Dec. 3, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS – The No. 9 Minnesota men's gymnastics team will hold its annual Intrasquad Meet at 1:30 p.m. this Saturday. The simulation is open and free to the public and will take place in Cooke Hall.
Head coach Mike Burns said that he likes the different atmosphere the meet can provide before the season gets underway.
"It really gives us a good indication of where everybody is, and how guys are going to handle the pressure of competing," Burns said. "It’s different than what we do in practice every day."
Burns also said he is very much looking forward to beginning actual competition, as the gymnastics preseason can start to feel lengthy. The meet presents an opening for gymnasts looking to stand out as well.
"Our goal for this weekend is to get the guys in their uniforms and have them really recognize that the season is right around the corner," Burns said. "This weekend will be a chance to see who steps up."
Minnesota kicks off the 2014 season with its Alumni Meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 11 at the Sports Pavilion. The first official meet of the season is the Windy City Invitational in Chicago January 18.
Gophers Place Fifth at NCAA Championships
Minnesota earned its first top-five finish at the NCAA Championships since 2002, after scoring a 414.200 on Saturday night.
Gophers Advance to Second-Straight NCAA Finals
Minnesota has advanced to team finals at the NCAA Championships for the second-straight year after scoring a 420.100 in the preliminary session.
Meeker Added to Incoming Class
Minnesota men’s gymnastics program welcomes Henry Meeker of Minneapolis, Minn. to the Class of 2021. Meeker has signed an Acceptance of Admission, and will join the Gophers this fall.