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    Peters Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week
    Joey Peters was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week following a stellar performance at the Metroplex Challenge.

    Joey Peters was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week following a stellar performance at the Metroplex Challenge.

    Jan. 28, 2013

    PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Fighting Illini newcomer Joey Peters earned his first career Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor after winning the all-around at the Metroplex Challenge last Friday night, the conference office announced Monday.

    Peters placed third on high bar (14.800) and tied for third on rings (15.300) at the Metroplex Challenge, earning season highs on both apparatuses. The Danville, Pa., native captured his second all-around title in three meets with an 84.500.

    The award marks Illinois' first Freshman of the Week honor since C.J. Maestas earned the title on March 19, 2012.

    The Orange and Blue will send individual gymnasts to compete for national titles and spots on the U.S. senior national team at the U.S. Winter Cup Challenge, Feb. 7-9 in Las Vegas. The team will return to action to host Iowa for Gym Jam on Feb. 16 at Huff Hall.

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