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

2017 | Junior Season
Matched personal record on rings with a 14.500 and competed on vault at the NCAA Qualifying Session • Named to All-Big Ten Second Team • Earned bronze on vault and also competed on rings at the B1G Championships • Earned silver on rings with a 14.450 at Nebraska • Won event title on rings with a 13.800 and on vault with a 14.850 against UIC • Claimed the individual title on rings with a score of 14.300 and vault notching a 14.800, also competed on floor vs. Iowa and ASU • Placed third on vault with a 14.550 at Arnold Challenge • Won event title on vault with a 14.950 at Stanford International Collegiate Challenge • Earned career-best on floor with a 13.600 and tied for second on vault with a 14.950 vs. Iowa/Oklahoma • Placed first on vault with a 14.750 against Nebraska/UMN Club • Won event title on vault with a 15.100 vs. Air Force • Recorded a 13.300 at the Windy City Invite.

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.

Yaroslav Pochinka's Career Highs 
Event Floor Exercise Pommel Horse Still Rings Vault Parallel Bars High Bar
Career Highs 13.600 --- 14.500 15.550 --- ---

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