Gophersports.com takes a look back on the 2015 men's gymnastics season
Minnesota finished fourth in qualifying session but nine Gophers advance to individual competition
Minnesota will compete in the qualifying round of the NCAA Championships on Thursday
Senior Ellis Mannon defended his Big Ten pommel horse title on Saturday
Minnesota placed fourth as a team at the 2015 Big Ten Championships on Friday.
Gophers take on Air Force
2015 • Senior Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • M Club Pin Recipient • received Gophers' Spirit of Gopher Gymnastics Award • named Gophers' Sportsmanship Award winner at the Big Ten Championships • appeared in all eight regular-season meets plus the Big Ten and NCAA Championships and competed on floor exercise, still rings and vault • finished in fourth place on floor exercise with a 14.65 and first on vault after tallying a 14.70 on vault vs. Air Force (1/24) • finished third on vault vs. UIC/Neb with a 14.50 (2/7) • earned two first place finished vs. Iowa/Neb on both vault (14.850) and floor exercise (15.000) (2/14) • competed in the Big Ten Championships and registered a 15.525 on floor, earning 10th place overall in the conference (3/28) • competed in the NCAA Team Championships, earning a 14.700 on floor exercise, 14.150 on still rings and a 14.400 on vault (4/9) • went two consecutive meets of tallying a 15.000 on floor exercise (2/14 - 2/28) • earned fourth varsity letter.
2014 • Junior Season: Academic All-Big Ten honoree and CGA First Team All-America Scholar-Athlete • received Gopher Coaches Appreciation Award • tied for 13th on floor exercise (14.700), tied for 20th on vault (14.500) and placed 23rd on still rings (14.000) at the NCAA Qualifier (4/10) • competed on floor (14.150), rings (14.350) and vault (14.600) at the Big Ten team finals (3/28) • competed on floor, rings and vault in 10 meets and made two appearances on high bar • finished eighth on vault with career-high 15.050 at season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18) • earned Louis J. Cooke Award after scoring career-high 15.100 as the still rings champion against Oklahoma (1/25) • floor exercise champion with career high of 15.500 at Iowa/Nebraska (2/15) • earned third varsity letter.
2013 • Sophomore Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree and CGA First Team All-America Scholar-Athlete • participated in 12 meets, competing on floor and vault in all 12 • set then-career highs on floor exercise with a 15.450 at Oklahoma and on vault with a 14.850 at Nebraska • averaged a 14.467 on the floor exercise and a 14.538 on the vault • also competed on the high bar eight times and still rings five times • set a season high with a 14.050 on still rings and recorded a career high 14.050 on high bar at Illinois • was second on the team with a 14.600 on vault at the Big Ten Championships and tied for first on the team in floor exercise at the NCAA Championship Qualifier with a 15.050 • earned second varsity letter.
2012 • Freshman Season: Named CGA First Team All-America Scholar-Athlete • appeared in five regular-season meets plus the Big Ten and NCAA Championships • scored a season-high 15.200 on floor against Oklahoma/Ohio State and a then-career high 14.400 on still rings • registered a season-high 14.700 on vault against both UIC and vs. Iowa/Brockport • competed in the NCAA Championships, earning a 14.300 on rings • earned first varsity letter.
High School/Club: A 2011 graduate of De Smet Jesuit High School • 2011 Missouri state champion in all-around, floor, rings, vault, and high bar • placed 11th in all-around in the 2010 Region 3 Championships • placed seventh in floor, 12th in vault and 23rd in all-around in the 2011 Junior Olympic Nationals • four-time academic all-American.
Personal: Major is sociology of law, criminology and deviance • son of Matt and Mary Ann Bauer • born July 4, 1992.
|Sean Bauer's Career Highs (As of 3/9/15)|
|Event||Floor Exercise||Pommel Horse||Still Rings||Vault||Parallel Bars||High Bar|
Wittenberg's NCAA Address
Alex Wittenberg was chosen as the student-athlete representative for the 2016 Men's Gymnastics NCAA Championships.
Gophers Finish Sixth at NCAA Championships
Minnesota tallied four All-America finishes and its best team finish in nine years.
Gophers Advance to NCAA Day 2
Minnesota finished second in Session 1 and is guaranteed its highest NCAA finish since 2007.