Yaroslav Pochinka  
Yaroslav  Pochinka

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Plano, Texas

High School:
Plano Senior High School

Birthdate:
10/30/1996

Experience:
1 Letter

Club:
World Olympic Gymnastics Academy


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

04/10/2015

Six Gophers Advance to Final Day of NCAAs

Mannon, Jaciuk, Metcalf, Liebler, Gagnon and Pochinka will compete for NCAA crowns on Saturday

04/09/2015

Gophers Narrowly Miss Team Finals

Minnesota finished fourth in qualifying session but nine Gophers advance to individual competition

04/06/2015

Gophers Set for NCAA Championships

Minnesota will compete in the qualifying round of the NCAA Championships on Thursday

2015 • Freshman Season: All-Big Ten Second Team honoree • was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week (3/16/15) •  received Gophers' Comeback Gymnast of the Year Award • received Gophers' Academic Excellence Award • appeared in three regular-season meets plus the Big Ten and NCAA Championships and competed on vault • sat out first part of the season with a hand injury • set career-high score of 15.350 at last regular home meet of the season vs Iowa (3/7) • finished 9th overall on vault at the NCAA Individuals Finals after notching a 13.875 (4/9) • earned second place in the conference with a 15.250 performance on vault at Big Ten Championships • collegiate debut vs. Stan/Cal on vault where he tallied a 15.150 (2/28) • in first three collegiate meets, he tallied a 15.100 or higher and earned two individual event titles • earned first varsity letter.

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 and Simon • majoring in neuroscience and minoring in psychology.

Yaroslav Pochinka's Career Highs (As of 3/9/15)
Event Floor Exercise Pommel Horse Still Rings Vault Parallel Bars High Bar
Career Highs --- --- --- 15.35 --- ---