Joel Gagnon
Joel  Gagnon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Regina, Sask.

High School:
Holy Cross HS

Birthdate:
02/01/1996

Club:
Taiso Gymnastics


10/24/2017

Gophers Celebrate Support at Scholarship Banquet

Annual event highlights the accomplishment of Gopher student-athletes and recognizes the generous support of those who contribute to endowed athletic scholarships

07/11/2016

Gophers Captains Count on Culture

Gagnon, Liebler, Wittenberg will lead the Gophers during the 2017 season

03/23/2016

Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Laurels

The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

03/23/2016

Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Laurels

The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

05/26/2015

A Look Back on the 2015 Season

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

2017 | Junior Season
Competed on floor, vault, parallel bars, and high bar during finals at the NCAA Championships • recorded a personal record on parallel bars with a 14.550 and competed on floor, vault, and high bar at the NCAA Qualifying Session • placed ninth on high bar and also competed on floor, vault, and parallel bars at the B1G Championships • matched personal record on vault with a 14.850 and won event title on high bar with a 14.650 at Nebraska • placed third on floor with a 14.250 and placed second on vault with a 14.550 against UIC • competed on vault, parallel bars, and high bar vs. Iowa and ASU • tied for fourth on high bar with a 13.650 at Arnold Challenge • earned a 14.400 on parallel bars at Stanford International Collegiate Challenge • recorded personal record on vault with a 14.850 against Iowa/Oklahoma • placed third on vault with a 14.550 and on high bar with a 13.200 vs. Nebraska/UMN Club • competed on floor, parallel bars and high bar vs. Illinois • recorded a 14.000 on parallel bars vs. Air Force •  earned a 12.800 on parallel bars at Windy City Invite • named team captain. 

2016 | Sophomore Season
Team Captain • named Academic All-Big Ten and CGA All-America Scholar • earned All-America honors on floor at the NCAA Championships after finishing eighth with a score of 14.650 • placed sixth on floor with a 14.775 at the Big Ten Championships • scored a 15.050 on floor vs. Nebraska and Iowa • recorded a 13.550 on floor against Iowa • tallied a score of 15.400 on floor vs. UIC and the UMN Club Team • earned a 14.450 on floor against Oklahoma • recorded a 14.300 on vault at the Windy City Invitational • posted a score of 14.950 on floor against Illinois, Stanford, Iowa, UMN Club, and the Canadian National team.

2015 | Freshman Season
All-American honoree • received Gophers' Freshman of the Year Award • appeared in all eight regular-season meets plus the Big Ten and NCAA Championships and competed on floor exercise, vault and the high bar • earned first varsity letter • made NCAA Individual Event Finals debut on floor exercise where he finished 6th place overall with a 15.375 performance • earned 6th place overall in the Big Ten after earning 14.425 on floor • finished first on floor exercise (15.00), and second on high bar (14.60) at last regular-season home meet (3/7) • second place finish vs. UIC/Neb with 14.90 on high bar • finished within the top 5 at the Windy City Invite.

High School/Club
Competed for coach Markos Baikas at Taiso Gymnastics Club • member of Canada Senior National Men's B Team in 2014 • placed fifth on floor exercise, sixth on high bar and seventh in all-around at 2014 Elite Canada Senior Championships • floor exercise champion at 2013 and 2012 Elite Canada Junior Championships • placed second in the all-around at 2014 Saskatchewan Provincial Senior Championships • all-around champion at 2013 and 2012 Saskatchewan Provincial Junior Championships • all-around champion at 2011 Saskatchewan Provincial National Youth Championships • won floor exercise, placed second on still rings, vault and high bar and finished sixth in the all-around at the 2011 Western Canadian Gymnastics Championships • finished ninth on high bar and 16th on vault and the all-around at 2014 Canadian Senior National Championships • won floor exercise and placed fourth on vault, fifth on still rings and eighth in the all-around at 2013 Canadian Junior National Championships • placed fourth on floor and vault and finished ninth in all-around at 2012 Canadian Junior National Championships • won floor exercise at 2011 Canadian National Youth Championships • received 2011 Gymnastics Saskatchewan National Athlete of the Year Award.

Personal
Son of Adrienne and Paul Gagnon • Has two siblings, Elise and Martin • Enjoys camping and hiking  Born Feb. 1, 1996 • Plans on majoring in Aerospace Engineering.

Gagnon's Season High Scores 
Event Floor Pommel Horse Rings Vault Parallel Bars High Bar All-Around
2017 14.250 -- -- 14.850* 14.550* 14.650 --
2016 15.400 -- -- 14.850* -- -- --
2015 15.600* -- -- 14.750 -- 14.900* --

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