Yaroslav Pochinka
Yaroslav  Pochinka

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Plano, Texas

High School:
Plano Senior High School

Birthdate:
10/30/1996

Club:
World Olympic Gymnastics Academy


03/23/2016

Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Laurels

The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

03/23/2016

Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Laurels

The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

02/01/2016

Rapid Recovery: Yaroslav Pochinka

Yaroslav Pochinka defied prognosis and became an All-Big Ten gymnast as a freshman just months after shattering his hand.

05/26/2015

A Look Back on the 2015 Season

Gophersports.com takes a look back on the 2015 men's gymnastics season

04/11/2015

Five Gophers Named All-Americans

Steve Jaciuk and Zach Liebler each earn third place finishes at the NCAA Individual Event Finals

2016 | Sophomore Season
NCAA Elite 90 winner • named Academic All-Big Ten, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and CGA All-America Scholar • earned Minnesota’s Academic Excellence award • finished 38th on vault and 36th on rings at the 2016 NCAA Championships • placed 10th on vault at the B1G Championships • competed on vault and still rings at against Nebraska and Iowa • competed on vault at Iowa • earned first place on vault with a score of 15.250 at Oklahoma • finished first on vault with a 15.250 and competed on still rings vs. Stanford, Illinois, Iowa, Canada and the UMN Club Team • placed first on vault with a 15.550 and second on still rings with a score of 14.500 at Air Force • finished third on vault vs. Nebraska • placed first on vault with a 15.350 against Penn State • competed on floor, vault and rings at the Windy City Invitational.

2015 | Freshman Season
CGA All-America Scholar • received Minnesota's Comeback Gymnast of the Year Award and Academic Excellence Award • finished ninth on vault at the 2015 NCAA Championships • earned silver on vault at the B1G Championships with a score of 15.250 • named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after winning vault with a 15.100 against Nebraska, Iowa and Penn State • notched a 15.350 on vault for first place vs. Iowa • finished third on vault against California • sat out first part of the season with a hand injury.

High School/Club
Competed for coach Pavel Sadovskiy at the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy • qualified for 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships • tied for third on vault and still rings at the 2014 USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic National Championships • competed at 2014 Winter Cup with Gophers Ellis Mannon and Steve Jaciuk • placed 41st in the all-around at 2014 Winter Cup • competed in the senior session of the 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships and placed 29th in the all-around • tied for 13th in the all-around at 2013 USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic National Championships • placed 11th in the all-around at 2010 USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic National Championships • three-time USA Gymnastics Academic All-American honoree.

Personal
Born Oct. 30, 1996 • son of Mike and Zoya Pochinka has two younger brothers (David, Simon)  majoring in neuroscience and minoring in psychology.

Yaroslav Pochinka's Career Highs (As of 4/19/16)
Event Floor Exercise Pommel Horse Still Rings Vault Parallel Bars High Bar
Career Highs --- --- 14.500 15.550 --- ---

MORE HEADLINES

Gophers Ranked No. 4 in Preseason Poll

11/22/2016

The Golden Gophers have been ranked No. 4 in the 2017 Preseason NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Poll by CGA.

Gophers Add Two to 2017-18 Roster

11/10/2016

Minnesota men’s gymnastics program has signed two student-athletes for the 2017-18 season, welcome Shane Wiskus and Russell Johnson.

Gophers Lock In Intrasquad Meet Date

10/24/2016

Minnesota men’s gymnastics has scheduled its intrasquad meet for Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the Sports Pavilion.

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