Austin

Lober

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Floor, Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars, High Bar
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 158
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.
High School: Albuquerque High School
Other College: Illinois
Club: Gold Cup Gymnastics
Club Coach: Ed Burch

Bio

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Honors & Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2017)
  • 2015 Junior Olympic Championships (18th, All-Around)
  • 2015 BlackJack Championship (Second, Eighth)
  • 2009 USA Future Star National Team Member

Career Bests

  • Still Rings - 14.15 (at Rocky Mountain Open, 1/13/18)
  • Parallel Bars - 13.40 (at Rocky Mountain Open, 1/13/18)
  • High Bar - 12.70 (vs. Ohio State, Jan. 20, 2018)

2018 (Season Outlook)
After appearning once on still rings in his first season with the Huskers, Austin Lober is expected to compete for a spot in that rotation as a sophomore. Lober also hopes to appear on floor, vault, parallel bars and high bar in 2018. After the departure of two-time All-American Austin Epperson, the Huskers will need to fill his spot on rings, parallel bars and floor. Lober could help NU replace Epperson on all three events. 

An Academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2017, Lober is also expected to continue making a difference outside the gym as well. 

2018 Season Highs

  • Still Rings - 14.15 (at Rocky Mountain Open, 1/13/18)
  • Parallel Bars - 13.40 (at Rocky Mountain Open, 1/13/18)
  • High Bar - 12.70 (vs. Ohio State, Jan. 20, 2018)

2017 (Freshman)
Lober joined the team in the middle of the 2017 season as a walk-on for the Huskers, after transferring from Illinois. He spent most of the season working on skills and adjusting to the new environment at Nebraska, but did appear once on still rings. He notched a score of 13.55 vs. Minnesota March on March 25.

Outside of the gym, Lober made an immediate impact, earning Academic All-Big Ten Honors in 2017. 

2017 Season Highs

  • Still Rings - 13.55 (vs. Minnesota, March 25, 2017)

Before Nebraska
Lober signed with Illinois in November 2014, but never competed with the Illini as he decided to transfer prior to the start of the 2015 season.

Lober competed for Gold Cup Gymnastics under Head Coach Ed Burch. In 2015, he placed 18th in the all-around at the Junior Olympic Championships. He also placed second in the all-around at the 2015 BlackJack Championship with a score of 81.00. Lober is a seven-time Junior National Team qualifier and was also a member of the 2009 USA Future Star National Team.

Personal
Austin is the son of Rusty and Sherry Lober. He has one sister, Ashley. Austin was born on Sept, 27, 1996, in Albuquerque, N.M. He chose Nebraska over California, Air Force, Illinois and Michigan. Austin is an accounting major and earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2017. He was also a member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2017.

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