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Fulfill Preview: Minnesota Travels to Columbus to Consider on the Buckeyes

Men’s Gymnastics | 2/4/2021 12:42:00 PM

The Gopher men’s gymnastics staff is set to journey to Columbus, Ohio this weekend for a prime 10 matchup towards the Ohio Point out Buckeyes at 6:00 p.m. CST.

Subsequent a season-opening reduction to the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Maroon & Gold occur into the weekend rated as the No. 7 crew in the nation in accordance to Street to Nationals, while the 1-1 Buckeyes enter the matchup rated as the No. 3 staff in the place.

“Ohio State is a premier method in the Massive 10 and it’s going to be a great prospect for us to see how we stack up from the No. 3 software in the country,” head coach Mike Burns said. “We’ll definitely require to phase up our activity from past 7 days and boost on our regimen execution. I’m so happy that our athletic administration has worked tricky to let us to vacation to Columbus this weekend and the same sentiment goes out to the Buckeyes’ directors for welcoming us into their athletic venues.”

Irrespective of the team’s loss to Iowa last weekend, the Gophers saw vivid spots in freshman Noah Duran and sophomore Donte McKinney who both equally captured event titles from the Hawkeyes past Saturday. Duran’s 12.900 overall performance on pommel horse was more than enough to earn him the celebration title in his debut with the staff, though McKinney’s 13.700 score on higher bar not only gained him the occasion title, but it also rated as the fifth best rating in the occasion in the nation so much this year.

Saturday’s satisfy in Columbus will be obtainable to stream at the BTN+ stay stream backlink higher than (subscription required) with live stats presented by Ohio State at the reside stats connection earlier mentioned. Enthusiasts can also stick to the Minnesota men’s gymnastics Twitter, Fb, and Instagram webpages.

Gophers in the Rankings

The Gophers occur into Columbus rated as the No. 7 staff in the country, with staff celebration rankings staying as follows: fifth on parallel bars, fifth on rings, sixth on high bar, eighth on ground, eighth on pommel horse, and 11th on vault.

Other Minnesota gymnasts acquiring on their own in the top rated 25 rankings this 7 days are:
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Pommel Horse: Noah Duran (T-23rd)
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Rings: Colton Dee (T-10th), David Pochinka (18th)
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Vault: Ben Eyles (T-17th), Colton Dee (23rd)
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Parallel Bars: David Pochinka (T-10th)
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Large Bar: Donte McKinney (3rd), Ben Eyles (T-19th)

Scouting Ohio Condition

The 3rd ranked Buckeyes are coming off of a bye week immediately after their fulfill with Michigan was postponed thanks to Michigan’s university-extensive pause because of to COVID-19. The Buckeyes, who are 1-1 all round on the time and -1 in the Large Ten, have a person of the nation’s most properly rounded squads holding leading-5 team rankings in four out of 6 activities, such as the No. 2 team ground physical exercise rating in the place. Some Buckeyes to seem out for are Jesse Tyndall, who ranks at No. 6 in flooring and No. 7 on superior bar in the nation, as very well as Trevor Cummings who comes in at No. 3 in the country on pommel horse.

The Highway Ahead

Adhering to Saturday’s 6:00 p.m. satisfy towards Ohio Condition, the Gophers will vacation to Nebraska to just take on the Cornhuskers on Saturday Feb. 13 at 2:00 p.m. Minnesota will then return house exactly where they intend on having part in a virtual meet up with on the weekend of Feb. 20 with the official date, time, and opponent nonetheless to be introduced.

 

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