Sophomore records podium finish after a 14.900 on the pommel horse
Sophomore posted second highest qualifying score on pommel horse
Minnesota fails to advance to final round of team competition, but advances seven individuals
Minnesota will compete in an NCAA Qualifier on Friday
Men's gymnastics team honored for academic excellence at Golden Goldys/Scholar Athlete banquet
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.
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.