Gophersports.com takes a look back on the 2015 men's gymnastics season
Steve Jaciuk and Zach Liebler each earn third place finishes at the NCAA Individual Event Finals
Mannon, Jaciuk, Metcalf, Liebler, Gagnon and Pochinka will compete for NCAA crowns on Saturday
Minnesota finished fourth in qualifying session but nine Gophers advance to individual competition
Minnesota will travel to Penn State University for the 2015 Big Ten Championships
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 • sat out majority of the season due to a hand injury • 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 still rings vs. Air Force (15.05) (1/24) • earned third place on parallel bars (14.550) and within the top ten on still rings (14.500) at the Windy City Invitational (1/17) • 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.
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: Born April 25, 1995 • son of Joe and Tina Liebler • has two older siblings, Rachel and Andrew • intends to major in kinesiology • enjoys playing piano, watching movies and hanging out with friends.