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    Yoshi Mori
    Yoshi Mori

    Irvine, Calif.

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    5-6 / 122




    Four Illini Qualify for NCAA Event Finals

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


    Illini Advance to NCAA Team Finals for 11th Straight Season

    Illinois will look to defend its title tomorrow night at 6 p.m. CT


    #7 Illini Ready to Defend Title at NCAA Championships

    April 19-21, 2013 // University Park, Pa. // Recreation Building


    Hartville Wins Big Ten Vault Title

    Hartville, Mori named first-team All-Big Ten; Wilner second-team


    Illini Place Fifth at Big Ten Championships to End Four-Year Win Streak

    Hartville posts highest vault score in Illinois history


    2013 Big Ten Championships

    Freshman Fred Hartville won the Big Ten vault title, and sophomore Mike Wilner finished second on rings.


    Illinois vs. Nebraska (Senior Day)

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


    Gym Jam 2013

    Illinois fell short to Iowa 428.45-428.40.


    Illinois vs. Minnesota (Match Play)

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


    2012 Big Ten Champions

    Illini men's gymnastics team won its fourth straight Big Ten title, and freshman C.J. Maestas took the all-around crown.

    Career Highlights
    NCAA All-American (All-Around; Pommel Horse, 2012)
    Academic All-Big Ten (2012)
    Academic All-Big Ten (2011)
    Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Year (2010)
    Fighting Illini Male Newcomer of the Year Finalist (2010)
    CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete (2010)

    Senior 2013
    Earned first-team All-Big Ten honors ... Won the pommel horse three times, including a career-best score (15.350) at the Windy City Invitational ... Won the floor exercise against Penn State ... Won the high bar title against Minnesota ... Won the all-round competition against Nebraska ... Competed in 13 meets, including participating in the all-around in nine ... Posted six top-five all-around finishes, including a runner-up performance against Penn State ... Set a career-high on the parallel bars against Penn State (15.200) ... Posted career-best floor exercise scores of 15.200 against both Penn State and Nebraska.

    Junior 2012
    Earned All-America accolades in the all-around and on pommel horse at NCAA Championships... Won four titles on the season, including the all-around and floor against UIC and pommel horse against Ohio State and at Iowa... Tied for first on the team with highest pommel horse score of the season, securing a 15.200 against Ohio State... Recorded 16 top-five finishes... Advanced to NCAA and Big Ten pommel horse final... Finished fifth on pommel horse at NCAA's... Received Fighting Illini Attitude Award at team's award banquet... Academic All-Big Ten.

    Sophomore 2011
    Recorded 15 top-five finishes ... Won on vault and matched his career-best score of 15.900 against Iowa ... Also set new career highs on floor and parallel bars ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    Freshman 2010
    Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Year ... In his collegiate debut, won his first-career event title on vault (15.900) at the Windy City Invitational on Jan. 16 ... Won five individual titles on the year ... Posted 12 top-three finishes ... Four-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week ... Fighting Illini Male Newcomer of the Year finalist ... CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete.

    High School/Club
    Graduate of Irvine High School ... Coached by Guonian Wu ... Member of the U.S. Junior National team from 2007-09 ... Has made the all-star team at every level he has competed in ... Team won the 2009 state championship ... Club team, New Hope Gymnastics, won the Iron Man Championships in 2006 and 2009.

    Born Masayoshi Mori on December 14, 1990 ... Son of Tetsuya and Tomoko Mori ... Hobbies include soccer and tennis ... Biggest thrill in sports is fighting for the gold ... Favorite athlete is Kohei Uchimura from Japan, because he displays the most beautiful, phenomenal performances ... Lists Bryan del Castillo as the most influential on his athletic career, because he has won many national titles and knows that he is good, but never shows it and always keeps his cool ... Has two older siblings, Ayumi, who competed on the women's gymnastics team at Cal State Fullerton, and Shohei.

    Mori's Career Highs
    Floor Exercise: 15.200 (vs. Penn State, 3/2/13)
    Pommel Horse: 15.350 (at Windy City Invitational, 1/19/13)
    Still Rings: 14.700 (at Ohio State, 1/30/10)
    Vault: 15.000 (at Windy City, 1/14/12)
    Parallel Bars: 15.200 (vs. Penn State, 3/2/13)
    High Bar: 15.000 (at Ohio State, 1/30/10)
    All-Around: 87.100 (at NCAA Team Finals, 4/20/12)

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