Brenon

Sommers

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Still Rings
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 140
Year: Senior
Hometown: Elgin, Ill.
Club: St. Charles Gymnastics
Major: Hospitality/Restaurant Mgmt.

Bio

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Honors & Awards

  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2016, 2017)
  • First-Team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete (2016, 2017)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2016; Spring 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

Career Bests

  • Still Rings - 14.50 (at Arnold Classic, March 5, 2016)

2018 (Season Outlook)
Brenon Sommers looks to become a more regular part of the still rings lineup as a senior, after being limited by an injury in 2017 and 2016. Sommers appeared five times in 2017 scoring a season-high score of 13.90. As a sophomore, he also competed five times, scoring a career-high score of 14.50. As a still rings specialist, a healthy Sommers would greatly benefit the Huskers on one of the team's lowest-scoring events.

Sommers will also represent the team in the classroom as a CGA first-team All-America Scholar Athlete, an two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a six-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.

2017 (Junior)
Sommers appeared five times on still rings as a junior, but missed most of the second half of the season after injuries slowed him down. He earned a season-best score of the event with a score of 13.90 against Minnesota on March 25. His performance helped the Huskers post the fourth-highest team score in the country against the Gophers.

Outside of the gym, Sommers earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for a second consecutive year. He also earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2016-17. He was a member of the 2017 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for his leadership and community service. 

2017 Season Highs

  • Still Rings - 13.90 (vs. Minnesota, March 25, 2017)

*Scoring changes were made prior to the 2017 season. There are now four different element groups instead of five, meaning that a gymnast can only receive 2.0 instead of 2.5 in that category. This typically lowers scores by .5.

2016 (Sophomore)
Sommers competed on still rings for Nebraska last season and appeared five times during the 2016 season, before suffering a shoulder injury that ended his season. He posted a career-high score (14.50) at the Arnold Classic on March 5, contributing to a new school record for final team score (437.300).

In the classroom, Sommers was honored for his efforts, earning Academic All-Big Ten and spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll during both semesters.

Sommers was also named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2016 for his work in the community.

2016 Season Highs

  • Still Rings - 14.50 (at Arnold Classic, March 5, 2016)

2015 (Freshman)
Sommers got his first taste of collegiate competition during his redshirt season, stepping into some big roles after the team suffered from injuries. Sommers was consistently a member of the rings lineup in 2015, earning a career-high 14.05 at the Minnesota/Iowa matchup Feb. 14.

2015 Season Highs

  • Still Rings - 14.05 (at Iowa/Minnesota, Feb. 14, 2015)

2014 (Redshirt)
Sommers redshirted in his first season at Nebraska, while working to make the adjustment to collegiate gymnastics. He focused on improving his skill set on still rings to better prepare him for his first competitive season in 2015.

In the classroom, he earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2014.

Before Nebraska
Sommers trained at the St. Charles Gymnastics Academy under head coach Chris McKee. He graduated from Streamwood High School in 2013 and graduated as a four-year honor roll recipient.

Personal
Born on July 24, 1995, Brenon is the son of Matthew and Kristin Sommers. Brenon has three sisters, Evann, Haidyn and Kallahan. Brenon is a hospitality, restaurant and tourism management major and a six-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. In his spare time, Brenon enjoys trapshooting, hunting and fishing. He chose Nebraska over Oklahoma and Penn State.

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