1969 NCAA Champions Iowa

Iowa men’s gymnastics ended its final season this month, meaning the 1969 Hawkeyes stand as the program’s only national championship team. …

Men’s gymnastics has been an NCAA-sanctioned sport at the UI since 1922. …

… “That’s when, for the first time that season, all of us hit our routine,” McCanless said. “There were no breaks, minor or major.” …

‘Sadly, I feel that we’re all now just ghosts’: 1969 men’s gymnastics Hawkeyes stand alone as national champions
Keith McCanless competes on the pommel horse. McCanless was inducted into the Iowa Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. (Photos by Dick Taffe)

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