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
2018 -- -- -- -- 14.100 -- --
2017 -- -- 13.100* -- 14.500* -- --
2016 -- -- -- -- -- -- --


Trio Earns Academic All-America Honors

Trio Earns Academic All-America Honors

6/14/2018 - M. Gymnastics

Seniors Sydney Baldwin, Sidney Peters, and Yaroslav Pochinka have been named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America At-Large Teams.

Flipping to the Next Chapter

Flipping to the Next Chapter

6/11/2018 - M. Gymnastics

Junior Timmy Kutlya along with seniors Shaun Herzog and Vitali Kan are all first-year captains who will look to glue it all together.

Karstadt Wins Parallel Bars National Title

Karstadt Wins Parallel Bars National Title

5/27/2018 - M. Gymnastics

Justin Karstadt and Joel Gagnon competed at the Canadian National Championships this past weekend with Karstadt coming away with the parallel bars championship.

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