Minnesota earned the third-highest team GPA in the nation among men's gymnastics teams
Gophersports.com takes a look back at the men's gymnastics 2014 season.
Mannon, Fortunato and Morinishi recognized at annual awards ceremony.
Minnesota handed out its 2014 team awards Saturday evening
Two Gopher seniors were recognized at the pre-NCAA championships banquet
Gophers take on Air Force
2014 Senior Season: NCAA Elite 89 Award winner Academic All-Big Ten honoree and CGA First Team All-America Scholar-Athlete received Gophers' Academic Excellence Award competed on parallel bars (12.350) at the NCAA Qualifier (4/10) competed on parallel bars (13.700) and stuck his dismount at the Big Ten team finals (3/29) competed on parallel bars in seven meets and made two appearances on pommel horse scored career-high 13.400 on pommel horse at season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18) tied career high on parallel bars with 13.950 at Air Force meet (2/8) shared Louis J. Cooke Award at Iowa/Brockport meet with fellow seniors (3/8) earned second varsity letter.
2013 Junior Season: Named NCAA Elite 89 Award recipient, CGA First Team All-America Scholar-Athlete, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree received team's Academic Excellence Award scored season bests on pommel horse (12.850) and parallel bars (13.950) against Air Force (1/26) took 10th on parallel bars at Iowa (2/8) took 13th on bars with a score of 12.100 against UIC (2/24) earned first varsity letter.
2012 Sophomore Season: Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree did not see any meet action.
2011 Freshman Season: Did not see any meet action.
High School/Club: Was a home-schooled student placed second in 2010 Ohio state meet participated in Junior Olympic Nationals qualifier in 2009 club member of Gymnastics World of Ohio recipient of the Royal Ranger GMA award.
Personal: Born June 13, 1991 brother of former Gopher gymnast Aaron Fortunato son of Patrick and Marcia Fortunato academic all-American enjoys reading, swimming, singing and sparring Recreation Resource Management major Student-Athlete Advisory Committee member has volunteered with Hope Day Festival, Men's Basketball/Hockey Food Drives and Hope Lodge Cancer Center involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
|Nathan Fortunato's Career Highs (2014 Final)|
|Event||Floor Exercise||Pommel Horse||Still Rings||Vault||Parallel Bars||High Bar|
Minnesota Tops Canada, Falls to Japan and Stanford
Minnesota finished third with a score of 405.600 in a quad-meet with the Japanese National Team (425.800), Stanford (421.550) and the Canadian National Team (392.700) on Saturday night.
Preview: Gophers set for quad at Stanford
Minnesota will travel this weekend to compete against Stanford, and the National Teams from both Japan and Canada.
Day Two: Winter Cup Challenge
Stephens finished 23rd in the all-around competition, while alum Mannon finished fifth on pommel horse. Incoming freshman Wiskus also competed in the all-around finals, finishing 12th.