Men's Gymnastics
Illini Seniors Lead In Iowa Defeat

 
Senior All-American Leo Oka scored a season-high 54.35 in the all-around to defeat Iowa on Senior Night.
Senior All-American Leo Oka scored a season-high 54.35 in the all-around to defeat Iowa on Senior Night.
 

March 3, 2001

Champaign, Ill. - The No. 4 University of Illinois men's gymnastics team scored their top team score of the season to defeat No. 8 Iowa, 216.150-212.250, Saturday night at Huff Hall. The Illini improve to 16-3 overall, 7-3 in the Conference.

Three Illini senior shined in the final meet at Huff Hall. Greg Cook scored a season-high 9.15 on high bar to tie for first. Leo Oka and Linh Hoang tied for top honors on rings with 9.45. Oka also won the all-around with his season-high 54.35 while taking second on vault with a 9.25. Hoang finished second on floor by scoring a 9.15. The future looks bright for the Illini with junior Sean-Paul Crawford winning floor for the fourth consecutive meet, scoring a 9.35.

"We finally put a meet together that we hit our sets and didn't count any falls," said head coach Yoshi Hayasaki. "We deserved a high score that would advance us to the next level. This has been our best competition, no question."

The Illini head back to the West Coach for a regular season finale at the California-Santa Barbara Invitational March 10. The meet is set for 9:30 CT.

Floor Exercise (36.35)
1.  Sean-Paul Crawford    9.30
2.  Leo Oka               9.15
3.  Linh Hoang            9.05
6.  Scott Wetterling      8.85
7.  Jon Ham               8.70
8.  Greg Cook             8.65

Pommel Horse (35.20) 2. Forest Flodin 9.05 4. Linh Hoang 8.90 5. Leo Oka 8.75 6. Mike Filla 8.50 7. Bob Spelic 8.35 11. Eric Nishimoto 7.35

Still Rings (37.40) 1. Linh Hoang 9.45 Leo Oka 9.45 3. J.G. Ketchen 9.30 4. Sean-Paul Crawford 9.20 5. Nathan Torres 9.15 8. Eric Nishimoto 8.70

Vault (36.25) 2. Leo Oka 9.25 5. Linh Hoang 9.00 Scott Wetterling 9.00 Bob Spelic 9.00 Sean-Paul Crawford 9.00 9. J.G. Ketchen 8.95

Parallel Bars (34.95) 2. Linh Hoang 8.95 3. Bob Spelic 8.75 5. Leo Oka 8.70 8. J.G. Ketchen 8.55 Scott Wetterling 8.55 12. Greg Cook 7.80

High Bar (36.00) 1. Greg Cook 9.15 3. Leo Oka 9.05 4. Bob Spelic 8.95 6. Scott Wetterling 8.85 9. J.G. Ketchen 8.70 12. Jon Ham 7.30

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