Canadian born and half-Chinese by birth, Justin Karstadt’s heritage is uniquely him. His abilities are equally unique. Only a junior, Karstadt is already an All-Big Ten and All-American performer for the Gophers, one who earned Big Ten Co-Gymnast of the Year last season. He’s also a member of the Canadian senior national team. He’s uniquely versatile as well, displaying extraordinary abilities as a soccer player when he’s not in the gym. Karstadt played throughout his life and still owns a vast collection of jerseys from his favorite players around the world.
Photos by Eric Miller • location: Cooke Hal