April 6, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Joseph Hodges claimed the horizontal bar title during the individual competition at the ECAC Championships Saturday at the Blake Arena. Dan Zerbel placed second on parallel bars and Lukasz Adamczyk came in second on pommel horse, while Bryan Pusateri was named ECAC Most Improved.
Aside from Hodges, Zerbel, Adamczyk and Pusateri, the UIC men's gymnastics team was represented on the second day of competition by Jason Gaides and Trent Jarrett.
Hodges' first-place finish came after producing a score of 14.100 on horizontal bar and was the lone Flame competing on the event.
Zerbel was one-tenth away from first place, but managed to come in second after scoring a 14.450 on parallel bars, with Hodges placing fifth (13.700).
Adamczyk captured a score of 14.750 for a second-place finish, as Gaides came in eighth with 13.350 and Hodges rounded out the top 10 with 12.700.
Gaides led the Flames in two events, as he tied for sixth on vault with 14.400 and garnered fifth place on rings with 14.100, followed by Jarrett's score of 13.900 for eighth.
In addition to being named ECAC Most Improved, Pusateri led UIC on floor with a score of 14.050 for fifth place, while Zerbel came in with a 12.300.
The Flames will now prepare for the NCAA Championship, set for April 20-21 at the Recreation Building in University Park, Pa.