Alex Wittenberg
Alex  Wittenberg

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Buffalo, N.Y.

High School:
Kenmore West HS

Birthdate:
07/22/1996

Club:
Greater Buffalo Gymnastics Center


07/11/2016

Gophers Captains Count on Culture

Gagnon, Liebler, Wittenberg will lead the Gophers during the 2017 season

03/23/2016

Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Laurels

The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

05/26/2015

A Look Back on the 2015 Season

Gophersports.com takes a look back on the 2015 men's gymnastics season

04/09/2015

Gophers Narrowly Miss Team Finals

Minnesota finished fourth in qualifying session but nine Gophers advance to individual competition

03/26/2015

Gophers Set for B1G Championships

Minnesota will travel to Penn State University for the 2015 Big Ten Championships

2017 | Junior Season
Received Outstanding Accomplishment Award • competed on floor and pommel horse during finals at the NCAA Championships • competed on floor and pommel horse at the NCAA Qualifying Session • named to All-Big Ten First Team • named B1G Champion on floor and also competed on pommel horse at the B1G Championships • competed on floor and pommel horse at Nebraska • earned silver on floor with a 14.300 against UIC • claimed the floor title with a score of 14.750 and competed on pommel horse vs. Iowa/ASU • placed second on floor with a 14.700 at Arnold Challenge • placed sixth on floor with a 14.500 at Stanford International Collegiate Challenge • Tied for fourth on floor with a 14.250 vs. Iowa/Oklahoma • competed on floor, pommel horse, and vault in meet against Nebraska/UMN Club • tied for third on floor with a 14.500 vs. Illinois • recorded a personal record on pommel horse with a 13.950 against Air Force • competed in floor, pommel horse, and vault at Windy City Invite • named a team captain. 

2016 | Sophomore Season

Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten and CGA All-America Scholar • earned the Gophers' Most Conscientious award • finished 35th on floor and 34th on vault at the NCAA Championships • placed 7th on floor with a score of 14.575 at the 2016 B1G Championships • notched a 15.300 on floor and 14.550 on vault against Nebraska and Iowa • tallied a 15.350 on floor at Iowa • competed on floor, pommel horse and vault, where he recorded a career-best 15.000, against UIC and the UMN Club Team • tallied a 15.200 on floor and a 14.500 on vault at Oklahoma • notched a 13.900 on floor and a 14.450 on vault against Canada, Iowa, Illinois, Standford and the UMN Club Team • placed second on floor with a 15.400 and third on vault at Air Force • tallied a career-high 15.500 on floor and competed on vault against Nebraska and the UMN Club Team • scored a 15.300 on floor and 14.800 on vault vs. Penn State • opened the season with a 13.650 on floor and 14.100 on vault at the Windy City Invitational.

2015 | Freshman Season
CGA All-America Scholar • received Minnesota’s Most Improved Gymnast Award • recorded a 14.850 on floor at the NCAA Championships Qualifier • notched a 14.900 on floor at prelims of the 2015 B1G Championships • scored a 14.850 on floor against Penn State, Nebraska and Iowa • recorded a 14.650 on floor vs. Iowa • against California and Stanford, Wittenberg tallied a 14.750 on floor • competed on floor against Iowa and Nebraska (2/14) • placed third on floor with a 14.550 against Nebraska and UIC • competed on floor and pommel horse against Illinois • notched a 14.600 on floor and 13.100 on pommel horse vs. Air Force • made his collegiate debut on floor and pommel horse at the Windy City Invite.

High School/Club
Competed for coach Michael Morse at Buffalo Gymnastics Center • won all-around title at 2014 USA Gymnastics Region 7 Championships • finished second on floor and fifth in the all-around at the 2014 USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic National Championships • took ninth on high bar at the 2013 USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic National Championships • 2014 New York state champion on floor exercise and parallel bars • finished second in all-around and vault at USA Gymnastics New York State Championships • 2013 New York state champion on vault • finished third on floor at 2012 USA Gymnastics Region 7 Championships • 2012 New York state champion on floor and parallel bars • five-time USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic national qualifier • four-time Academic All-American honoree • graduated in the top 15 percent of his class.

Personal
Born July 22, 1996 • son of Annette and Emmanuel Wittenberg • has one younger sibling (Elliot) • enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, longboarding and fishing • majoring in journalism and political science.

Wittenberg's Season High Scores 
Event Floor Pommel Horse Rings Vault Parallel Bars High Bar All-Around
2017 14.750 13.950* -- 14.050 -- -- --
2016 15.500* 13.100 -- 15.000* -- -- --
2015 14.900 13.100 -- -- -- -- --

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