Chris Stephenson claimed NCAA Gymnast of the Week, announced on Tuesday, becoming just the second Husker to earn the award following in the footsteps of Wyatt Aycock. Stephenson, a junior on the Nebraska men’s gymnastics team, adds this award to his Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honor that he earned on Monday.
Chris Stephenson earned his first Big Ten Gymnast-of-the-Week Award, announced by the conference on Monday. Stephenson shares the weekly honor with Ohio State’s Jake Dastrup, while Favian Valdez of Penn State earned Big Ten Freshman of the
Chris Stephenson and Antonio Castro claimed individual event titles with season-high scores in the Huskers home opener against No. 1 Oklahoma on Saturday at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Stephenson earned the floor title with 14.75, while Castro grabbed his on pommel horse with 14.80. This was the second consecutive meet that Castro claimed an event title, after the Pinecrest, Fla., native earned the vault title at the West Point Open on Jan. 14. Stephenson also won the all-around with a score of 82.95.
Nebraska men’s gymnastics Coach Chuck Chmelka announced Friday that Illinois transfer Austin Lober has joined the team as a walk-on. The Albuquerque, N.M., native has four years of eligibility left and will be able compete this season for the Huskers.
The No. 5/7 Nebraska men’s gymnastics team hosts top-ranked Oklahoma on Jan. 21 in its 2017 home opener. Competition is set to begin at 6 p.m. at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
The Nebraska men’s gymnastics team is ranked fifth and seventh in the weekly polls after an impressive opening weekend at the West Point Open Jan. 13-14.
West Point, N.Y. --- The Nebraska men's gymnastics team had had a spectacular showing at the 26th Annual West Point Open Individual Event Finals on Saturday night. NU finished with 11 top-six finishes, including six top-three finishes and two first-place finishes.
West Point, N.Y. --- The No. 9 Nebraska men's gymnastics opened its 2017 campaign with a second-place finish at the 26th Annual West Point Open on Friday night with a team score of 410.600.
The No. 9 Nebraska men’s gymnastics (0-0, 0-0 Big Ten) team kicks off the 2017 season on Jan. 13-14 at the 26th Annual West Point Open in West Point, N.Y. Team finals and individual preliminaries will take place Jan. 13, while the individual finals will take place Jan. 14. Competition begins at 6 p.m. on both nights.
The Nebraska men’s gymnastics team is scheduled to appear on the Big Ten Network three times this season, including the Huskers’ home meet against Minnesota on March 25.
After a top-seven national finish in 2016 and the program’s best finish since 1999, the Nebraska men’s gymnastics team is eager to build off that momentum in 2017. Nebraska hopes to set another milestone this season by advancing to the NCAA Team Finals for the first time since 1999 and finishing in the top six overall after missing the opportunity by .400 last season.
The Nebraska men's gymnastics team is ranked fifth in the Big Ten's Preseason Poll. The Huskers finished seventh overall at the 2016 NCAA Championships. It was the program's best finish since 1999.