Gophers Placed Fifth In Big Ten Coaches' Poll

Go Gophers!
Zack Chase was named to the 2013 Gymnasts to Watch List.

Go Gophers!
Zack Chase was named to the 2013 Gymnasts to Watch List.
Go Gophers!

Dec. 12, 2012

The Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Preseason Coaches’ Poll was released earlier today and the Gophers were tabbed fifth. Michigan was picked to finish first, while defending NCAA champion Illinois was second.

The Big Ten also announced its 2013 Gymnasts to Watch List this afternoon. Fourteen gymnasts, two from each Big Ten, were named to the list. Minnesota’s selections are Zack Chase and Harris Coleman. Chase is a previous first-team All-Conference honoree.

The complete Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Preseason Coaches’ Poll and Gymnasts to Watch List can be found below.

BIG TEN MEN’S GYMNASTICS PRESEASON COACHES’ POLL

1. Michigan
2. Illinois
3. Penn State
4. Ohio State
5. Minnesota
6. Nebraska
7. Iowa

BIG TEN MEN’S GYMNASTS TO WATCH LIST

Yoshi Mori, Sr., Illinois
Jordan Valdez, Jr., Illinois
Javier Balboa, Sr., Iowa
Anton Gryshayev, Sr., Iowa
Adrian de los Angeles, So., Michigan
Stacey Ervin, So., Michigan
Zack Chase, Jr., Minnesota
Harris Coleman, Jr., Minnesota
Wyatt Aycock, Jr., Nebraska
Eric Schryver, Jr., Nebraska
Kris Done, So., Ohio State
Misha Koudinov, So., Ohio State
Felix Aronovich, Sr., Penn State
Trevor Howard, Fr., Penn State