Feb. 8, 2013
The Gophers dropped a 422.750 - 419.450 decision at Iowa this afternoon.
Minnesota scored higher than Iowa on the floor exercise and the vault and had the highest individual score on the floor exercise (Matt Frey at 15.100), vault (Adam Kern at 15.300) and high bar (Steve Jaciuk at 14.150).
A couple of Gophers are battling the flu and Minnesota just could not find any momentum against the Hawkeyes. The Maroon and Gold notched only a 78.4 hit percentage and coach Mike Burns said he counted four missed sets. Minnesota did stick 10 dismounts.
Josh Wokurka was the lone Gopher to compete in the all-around competition, placing second with a 82.900 total. Iowa's Javier Balboa was first at 85.950.
Minnesota returns to action on Feb. 16 at Oklahoma.
No. 5 Minnesota Travels to No. 6 Nebraska
The Golden Gophers will travel to Lincoln, Neb. this Saturday, March 25 for the second meeting against No. 6 Nebraska this season.
Wiskus Wins All-Around for Team USA
Incoming freshman Shane Wiskus earned gold in the senior all-around competition at the University of Calgary International Cup this past Friday.
Gophers Sweep Podium in Home Finale
Minnesota topped UIC with a final score of 413.500-372.700 on Saturday afternoon at the Sports Pavilion. The win marked an undefeated season at home for the Golden Gophers this season.