Minnesota passes Iowa and Brockport to earn victory and honor eight seniors
No. 6 Minnesota hosts its final home meet of 2014 on Saturday night
Team scoring will be determined by five up, five down beginning this weekend
Juniors Ellis Mannon and Steve Jaciuk competed at the Winter Cup this weekend
The Gophers are No. 5 in the nation in this week's national rankings
The Golden Gopher men's gymnastics team defeated Nebraska and Illinois-Chicago at the Sports Pavilion.
In "Inside Gopher Sports," we sit down with three Gopher student-athletes who are also musically-inclined -- men's gymnast Ellis Mannon, volleyball senior libero Jessica Granquist and Gopher football center Ryan Wynn.
2014 Junior Season: Finished first in all-around (87.05) and second in pommel horse (15.950, career high) at season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18) 15.950 on vault marked the third-highest NCAA men's gymnastics pommel horse score of all-time set career high on still rings with 14.200 at Oklahoma meet (1/25) scored 14.950 as pommel horse champion at Oklahoma meet (1/25) scored 86.700 as all-around champion at Air Force (2/8) set career highs on floor exercise (14.400), and parallel bars (14.750) and tied career high on vault (14.700) at Air Force meet (2/8) tied career high on high bar with 14.550 at Iowa/Nebraska (2/15) finished 19th in the all-around and was the pommel horse runner-up at Winter Cup (2/22).
2013 Sophomore Season: Named All-American took second place on the pommel horse at the NCAA national championships was the lone Gopher to compete in five events in season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18), where he set a career high on rings (13.950) tied his career high on vault (14.700) en route to tying for fifth in the event at the Windy City Invitational (1/18) also competed on pommel horse (14.350), high bar (14.200) and parallel bars (13.100) at the Windy City Invitational (1/18) saw career-high score at Nebraska (3/16) on pommel horse (15.400) career-high finish on bars against Nebraska/Illinois Chicago (2/2) with a score of 14.550 finished second on pommel horse (14.850) and tied for 22nd on vault (14.600) at the Big Ten Championships (3/5).
2012 Freshman Season: Competed in all meets, as well as both days of the Winter Cup scored career highs on floor (12.850), rings (13.200) and pommel horse (14.900) at the Winter cup (2/2-2/4) registered a career-high vault score of 14.700 against Oklahoma/Ohio State (3/24) received a career-high score on parallel bars (14.250) in the Nebraska/Illinois meet (3/11) career high of 14.500 on high bars at Windy City Invitational (1/21) competed in the NCAA championships in parallel bars, scoring 14.450.
High School/Club: A 2011 graduate of North Central High School state champion in 2009 and 2011 national all-around finalist in 2009 regional pommel horse champion in 2011 pommel horse champion at 2011 Visa Championships second-team academic all-American in 2007-10.
Personal: Born January 20, 1993 plans to major in chemical engineering son of James and Stuart Mannon.