Men's Gymnastics
Gymnasts Fall to Michigan and Ohio State

Spartans Get Best of Illini Gymnasts - 1/31/99

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Despite taking the top two spots in the all-around and winning four events, the Illinois men's gymnastics team fell to Michigan State by a score of 226.90-225.475 Sunday afternoon in East Lansing, Mich.

With the loss, the Illini fall to 0-3 on the season and in the Big Ten.

Junior, seven-time all-american Travis Romagnoli (Jr., Aurora, Ontario) won the all-around with a season-high score of 57.30, with Leo Oka placing second. Romagnoli also won the high bar (9.85) and tied for first in the vault (9.55). Senior Tuscola-native Kurt Hettinger tied for first on the parallel bars with a 9.65, while Leo Oka (So., Scarborough, Ontario) took first on floor with a 9.675.

The Illini will be back in action on Saturday, Feb. 6 as they open their home season against the third-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes.

1. Michigan State 226.90
2. Illinois 225.475

Floor Exercise
3. Travis Romagnoli, 9.50

Pommel Horse
4. Travis Romagnoli, 9.65
5. Linh Hoang, 9.45

Still Rings
2. Travis Romagnoli, 9.45
2. J.G. Ketchen, 9.45
2. Leo Oka, 9.45

1. Travis Romagnoli, 9.55
4. Kyle Zak, 9.45

Parallel Bars
1. Kurt Hettinger, 9.65
3. Travis Romagnoli, 9.30
3. Linh Hoang, 9.30

High Bar
1. Travis Romagnoli, 9.85
4. Leo Oka, 9.45

1. Travis Romagnoli, 57.30
2. Leo Oka, 55.225