Men’s Gymnastics | 2/4/2021 12:42:00 PM
The Gopher men’s gymnastics team is set to journey to Columbus, Ohio this weekend for a prime 10 matchup versus the Ohio State Buckeyes at 6:00 p.m. CST.
Adhering to a period-opening decline to the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Maroon & Gold appear into the weekend rated as the No. 7 workforce in the country in accordance to Highway to Nationals, although the 1-1 Buckeyes enter the matchup ranked as the No. 3 staff in the nation.
“Ohio State is a leading application in the Major Ten and it’ll be a good opportunity for us to see how we stack up versus the No. 3 system in the country,” head mentor Mike Burns stated. “We are going to unquestionably will need to action up our sport from final 7 days and increase on our program execution. I am so happy that our athletic administration has labored tough to enable us to travel to Columbus this weekend and the exact same sentiment goes out to the Buckeyes’ administrators for welcoming us into their athletic venues.”
Inspite of the team’s reduction to Iowa very last weekend, the Gophers observed vibrant spots in freshman Noah Duran and sophomore Donte McKinney who both of those captured celebration titles against the Hawkeyes final Saturday. Duran’s 12.900 performance on pommel horse was more than enough to receive him the party title in his debut with the crew, while McKinney’s 13.700 score on significant bar not only earned him the function title, but it also ranked as the fifth optimum score in the event in the country so far this time.
Saturday’s meet in Columbus will be offered to stream at the BTN+ live stream backlink over (subscription essential) with stay stats supplied by Ohio Condition at the are living stats hyperlink above. Fans can also follow the Minnesota men’s gymnastics Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram webpages.
Gophers in the Rankings
The Gophers appear into Columbus rated as the No. 7 workforce in the country, with workforce occasion rankings staying as follows: fifth on parallel bars, fifth on rings, sixth on significant bar, eighth on flooring, eighth on pommel horse, and 11th on vault.
Other Minnesota gymnasts acquiring them selves in the top 25 rankings this 7 days are:
Pommel Horse: Noah Duran (T-23rd)
Rings: Colton Dee (T-10th), David Pochinka (18th)
Vault: Ben Eyles (T-17th), Colton Dee (23rd)
Parallel Bars: David Pochinka (T-10th)
Higher Bar: Donte McKinney (3rd), Ben Eyles (T-19th)
Scouting Ohio Point out
The 3rd rated Buckeyes are coming off of a bye 7 days soon after their meet with Michigan was postponed owing to Michigan’s college-huge pause because of to COVID-19. The Buckeyes, who are 1-1 overall on the period and -1 in the Huge Ten, have 1 of the nation’s most effectively rounded squads holding major-5 staff rankings in four out of 6 occasions, including the No. 2 workforce flooring work out rating in the state. Some Buckeyes to glance out for are Jesse Tyndall, who ranks at No. 6 in flooring and No. 7 on significant bar in the nation, as nicely as Trevor Cummings who will come in at No. 3 in the nation on pommel horse.
The Road Forward
Subsequent Saturday’s 6:00 p.m. meet versus Ohio Condition, the Gophers will travel to Nebraska to acquire on the Cornhuskers on Saturday Feb. 13 at 2:00 p.m. Minnesota will then return home the place they intend on using part in a digital fulfill on the weekend of Feb. 20 with the official date, time, and opponent but to be announced.