Illini gymnast selected for U.S. team

Illini gymnast selected for U.S. team

Illinois senior men's gymnast Paul Ruggeri, fresh off an eighth-place finish at the Visa Championships, has been selected as an alternate for the six-member U.S. men's gymnastics team that will compete in the World Championships in the Netherlands in October.

Ruggeri earned a spot on the U.S. Senior National team Friday after finishing in the top five in three events at the Visa Championships. He'll be joined on the 15-member national team by former Illini Wes Haagensen, who finished 11th at the Visa Championships.

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