The University of Minnesota led all NCAA Division I programs with seven CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large honorees.
2017 | Sophomore Season
B1G Co-Gymnast of the Year • named Most Valuable Gymnast • competed in all-around during finals at the NCAA Championships • recorded season-best on pommel horse with a 14.950 and competed on rings, vault, parallel bars, and high bar at the NCAA Qualifying Session • named to All-Big Ten First Team • earned silver on pommel horse, finished fifth on all-around and seventh on parallel bars at the B1G Championships • named National Gymnast of the Week by the CGA • named B1G Gymnast of the Week • recorded personal record in all-around with a 87.050 at Nebraska • won event title on pommel horse with a 14.500 and placed third on parallel bars with a 13.700 vs. UIC • named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week after his performance against Iowa and ASU • tied for first on pommel horse with a score of 14.350, finished second on rings with a 14.200 score, claimed the all-around title with a score of 82.550 vs. Iowa and ASU • placed first in the all-around with a 83.200 at Arnold Challenge • notched a third place finish in the all-around competition at the Stanford International Collegiate Challenge • recorded a career-best on rings with a 14.650 against Iowa/Oklahoma • placed first in all-around with an 82.000 vs. Nebraska/UMN Club • earned a 14.700 on vault against Illinois • placed second on pommel horse with a 14.250 vs. Air Force • finished all-around competition with a 79.150 at the Windy City Invite.
2016 | Freshman Season
Named CGA All-America Scholar • won the University of Minnesota's Rookie of the Year award • named All-American on pommel horse after placing eighth in the event at the NCAA Championships, where Karstadt also finished 13th on all-around, 41st on floor, 44th on rings, 20th on vault, 37th on high bar, and 27th on parallel bars • named to First Team All-Big Ten after finishing fifth on all-around at the B1G Championships • recorded performances in pommel horse, rings, vault, and parallel bars against Nebraska and Iowa • earned a career-best 87.000 on all-around against Iowa • earned a career-best 15.300 on pommel horse vs. UIC and the UMN Club Team where he competed in four events • recorded two personal-best scores against Oklahoma after tallying a 14.600 on rings and 15.250 on parallel bars • posted a career-high 14.500 on high bar and finished with an all-around score of 84.750 against Illinois, Stanford, Iowa, Canada, and the UMN Club Team • tallied a 14.950 on pommel horse, 14.450 on rings, 14.550 on vault, and 14.600 on parallel bars vs. Air Force • competed in all-around against Nebraska and the UMN Club Team, recording a career-best score of 15.050 on vault • recorded a career-high 84.800 on all-around against Penn State • made his collegiate debut competing in the all-around at the Windy City Invitational.
Graduate of Silverthorn Collegiate Institute High School • Competed for Futures Gymnastics, Ontario and Canada under coaches Zhaohui Huang and Steven Sugrim • member of the Canadian National Senior Team • 2015 Canada Winter Games: member of the Gold Medal Team, All-Around, Pommel Horse and Vault Champion and bronze on parallel bars • 2015 Arnold Sports Festival: member of Bronze medal Canadian team and third
Born April 18,
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Five Gophers Earn Academic All-America Honors
With five honorees named today, Minnesota now boasts a total of nine Academic All-Americans for the 2016-17 academic year.
Fystrom Retires After 36 Years
After 36 years as an assistant coach for the Minnesota men’s gymnastics team, Russ Fystrom has announced his retirement.
Gopher Teammates Set for Canadian Championships
Minnesota men’s gymnastics teammates Joel Gagnon and Justin Karstadt will compete at the 2017 Canadian Championships in Artistic Gymnastics this weekend in Montreal, Quebec.