Yaroslav Pochinka
Yaroslav  Pochinka

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Plano, Texas

High School:
Plano Senior High School

Birthdate:
10/30/1996

Club:
World Olympic Gymnastics Academy


05/11/2017

Seven Gophers Named Academic All-District

The University of Minnesota led all NCAA Division I programs with seven CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large 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.

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

2017 | Junior Season
Placed ninth on vault with a 14.700 and also competed on rings during finals at the NCAA Championships • 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.

Pochinka's Season High Scores 
Event Floor Pommel Horse Rings Vault Parallel Bars High Bar All-Around
2017 13.600 -- 14.500* 15.100 -- -- --
2016 14.250* -- 14.500* 15.550* -- -- --
2015 -- -- -- 15.350 -- -- --



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