Men's Gymnastics


Joey Peters
Joey Peters

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Orefield, Pa.

High School:
Parkland High School

Height / Weight:
5-5 / 125

Position:
AA

Birthdate:
05/21/1994

12/08/2013

Blue Wins Orange and Blue Exhibition

Blue Wins for Second-Straight Year

12/06/2013

Illinois Gymnastics Set for Orange & Blue Exhibition

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

08/07/2013

Eleven Illini Garner All-America Scholar-Athlete Honor

Illinois' 3.11 Team GPA Ranks Ninth-Best Nationally

04/21/2013

Four Illini Qualify for NCAA Event Finals

Illinois finished sixth in team finals; Peters earned All-America recognition in all-around

04/21/2013

Hartville Captures NCAA Vault Title

Three Illini earn All-America honors during event finals

12/08/2014

Orange and Blue Exhibition

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

03/23/2013

Illinois vs. Nebraska (Senior Day)

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

03/11/2013

Gym Jam 2013

Illinois fell short to Iowa 428.45-428.40.

03/09/2013

Illinois vs. Minnesota (Match Play)

The Illini took down Minnesota, 21-9, in a match play meet on March 8, 2013.

12/11/2012

Orange & Blue Exhibition

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

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • All-Around All-American (2013)
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Jan. 28, 2013)
  • Fighting Illini Team Attitude Award (2013)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2014)

Career Highs
Floor Exercise: 14.750 (at Ohio State, 2/23/13)
Pommel Horse: 14.450 (at Ohio State, 2/23/13)
Still Rings: 15.500 (vs. Penn State, 3/2/13)
Vault: 13.900 (at Big Ten Team Finals, 4/5/13)
Parallel Bars: 15.200 (at UIC, 1/12/13)
High Bar: 15.150 (at Ohio State, 2/23/13)
All-Around: 85.850 (at Ohio State, 2/23/13)

2014 // Sophomore
Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Qualified for Big Ten Event Finals on still rings ... Competed primarily on rings, parallel bars, and high bar ... Had six top-five finishes during the regular season ... Won still rings title vs. UIC (14.450).

2013 // Freshman
Earned All-America honors in the all-around ... Earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors on Jan. 28 ... Won four all-around titles ... Won the high bar against Penn State and California ... Also won the parallel bars at UIC ... Earned the team's Fighting Illini Attitude Award at the postseason banquet ... Posted at least one top-five finish on each apparatus except vault.

High School/Club
Graduate of Parkland High School ... Coached by Joe Stallone ... 2011 and 2012 junior national team member.

Personal
Born Joseph Alexander Peters on June 21, 1994 ... Son of Albert and Molly Peters ... Hobbies include hanging with his teammates and listening to music ... Biggest thrill in sports is achieving goals ... Favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant because he is a winner ... Four-time Academic All-American ... Illinois hero growing up was Justin Spring.

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