March 28, 2012
The Golden Gophers kept their No. 5 overall ranking in this week’s national standings after posting another season-high score this past weekend.
The team remains ranked in the top five on four of the six events, including a No. 1 ranking on the vault. In addition to being the top-ranked team in the nation on vault, Minnesota is ranked third on the parallel bars and fifth on both the still rings and high bar.
Eight Minnesota gymnasts are ranked in the top 20 on individual events.
The highest ranked Gopher is senior Russell Dabritz who is ranked in the top 20 on three different events. Dabritz kept his No. 3 ranking on the parallel bars and is also ranked eighth on the still rings and 12th on the high bar.
Joining him in the parallel bars rankings are Ross Cameratta and freshman Steve Jaciuk. Cameratta is currently ranked 16th in the nation. Jaciuk moved up three spots to No.6. He also jumped up a spot to No. 9 in the high bar rankings.
Lastly, senior DJ Repp represents Minnesota in the all-around standings at No. 16.
The next meet for the Gophers is the Big Ten Championships held at the University of Iowa on April 6th and 7th.
Gophers Prepare For Major Competitions
The Gophers will be represented at the World University Games and the P&G Championships at the end of August.
Meet Assistant Coach Jordan Valdez
Last week the Gophers announced the addition of Jordan Valdez to the men's gymnastics coaching staff.
Gophers Hire Valdez As Assistant Coach
The University of Minnesota has hired Jordan Valdez as the latest member of their coaching staff, head coach Mike Burns announced Friday.