Gophers Remain No. 5 Nationally

Go Gophers! Senior Steffen Beck
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Senior Steffen Beck
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Feb. 25, 2014

By Ben Gotz, Athletic Communications Student Assistant

GymInfo National Rankings

MINNEAPOLIS – With most teams on a break due to the Winter Cup last weekend, the Gophers stayed at No. 5 in the GymInfo national rankings this week. Minnesota fell one place to No. 6 in the coaches poll.

The Gophers three-meet average of 435.600 remains ahead of Big Ten Conference rivals No. 6 Illinois (434.033), No. 7 Penn State (433.167) and No. 8 Iowa (431.683), but behind top-ranked Oklahoma (445.050), No. 2 Michigan (441.900) and No. 3 Ohio State (440.050). No. 4 Stanford (439.200) rounds out the top 10.

Individual rankings did change however, to reflect competition at the Winter Cup, with several Gophers moving around in the rankings.

Below is how the Gophers stack up against the national leaders in each event as a team and as individuals in the national rankings for the week of Feb. 24.

TEAM RANKINGS

Floor Exercise
1. Oklahoma – 76.200
3. Minnesota – 74.133

Pommel Horse
1. Oklahoma – 74.500
7. Minnesota – 71.133

Still Rings
1. Oklahoma – 75.150
7. Minnesota – 73.750

Vault
1. Oklahoma – 74.167
4. (T) Minnesota, Michigan and Ohio State – 73.917

Parallel Bars
1. Oklahoma – 74.517
5. Minnesota – 72.700

High Bar
1. Ohio State – 73.950
7. Minnesota – 71.817

TOP 20 INDIVIDUALS RANKINGS

Floor Exercise
1. (T) Alec Robin, Oklahoma and Chandler Eggleston, Illinois – 15.467
10. Sean Bauer, Minnesota – 15.200
19. (T) Zach Liebler, Minnesota and Presten Ellsworth, Oklahoma – 14.967

Pommel Horse
1. Michael Newburger, Ohio State – 15.667
3. Ellis Mannon, Minnesota – 15.233
14. (T) Paul Montague Jr., Minnesota and Alec Robin, Oklahoma – 14.767

Still Rings
1. Michael Squires, Oklahoma – 16.033
19. Jack Metcalf, Minnesota – 14.917

Vault
1. Tristan Duverglas, Penn State – 15.350
10. Zack Chase, Minnesota – 15.067
17. (T) Matt Frey, Minnesota and Logan Melander, Ohio State – 14.883
20. Sean Bauer, Minnesota – 14.867

Parallel Bars
1. Syque Caesar, Michigan – 15.500
6. Matt Frey, Minnesota – 15.083
7. Steve Jaciuk, Minnesota – 15.067

High Bar
1. Jordan Valdez, Illinois – 15.450
16. (T) Daniel DiBenedetto, Minnesota and Kyle Zemeir, California – 14.700
20. Sam Wright, Minnesota – 14.583

All-Around
1. Akash Modi, Stanford – 88.867
11. Ellis Mannon, Minnesota – 84.967

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