LaFleur honored with Big Ten Sportsmanship Award
Minnesota to recognize lone senior Adam LaFleur on Senior Night
Eight Gophers ranked in Top 20 in individual events
Seven Gophers ranked in top 20 in national event rankings
Minnesota, Illini to compete in unique head-to-head format
The Golden Gopher men's gymnastics team defeated Nebraska and Illinois-Chicago at the Sports Pavilion.
2013 SENIOR SEASON:Academic All-Big Ten team Competed in three events in season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18), where he led the Gophers (tied with Steve Jaciuk with a 14,200 on parallel bars Recorded a 14.300 on vault and a 13.550 on floor exercise saw season high on vault (15.150) and floor (14.950) against Nebraska/UIC Finished vault with score of 14.500 at the Big Ten Championships Finished the NCAA Championship Qualifier with a score of 13.400 on the parallel bars.
2012 JUNIOR SEASON: Appeared in nine of the Gophers' 10 regular-season meets, competing on floor, vault and parallel bars Scored a season highs of 14.900 on floor and 15.000 on vault against Iowa/ Brockport (3/03) Season-high score of 14.700 on p-bars came against Air Force (1/28) Competed in the NCAA Championships on vault, scoring a 14.350.
2011 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Competed in 11 of 12 meets scored season-best 15.000 on the floor exercise against Air Force (2/18) scored career-high 15.800 on the vault against UIC (2/27) scored career-high 14.700 on the parallel bars at the NCAA Team Qualifier (4/14) earned his second varsity letter.
2010 REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON: Competed in 10 of 13 competitions in 2010 after not seeing the floor as a walk-on in 2009 received Minnesota's Most Improved Gymnast Award competed in the floor exercise and vault in all 10 appearances recorded a season-best score of 15.050 on the floor exercise twice (3/13 and 3/20) scored a season-high 15.800 on the vault against Washington and Arizona State (1/23) earned first varsity letter.
2009 Did not see action.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: A 2008 graduate of Irondale High School lettered in diving and baseball during high school trained at Midwest Gymnastics 2008 club coaches were Jake Lee, Matt Altomaris and Chris Harrington placed 4th in 2008 Junior Olympic Nationals as a member of the Region 4 team.
PERSONAL: Plans to major in electrical engineering enjoys wakeboarding son of Tim and Randi LaFleur has three siblings - Sean (9), Jackie (21), Alex (23) born March 30, 1990.
Minnesota Tops Canada, Falls to Japan and Stanford
Minnesota finished third with a score of 405.600 in a quad-meet with the Japanese National Team (425.800), Stanford (421.550) and the Canadian National Team (392.700) on Saturday night.
Preview: Gophers set for quad at Stanford
Minnesota will travel this weekend to compete against Stanford, and the National Teams from both Japan and Canada.
Day Two: Winter Cup Challenge
Stephens finished 23rd in the all-around competition, while alum Mannon finished fifth on pommel horse. Incoming freshman Wiskus also competed in the all-around finals, finishing 12th.