Former Hawkeye gymnast named to Canadian National Team

An Iowa alum joins the Canadian National Team.

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Former Hawkeye gymnast named to Canadian National Team

during the Iowa/Illinois men's gymnastics meet at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. The Fighting Illini defeated the Hawkeyes, 404.700-401.850, to lose their home opener. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)

during the Iowa/Illinois men's gymnastics meet at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. The Fighting Illini defeated the Hawkeyes, 404.700-401.850, to lose their home opener. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)

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during the Iowa/Illinois men's gymnastics meet at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. The Fighting Illini defeated the Hawkeyes, 404.700-401.850, to lose their home opener. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)

The Daily Iowan; Photos by Lily

The Daily Iowan; Photos by Lily

during the Iowa/Illinois men's gymnastics meet at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. The Fighting Illini defeated the Hawkeyes, 404.700-401.850, to lose their home opener. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)

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Canada selected former Hawkeye gymnast Cory Paterson for the National Team on July 24. He was one of 19 gymnasts named to the Senior National Team.

In 2017, Paterson was a second-team All-Big Ten selection, competing in every meet. He also tied for 10th on parallel bars and finished 12th on high bar during the NCAA Championships. He was a silver medalist at the Big Ten Championships that season as well.

In addition, Paterson was an academic All-Big Ten honoree in his final three years at Iowa.

The 2018 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships will be held in Doha, Qatar, on Oct. 25-Nov. 3. The games will be the first qualification opportunity for the 2020 Olympic Games, according to gymcam.org.

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