No. 6 Minnesota hosts its final home meet of 2014 on Saturday night
Zack Chase and Steve Jaciuk earned event titles to lead the Gophers
Team scoring will be determined by five up, five down beginning this weekend
Juniors Ellis Mannon and Steve Jaciuk competed at the Winter Cup this weekend
The Gophers are No. 5 in the nation in this week's national rankings
The Golden Gopher men's gymnastics team defeated Nebraska and Illinois-Chicago at the Sports Pavilion.
2014 Junior Season: Named team captain; earned Louis J. Cooke Award at Alumni Meet finished fifth on parallel bars (14.950) at season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18) scored 14.950 as parallel bars champion at Illinois/Nebraska (2/1) parallel bars champion (15.300) and still rings co-champion (14.850) at Iowa/Nebraska (2/15) competed on still rings, parallel bars and floor exercise and finished 33rd overall at Winter Cup (2/22).
2013 Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten team honored as team's most valuable gymnast competed in three events in season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18) where he led the Gophers (tied with Adam LaFleur) with a 14.200 on parallel bars recorded a 14.050 on the high bar helping Minnesota win the event with a 70.950 (tied with Ohio State) finished third on the high bar at the Big Ten Championships after posting a 15.000 finished with a score of 14.500 on vault at Nebraska (3/16) at Oklahoma (2/16), saw career best finish on parallel bars and high bar took seventh at the NCAA qualifier on the parallel bars (14.700).
2012 Freshman Season: Competed in every meet of the season for the Gophers earned a career-high score of 13.900 on rings against UIC (2/25) career high of 14.850 on parallel bars came against Nebraska/Illinois (3/11) received a career-best score of 14.700 on high bar on day one of the Big Ten Championships, placing him in third place for the day placed fourth on day two at the Big Ten meet on high bar with a score of 14.500 competed in the NCAA championships, scoring a 14.150 on high bar.
High School/Club: A 2011 graduate of New Berlin Eisenhower High School won state championship in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011 and finished second in 2008 won regional championship in 2007, 2008 and 2011 and finished third in 2009 member of the second place team at the 2011 Junior Olympic Nationals and finished fifth in high bar and 17th in all-around finished 23rd in all-around at the 2007 Junior Olympic Nationals and 28th in 2006 received the hardest worker award in 2010 and 2011 with club team named academic all-American in 2008.
Personal: Plans to major in accounting or marketing son of Mike and Carol Jaciuk born December 19, 1992.