Justin Morinishi  
Justin Morinishi

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chesterfield, Mo.

High School:
Marquette HS

Birthdate:
04/10/1992

Experience:
3 Letters

Club:
St. Louis Gym Centre


04/08/2014

No. 7 Gophers Head to National Championships

Minnesota competes at 6 p.m. CT Thursday in the national qualifier

03/31/2014

Big Ten Honors 13 Gophers for Academics

Nine Gophers are repeat Academic All-Big Ten honorees this season

03/29/2014

Mannon Wins B1G Pommel Horse Title

Junior Ellis Mannon led the Gophers at the B1G individual event finals

03/26/2014

Gophers Set for B1G Championships

Minnesota travels to Nebraska for the Big Ten meet this weekend

03/15/2014

Gophers Shine on Floor at Nebraska

Minnesota won the team title on floor exercise at Nebraska

02/18/2012

Minnesota-Nebraska Highlights

Highlights of Minnesota's meet against Nebraska.

03/23/2013

Men Gymnastics host Penn State

Gopher Men on Senior Night

02/02/2013

Men Gymnastics hosts Nebraska and UIC

Gophers win

Photo Gallery

2014 • Senior Season: Academic All-Big Ten honoree • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient • competed on floor (14.400) at the Big Ten team finals (3/28) • competed in eight regular-season meets in three events • set season-high on high bar with 13.550 at Windy City Invitational (1/18) • set season high on vault with 14.650 against Illinois/Nebraska (2/1) • shared Louis J. Cooke Award with fellow seniors against Iowa/Brockport (3/8) • set career high on floor exercise with 15.250 at Nebraska (3/15).

2013 • Junior Season: Competed in two events in season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18), recording a 14.600 on the floor exercise and a career-high 13.500 on the pommel horse • awarded Coaches Appreciation Award for accomplishments in the gym and classroom • saw career-high score of 13.750 on pommel horse against Illinois Chicago (2/24) • finished tied for 30th on vault with a score of 14.350 at Big Ten Championships • recorded season high 15.050 on floor at NCAA qualifier.

2012 • Sophomore Season: Saw action in four competitions • scored a season high of 14.700 on floor against Iowa/Brockport (3/3) • posted season-high scores of 12.600 on pommel horse and 14.500 on vault against Illinois-Chicago (2/25).

2011 • Freshman Season: Competed in ten of 12 meets • scored career-high 14.900 on the floor exercise against Iowa/Penn State (3/5) • scored career-high 15.700 on the vault against Illinois/Nebraska (1/22) • earned his first varsity letter.

High School/Club: Graduated from Marquette High School in 2010 • academic letter-winner and member of National Honor Society • four-time All-America Scholar-Athlete, as named by USA Gymnastics • competed for the St. Louis Gym Centre and was a six-time Junior Olympic Nationals qualifier • finished 35th in the all-around at the Level 10 Junior Olympic Championships in 2008 • finished fifth in 2010 in the all-around at the Region 3 Championships • finished in the top 12 of the all-around at the Region 3 championships four times • three-time state all-around champion • won still rings and vault titles at the Missouri State Championships in 2010, while finishing third in the all-around • won the all-around, floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings and parallel bars in 2009 • won the all-around, floor, rings, vault, bars and high bar state titles in 2008.

Personal: Born April 10, 1992 • major is electrical engineering • son of Ron and Carolyn Morinishi • has two sisters, Leanna and Melissa • received the honor of Eagle Scout • nickname is Yoshi.

Justin Morinishi's Career Highs (as of April 17, 2014)
Event Floor Exercise Pommel Horse Still Rings Vault Parallel Bars High Bar
Career Highs 15.250 13.750 --- 15.700 --- 13.550