Minnesota passes Iowa and Brockport to earn victory and honor eight seniors
No. 6 Minnesota hosts its final home meet of 2014 on Saturday night
Head coach Mike Burns expects the Gophers to be strongest on floor, pommel horse, still rings and vault
Get to know senior gymnast Adam Kern
Jaciuk ranked second in high bar, Mannon third on pommel horse
The Golden Gopher men's gymnastics team defeated Nebraska and Illinois-Chicago at the Sports Pavilion.
Highlights of Minnesota's meet against Nebraska.
This week's G:60 featured Gopher gymnast Adam Kern.
2014 Senior Season: Scored 14.700 on vault at season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18) scored 15.000 as floor exercise champion at Air Force (2/8) tied career high score of 14.100 on pommel horse at Iowa/Nebraska (2/15).
2013 Junior Season: Competed in three events in season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18) where he recorded a 14.500 on vault and a 13.400 on pommel horse earned a career-high score on vault at Iowa (2/8) with a 15.300 saw season-best score on floor (14.800) against UIC (2/24) finished the Big Ten Championships tied for 19th on vault, recording a score of 14.650 at the NCAA qualifier, finished floor with a score of 14.050 to tie for 32nd.
2012 Sophomore Season: Saw action in every meet of the season for the Gophers posted a career high of 15.100 on floor and season high of 15.200 on vault against Iowa/Brockport (3/03) earned a career-high score on pommel horse against Penn State at 14.200 (3/17) competed in the Big Ten Championships on vault, tying for fourth with a score of 15.100 competed in the NCAA championships, scoring a 14.500 on floor, a 12.350 on pommel horse and a 14.850 on vault.
2011 Freshman Season: Competed in ten of 12 meets scored career-high 14.200 on the pommel horse against UIC (2/27) scored career-high 15.850 on the vault at the Big Ten Team Championships (4/1) earned his first varsity letter.
High School/Club: A 2010 graduate of Eldorado High School competed for the Sandia Acrobatic Gymnastics Academy in Albuquerque state floor exercise champion and won the Region 9 floor exercise and pommel horse championships in 2010 qualified for Junior Olympic Nationals in 2009 qualified for Junior Olympic Nationals for five straight years, between 2005 and 2009 won the Region 9 floor exercise championship in 2006 a letter-winner in diving in high school finished fourth in the New Mexico State Swimming and Diving Championships.
Personal: Born March 11, 1992 planning to major in accounting or finance son of Terry and Renee Kern brother of Mia and Andy father Terry was on USA Olympics team for ski jumping earned USAG All-America Scholar-Athlete honors member of National Honor Society and Student Senate.