No. 4 Cal Defeats No. 7 Illinois
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  03/08/2003

March 8, 2003

The fourth-ranked California men's gymnastics team claimed first place at the Peter Vidmar Invitational on Thursday evening with a score of 210.925. No. 7 Illinois placed second with 208.300 points, followed by club teams Arizona State (189.600), UCSB (182.750) and Washington (180.150).

Highlighting the evening for Cal was a team season best 36.400 on the rings, surpassing the 35.800 season mark, claiming the Top 3 spots in the event. Setting season best scores, senior Aaron Floyd took first place on the rings with a 9.450 mark, sophomore Michael Ashe placed second (9.150) and junior Jeremy Dwork finished in third (9.000). Junior David Eaton set a career best 8.800 on the apparatus and sophomore Jay Yee bested his mark in the event with an 8.800 score.

Sophomore Graham Ackerman finished in second place in three events, including floor (9.100), vault (9.200) and p-bars (8.950).

Eaton won the h-bar title with a 9.600 mark while Floyd tied for second in the event with a season best 9.100 score. Eight-time All-American Cody Moore won the pommel horse title with an 8.800 score

The Bears return to action Sunday, March 16 taking on top-ranked Iowa at 1 p.m. at Haas Pavilion in their last home meet of the year. The two Cal seniors, Cody Moore and Aaron Floyd, will be honored before the meet and former Cal gymnastics head coach Hal Frey will be honored at after the meet.