The Gophers will hit the road for their first Big Ten match up of the season
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.
Minnesota handed out its 2014 team awards Saturday evening
Minnesota finished fourth in the second session of the national qualifier
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|
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.