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Mya Hooten, courtesy of Bjorn Franke - Gopher Athletics.

Mya Hooten’s empowering floor routine for Gophers gymnastics

by Michael Lyne
Published February 2, 2022
It only took two weeks for Hooten to earn perfection on floor with her powerful new floor routine.
Minnesota fifth-year Ona Loper recorded her career-high score of 39.725 against Michigan on Monday, Jan. 24, 2021.

Gophers gymnastics falls to Michigan on a historic night

by Michael Lyne , Sports Reporter
Published January 25, 2022
Fifth years Lexy Ramler and Ona Loper shined in all-around competition, totaling 39.825 and 39.725, a career-high for Loper.
Erin Fortman performs her floor routine during a meet against Iowa on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.

‘We had so many tough days’: Gophers gymnastics’ Fortman and Sirjord are ready to make splashes in their sophomore campaigns

by Michael Lyne
Published January 21, 2022
Sophomores Erin Fortman and Ella Sirjord each suffered a torn ACL as freshmen in the 2021 season.
Junior Mallory LeNeave throws up a peace sign on floor in front of a packed Maturi Pavilion during Minnesota’s season-opening victory over Iowa and UCLA on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.

Ramler, Loper fuel Gophers gymnastics to victory over Iowa, UCLA in the season opener

by Michael Lyne , Sports Reporter
Published January 17, 2022
Minnesota defeated UCLA for the first time in program history.
Athletic Director Mark Coyle addresses the Board of Regents in regards to a contract extension signed by head football coach P.J. Fleck at the McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. The deal, signed by Fleck last week, extends his contract through the 2026 season and will increase his base salary to $4.6 million.

Former Gophers men’s gymnastics athlete sues the University

by Michael Lyne , Sports Reporter
Published October 29, 2021
Sophomore Evan Ng filed a lawsuit, claiming the University of Minnesota engaged in sex-based discrimination.
Courtesy of Gopher Athletics

Gophers women’s gymnastics stars Ramler, Loper returning for 2022 season

by Michael Lyne
Published June 8, 2021
The Gophers will now have all three of their 2021 All-Big Ten athletes next year in Ramler, Loper and Hooten.
Head Coach Mike Burns, left sits with incoming freshmen Donte McKinney, middle and Crew Bold during practice at Cooke Hall on Tuesday, July 16.

What’s in store for the future of Gophers men’s gymnastics

by Michael Lyne
Published May 8, 2021
Gophers coach Mike Burns will create a competitive Minnesota collegiate program through GymACT.
Lexy Ramler leaps in her floor exercise at the Big Ten Womens Gymnastics Championships at Maturi Pavillion on Saturday, March 20. Ramler won the individual titles for uneven parallel bars and beam, won the individual all-around title, was named Big Ten Gymnast of the Year and contributed to the teams win of 2021 Big Ten Championship title.

Gophers women’s gymnastics star Lexy Ramler wins the prestigious AAI Award

by Michael Lyne, Sports Reporter
Published April 23, 2021
Ramler is the second Gopher to win the award in program history along with Lindsay Mable, who received the honor in 2016.
Senior Gymnast Shane Wiskus does his routine on the vault at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, March 6. The Gophers won against Penn State.

Gophers men’s gymnastics takes fifth in NCAA championships

by Michael Lyne, Sports Reporter
Published April 19, 2021
Gophers senior Shane Wiskus became the first Gopher since 2002 to win multiple individual titles at the same NCAA championship.
Ona Loper performs her balance beam routine at the Big Ten Womens Gymnastics Championships at Maturi Pavillion on Saturday, March 20, 2021.

Gophers women’s gymnastics finishes fourth in NCAA semifinals, signaling the end of season

by Michael Lyne, Sports Reporter
Published April 18, 2021
Senior Ona Loper had a career night, achieving a new career-high total of 39.6375 in the all-around.