Minnesota will participate in a five team meet on Saturday in Palo Alto, Calif.
Minnesota will welcome five gymnasts to the program next season
Gophersports.com takes a look back at the men's gymnastics 2014 season.
Minnesota handed out its 2014 team awards Saturday evening
Gopher junior Ellis Mannon scored a 15.425 in the NCAA event finals Saturday night
The Golden Gopher men's gymnastics team defeated Nebraska and Illinois-Chicago at the Sports Pavilion.
2014 Senior Season: Received Gophers' Outstanding NCAA Competitor Award finished ninth in the nation on parallel bars (14.900) as one of four Gophers to compete in the event finals on the final day of the NCAA championships (4/12) tied for ninth on parallel bars (15.100) on the second day of the NCAA championships (4/11) placed ninth on parallel bars (15.100) and tied for 24th on vault (14.350) at the NCAA Qualifier (4/10) competed on vault (14.350) and parallel bars (14.650) at the Big Ten team finals (3/28) competed in 10 meets in three events finished sixth in vault with a season-high 15.100 and placed eighth in floor exercise (14.450) at season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18) set back-to-back career-highs on parallel bars with 14.850 at Illinois/Nebraska meet (2/1) and with first-place 15.400 at Air Force (2/8) shared Louis J. Cooke Award at Iowa/Brockport meet with fellow seniors scored season-high in floor exercise with 14.600 at Nebraska (3/15) earned fourth varsity letter.
2013 Junior Season: Earned team's Most Improved Competitor award competed in three events in season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18) where he recorded a 14.750 on floor exercise, a 14.500 on vault and a 13.900 on parallel bars scored then-career high 14.750 on parallel bars against Iowa (3/2) scored season highs on both floor (15.100) and vault (14.900) at Iowa (2/8) finished Big Ten Championships tied for 10th (15.000) on floor and sixth (14.700) on the parallel bars took ninth on the floor (14.950) at the NCAA qualifier earned third varsity letter.
2012 Sophomore Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree competed in six regular-season meets scored a season-high 14.800 on floor and a season-high 13.800 on parallel bars against Penn State (3/17) season high of 14.900 on vault came against UIC (1/21) earned second varsity letter.
2011 Freshman Season: Named CGA Second Team All-American Scholar-Athlete competed in eight of 12 meets scored season-high 14.550 on the floor exercise at the NCAA qualifier (4/14) scored career-best 15.900 on the vault against Nebraska (3/18) scored season-high 14.500 on the parallel bars at the Windy City Invitational (1/15) earned first varsity letter.
High School/Club: A graduate of Pendleton High School in Bradenton, Fla. member of 2010 Florida state high school champion team 2005-2010 Junior Olympic National qualifier member of the South Florida Gymnastics Club.
Personal: Born October 2, 1991 son of Steve and Barbara Frey father played Major League Baseball from 1989 to 1996 for several teams member of the national honor society honor roll student in high school enjoys playing the guitar and piano biology, society, and environment major.
|Matt Frey's Career Highs (2014 Final)|
|Event||Floor Exercise||Pommel Horse||Still Rings||Vault||Parallel Bars||High Bar|
Gophers Prepare For Major Competitions
The Gophers will be represented at the World University Games and the P&G Championships at the end of August.
Meet Assistant Coach Jordan Valdez
Last week the Gophers announced the addition of Jordan Valdez to the men's gymnastics coaching staff.
Gophers Hire Valdez As Assistant Coach
The University of Minnesota has hired Jordan Valdez as the latest member of their coaching staff, head coach Mike Burns announced Friday.