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
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.

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

MORE HEADLINES

Gophers Ranked No. 4 in Preseason Poll

11/22/2016

The Golden Gophers have been ranked No. 4 in the 2017 Preseason NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Poll by CGA.

Gophers Add Two to 2017-18 Roster

11/10/2016

Minnesota men’s gymnastics program has signed two student-athletes for the 2017-18 season, welcome Shane Wiskus and Russell Johnson.

Gophers Lock In Intrasquad Meet Date

10/24/2016

Minnesota men’s gymnastics has scheduled its intrasquad meet for Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the Sports Pavilion.

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