Paul Montague, Jr.
Paul  Montague, Jr.

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hartland, Wis.

High School:
Arrowhead HS

Birthdate:
07/15/1994

Experience:
3 Letters

Club:
Swiss Turner's Gymnastics Club


05/26/2015

A Look Back on the 2015 Season

Gophersports.com takes a look back on the 2015 men's gymnastics season

04/09/2015

Gophers Narrowly Miss Team Finals

Minnesota finished fourth in qualifying session but nine Gophers advance to individual competition

03/28/2015

Gophers Shine in B1G Event Finals

Senior Ellis Mannon defended his Big Ten pommel horse title on Saturday

03/27/2015

8 Gophers Advance to B1G Event Finals

Minnesota placed fourth as a team at the 2015 Big Ten Championships on Friday.

03/26/2015

Gophers Set for B1G Championships

Minnesota will travel to Penn State University for the 2015 Big Ten Championships

03/23/2013

Men Gymnastics host Penn State

Gopher Men on Senior Night

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2016 • Senior Season: Tied for third on still rings (14.750) at the Windy City Invitational (1/17) • finished first on parallel bars (14.950) and second on pommel horse (14.100) and still rings (14.700) vs. Penn State (1/23) • placed first on still rings (14.600), second on pommel horse (14.300), high bar (14.650) and parallel bars (14.900) vs. Nebraska (1/30)• placed first on high bar (14.950), second on still rings (14.500) and third on parallel bars (14.550) at Air Force (2/6) • claimed second on still rings (14.850), fourth on parallel bars (14.900) and third on high bar (14.750) vs. Canada/Iowa/Illinois/Stanford (2/13) • competed on pommel horse (14.350), still rings (14.350), parallel bars (14.250) and high bar (13.800) at Oklahoma (2/27) • earned his first career all-around title (85.150) and won titles on still rings (14.900) and high bar (15.00) vs. UIC (3/5) • placed first on still rings (15.050) and parallel bars (15.250) at Nebraska/Iowa (3/20) • competed on pommel horse, high bar and parallel bars at Big Ten Championships(4/2) • tallied a 14.250 on pommel horse, 14.450 on still rings, 14.700 on parallel bars and a 14.400 on high bar at day one of NCAA Championships (4/15) • notched an 11.500 on pommel horse, 14.350 on still rings, 13.500 on parallel bars and 14.440 on high bar at day two of NCAA Championships (4/16) • earned the Gophers' Most Valuable Gymnast award

2015 • Junior Season:
Co-Captain of the 2014-2015 season • appeared in all eight regular-season meets plus the Big Ten and NCAA Championships and competed on pommel horse, still rings, parallel bars and high bar • finished within the top 10 of the conference on pommel horse (13.80) and 4th overall on parallel bars, earning a season-high score of 14.975 in the process at the Big Ten Event Finals (3/28) • earned first place on pommel horse at the first regular-season home meet (14.45) (1/24) • tallied the top Minnesota score vs. Illinois on the pommel horse (14.350) (1/31) • notched season-high score on the still rings vs. UIC/Neb (2/7) • season-high pommel horse score (14.8) earned vs. Stan/Cal (2/28) • season-high still rings score of 15.05 tallied vs. Iowa/Neb (2/14) • earned third varsity letter • claimed first on parallel bars with a 15.100 at Iowa (3/12).

2014 • Sophomore Season:
Received Gophers' Most Improved Gymnast Award • advanced to the second day of competition at the NCAA championships on pommel horse and finished 21st with a score of 14.650 (4/11) • competed on pommel horse (14.300), still rings (14.500), parallel bars (14.000) and high bar (12.350) at the NCAA Qualifier (4/11) • competed on pommel horse (12.550), rings (career-high 14.900), parallel bars (14.700) and high bar (13.400) at the Big Ten team finals (3/28) • competed in nine meets on four events and earned career-high scores on all four events • set career high with 14.800 as parallel bars champion against Oklahoma (1/25) • set career highs on pommel horse (15.100) and high bar (14.000) and was co-champion on pommel horse at Air Force (2/8) • earned second varsity letter.

2013 • Freshman Season: Made collegiate debut at Iowa (2/8), finishing with a season-high on the parallel bars • awarded Spirit of the Gopher Gymnastics award • earned a season-high on rings at Oklahoma (2/16) with a 14.450 • finished with a score of 14.050 on rings at Nebraska (3/16) • took 18th on bars (14.550) at Big Ten Championship • competed on pommel horse (12.750) and rings (14.450) at NCAA qualifier • earned first varsity letter.

High School/Club: Graduated from Arrowhead High School • finished 25th in the all-around at the 2012 Junior Nation Championships • 2012 Wisconsin state champion in pommel horse and vault • also finished second in the all-around and parallel bars • 2010 Wisconsin state champion on the still rings • finished second in the all-around in 2010 • competed in club competition for Swiss Turner's Gymnastics.

Personal: Son of Paul and Tracy Montague • has a younger sister, Maya  born July 15, 1994 • majoring in Applied Economics.

Paul Montague Jr.'s Career Highs (As of 4/19/16)
Event Floor Exercise Pommel Horse Still Rings Vault Parallel Bars High Bar
Career Highs 13.550 15.100 15.05 12.000 15.250 14.950

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