Dec. 7, 2013
FULL INTRASQUAD MEET SCORES
MINNEAPOLIS -- The No. 9 University of Minnesota men's gymnastics team held an intrasquad meet in Minneapolis on Saturday afternoon. The purpose of the intrasquad meet was to evaluate the Golden Gophers as they enter the final stretch before competition begins in January.
The Maroon team was able to come back from a two and a half point deficit after three events to win the intrasquad meet thanks to strong performances by Adam Kern, Steffen Beck, Steve Jaciuk, Matt Frey and Sam Wright.
Ellis Mannon was the only Gopher to participate in the all-around, finishing the day with a score of 84.40.
"Overall I was pleased with today's performance and we had some excellent routines on several events as the Maroon team came back from a 2 1/2 point deficit after three events," said head coach Mike Burns. "It was good to see how well Maroon did when they looked to be down by a fair amount at the halfway point. Gold Team was forced to compete 3 up, 3 count on two different events so they had no room for error and unfortunately had to count a couple of missed routines on those events."
The Golden Gophers will begin their season at home at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 in the Sports Pavilion. The first official meet will be held on Jan. 18 in Chicago, Ill. at the Windy City Invitational. The full schedule can be found here.
TOP THREE OF EACH EVENT
FX: 1. Zach Liebler (Gold) - 15.10
2t. Yoshi Morinishi (Gold) -15.00
2t. Adam Kern (Maroon) – 15.00
PH: 1. Ellis Mannon (Gold) – 15.00
2. Paul Montague (Maroon) – 14.10
3. Steffen Beck (Maroon) – 13.70
SR: 1. Steve Jaciuk (Maroon) – 14.80
2. Paul Montague (Maroon) – 14.70
3t. Jack Metcalf (Gold) – 13.90
3t. Steffen Beck (Maroon) – 13.90
V: 1t. Zack Chase (Gold) – 14.90
1t. Adam Kern (Maroon) – 14.90
3t. Ellis Mannon (Gold) – 14.40
3t. Jack Metcalf (Gold) – 14.40
3t. Yoshi Morinishi (Gold) – 14.40
PB: 1. Steve Jaciuk (Maroon) – 14.50
2. Matt Frey (Maroon) – 14.30
3. Ellis Mannon (Gold) – 13.80
HB: 1. Sam Wright (Maroon) – 14.60
2. Ellis Mannon (Gold) – 14.30
3. Yoshi Morinishi (Gold) – 13.70
All-Around: 1. Ellis Mannon: 84.40
Minnesota Tops Canada, Falls to Japan and Stanford
Minnesota finished third with a score of 405.600 in a quad-meet with the Japanese National Team (425.800), Stanford (421.550) and the Canadian National Team (392.700) on Saturday night.
Preview: Gophers set for quad at Stanford
Minnesota will travel this weekend to compete against Stanford, and the National Teams from both Japan and Canada.
Day Two: Winter Cup Challenge
Stephens finished 23rd in the all-around competition, while alum Mannon finished fifth on pommel horse. Incoming freshman Wiskus also competed in the all-around finals, finishing 12th.