Gophersports.com takes a look back on the 2015 men's gymnastics season
Minnesota finished fourth in qualifying session but nine Gophers advance to individual competition
Minnesota placed fourth as a team at the 2015 Big Ten Championships on Friday.
Minnesota will travel to Lincoln, Neb. for Big Ten quad-meet on Sunday
Minnesota will celebrate the seniors at its final home meet on Saturday
2016 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: made his season debut on still rings (14.450) vs. UIC (3/5) • competed on still rings at Iowa (3/12) • notched a 14.700 on still rings at Nebraska/Iowa (3/20) • tallied a 14.450 on still rings at Big Ten Championships(4/2)• tallied a 13.150 on still rings at day one of NCAA Championships (4/15) • notched a 13.750 on still rings at day two of NCAA Championships (4/16).
2015 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Received Gophers' Rookie of the Year Award • appeared in all eight regular-season meets plus the Big Ten and NCAA Championships and competed on still rings • added a 14.20 on still rings at the NCAA Team Qualifiers (4/9) • notched a 14.40 at the Big Ten Championships (3/27) • in all but one meet, tallied a score of 14.00 or above on the still rings • earned second place with season-high still rings score of 15.05 vs. Iowa/Neb (2/14) • earned first varsity letter.
2014 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2014 season • received Gophers' Most Inspirational Award.
High School/Club: 2013 graduate of Tom C. Clark High School in San Antonio, Texas • Competed for the Alamo Gymnastics Center for coach Yuejin Sun • placed first on still rings and fifth on pommel horse at the 2013 Junior Olympic National Championship (Level 10) • two-time USA Gymnastics Academic All-American honoree • club teammate of Gopher alum Michael Hillin.
Personal: Son of Timothy and Gretchen Soukup • has two older sisters, Amber and Kelsey • born July 27, 1995 • majoring in Sports Management.
|Mitchell Soukup's Career Highs (As of 4/19/16)|
|Event||Floor Exercise||Pommel Horse||Still Rings||Vault||Parallel Bars||High Bar|
Wittenberg's NCAA Address
Alex Wittenberg was chosen as the student-athlete representative for the 2016 Men's Gymnastics NCAA Championships.
Gophers Finish Sixth at NCAA Championships
Minnesota tallied four All-America finishes and its best team finish in nine years.
Gophers Advance to NCAA Day 2
Minnesota finished second in Session 1 and is guaranteed its highest NCAA finish since 2007.