Minnesota will welcome five gymnasts to the program next season
Minnesota hosts the Big Ten Championships on April 5-6
For the second year in a row, gymnast Nathan Fortunato posted an unblemished 4.0 GPA.
Minnesota, Illini to compete in unique head-to-head format
Minnesota recorded a season high on the pommel horse with a 71.400
The Golden Gopher men's gymnastics team defeated Nebraska and Illinois-Chicago at the Sports Pavilion.
2013 JUNIOR SEASON:Academic All-Big Ten team Compteted in all six events on the season Named Most Tenacious Gymnast Competed in two events in season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18), where he recorded a 14.450 on floor exercise and 14.250 on high bar Scored career-high on floor at Air Force (1/26) with score of 15.200 and career high on rings (14.800) Recorded a career-high score of 13.200 on pommel horse at Iowa (2/8) Finished tied for 14 on rings (14.700) at Big Ten Championships Competed on floor, rings and high bar at NCAA Championship Qualifier.
2012 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Competed in four meets Scored a career high on floor of 14.700 against both UIC (1/21) and Air Force (1/28) Also had a season high on rings, 13.900, and high bar, 14.400, against Air Force (1/28) Top vault score of the season came vs. UIC (1/21) with a 14.800.
2011 REDSHIRT FRESMAN SEASON: Competed in ten of 12 meets competed in five events twice competed in the Winter Cup in Las Vegas received Academic All-Big Ten honors scored career-high 14.700 on the floor exercise against UIC (2/27) scored career-high 12.600 on the pommel horse against UIC (2/27) scored career-high 14.350 on the still rings at the NCAA Team Qualifier (4/14) scored career-high 15.500 on the vault at the Big Ten Team Championships (4/1) scored career-high 11.300 on the parallel bars against Iowa (2/11) scored career-high 14.500 on the high bar against Iowa/Penn State (3/5) earned his first varsity letter.
2011 FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not see floor in 2010 due to injury.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: A 2009 graduate of Willowbrook High School competed for the Bartlett Gymnastics Center finished seventh in the all-around at the 2009 Junior Olympic Nationals finished third in the all-around (third on floor, third on pommel horse, fifth on still rings, eighth on vault, 11th on parallel bars, fourth on high bar) at 2007 Visa Championships competed at the 2007 Senior Men's National Qualifier earned Age 16-18 All-America and Region V Team honors was a member of the Age 14-15 Junior National Team.
PERSONAL: Plans to major in Business son of Ken and Diane Wokurka born Nov. 12, 1990.
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.