Minnesota moves up from No. 11 to No. 10 in the national poll
Gophers best Air Force, 425.100-407.150, to open their home schedule
Minnesota opened the regular season at the annual Windy City Invitational
Minnesota will travel to Chicago to begin regular season competition on Saturday
No. 7 ranked Gophers look to build off Big Ten and NCAA championship momentum for 2015 campaign
Gophers take on Air Force
2014 Junior Season: Academic All-Big Ten honoree and CGA First Team All-America Scholar-Athlete received Gopher Coaches Appreciation Award tied for 13th on floor exercise (14.700), tied for 20th on vault (14.500) and placed 23rd on still rings (14.000) at the NCAA Qualifier (4/10) competed on floor (14.150), rings (14.350) and vault (14.600) at the Big Ten team finals (3/28) competed on floor, rings and vault in 10 meets and made two appearances on high bar finished eighth on vault with career-high 15.050 at season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18) earned Louis J. Cooke Award after scoring career-high 15.100 as the still rings champion against Oklahoma (1/25) floor exercise champion with career high of 15.500 at Iowa/Nebraska (2/15) earned third varsity letter.
2013 Sophomore Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree and CGA First Team All-America Scholar-Athlete participated in 12 meets, competing on floor and vault in all 12 set then-career highs on floor exercise with a 15.450 at Oklahoma and on vault with a 14.850 at Nebraska averaged a 14.467 on the floor exercise and a 14.538 on the vault also competed on the high bar eight times and still rings five times set a season high with a 14.050 on still rings and recorded a career high 14.050 on high bar at Illinois was second on the team with a 14.600 on vault at the Big Ten Championships and tied for first on the team in floor exercise at the NCAA Championship Qualifier with a 15.050 earned second varsity letter.
2012 Freshman Season: Named CGA First Team All-America Scholar-Athlete appeared in five regular-season meets plus the Big Ten and NCAA Championships scored a season-high 15.200 on floor against Oklahoma/Ohio State and a then-career high 14.400 on still rings registered a season-high 14.700 on vault against both UIC and vs. Iowa/Brockport competed in the NCAA Championships, earning a 14.300 on rings earned first varsity letter.
High School/Club: A 2011 graduate of De Smet Jesuit High School 2011 Missouri state champion in all-around, floor, rings, vault, and high bar placed 11th in all-around in the 2010 Region 3 Championships placed seventh in floor, 12th in vault and 23rd in all-around in the 2011 Junior Olympic Nationals four-time academic all-American.
Personal: Major is sociology of law, criminology and deviance son of Matt and Mary Ann Bauer born July 4, 1992.