Vitali Kan
Vitali  Kan


West Allis, Wis.

High School:
Nathan Hale HS

Swiss Turners

2017 | Sophomore Season
Received Outstanding Accomplishment Award • named All-American on vault, placing eighth, with a 14.750, also competed on floor, pommel horse, and rings during finals at the NCAA Championships • matched personal record on pommel horse with a 14.350 and competed on floor, rings, and vault at the NCAA Qualifying Session • placed eighth on vault and also competed on floor, pommel horse, and rings at B1G Championships • matched personal record on floor with a 14.750 at Nebraska • placed second on pommel horse with a 14.050 and placed third on rings with a 13.600 against UIC • tied for first on pommel horse with a career-high score of 14.350, finished third on rings after a career high 14.000, and competed on floor and vault vs. Iowa and ASU • placed third on floor with a 14.300 at Arnold Challenge • recorded a personal record on floor with a 14.750 and scored a 13.800 on rings at Stanford International Collegiate Challenge • tied for second on floor with a 14.300 vs. Iowa/Oklahoma • placed second on vault with a 14.650 against Nebraska/UMN Club • recorded personal record and placed first on vault with a 14.850 vs. Illinois • earned a 13.450 on rings and a 14.800 on vault against Air Force • scored a 12.900 on rings and a 14.300 on vault at the Windy City Invite.

2016 | Freshman Season

Earned Minnesota’s Rookie of the Year Award • finished 15th on floor and 26th on pommel horse at the NCAA Championships • earned a 13.950 on floor and 14.100 on pommel at Oklahoma • tallied a 14.550 on floor and a 13.200 on pommel horse vs. Canada/Iowa/Illinois/Stanford • notched a 14.550 on floor and a 14.100 on vault at Air Force • competed on floor (14.600) and pommel horse (13.650) vs. Nebraska • competed on pommel horse (13.900) vs. Penn State • made his collegiate debut on pommel horse at the Windy City Invitational.

High School/Club
Graduate of Nathan Hale High School • honor roll student in high school and ranked 14th in his class • competed for the Swiss Turners Gymnastics Academy for coaches Andrei Kan and Alex Belanovski • 2015 Junior Olympic National All-Around and Vault Champion • 2015 Region 4 AA Pommel Horse and Floor Champion • took third place on vault at the 2014 P&G Championships • 2014 Region 4 AA Still Rings, Vault and Parallel Bars Champion • 2014 Wisconsin State AA Champion • 2013 Junior Olympic National All-Around, Floor and Pommel Horse Champion • club teammate of Gophers alums Paul Montague, Jr. and Steve Jaciuk.

Born July 16, 1997 • son of Andrei and Alena Kan • has a younger brother (Maksim) • enjoys spike ball, soccer and soccer-related activities • undeclared major: leaning towards statistics.

Kan's Season High Scores 
Event Floor Pommel Horse Rings Vault Parallel Bars High Bar All-Around
2017 14.750 14.350* 14.000* 14.850* -- -- --
2016 14.800* 14.100 -- 14.150 -- -- --


Pochinka, Wiskus Sweep B1G Awards

Pochinka, Wiskus Sweep B1G Awards

3/19/2018 - M. Gymnastics

For the first time in his career Yaroslav Pochinka won the Big Ten Gymnast of the Week while Shane Wiskus won his sixth B1G Freshman of the Week honor.

Seniors Lead the Way in Final Home Meet

Seniors Lead the Way in Final Home Meet

3/18/2018 - M. Gymnastics

The Gophers posted the second-highest home score of the season on Senior Day.

Meet Preview: Senior Day

Meet Preview: Senior Day

3/17/2018 - M. Gymnastics

The No. 6 Gophers welcome California to the Maturi Pavilion this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. for their regular season finale.

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