Maroon Brings Home Gold
Dec. 13, 2017

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Team Maroon edged out Team Gold 238.200 to 233.800 in the Gophers’ annual intrasquad meet Wednesday evening. The meet was scored in a six up, three count format.

“It’s been since April since most of these guys have competed, so there’s a little bit of rust to shake off, but overall I was very pleased,” head coach Mike Burns said. “I think we have the makings of a very good team.”

Freshman Shane Wiskus (Maroon) took home the all-around title by earning a 79.800 overall score. He earned one event title and finished top-two in five events.

“It’s kind of surreal being a Gopher now and wearing a uniform,” said Wiskus, a Spring Park, Minn. native. “I put on the uniform this morning and it’s just so much more real.”

Junior Shaun Herzog (Maroon) finished second in the all-around competition posting a total of 76.100 and senior Jalon Stephens (Maroon) finished third with 75.500.

HOW IT HAPPENED

Team Gold got off to an early lead by capturing the victory on both the floor and pommel horse and led 78.800 to 77.900 over Team Maroon.

The two teams tied in the still rings, each posting a 39.600 team score.

Maroon stormed back in the final three events and created separation in the high bar, winning 38.900 to 34.500.

FLOOR

Vitali Kan (Gold) captured the floor exercise title with a 14.600. Wiskus followed with a 14.000 to begin his day.

POMMEL HORSE

Freshman Henry Meeker (Gold) edged out the victory on pommel horse, posting a score of 12.800. Wiskus and Jack Kramer (Gold) followed with scores of 12.700 and 12.500, respectively.

STILL RINGS

Senior Yaroslav Pochinka (Gold) won the still rings title with a 14.000. Wiskus added another second place finish with a 13.600 and Stephens came in third with a 13.300.

VAULT

On vault, Maroon Captain Alex Wittenberg led the team with a 14.800. It was the highest score of the evening and a career high for the senior.

Pochinka followed closely with a 14.700 to take second and Herzog finished third with a 14.400.

PARALLEL BARS

Tristan Duran (Gold) won the parallel bars with a score of 13.900. Wiskus and Stephens followed by tying for second, each with a score of 13.100.

HORIZONTAL BAR

Wiskus finished his day by notching a 13.500 on the horizontal bar, which earned him the event title.

UP NEXT

The Gophers return to the Maturi Pavilion Jan. 6 for the team’s annual alumni meet before officially starting the season at the Windy City Invitational on Jan. 13.

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