Zach Liebler
Zach  Liebler

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Pine Island, Minn.

High School:
Pine Island HS

Birthdate:
04/25/1995

Experience:
2 Letters

Club:
Great Northern Gymnastics


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

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

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2016 • Junior Season: Claimed first place on floor (15.650) at the Windy City Invitational (1/17) • placed first on floor (15.650) vs. Penn State (1/23) • earned Big Ten Gymnast of the week for his performance against Penn State • finished first on floor with a program record 15.800 and second on vault (14.900) vs. Nebraska (1/30) • claimed first on floor (15.550) and second on vault (15.500) at Air Force (2/6) • placed second on floor (15.150) and third on vault (15.050), vs. Canada/Iowa/Illinois/Stanford (2/13) • made his Winter Cup (2/19) debut on floor, rings vault and high bar, tallied a 14.800 on vault • earned a 15.600 on floor, a 14.150 on still rings and 15.050 on vault at Oklahoma (2/27) • broke his own school record on floor with a 16.150, also claimed first with a 15.450 on vault vs. UIC (3/5) • named Big Ten gymnast of the week for his performance against UIC • placed first on floor (15.800) and vault (15.200) at Nebraska/Iowa (3/20) • competed on floor and vault at Big Ten Championships(4/2) • tallied a 15.250 on floor and a 15.200 on vault at day one of NCAA Championships (4/15) • notched a 14.600 on floor and a 15.100 on vault at day two of NCAA Championships (4/16) • named an all-american.

2015 • Sophomore Season: 
All-American honoree • named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • received Gophers' Outstanding NCAA Competitor Award • appeared in four regular-season meets plus the NCAA Championships and competed on floor exercise • finished tied for third at the NCAA Individual Event finals with a 15.575 performance on floor • earned first place on floor exercise with a 15.000 vs. Iowa/Neb (2/14) • finished second on floor exercise (14.95) at the last regular-season home meet vs. Iowa (3/7) • went two consecutive meets of tallying a 15.000 on floor exercise (2/14 - 2/28) • earned second varsity letter.

2014 • Freshmen Season:
Received Gophers' Freshman of the Year Award • competed on floor exercise at the NCAA championships, advancing to the second day of competition (4/11) after scoring a 14.750 to finish 12th at the NCAA Qualifier (4/10) • competed on floor (13.800) at the Big Ten team finals (3/28) • competed in eight meets in two events • earned Louis J. Cooke Award at Alumni Meet (1/11) • scored 14.100 on floor exercise and 13.200 on high bar in collegiate debut at season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18) • scored career-high 14.050 on high bar at Oklahoma meet (1/25) • scored career-high 15.250 on floor exercise at Illinois/Nebraska meet (2/1) • earned first varsity letter.

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 Sports Management.

Zach Liebler's Career Highs (As of 4/19/16)
Event Floor Exercise Pommel Horse Still Rings Vault Parallel Bars High Bar
Career Highs 16.150 --- --- 15.500 --- 14.050

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4/28/2016

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Gophers Finish Sixth at NCAA Championships

4/16/2016

Minnesota tallied four All-America finishes and its best team finish in nine years.

Gophers Advance to NCAA Day 2

4/15/2016

Minnesota finished second in Session 1 and is guaranteed its highest NCAA finish since 2007.

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