Gymnast from Damien headed to Illinois

Emanuele Muehlhauser, a Damien Memorial senior, signed a national letter of intent on Thursday to accept a partial gymnastics scholarship with the University of Illinois.

The Illini are one of the nation’s top college gymnastics programs. They finished No. 3 in the College Gymnastics Association national rankings last spring.

Muehlhauser trains with Hawaii Island Twisters, which is based in Mapunapuna.

Damien’s Emanuele Muehlhauser signed a letter of intent to compete for Illinois next. Photo courtesy of Damien Memorial School.


  1. Thomas Muehlhauser November 14, 2017 10:42 pm

    The Illini actually finished 3rd in NCAAs for Men’s Gymnastics.

    The ranking on the NCAA page was posted prior to the April 21 2017 NCAA finals.

    NCAA finals info here:

  2. Nick Abramo December 2, 2017 3:25 pm

    thanks. fixed in story to No. 3.

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