Austin

Lober

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Still Rings, Parallel Bars, Horizontal Bar
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 158
Year: Junior
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

  • 2018 NCAA Team Finals Competitor (Rings)
  • 2018 NCAA Team Qualifiers Competitor (Rings)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017; Spring 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018)
  • 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)

2019 (Season Outlook)
After appearing five times on still rings in his second season with the Huskers, Austin Lober is expected to compete for a spot in that rotation as a junior. Lober also hopes to appear on floor, vault, parallel bars and high bar in 2019. After the departure of two-time All-American Chris Stephenson, the Huskers will need to fill his spot on parallel bars and floor. Lober could help NU replace Stephenson on those events. 

An Academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2018, Lober is also expected to continue making a difference outside the gym as well. 

2018 (Sophomore)
Austin Lober competed five times on still rings and twice on parallel bars and high bars in his second season with the Huskers. Lober posted a 12.766 at the NCAA Championships, helping the Huskers to its best national team finish (fifth) since 1999.

Lober continued making a difference outside the gym as an Academic All-Big Ten honoree and member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2018. He also was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall semester.

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 is a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.

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