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.
2013 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Was the lone Gopher to compete in five events in season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18), where he set a career high in rings (13.950) tied his career high on vault (14.700) en route to placing tied for fifth in the routine in the meet also competed on pommel horse (14.350), high bar (14.200) and parallel bars (13.100).
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 (2/02-04) Registered a career-high vault score of 14.700 vs. Oklahoma/Ohio State (3/24) Received a career- high score on parallel bars of 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: Plans to major in chemical engineering son of James and Stuart Mannon born January 20, 1993.