Gopher junior Ellis Mannon scored a 15.425 in the NCAA event finals Saturday night
Chase, Frey, Jaciuk and Mannon will represent Minnesota on Saturday
Minnesota finished fourth in the second session of the national qualifier
Minnesota competes at 6 p.m. CT Thursday in the national qualifier
Minnesota ranks fifth in the nation on floor exercise
The Golden Gopher men's gymnastics team defeated Nebraska and Illinois-Chicago at the Sports Pavilion.
In "Inside Gopher Sports," we sit down with three Gopher student-athletes who are also musically-inclined -- men's gymnast Ellis Mannon, volleyball senior libero Jessica Granquist and Gopher football center Ryan Wynn.
2014 Junior Season: All-Big Ten First Team honoree Academic All-Big Ten honoree Big Ten pommel horse champion (15.325) finished sixth in the all-around (85.700) at the Big Ten championships and advanced to the event finals on pommel horse (15.000) after tying for fourth in the team finals (3/28) scored a career-high 14.800 on vault at the Big Ten team finals (3/28) competed in nine regular-season meets, including the Winter Cup, appearing on all six events won the all-around (87.05) and finished second in pommel horse (15.950, career high) at season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18) 15.950 on vault marked the third-highest NCAA men's gymnastics pommel horse score of all-time scored 14.950 as pommel horse champion at Oklahoma meet (1/25) scored 86.700 as all-around champion at Air Force (2/8) set career highs on floor exercise (14.400) and parallel bars (14.750) and tied career high on vault (14.700) at Air Force meet (2/8) tied then-career high on high bar with 14.550 at Iowa/Nebraska (2/15) finished 19th in the all-around and was the pommel horse runner-up at Winter Cup (2/22) finished as parallel bars champion (14.700) and set career-high 14.600 as co-champion on high bar against Iowa/Brockport (3/8).
2013 Sophomore Season: Named All-American took second place on the pommel horse at the NCAA national championships was the lone Gopher to compete in five events in season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18), where he set a career high on rings (13.950) tied his career high on vault (14.700) en route to tying for fifth in the event at the Windy City Invitational (1/18) also competed on pommel horse (14.350), high bar (14.200) and parallel bars (13.100) at the Windy City Invitational (1/18) saw career-high score at Nebraska (3/16) on pommel horse (15.400) career-high finish on bars against Nebraska/Illinois Chicago (2/2) with a score of 14.550 finished second on pommel horse (14.850) and tied for 22nd on vault (14.600) at the Big Ten Championships (3/5).
2012 Freshman Season: Competed in all meets, as well as both days of the Winter Cup scored career highs on floor (12.850), rings (13.200) and pommel horse (14.900) at the Winter cup (2/2-2/4) registered a career-high vault score of 14.700 against Oklahoma/Ohio State (3/24) received a career-high score on parallel bars (14.250) in the Nebraska/Illinois meet (3/11) career high of 14.500 on high bars at Windy City Invitational (1/21) competed in the NCAA championships in parallel bars, scoring 14.450.
High School/Club: A 2011 graduate of North Central High School state champion in 2009 and 2011 national all-around finalist in 2009 regional pommel horse champion in 2011 pommel horse champion at 2011 Visa Championships second-team academic all-American in 2007-10.
Personal: Born January 20, 1993 major is chemical engineering son of James and Stuart Mannon.