The Minnesota men's gymnastics team held its annual season-ending banquet Saturday afternoon. Congratulations to the team and coaches on an outstanding season.
The men's gymnastics season came to an end this weekend at the NCAA Championships. The Gophers finished the year in eighth place.
Minnesota finished fourth in Thursday's pre-qualifying round of the NCAA Championships, one spot shy of advancing to the finals.
Minnesota finished fourth out of seven at the Big Ten Championships on Friday with a final score of 345.80. Six Gopher gymnasts qualified for the event finals held on Saturday.
Six Gopher gymnasts and a total of seven routines qualified for the Individual Event Finals of the Big Ten Championships. Four routines finished in the top five.
The Golden Gophers topped Illinois-Chicago in their home opener.
2012 FRESHMAN SEASON: Competed in eight of 10 regular-season meets Posted top floor score with a career-high of 15.100 vs. Oklahoma/Ohio State (3/24) Earned career-high high bar score of 14.400 against Nebraska (2/18) and vs. Oklahoma/Ohio State (3/24) Scored a career-best 14.500 on vault against Nebraska (2/18) Competed at the Big Ten Championships and scored 15.050 on floor (4/07) Scored a 14.050 on high bar at the NCAA Championships (4/20).
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: A 2010 graduate of Notre Dame High School trained with Diamond Elite Gymnastics.
PERSONAL: Undecided on major son of Keith and Joyce Banks born January 14, 1992 was an Eagle Scout.
Karstadt Earns Second B1G Honor
Sophomore Justin Karstadt has been named the Big Ten Gymnast of the Week for the second time this season after a standout performance in Minnesota’s win at Nebraska.
Gophers Win with Highest Score in B1G
Minnesota wrapped its regular season with a statement win at Nebraska on Saturday, with a final score of 426.950-425.550.
No. 5 Minnesota Travels to No. 6 Nebraska
The Golden Gophers will travel to Lincoln, Neb. this Saturday, March 25 for the second meeting against No. 6 Nebraska this season.