Minnesota finishes third in number of honorees
The Minnesota men's gymnastics team held its annual season-ending banquet Saturday afternoon. Congratulations to the team and coaches on an outstanding season.
Six Gopher gymnasts and a total of seven routines qualified for the Individual Event Finals of the Big Ten Championships. Four routines finished in the top five.
Minnesota student-athletes well represented on Winter Academic All-Big Ten Teams
Highlighted by Nathan Fortunato's 4.0 GPA, 13 Gopher Gymnasts earn Academic All-Big Ten honors.
2012 SENIOR SEASON: Competed in all 12 meets as a rings specialist Scored a career high of 14.700 on rings against both Nebraska (2/18) and UIC (2/25) Presented as a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree at the Big Ten Championships (4/07).
2011 JUNIOR SEASON: Competed in ten of 12 meets on the still rings received Academic All-Big Ten honors scored career-high 14.700 against Nebraska (3/18) earned his third varsity letter.
2010 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Competed in five of 13 meets on the still rings received Academic All-Big Ten honors Second Team Academic Excellence Award recipient scored a career-best 14.500 against Air Force, Nebraska, and Calgary (1/30) earned his second varsity letter.
2009 FRESHMAN SEASON: Competed in two meets scored a season high 13.5 on the still rings at the Windy City Invite competed in both the still rings and the parallel bars against Iowa, Nebraska (2/14) letterwinner
2008 REDSHIRT SEASON
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: A 2007 graduate of Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights, Minn. trained at Turner's Gymnastics from 1995-2003, and trained at Great Northern Gymnastics from 2003-2007 a three-time gymnastics letterwinner at Henry Sibley won the regional and state titles in floor exercise in 2005 was a regional team member in 2005 won state and region titles in 2007.
PERSONAL: An electrical engineering major earned two high school letters as a member of the math team enjoys SCUBA diving son of Peg and Keith Heaver has one sister, Tiffany born October 16, 1988.
Preview: Gophers set for quad at Stanford
Minnesota will travel this weekend to compete against Stanford, and the National Teams from both Japan and Canada.
Day Two: Winter Cup Challenge
Stephens finished 23rd in the all-around competition, while alum Mannon finished fifth on pommel horse. Incoming freshman Wiskus also competed in the all-around finals, finishing 12th.
Day One: Winter Cup Challenge
Stephens, Wiskus, Mannon advance to the 2017 Winter Cup Challenge finals this Saturday, Feb. 18. in Las Vegas, Nev.