Jalon Stephens
Jalon  Stephens

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Shreveport, La

High School:
Southwood HS

Birthdate:
09/07/1995

Club:
Jill's Gymnastics (GymS'port)


07/17/2015

Three Gophers to Compete at Qualifier

Mannon, Stephens and Duran will represent the Maroon and Gold on Saturday

05/26/2015

A Look Back on the 2015 Season

Gophersports.com takes a look back on the 2015 men's gymnastics season

04/10/2015

Six Gophers Advance to Final Day of NCAAs

Mannon, Jaciuk, Metcalf, Liebler, Gagnon and Pochinka will compete for NCAA crowns on Saturday

04/09/2015

Gophers Narrowly Miss Team Finals

Minnesota finished fourth in qualifying session but nine Gophers advance to individual competition

04/06/2015

Gophers Set for NCAA Championships

Minnesota will compete in the qualifying round of the NCAA Championships on Thursday

2017 | Junior Season
Received Outstanding Accomplishment Award • named All-American on high bar with a 14.500 to tie for third, also competed on rings during finals at the NCAA Championships • competed on rings and high bar at the NCAA Qualifying Session• placed fifth on high bar and also competed on rings at the B1G Championships • recorded personal record on rings with a 14.100 at Nebraska • won gold on high bar with a 13.800 against UIC • competed on still rings vs. Iowa and ASU • placed third on high bar with a 14.100 at Arnold Challenge • competed on parallel bars and high bars at Stanford International Collegiate Challenge • competed at the Winter Cup Challenge, making it to finals and placing 23rd overall • competed on rings, parallel bars, and high bar vs. Iowa/Oklahoma • won event title on high bar with a 13.850 against Nebraska/UMN Club • recorded a personal record on vault with a 14.200 vs. Illinois • scored a 13.150 on rings and a 14.050 on vault against Air Force • recorded an 11.200 on pommel horse, a 12.550 on rings, and a 13.950 on vault at the Windy City Invite.

2016 | Sophomore Season

Earned the Spirit of Gopher Gymnastics award • finished 10th on high bar and 28th on parallel bars at the 2016 NCAA Championships • placed fifth on high bar at the 2016 B1G Championships with a 14.450 • recorded a 14.800 on floor, 14.050 on parallel bars and 14.000 on high bar against Nebraska and Iowa • notched a career-high score of 15.200 on floor vs. Iowa, where he also competed on parallel bars and high bar • competed on parallel bars and high bar against UIC and the UMN Club Team • recorded a career-best 15.200 on high bar vs. Oklahoma and also scored a 14.750 on both floor and parallel bars • earned a 14.900 on floor and a 13.900 on high bar vs. Canada, Iowa, Illinois, Stanford and the UMN Club Team • placed third on floor and parallel bars at Air Force • placed first on high bar with a 14.850 vs. Nebraska • finished first on high bar with a 14.600 vs. Penn State • competed on floor, parallel bars and high bar at the Windy City Invitational.

2015 | Freshman Season
Received Minnesota’s Most Improved Competitor Award • recorded a 14.800 on parallel bars and 14.600 on high bar at prelims of the 2015 NCAA Championships • finished sixth on parallel bars at the 2015 B1G Championships with a score of 14.225 • recorded a 14.400 on high bar against Nebraska, Penn State and Iowa • competed on floor and high bar vs. Iowa • notched a 14.150 on parallel bars and 14.250 on high bar against California and Stanford • performed in four events vs. Nebraska and Iowa • tallied a 14.250 on floor, 14.200 on parallel bars and 13.200 on high bar vs. Nebraska and UIC • competed on floor, parallel bars and high bar at Illinois • tallied a 14.500 on floor and 13.400 on high bar vs. Air Force • made collegiate debut at the Windy City Invitational with a performance on the parallel bars.

High School/Club
Competed for coach Sean Keefe at Jill's Gymnastics • finished fifth on high bar and 17th in the all-around at the 2014 USA Gymnastics Junior National Championships in the Junior Elite division • finished first on vault at 2013 USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic National Championships • placed first on vault and 19th in the all-around at 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships.

Personal
Born Sept. 7, 1995 • son of Rodney and Vivian Stephens • has three older siblings (Jaquan, Joshua, Trinity) • enjoys singing at church and watching movies • plans to major in Kinesiology.

Stephens' Season High Scores 
Event Floor Pommel Horse Rings Vault Parallel Bars High Bar All-Around
2017 13.350 11.200* 14.100* 14.200* 14.150 14.500 77.300*
2016 15.200* -- -- -- 14.750 15.200* --
2014 14.600 -- -- 13.900 14.950* 14.600 --

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