Minnesota passes Iowa and Brockport to earn victory and honor eight seniors
No. 6 Minnesota hosts its final home meet of 2014 on Saturday night
Zack Chase and Steve Jaciuk earned event titles to lead the Gophers
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
2014 Senior Season: Scored team's highest score at the Alumni Meet, earning a 15.100 on vault scored 15.200 as vault champion at Oklahoma (1/25) set career highs on still rings (15.100) and floor exercise (15.100) and earned Louis J. Cooke Award at Illinois/Nebraska (2/1) scored 14.850 as vault champion at Air Force meet (2/8).
2013 Junior season: Competed in four meets and also competed as an individual in the Winter Cup before suffering a season-ending injury in warmups at UIC (2/24) tied his career high on vault with a 15.300 at home against Air Force recorded a career high on still rings with a 15.000 in a home meet against Nebraska/UIC.
2012 Sophomore Season: Saw action in 10 competitions, including the Big Ten and NCAA Championships scored a career high of 14.800 on floor against Iowa/Nebraska had best outing on rings at Nebraska, earning a season-high score of 14.700 twice posted a career-best and team-leading score 15.300 on vault against Oklahoma/Ohio State and at the Big Ten Championships earned second team All-Big Ten honors.
2011 Freshman Season: Competed in 11 of 12 meets Big Ten Champion in vault named Big Ten Freshman of the Week twice scored career-high 15.100 on the floor exercise against Brockport scored season-best 14.900 on the still rings against Illinois/Nebraska scored career-high 16.400 on the vault twice earned his first varsity letter.
High School/Club: A graduate of Woodinville High School (Woodinville, Wash.) 2009 and 2010 region 2 champion vault champion at in 16-18 year-old division at 2009 Visa Championships finished third in vault at 2010 Junior Olympic Nationals.
Personal: Born August 26, 1992 son of Charlie and Debbie Chase brother of Cassie Chase Washington state honors student while in high school.