Steve Jaciuk and Zach Liebler each earn third place finishes at the NCAA Individual Event Finals
Mannon, Jaciuk, Metcalf, Liebler, Gagnon and Pochinka will compete for NCAA crowns on Saturday
Minnesota finished fourth in qualifying session but nine Gophers advance to individual competition
Minnesota will compete in the qualifying round of the NCAA Championships on Thursday
Senior Ellis Mannon defended his Big Ten pommel horse title on Saturday
The Golden Gopher men's gymnastics team defeated Nebraska and Illinois-Chicago at the Sports Pavilion.
2014 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten honoree and CGA First Team All-America Scholar-Athlete • received Gophers' Most Consistent Gymnast Award • tied for 11th on rings (14.650) at the NCAA Qualifier (4/10) • tied for fifth on still rings (15.175) in the Big Ten event finals (3/29) • competed on rings and tied his career best with a 15.200 at the Big Ten team finals and advanced to the event finals by tying for sixth (3/28) • competed on rings at 10 meets and made six appearances on vault • finished seventh on rings (14.800) at season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18) • set season high on vault with 14.350 at Windy City Invitational (1/18) and at Penn State (3/1) • earned second varsity letter.
2013 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Named CGA First Team All-America Scholar-Athlete, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection • made his collegiate and Minnesota debut at the Windy City Invitational (1/18) and recorded a 14.600 on rings • competed solely on rings for the season • earned career-high 15.200 at NCAA qualifier where he finished tied for fifth • finished tied for third with a score of 15.150 at Big Ten Championship • earned first varsity letter.
2012 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.
High School/Club: A 2011 graduate of Lake County Lutheran High School • state champion in 2002 and 2009 • academic all-American 2008-11 • academic all-American for club team in 2002-11.
Personal: Born February 3, 1993 • son of Michael and Joleen Metcalf • major is youth studies • played high school golf • received varsity letter in music.