Illini Men's Gymnasts Take Second At Windy City Invitational
Jan. 13, 2001
The eighth-ranked Illinois men's gymnastics team took second place at the Windy City Invitational, defeating five ranked opponents and falling to No. 1 Michigan by only three-tenths of a point, Saturday night in Chicago.
"This meet was a great opportunity to see where we stood up against the rest of the country and we showed that we can contend for a national championship this year," head coach Yoshi Hayasaki said. "We faltered on pommel horse tonight, but we have been very successful on the event in workouts and I know we will bounce back."
The Illini led the invitational after four rotations before slipping on pommel horse. The squad followed up with a strong performance on rings to finish second for the night.