Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.
Gophersports.com takes a look back on the 2015 men's gymnastics season
Steve Jaciuk and Zach Liebler each earn third place finishes at the NCAA Individual Event Finals
Mannon, Jaciuk, Metcalf, Liebler, Gagnon and Pochinka will compete for NCAA crowns on Saturday
Minnesota finished fourth in qualifying session but nine Gophers advance to individual competition
The Golden Gopher men's gymnastics team defeated Nebraska and Illinois-Chicago at the Sports Pavilion.
2015 • Redshirt Junior Season: All-American honoree • named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • received Gophers' Outstanding Championship Competitor Award • received Gophers' Academic Excellence Award • M Club Pin Recipient • appeared in all eight regular-season meets plus the Big Ten and NCAA Championships and competed on still rings and vault • tallied a 14.85 on still rings vs. UIC/Neb for first place (2/7) • scored a 15.500 on still rings vs. Stan/Cal (2/28) • finished 6th overall on still rings at the NCAA Individual Event finals with a 15.575 (4/9) • earned eighth place in the Big Ten on still rings (15.050) (3/28) • earned third varsity letter.
2014 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten honoree and CGA First Team All-America Scholar-Athlete • received Gophers' Most Consistent Gymnast Award • tied for 11th on rings (14.650) at the NCAA Qualifier (4/10) • tied for fifth on still rings (15.175) in the Big Ten event finals (3/29) • competed on rings and tied his career best with a 15.200 at the Big Ten team finals and advanced to the event finals by tying for sixth (3/28) • competed on rings at 10 meets and made six appearances on vault • finished seventh on rings (14.800) at season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18) • set season high on vault with 14.350 at Windy City Invitational (1/18) and at Penn State (3/1) • earned second varsity letter.
2013 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Named CGA First Team All-America Scholar-Athlete, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection • made his collegiate and Minnesota debut at the Windy City Invitational (1/18) and recorded a 14.600 on rings • competed solely on rings for the season • earned career-high 15.200 at NCAA qualifier where he finished tied for fifth • finished tied for third with a score of 15.150 at Big Ten Championship • earned first varsity letter.
2012 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.
High School/Club: A 2011 graduate of Lake County Lutheran High School • state champion in 2002 and 2009 • academic all-American 2008-11 • academic all-American for club team in 2002-11.
Personal: Born February 3, 1993 • son of Michael and Joleen Metcalf • major is youth studies • played high school golf • received varsity letter in music.
|Jack Metcalf's Career Highs (As of 3/9/15)|
|Event||Floor Exercise||Pommel Horse||Still Rings||Vault||Parallel Bars||High Bar|
Wittenberg's NCAA Address
Alex Wittenberg was chosen as the student-athlete representative for the 2016 Men's Gymnastics NCAA Championships.
Gophers Finish Sixth at NCAA Championships
Minnesota tallied four All-America finishes and its best team finish in nine years.
Gophers Advance to NCAA Day 2
Minnesota finished second in Session 1 and is guaranteed its highest NCAA finish since 2007.