Kyle

King

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Floor, Pommel Horse, Vault, Parallel Bars
Height: 5'3"
Weight: 125
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mesquite, Texas
High School: Mesquite
Club: Ridgewood
Major: Ethnic Studies

Bio

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Honors & Awards

  • 2017 All-American (Floor)
  • 2017 NCAA Individual Event Finals Competitor (Floor, Pommel Horse, Vault)
  • 2017 NCAA Team Qualifier & Finals Competitor (Floor, Pommel Horse, Vault)
  • Nebraska Men's Gymnastics Most Improved Gymnast Award (2017)
  • Second-Team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete (2017)
  • 2016 NCAA Individual Event Finals Competitor (Vault)
  • 2016 NCAA Team Qualifier Competitor (Floor, Vault, Parallel Bars)
  • 2015 NCAA Event Semifinals Competitor (Vault)
  • 2015 NCAA Team Qualifier Competitor (Floor, Pommel Horse, Vault, Parallel Bars)
  • Big Ten Vault Bronze Medalist (2015)
  • Second Team All-Big Ten (2015)  
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Individual Title (Floor Exercise, 2/27/16)
  • Individual Title (Floor Exercise, 1/23/16)
  • Individual Title (Floor Exercise, 1/30/15)
  • Individual Title (Floor Exercise, 2/7/15)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014, 2016) 

Career Bests

  • Floor Exercise - 15.85 (NU Record) (vs. Air Force, Jan. 23, 2016)
  • Pommel Horse - 14.10 (vs. Army, Jan. 30, 2015)
  • Still Rings - 12.40 (at West Point Open, Jan. 13, 2017)
  • Vault - 15.20 (at Arnold Classic, March 5, 2016)
  • Parallel Bars - 14.15 (at Illinois, March 8, 2015)
  • High Bar - 11.65 (at West Point Open, Jan. 13, 2017)
  • All-Around - 79.50 (at West Point Open, Jan. 13, 2017)

2018 (Season Outlook)
As a senior and one of two returning All-Americans on the team, Kyle King is expected to be a leading force for the Huskers in 2018. King capped his junior campaign with a fifth-place finish on floor at the 2017 NCAA Championships, earning him his first-career All-America honor. A school record holder on that event, King is expected to be a key component in the floor lineup, as well as the pommel horse and vault lineups. He could also help Nebraska on parallel bars as well, after competing five times on the event last season. King looks to help lead the team back to the NCAA Championship Finals for a second consecutive year and add to his All-America honors. 

A three-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team and a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll, King is also expected to continue making a difference in the classroom and in the community in his final season with the Huskers. 

2017 (Junior)
As a junior, King was a key factor in the Huskers' sixth-place national finish in 2017 - the program's best since 1999. He played a vital role on floor and vault - the Huskers' two best events in 2017 - competing regularly on both, as well as pommel horse. King also appeared occasionally on parallel bars and even competed once in the all-around for Nebraska. In the postseason, King helped the Huskers to a fifth-place Big Ten finish and a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. At the NCAA Championship Finals, King's outstanding floor routine earned him a score of 14.45. He placed fifth, capturing his first-career All-America award. He won the Most Improved Gymnast Award from his coaches and team at the annual end-of-the-year banquet for his efforts in the gym. 

In the classroom, King claimed a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athele Honor Roll in the fall of 2016. Additionally, he was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2017 for his leadership and efforts in the community. 

2017 Season Highs

  • Floor - 14.80 (vs. Minnesota, March 25, 2017)
  • Pommel Horse - 13.85 (at NCAA Championships, April 22, 2017)
  • Still Rings - 12.40 (at West Point Open, Jan. 13, 2017)
  • Vault - 14.85 (at West Point Open, Jan. 13, 2017)
  • Parallel Bars - 13.70 (at West Point Open, Jan. 13, 2017)
  • High Bar - 11.65 (at West Point Open, Jan. 13, 2017)
  • All-Around - 79.50 (at West Point Open, Jan. 13, 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)
King made a huge impact for the Huskers, becoming one of Nebraska's top competitors on floor and vault. He competed in every meet on those two events for Nebraska and occasionally made appearances on pommel horse and parallel bars.

In the home opener, the Mesquite, Texas, native shattered the school record on floor after posting a 15.85 on the event. He also earned a career-high score on vault (15.20) at the Arnold Classic on March 5 in Columbus, Ohio.

In the postseason, King competed at the Big Ten Championships and at the NCAA Championships. At NCAAs, he helped the team to a seventh-place finish, its best finish in 17 years. Individually, he advanced to the finals on vault for the first time in his career. He earned a score of 14.65 on the event.

King also claimed a spot on the 2016 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for his efforts in the community.

2016 Season Highs

  • Floor - 15.85 (vs. Air Force, Jan. 23, 2016)
  • Pommel Horse - 14.05 (at Oklahoma, Feb. 6, 2016)
  • Vault - 15.20 (at Arnold Classic, March 5, 2016)
  • Parallel Bars - 13.90 (twice, most recently at Minnesota, Jan. 30, 2017)

2015 (Freshman)
King had a stellar season in his first year with the Huskers, competing in all seven regular-season meets and in the postseason. A major floor and vault contributor, it didn't take long for King to find success at NU.

King's career best on pommel horse occurred at home against Army on Jan, 30, posting a 14.10. On floor, King earned a season high by posting a 15.30 for his routine against Minnesota and UIC Feb. 7. He also picked up a personal-best 14.15 mark on parallel bars at Illinois on March 8.

In postseason competition, King was a frontrunner on vault and floor. He earned a berth into the 2015 Big Ten Championships event finals competition on both events, taking the bronze medal for his season-best vault performance of a 15.10. King also qualified to the event semifinals at the NCAA Championships in Norman, Okla., placing ninth for his 14.65 vault.

In the classroom, King grabbed a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for the fall of 2014.

2015 Season Highs

  • Floor - 15.30 (at Minnesota/UIC, Feb. 7, 2015)
  • Pommel Horse - 13.45 (twice, most recently vs. Iowa/Penn State/Minnesota, March 15, 2015)
  • Vault - 15.10 (twice, most recently at Big Ten Finals, March 28, 2015)
  • Parallel Bars - 14.15 (at Illinois, March 8, 2015)

Before Nebraska
King trained under coaches Jeremy Kramb and Ron Harper at Ridgewood Gymnastics in Dallas, Texas.

At the 2014 National Qualifier in Colorado Springs, Colo., King tallied a fourth-place all-around finish in the junior division with a combined score of 127.600, earning a berth into the 2014 P&G Championships

In his debut at the 2014 P&G Championships in Pittsburgh, Pa., King tied for the floor title with a total score of 28.35 in the junior men's age 17-18 division. He also placed third on vault, earning a combined score of 28.85.

Personal

The son of Harold and Tracy King, Kyle was born on Oct. 4, 1995 in Nashville, Tenn. He currently lives with his father and Brenda Frazier. Kyle has one sister, Courtney.

King chose Nebraska over Oklahoma. He is a business administration major and a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.

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