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WISKUS Shane
United States of America
USA
Title
Mr
Lastname
WISKUS
Firstname
Shane
Gender
male
Country
United States of America
Place of birth
Minnesota
Year of birth
1998 (23 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
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Hobbies
Boating, playing guitar, making coffee. (usagym.org, 26 Feb 2021)
Education
Business, Marketing - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Spoken languages
English
Club
US Olympic & Paralympic Training Center [Colorado Springs, CO, USA]
Sporting relatives
His sister Annabelle has performed with the Minnesota Association of Dance Teams in the United States of America. (usagym.org, 04 Sep 2019; westonka-activities.com, 21 Nov 2018)
Start sporting career
He took up gymnastics in 2002 and began competing at age seven. (usagym.org, 04 Sep 2019; ncaa.com, 06 Apr 2018)
Reason for taking up the sport
His mother put him into gymnastics to develop his coordination and motor skills. (ncaa.com, 06 Apr 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (usagym.org, 04 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (hometownsource.com, 30 Dec 2016)
Awards
In 2021 he received the Nissan-Emery Award as the top collegiate male gymnast in the United States of America. (gophersports.com, 15 Apr 2021)

He was named Big Ten Gymnast of the Year in both of his first two seasons at the University of Minnesota in the United States of America. He was also named the 2018 Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year and the 2020 College Gymnastics Association [CGA] Most Valuable Player during his time competing for the university. (gophersports.com, 09 Apr 2020; gophersports.com, 21 Mar 2020)
Additional information
General
MOVE TO COLORADO
In November 2020, during his senior year competing for the University of Minnesota, he relocated to the US Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado. He made the move in order to assure consistent training for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, following the university's announcement that their men's gymnastics programme would be discontinued after the 2020/21 collegiate season. "[The university] have been given just days to move out of the gym after the NCAA [National Collegiate Athletic Association] championships [in April] 2021. Even if they let me train there, I would have been all by myself. So I had to look for an alternative." Quarantine rules mandated by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee restricted him from travelling between Colorado and Minnesota, but he continued his studies via distance learning and was able to compete later in the season. (startribune.com, 22 Nov 2020; gophersports.com, 25 Jan 2021; gophersports.com, 18 Apr 2021)

COVID-19 UPSIDE
He says the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo until 2021 should benefit him on pommel horse, the apparatus on which he says he has always struggled to add difficulty. "In the last few years, I figured out how to perform a clean routine that can score well. Now that the Olympics have been postponed, I have extra time to push my difficulty to the next level and focus on the little details to create the perfect routine." (Instagram profile, 03 Aug 2020)

Last update : 2021-06-08

Olympic Games

2021 - Games of the XXXII Olympiad TOKYO (JPN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
83.365 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
14.733
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
37
Score Qualif.
13.366
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
26
Score Qualif.
13.866
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
27
Score Qualif.
14.700
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
26
Score Qualif.
13.700
Team
Rank Final
5
Score Final
254.594
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
256.761
World Championships

2019 - 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
167
Score Qualif.
54.531 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
81
Score Qualif.
13.466
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
65
Score Qualif.
12.866
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
38
Score Qualif.
14.033
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
14.166
Team
Rank Final
4
Score Final
254.578
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
250.359
World Cup AA qualifying for OG

2020 - American Cup All-Around FIG World Cup 2020 MILWAUKEE (USA)

All-Around
Rank Final
4
Score Final
82.797 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-