Blue Wins for Second-Straight Year
Men & Women to debut in Huff Hall Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m.
Illinois' 3.11 Team GPA Ranks Ninth-Best Nationally
Illinois will look to defend its title tomorrow night at 6 p.m. CT
Smurro, Peters won event titles
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
Pommel Horse: 11.800 (at UIC, 1/12/13)
Still Rings: 14.850, twice (last at Ohio State, 2/23/13)
Vault: 13.850 (at UIC, 1/12/13)
Parallel Bars: 14.850 (vs. Penn State, 3/2/13)
High Bar: 14.650 (at Nebraska Invitational, 3/15/14)
2014 // Sophomore
Set career high on high bar at the Nebraska Invitational (14.650).
2013 // Freshman
Competed in 11 meets, primarily on the rings, parallel bars and high bar ... Also competed on the pommel horse against UIC and the vault against UIC and at the Metroplex Challenge ... Posted three top-five high bar finishes, one top-five parallel bars finish and two top-five rings finishes ... Set a career high on the rings with a 14.850 at the Metroplex Challenge ... Set a career high on the parallel bars against Penn State (14.850) ... Set a career-high on high bar at Ohio State (14.500).
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.