Sam Wright
Sam Wright

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lafayette, Colo.

High School:
Fairview HS

Last College:
University of Iowa

Birthdate:
01/01/1992

Experience:
1 Letter

Club:
Xtreme Altitude Gymnastics


01/29/2015

No. 10 Minnesota to Face No. 4 Illinois

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

08/04/2014

CGA Honors Gophers for Academics

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

05/06/2014

Season in Review: A Look Back at 2014

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

04/27/2014

Gophers Celebrate 2014 with Awards Banquet

Minnesota handed out its 2014 team awards Saturday evening

04/10/2014

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

MORE HEADLINES

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5/20/2016

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Shashank's Redemption: Journey to Most Improved

5/3/2016

University of Minnesota men's gymnastics sophomore Shashank Yallamraju was named the Gophers' Most Improved Gymnast of the 2016 season.

Wittenberg's NCAA Address

4/28/2016

Alex Wittenberg was chosen as the student-athlete representative for the 2016 Men's Gymnastics NCAA Championships.

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