Men's Gymnastics

Fred  Hartville
Fred Hartville


Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
Arabia Mountain

Height / Weight:
5-4 / 132




Illini Win Three B1G Event Titles; Baker Sweeps Awards

Maestas (FX), Hartville (VT) & Valdez (PB) win Big Ten titles; Baker Named Gymnast & Freshman of Year


Orange and Blue Picked Third in Preseason Big Ten Poll

Hartville, Maestas Named Gymnasts to Watch


Blue Wins Orange and Blue Exhibition

Blue Wins for Second-Straight Year


Illinois Gymnastics Set for Orange & Blue Exhibition

Men & Women to debut in Huff Hall Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m.


Akinosun, Hartville Selected as Newcomers of the Year

All-American Sprinter and National Champion Gymnast Earn DIA Honor


Big Ten Championships

Photos from the 2015 Big Ten Men's Gymnastics Championships.


Orange and Blue Exhibition

Pictures from the Gymnastics Orange and Blue Exhibition on Sunday, December 7th at Huff Hall.


2013 Big Ten Championships

Freshman Fred Hartville won the Big Ten vault title, and sophomore Mike Wilner finished second on rings.


Illinois vs. Nebraska (Senior Day)

The No. 6 Illini suffered a 425.400-424.250 loss to No. 11 Nebraska on March 23.


Gym Jam 2013

Illinois fell short to Iowa 428.45-428.40.


  • 2013 NCAA Vault Champion
  • First Illini freshman NCAA vault champion in school history
  • 2013 Big Ten Vault Champion
  • School record-holder on the vault (15.550)
  • 2013 All-American
  • 2013 All-Big Ten
  • Has won vault in seven meets
  • 2013 Illini co-MVP and Most Outstanding Gymnast honoree
  • 2013 Illinois all-sport male Newcomer of the Year

Career Highs
Floor Exercise: 15.200 (at California, 3/16/13)
Vault: 15.550* (at Big Ten Team Finals, 4/5/13) *Denotes school record

2014 // Sophomore
Named to the Big Ten's 14-man Preseason Gymnasts to Watch list ... Won one floor exercise title during the regular season against UIC ... Won one vault title during the regular season against Iowa.

2013 // Freshman
NCAA vault champion, becoming the first Illini true freshman to win a national vault title ... Big Ten vault champion ... All-American on vault ... Set a school record vault score (15.550) at the Big Ten Team Finals ... Also set the third-best vault score in school history (15.425) at the NCAA Championships ... Two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 18 and March 11) ... Won seven vault titles on the year ... Won the floor exercise against Minnesota ... Earned the team's co-MVP honor, along with Alex Varga ... Earned the team's Most Outstanding Gymnast award ... Competed in 14 meets on the year, competing on vault in all 14 and on floor exercise in 12 meets ... Set a career-best floor exercise score at California, posting a 15.200 ... Posted 11 top-five vault finishes and five top-five floor finishes ... Named the Illini all-sport male Newcomer of the Year.

High School/Club
Graduate of Arabia Mountain High School ... Coached by Paul Littlejohn ... 2012 vault and floor state champion.

Born Frederick Deshon Hartville on July 12, 1994 ... Son of Frederick Hartville and Laura Box ... Hobbies include watching funny videos, listening to music and hanging with friends ... Biggest thrill in sports is learning a new pass on floor or a new vault ... Favorite athlete is Jackie Robinson because he persevered and became one of the greatest baseball players in history ... 2012 Academic All-American and four-time A-B honor roll student ... Lists the person who most influenced his athletic career as his grandmother.