Nipson Executive Editor, Ebony
Carole Simpson Anchor, ABC News
Brett Dolan Broadcaster, Houston Astros
Dr. Don H. O’Donoghue Sports medicine pioneer
Bob Miller Broadcaster, Los Angeles Kings
John Cochran Correspondent, ABC News
Wayne Drehs General assignment writer, espn.com
Dr. Robert C. Hardin Developed blood bank protocols during WW II based on seminal work on blood preservation
FIRST ADVANCED DEGREES IN THE UNITED STATES African-Americans who received advanced degrees from the University of Iowa, who were also the first in the United States to receive that particular degree: Alexander Clark, Jr. 1879, law degree
Dr. Nancy Andreasen Psychiatrist renowned for her research on schizophrenia, as well as creativity James Bramson Executive Director, American Dental Association Dr. Johann L. Ehrenhaft Pioneer in field of open heart surgery
Elizabeth Catlett 1940, master’s in art Lulu Johnson 1941, Ph.D. in history Oscar Anderson Fuller 1942, Ph.D. in music Lilia Ann Abron 1972, Ph.D. in chemical engineering Lisa Portis 1989, Ph.D. in pharmacology
Marian Rees Producer of television films Owner, Marian Rees and Associates Brandon Routh Actor, Superman Gene Wilder Actor, Silver Streak, Young Frankenstein, Stir Crazy
John Falsey Executive producer of television’s “Northern Exposure” & “I’ll Fly Away” Jim Foster Iowa Letterman Founder and Innovator, Arena Football
JUANITA KIDD STOUT First African-American woman Elected to a state Supreme Court
NOLDEN GENTRY Attorney
JOHN PAPPAJOHN Entrepreneur
TOM BROKAW Former Anchorman, NBC News
DON NELSON All-time winningest coach in NBA history
MARK SHAPIRO Former Executive Vice-President, ESPN
EDDIE ROBINSON Former Football Coach Grambling State University
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C O N S I D E RI OT W H EA CT O RA MDMI U T INOI N T YS
THE HAWKEYE NICKNAME
HERKY THE HAWKEYE
In 1838, 12 years after the book was published, people in the territory of Iowa acquired the nickname, chiefly through the efforts of Judge David Rorer of Burlington and James Edwards of Fort Madison.
The impish Hawk was an immediate hit and acquired a name through a statewide contest staged by the athletic department. John Franklin, a Belle Plaine alumnus, was the man who suggested Herky.
Edwards, editor of the Fort Madison Patriot, moved his paper to Burlington in 1843 and renamed it the Burlington Hawkeye. The two men continued their campaign to popularize the name, and territorial officials eventually gave it their formal approval.
Since his birth more than 45 years ago, Herky has symbolized Iowa athletics and epitomized University life. He even donned a military uniform during the Korean War and became the insignia of the 124th Fighter Squadron.
The University of Iowa borrowed its athletic nickname from the state of Iowa many years ago. The name Hawkeye was originally the name of the hero in the fictional novel, The Last of the Mohicans, written by James Fenimore Cooper. Cooper had the Delaware Indians bestow the name on a white scout who lived with them.
The Hawkeye nickname gained a tangible symbol in 1948 when a cartoon character, later to be named Herky the Hawkeye was hatched. The creator was Richard Spencer III, instructor of journalism at Iowa.
During the mid-1950s, Herky came to life at a football game as the Iowa mascot. Since that time, Herky has been a familiar figure at Iowa athletics events.
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