Ben Winkel
Ben  Winkel


Afton, Minn.

High School:
Stillwater Area HS


Classic Gymnastics

2017 | Sophomore Season
Named Rookie of the Year • competed on parallel bars during finals at the NCAA Championships • competed on parallel bars at Nebraska • placed second on parallel bars with a 13.900 against UIC • competed on parallel bars vs. Iowa and ASU • recorded a personal record on parallel bars with a 14.500 at Arnold Challenge • competed on parallel bars vs. Iowa/Oklahoma • competed on parallel bars against Nebraska/UMN Club • competed on rings and parallel bars against Illinois • Earned a 13.450 on parallel bars vs. Air Force • made collegiate debut at Windy City Invite, recording a personal record on still rings with a 10.300  and scoring a 13.700 on parallel bars.

2016 | Freshman Season 
Did not compete. 

High School/Club
Graduate of Stillwater Area High School • honor roll student in high school • competed for Classic Gymnastics for coaches Matt Frey and Steve Lippoli • named an Academic All-American in 2014 and 2015 • named to the Academic All-State team all four years of high school  finished second on the still rings, parallel bars and high bar and took third on the pommel horse and in the all-around at the 2015 Minnesota State Championships • took second at the 2015 Region 4 meet on parallel bars, third on still rings and high bar and fourth in the all-around • finished sixth on still rings, ninth on parallel bars, 10th on high bar and 11th in the all-around at the 2015 Level 10 Junior Olympics  Floor Exercise and Still Rings Champion at the 2014 Minnesota State Championships • took third on the high bar at the 2013 Level 10 Junior Olympics  club teammate of Gophers Zach Liebler, Ryan Bergman, Jordan Poganski and Ryan Wangler.

Born October 25, 1996 • son of Bruce and Donna Winkel • has older sister (Becky) • enjoys watching movies and TV shows, video editing and listening to music • intends to major in Electrical Engineering.

Winkel's Season High Scores 
Event Floor Pommel Horse Rings Vault Parallel Bars High Bar All-Around
2017 -- -- 13.100* -- 14.500* -- --
2016 -- -- -- -- -- -- --


Pochinka, Wiskus Sweep B1G Awards

Pochinka, Wiskus Sweep B1G Awards

3/19/2018 - M. Gymnastics

For the first time in his career Yaroslav Pochinka won the Big Ten Gymnast of the Week while Shane Wiskus won his sixth B1G Freshman of the Week honor.

Seniors Lead the Way in Final Home Meet

Seniors Lead the Way in Final Home Meet

3/18/2018 - M. Gymnastics

The Gophers posted the second-highest home score of the season on Senior Day.

Meet Preview: Senior Day

Meet Preview: Senior Day

3/17/2018 - M. Gymnastics

The No. 6 Gophers welcome California to the Maturi Pavilion this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. for their regular season finale.

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