Blue defeated Orange in exhibition meet on Dec. 9 at Huff Hall
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-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.
Personal 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.