Team scoring will be determined by five up, five down beginning this weekend
The Gophers are No. 5 in the nation in this week's national rankings
No. 7 Minnesota hosted No. 1 Oklahoma at the Sports Pavilion Saturday
All-around champion Ellis Mannon leads Gophers to fourth at Windy City Invitational
Head coach Mike Burns expects the Gophers to be strongest on floor, pommel horse, still rings and vault
Gophers take on Air Force
2014 Junior Season: Finished eighth on vault with career-high 15.050 at season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18) earned Louis J. Cooke Award at Oklahoma meet scored 15.100 as the still rings champion at Oklahoma (1/25) floor exercise champion with career high of 15.500 at Iowa/Nebraska (2/15).
2013 Sophomore Season: 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.
2012 Freshman Season: 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 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.
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: Plans to major in sociology of law, criminology and deviance son of Matt and Mary Ann Bauer born July 4, 1992.