Mark Ringle's leadership in the gym never gets questioned. As one of four co-captains as elected by his peers, the junior has been a consistent contributor to the Husker lineup for the past two years. Both years, Ringle contributed as part of Nebraska's squad at NCAA Team Qualifiers. The San Ramon, Calif., native captured Academic All-Big 12 honors in 2011, followed by Academic All-Big Ten honors in NU's inaugural season in the conference. Ringle is one of two traveling captains for the Huskers in 2013 and is majoring in nutrition science at Nebraska.
Mark Ringle Q&A
Favorite TV show as a kid: Rugrats
Favorite pro team: SF 49ers
Favorite sports movie: Warrior
Favorite meal: Breakfast for Dinner
Favorite vegetable: Celery
Favorite workout song: ET by Katy Perry
Favorite class you’ve taken: Anatomy
What you would do with a time machine: I would go forward to see what my life is like and how to make it better.
Celebrity crush: Katy Perry
Something a lot of fans wouldn’t know about you: I’ve had 4 surgeries associated with gymnastics; 1 left forearm with 2 plates and 10 screws in it, and 3 shoulder surgeries on my right shoulder.
When you’re not competing, you like to: Take long walks on the beach during sunset with my cute dog Ceasar
Superpower you wish you had: Flying
Pregame rituals: Say a little prayer and visualize my routines
Best friend on the team: Everyone is my best friend.
Best athlete you’ve competed against: Jake Dalton
Why you chose Nebraska: The people are so nice!
Best thing about Nebraska: The dedication the state has to UNL
What you want to do after college: Medical school and eventually orthopedic surgeon