Justin Morinishi  
Justin Morinishi

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chesterfield, Mo.

High School:
Marquette HS

Birthdate:
04/10/1992

Experience:
4 Letters

Club:
St. Louis Gym Centre


08/04/2014

CGA Honors Gophers for Academics

Minnesota earned the third-highest team GPA in the nation among men's gymnastics teams

05/15/2014

Drake, Morinishi Receive B1G Scholarships

Big Ten recognizes Gophers for academic achievements

05/06/2014

Season in Review: A Look Back at 2014

Gophersports.com takes a look back at the men's gymnastics 2014 season.

04/29/2014

Gymnasts Honored at Golden Goldys

Mannon, Fortunato and Morinishi recognized at annual awards ceremony.

04/27/2014

Gophers Celebrate 2014 with Awards Banquet

Minnesota handed out its 2014 team awards Saturday evening

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 and CGA Second Team All-America Scholar-Athlete • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient • received Gophers' Most Conscientious Gymnast Award • placed 24th on floor (14.250) at the NCAA Qualifier (4/10) • competed on floor (14.400) at the Big Ten team finals (3/28) • competed in 10 meets • 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) • earned fourth varsity letter.

2013 • Junior Season: Named team co-captain with Steve Jaciuk • named CGA Second Team All-America Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed in two events in season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18), recording a 14.600 on the floor exercise and a then-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 • earned third varsity letter

2012 • Sophomore Season: Named CGA Second Team All-America Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • saw action in four competitions • scored a season-high 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) • earned second varsity letter.

2011 • Freshman Season: Named CGA First Team All-America Scholar-Athlete • competed in ten of 12 meets • scored then-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 (2014 Final)
Event Floor Exercise Pommel Horse Still Rings Vault Parallel Bars High Bar
Career Highs 15.250 13.750 --- 15.700 --- 13.550