Sam Wright
Sam Wright


Lafayette, Colo.

High School:
Fairview HS

Last College:
University of Iowa


1 Letter

Xtreme Altitude Gymnastics


No. 10 Minnesota to Face No. 4 Illinois

The Gophers will hit the road for their first Big Ten match up of the season


CGA Honors Gophers for Academics

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


Season in Review: A Look Back at 2014 takes a look back at the men's gymnastics 2014 season.


Gophers Celebrate 2014 with Awards Banquet

Minnesota handed out its 2014 team awards Saturday evening


Seven Gophers Advance at NCAAs

Minnesota finished fourth in the second session of the national qualifier

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2014 • Senior Season: Transferred to Minnesota for his senior season • Academic All-Big Ten honoree and CGA First Team All-America Scholar-Athlete • received Gophers' Rookie of the Year Award • scored a 14.150 to tie for 17th on high bar at the NCAA Qualifier (4/10) • competed on high bar (14.400) at the Big Ten team finals (3/28) • competed on high bar in eight meets • shared Louis J. Cooke Award at Iowa/Brockport meet with fellow seniors (3/8) • set career high on high bar with 14.850 at Nebraska (3/15) • earned first varsity letter.

2013 • Junior Season: Did not compete.

2012 • Sophomore Season at Iowa: Competed in all ten meets for the Hawkeyes with action on floor exercise and high bar • scored season-best 14.200 on floor exercise to tie for sixth at Oklahoma • scored season-best 14.100 on high bar at Illinois to tie for fourth • had nine top-10 finishes • letterwinner • served as a representative on Iowa's SAAC, including participation on the executive board as the service chair.

2011 • Freshman Season at Iowa: Qualified for NCAA championships on high bar • placed 16th at NCAA qualifier on high bar with 14.350 • scored 14.200 to place 25th on first day of NCAA championships • competed in ten meets for the Hawkeyes with action in three events • placed first against Nebraska on high bar (14.300) for first career top finish • placed third against Nebraska/Minnesota on high bar • placed fifth at Illinois on high bar • placed 18th on high bar on first day of Big Ten Championships • received NCAA Sportsmanship Award in 2011 • served as a representative on Iowa's SAAC.

High School/Club: A 2010 graduate of Fairview High School in Lafayette, Colo. • competed for coaches Mark Bogoger and Alexandr Jikharavich at Xtreme Altitude Gymnastics • four-time academic all-American • named to regional team as a sophomore • team captain sophomore and senior year • led high school team to third place state finish in 2008 • led high school team to ninth place state finish in 2009 • graduated with a 4.37 GPA.

Personal: Born January 1, 1992 • son of John and Beth Wright • has one brother, Mac • nursing major.

Sam Wright's Minnesota Career Highs (2014 Final)
Event Floor Exercise Pommel Horse Still Rings Vault Parallel Bars High Bar
Career Highs --- --- --- --- --- 14.850


Duran, Kan Selected for World University Games


Golden Gopher teammates Tristan Duran and Vitali Kan will be a part of Team USA at the World University Games this August in Taipei, Taiwan.

Gophers Place Fifth at NCAA Championships


Minnesota earned its first top-five finish at the NCAA Championships since 2002, after scoring a 414.200 on Saturday night.

Gophers Advance to Second-Straight NCAA Finals


Minnesota has advanced to team finals at the NCAA Championships for the second-straight year after scoring a 420.100 in the preliminary session.

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