Yaroslav Pochinka
Yaroslav  Pochinka

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Plano, Texas

High School:
Plano Senior High School

Birthdate:
10/30/1996

Experience:
1 Letter

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 • competed on floor, vault and still rings at the Windy City Invitational (1/17) • Placed first on vault with a 15.350 vs. Penn State (1/23) • finished third on vault (14.900) vs. Nebraska (1/30) • placed first on vault (15.550) and second on still rings (14.500) at Air Force (2/6) • finished first on vault (15.250) and competed on still rings vs. Canada/Iowa/Illinois/Stanford (2/13) • earned first place on vault (15.250) at Oklahoma (2/27) • competed on vault at Iowa (3/12) • competed on vault and still rings at Nebraska/Iowa (3/20) • tallied a 14.900 on vault at Big Ten Championships(4/2) • tallied a 15.150 on vault at day one of NCAA Championships (4/15) • notched a 13.750 on still rings and a 14.100 on vault at day two of NCAA Championships (4/16) • earned the Gophers' Academic Excellence award.

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: Son of Mike and Zoya Pochinka • has two younger brothers, David and Simon • Born Oct. 30, 1996 • 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 --- ---

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