Maestas earned All-America recognition in all-around, 6 Illini qualified for event finals
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
Wilner Dominates Rings
Freshman Fred Hartville won the Big Ten vault title, and sophomore Mike Wilner finished second on rings.
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.
Floor Exercise: 13.800 (at Iowa, 2/7/14)
Rings: 15.900 (vs. Penn State, 3/2/13)
Vault: 12.950 (at Penn State, 2/15/14)
High Bar:10.850 (at UIC, 1/26/14)
2014 // Junior
Had five top-five finishes on still rings ... Won the still rings title against UIC (15.400) ... Set career high on floor exercise at Iowa (13.800).
2013 // Sophomore
Earned All-America honors on rings ... Earned second-team All-Big Ten recognition ... Set a school record on the still rings vs. Penn State (15.900) ... Also tied the third-best rings score in school history at 15.800 at Ohio State ... Won the rings title seven times, including the Big Ten Team Finals ... Placed second in the rings in the Big Ten Individual Finals ... Competed in 14 meets, exclusively on the still rings ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2012 // Freshman
Competed on rings in 12 meets, including Big Ten Individual Event Finals ... Posted five top-five finishes ... Placed second on rings in back-to-back meets at Iowa and against Michiga/Oklahoma ... Competed at NCAA Championships, helping the Illini to their 10th national title ... CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete.
2011 Junior Olympic National Champion on rings ... Four-year letterwinner at Adlai E. Stevenson ... Helped his team to a state championship title in 2010 ... Trained at The Gymnastics Spot.
Born Michael Loren Wilner on April 2, 1993 ... Son of Corey and Susan Wilner ... Majoring in computer engineering ... Hobbies include computer programming, electronics and traveling with friends ... Member of Gold Honor Roll at Stevenson ... National Honor Society inductee ... Lists Dee Brown as his Illini hero while growing up ... Both parents attended the University of Illinois.