It was a happy senior night in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes were able to continue a great second half of their 2017 campaign by defeating Nebraska, 408.3-400.0.
PH has gone from an absolute weakness to arguably the strength of this team in the span of about a month. They recorded five hit routines and the event was capped off by an event winning 14.5 from Austin Hodges. Not only was Hodges great on PH, he also contributed scores of 13.4 on PB and 13.9 on HB.
Another story for the Hawkeyes is the emergence of freshman Andrew Herrador. Herrador has really come on as of late on three events: FX, VT and HB. Monday night he put up season-highs on two of those, FX (13.95) and VT (14.4).
It certainly wasn't the night that Nebraska was hoping for. SR is an event the Huskers will need to be much better on if they want to continue showing they're in the hunt for the B1G title.
There was a scary moment on FX where Kyle King landed short on his dismount, but it sounds as if he just shocked his ankles a bit. Chmelka elected to keep him out of the rest of his events.
Nebraska has one more B1G duel meet against Minnesota before the B1G Championships in Champaign.
Air Force Downs Navy
Tim Wang won AA, FX, PH and SR titles.
On Friday night, Air Force took down a Tang/West-less Navy Midshipmen, 407.35-382.9.
For the Falcons, it was their second-highest score of the year. Tim Wang (MPSF Gymnast of the Week) did his thing in the AA with an 83.1 and also won titles on FX, PH and SR. Jonathon Fornoff continued to have a great year on PB as he won the event with a 14.3. Fornoff ranks t9th in the NCAA -- he's the only Falcon besides Wang ranked top-10 individually on an event.
Also coming up with a nice day was senior Chase Cannon. Cannon won his signature event, HB (14.3) but also had nice showings on VT (14.0) and PH (13.35).
It was a tough day for Navy, but it's hard to take too much stock into the result as neither Jonny Tang nor Tanner West competed. The Mids did head home with one title: Frank Bradley (ECAC Rookie of the Week) on VT (14.35).
Both teams will see each other again this weekend at the USAG Collegiate Championships in Washington.
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