Illinois will look to defend its title tomorrow night at 6 p.m. CT
Smurro, Peters won event titles
Illinois won 21 of 30 head-to-head matchups under Spring's experimental format
Smurro, Wilner score among Illinois' top-three highest all-time
Bradley, Wilner, Hartville win event titles in home opener
The No. 6 Illini suffered a 425.400-424.250 loss to No. 11 Nebraska on March 23.
Illinois fell short to Iowa 428.45-428.40.
The Illini took down Minnesota, 21-9, in a match play meet on March 8, 2013.
Blue defeated Orange in exhibition meet on Dec. 9 at Huff Hall
2011 junior national champion on both parallel bars and rings after capturing two gold medals at Visa Championships ... Finished third on pommel horse, sixth on high bar and fifth in the all-around at the 2011 Visa Championships .... Took third on parallel bars at the 2011 Junior Olympic National Championships and first in the all-around at the National Qualifier ... Homeschooled ... Coached by Yin Alvarez ... Member of the junior national team from 2005-11.
Born Maximilian Guenter Mayr on June 1, 1994 ... Son of Andreas and Ute Mayr ... Hobbies include surfing, ocean activities and hanging with friends ... Biggest thrill in sports is the feeling of completing a routine in competition ... Favorite athlete is Alexei Nemov because he had the best style and lines ... Plans to attend medical school after graduating ... Illinois hero growing up was Justin Spring.