Erik Nelson


Tristan Duran recovers from shoulder injury and remains force for Minnesota

Last season, Duran was an All-American on two events: parallel bars and high bar. He tied for eighth on both events at the 2017 NCAA Championships in West Point, New York. His parallel bar score was 14.500 and his high bar score was 14.350. Duran suffered a shoulder injury last summer and he needed to have surgery. He chose not to, though, so he could compete at the 2017 University Games in Taiwan.

Gophers finish first in GymQuarters Invitational

For the second straight meet, sophomore Ivy Lu entered Minnesota's record book. Lu scored a perfect 10.000 on beam on Friday at the GymQuarters Invitational in St. Louis. She became the second Minnesota gymnast to achieve that feat. The other was Hanna Nordquist on March 12, 2016.

Gophers finish fourth at women's Big Ten Championships

Senior Danielle Nack didn't have the results she wanted at past Big Ten Championships. This year was different. Nack won six silver medals in the conference's postseason. She earned a second place finish in the 200-meter butterfly. Nack qualified for the 50-yard freestyle at the NCAA Championships in March.

Gophers top Illinois to end losing streak

The Gophers (3-2) found their stride behind home supporters, defeating Illinois (3-2) 196.100-195.100. Sophomore Ivy Lu tied a Minnesota record on bars, earning a score of 9.975.

Gophers edge undefeated Illinois

The Gophers (3-1, 2-1 Big Ten) defeated Illinois (4-1, 3-1 Big Ten) 408.00-406.50, ending the Fighting Illini's winning streak. 

Paige Williams hopes to set example

As a child, Paige Williams wanted to inspire. Now that she's a gymnast on a Big Ten team, Williams hopes to inspire other African-Americans to follow their dreams.

Gophers fall to Nebraska in tight meet

Nebraska (4-0, 4-0 Big Ten) beat Minnesota (5-1, 2-1 Big Ten) in a close meet 196.850-196.375 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The meet marked Minnesota's second consecutive road loss.

Gophers defeat Air Force for first road victory

After losing the Windy City Invitational, Minnesota (2-1, 2-1 Big Ten) looked for its first victory in an away meet on Saturday. They won and in the process, the Gophers posted the second-highest score in the NCAA, including the best vault score.