Zach Liebler
Zach  Liebler

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pine Island, Minn.

High School:
Pine Island HS

Birthdate:
04/25/1995

Club:
Great Northern Gymnastics


07/11/2016

Gophers Captains Count on Culture

Gagnon, Liebler, Wittenberg will lead the Gophers during the 2017 season

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.

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

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2017 | Senior Season
Received Outstanding Career Award • named All-American on floor with a 14.400 to tie for sixth, also competed on vault during finals at the NCAA Championships • competed on floor and vault at the NCAA Qualifying Session • placed fourth on vault and also competed on floor at the B1G Championships • matched season-high score on floor with a 14.800 and on vault with a 14.750 at Nebraska • won event title on floor with a 14.800 and placed third on vault with a 14.400 against UIC • finished second on floor with a score of 14.550 and notched a 14.650 on vault to finish third vs. Iowa and ASU • placed second on vault with a 14.750 at Arnold Challenge • placed second on vault with a 14.700 at Stanford International Collegiate Challenge • competed in floor vs. Illinois • recorded a 12.650 on high bar against Air Force • earned a 13.750 on floor, a 14.000 on vault, and a 12.450 on high bar at the Windy City Invite • named team captain. 

2016 | Junior Season

Named Academic All-Big Ten and CGA All-America Scholar • named two-time All-American after finishing eighth on floor and seventh on vault at the NCAA Championships • unable to compete at Big Ten Championships due to illness • won eight event titles during the regular season • tallied a 15.800 on floor and 15.200 on vault against Nebraska and Iowa • named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week after breaking his own school record on floor with a 16.150 against UIC and the UMN Club Team, also notched a 15.450 on vault • recorded a 15.600 on floor, 14.150 on rings and 15.050 on vault against Oklahoma • competed at the 2015 Winter Cup on floor, rings, vault and high bar • competed on floor, rings and vault against Illinois, Stanford, Iowa, Canada and the UMN Club Team • scored a career-high 15.500 on vault vs. Air Force, where he also competed on floor and rings • broke the school record on floor with a 15.800 against Nebraska and the UMN Club Team • competed on floor, rings, vault and high bar against Penn State • opened the season with a 15.650 on floor, 14.100 on rings, 14.950 on vault and 11.300 on high bar. 

2015 | Sophomore Season
Named to Academic All-Big Ten • named Minnesota’s Outstanding NCAA Competitor • named All-American on floor after earning bronze with a 15.575 at the 2015 NCAA Championships • competed on floor prelims at the Big Ten Championships • scored a 14.750 on floor against Nebraska, Penn State, and Iowa • placed second on floor with a 14.950 vs. Iowa • opened his season with a 15.000 on floor for a first-place finish on floor against Nebraska and Iowa. 

2014 | Freshman Season
Received Gophers' Freshman of the Year Award • competed on floor exercise at the NCAA championships, advancing to the second day of competition after scoring a 14.750 to finish 12th at the NCAA Qualifier • competed on floor (13.800) at the Big Ten team finals • competed in eight meets in two events • earned Louis J. Cooke Award at Alumni Meet • scored career-high 15.250 on floor exercise at Illinois/Nebraska meet • scored career-high 14.050 on high bar at Oklahoma meet • scored 14.100 on floor exercise and 13.200 on high bar in collegiate debut at season-opening Windy City Invitational.

High School/Club
A 2013 graduate of Pine Island High School • competed for Great Northern Gymnastics for coaches Bob Wuomos, Ron Hill and Keith Heaver • four-time Junior Olympic qualifier • finished 22nd in the all-around competition at the 2013 Junior Olympic National Championships • took second place in the all-around at 2013 Region IV Championships • champion on floor exercise at 2013 Region IV Championships.

Personal
Son of Joe and Tina Liebler • has two older siblings, Rachel and Andrew enjoys playing piano, watching movies and hanging out with friends Born April 25, 1995 majoring in business marketing in the College of Education and Human Development.

Liebler's Season High Scores 
Event Floor Pommel Horse Rings Vault Parallel Bars High Bar All-Around
2017 14.800 -- -- 14.750 -- 12.650 --
2016 16.150* -- 14.150* 15.450* -- 14.050* --
2015 15.575 -- -- -- -- --
2014 15.250 -- -- -- -- 14.050*

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