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Sam Zakutney
Sam  Zakutney

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

High School:
E.S.C. Franco Cite

Height:
5-6

Event:
AA

Major:
Engineering


04/21/2018

MGYM Advances to NCAA Finals

Sam Zakutney paced the Nittany Lions with a win on the parallel bars and three total podium finishes

04/19/2018

MGYM Poised for NCAA Championships

Friday, April 20-Saturday, April 21 | The Pavilion | Chicago, Illinois

04/07/2018

Pantazis and Nedoroscik Crowned Big Ten Champions

Brennan Pantazis and Stephen Nedoroscik become the 13th and 14th Big Ten individual event champions in Penn State history

04/06/2018

MGYM Places Third at Big Ten Championships

Six individuals qualify for the event finals Saturday, April 7

04/05/2018

MGYM Poised for Big Ten Championships

Friday, April 6-Saturday, April 7 | 7 p.m. | Crisler Center | Ann Arbor, Michigan

CAREER HONORS
All-American - Parallel Bars (2017)
Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2017)
Big Ten Freshman of the Week (March 20, 2017)
Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 27, 2017)
Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 13, 2017)
Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Jan. 30, 2017)

CAREER BESTS

Event Score Date Site/Opponent
Floor Exercise 14.600 3/4/17 at Nebraska w/Iowa
Pommel Horse 13.800 1/29/17 at Springfield
Still Rings 13.900 3/4/17 at Nebraska w/Iowa
Vault 14.450 1/12/18 at West Point Open
Parallel Bars 14.900 1/29/17 at Springfield
High Bar 14.450 1/27/18 Illinois
All-Around 83.150 2/11/17 vs. Ohio State

 

2017 (Freshman Year)
Earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors and was a four-time Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Week honoree … Notched All-American honors, finishing fifth in the all-around on the parallel bars at the NCAA Championships (4/22) … Competed in the all-around at the NCAA Individual Event Championships …  Earned 10 podium finishes in his first season donning the Blue and White … Placed first four times on the parallel bars, three times in the all-around and twice on the high bar … Paced Penn State on the parallel bars with a season-high 14.900 and on the all-around with a season-best 83.150 … Ranked second on the team on the high bar with a season-best 14.300 and the floor exercise with a 14.600.

Gymnastics Background

Prepped at E.S.C. Franco Cite … Trained at the Ottawa Gymnastics Centre and was a four-time Elite Canada all-around champion and three-time all-around national champion ... Named 2016 Male Gymnast of the Year for Ottawa Gymnastics Centre … Earned a silver medal on the parallel bars and a bronze medal on the high bar for Canada Elite at the Canadian National Championships in 2016 … Was a 2016 Olympic Test Event Participant and a member of the senior national team … Helped Team Ontario to a gold medal at the Canada Games and earned an individual medal on the parallel bars in 2015 … Captured the silver medal in the high bar and bronze medal in the all-around at the 2015 Canadian National Championships ... Earned gold in the vault and parallel bars and bronze in the all-around in the 2014 championships … Traveled the world representing Canada including: Berlin, where he placed third in three events, Brazil for the Junior Pan-American Championships and Japan for the 2015 Junior Japan International Gymnastics Competition … Helped Canada to a bronze finish at the Junior Pan-American Championships and nabbed an 11th-place finish in the all-around and a bronze medal on the high bar in Japan … Received the Ottawa Sports Award for best artistic gymnast three times … Has won 11 gold medals in his time competing on the Canadian National Team.

Personal
Full name is Samuel Adam Zakutney … Son of Timothy and Lise Zakutney … Has two sisters, Alexandra and Sydney … Majoring in biomedical engineering.

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