2012 Event Preview: High Bar Take a look at the Gophers' upcoming season on the high bar
Dec. 26, 2011
Kim Conley Athletic Communications Student Assistant
The horizontal bar, better known as the high bar, is arguably the most exciting of the six events in men’s gymnastics.
A high bar routine consists of a series of swings, turns, release moves, and a high-flying dismount. It requires an incredible display of both power and precision. As the last event of every home meet, it gives the team an opportunity to finish the meet strong.
The Gophers lost two of their six starters from last year, leaving the high bar lineup with the most positions to be filled.
The team finished ranked tenth in the 2011 standings for high bar. They will have to replace Ali Aleiou, who led the team and ended the season ranked 16th in the country. Josh Wokurka and DJ Repp were also ranked in the top 40.
“We have quite a few freshmen vying for spots this year,” head coach Mike Burns said. “A lot of young guys are going to be seeing action on the high bar. We’re hoping they’ll be able to put it together and help us increase our scores.”