The Gophers are working on maintaining strength, nutritious lifestyles and staying fit.
“For me, personally, I am trying to build for each person a story. What is your experience, I want you to have the best time of [your] life,” Kolesnikov said. “It’s why I’m trying to build with each player [a] very good relationship that will transfer after graduation."
Through intrateam competitions and substitutions of normal equipment, the Gophers are getting creative to stay in shape.
Karstadt has been working to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics since he graduated in 2019.
After earning several All-American awards, Gophers junior Shane Wiskus was again recognized for this stellar season as the College Gymnastics Association named him the 2020 Most Valuable Player last week.
“It’s very cool, I’m very honored,” Ramler said. "To be named that second year in a row means a lot in order to represent Minnesota in that way. You’re being recognized for all the hard work, so it really means a lot.”
Both juniors had tremendous seasons with the Gopher women's gymnastics team, setting new career highs while Ramler made history.
Gophers men's gymnastics co-captains Shane Wiskus and Timmy Kutyla's earned All-American honors from the College Gymnastics Association after putting up dominant performances during the stunted regular season.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were postponed to summer 2021. The decision delays junior Shane Wiskus' longtime hopes.
"I felt like I got closure in an unfinished year of hard work,” said sophomore Mike Moran, one of the four Gophers to earn All-American honors.