No. 4 California Wins Seventh Straight, Defeats No. 6 Iowa
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  03/16/2003

March 16, 2003

BERKELEY - The University of California men's gymnastics team (7-1) concluded its 2003 regular season slate by thumping visiting Big-10 power Iowa 218.00-211.50 at Haas Pavilion. Seniors Cody Moore and Aaron Floyd were also honored in their final home meet.

Moore, a healthy scratch in the horizontal bar event, did not complete the all-around, but scored with a season best 9.550 on the pommel horse. Floyd led all competitors on the still rings, ringing up a 9.400 on the event.

Although Moore and Floyd won't compete again at Haas, sophomore Graham Ackerman gave treated Cal fans to a look at the future. Ackerman led the competition in two events, first scoring a 9.650 in the floor exercise, his signature event, before chalking up an eye-popping 9.700 on the horizontal bar.

Only one Bear gymnast, British native junior David Eaton, completed the all-around to two competitors for the Hawkeyes. Eaton bested Cameron Schick and Michael McNamara, 54.500 to 51.650 and 50.550, respectively.

Although no Hawkeye led the competition in any one event, a well-balanced roster pulled its weight for the sixth-ranked Iowa team. Junior Michael Kelly came in second on the floor with a respectable 8.950, while another junior, Matt Metzger, wowed the vocal Iowa contingent with a 9.300 on the rings.

The Bears can next be seen at the MPSF qualifier at the University of Nebraska.


FX PH SR V PB HB TOTAL Cal 35.400 35.950 36.250 37.000 36.300 37.100 218.000 Iowa 34.600 35.100 35.300 36.200 33.950 36.000 211.150

David Eaton (Cal) 54.500
Cameron Schick (Iowa) 51.650
Michael McNamara (Iowa) 50.550

Floor Exercise
Graham Ackerman (Cal) 9.650
Michael Kelly (Iowa) 8.950
Cameron Schick (Iowa) 8.750
Shawn Mowry (Cal) 8.650
David Eaton (Cal) 8.650

Pommel Horse
Cody Moore (Cal) 9.550
David Eaton (Cal) 9.500
Linas Gaveika (Iowa) 9.200
Antonio Cesar (Iowa) 9.050
Michael Ashe (Cal) 8.800

Still Rings
Aaron Floyd (Cal) 9.400
Matt Metzger (Iowa) 9.300
Cody Moore (Cal) 9.100
Jay Yee (Cal) 8.950
Kenny Lin (Iowa) 8.950

Cody Moore (Cal) 9.350
Graham Ackerman (Cal) 9.350
David Eaton (Cal) 9.200
Jay Yee (Cal) 9.100
Aaron Floyd (Cal) 9.100
Matt Metzger (Iowa) 9.100

Parallel Bars
Cody Moore (Cal) 9.250
David Eaton (Cal) 9.150
Graham Ackerman (Cal) 9.150
Shawn Mowry (Cal) 8.750
Linas Gaveika (Iowa) 8.750

Horizontal Bar
Graham Ackerman (Cal) 9.700
David Eaton (Cal) 9.400
Linas Gaveika (Iowa) 9.400
Aaron Floyd (Cal) 9.050
Nathan Blair (Iowa) 9.050