Jalon Stephens
Jalon  Stephens


Shreveport, La

High School:
Southwood HS


Jill's Gymnastics (GymS'port)


Three Gophers to Compete at Qualifier

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


A Look Back on the 2015 Season

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


Six Gophers Advance to Final Day of NCAAs

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


Gophers Narrowly Miss Team Finals

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


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.

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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