Iowa's Gryshayev named Big Ten Co-Gymnast of the Week

BY DI STAFF | MARCH 27, 2012 6:30 AM

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An Iowa men's gymnast was named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week for the first time in more than three years on Monday.

Junior Anton Gryshayev shared the honor with Penn State junior Felix Aronovich.

The Littleton, Colo., native was honored for his performance on March 24 against Nebraska, in which he set a school record on the still rings. Gryshayev's score of 15.750 marked the seventh time he has broken the school record on the event.

Only three gymnasts in the nation have recorded higher scores on rings this season than Gryshayev, who entered the meet against Nebraska ranked 18th in the country on the event. He's one of only two Hawkeyes ranked in the national top 20 of any event.

His top-10 finishes on vault, pommel horse, and floor exercise were also noted by the conference.

The last Hawkeye to claim conference Gymnast of the Week honors was Geoff Reins, who was recognized on March 2, 2009.

— by Ryan Murphy

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