Griffin

Kehler

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All-Around
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 150
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Frisco, Texas
High School: Centennial High School
Club: World Olympic Gymnastics Academy
Club Coach: Sergei Pakanich

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • 2018 NCAA Rookie-of-the-Week award (vs. Ohio State, Jan. 20, 2018)
  • 2016 Junior National Team Member
  • 2016 Junior Olympic National Championships Floor (Second, Floor) (Fifth, All-Around)
  • 2016 Region 3 Championships (First, High Bar and Parallel Bars) (Second, All-Around)
  • 2016 Ricky Deci Invitational (First, Floor, Pommel Horse, Vault, Parallel Bars and High Bar) (Second, Still Rings)
  • 2016 Ricky Deci award for highest individual Level 10 score, with 15.10 on Vault
  • 2015 Junior Olympic National Championships (Fifth, Floor and Vault)

Career Highs

  • Floor - 14.25 (vs. Ohio State, Jan. 20, 2018)
  • Parallel Bars - 13.75 (vs. Ohio State, Jan. 20, 2018)
  • High Bar - 13.40 (at Rocky Mountain Open, Jan. 13, 2018)

2018 Season Highs

  • Floor - 14.25 (vs. Ohio State, Jan. 20, 2018)
  • Parallel Bars - 13.75 (vs. Ohio State, Jan. 20, 2018)
  • High Bar - 13.40 (at Rocky Mountain Open, Jan. 13, 2018)

Before Nebraska
Griffin Kehler (pronounced KEY-ler) was a member of World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA of Frisco) and was coached by Coach Sergei Pakanich.  Kehler was a member of the 2016 Junior National Team. At the 2016 Junior Olympic National Championships, Kehler placed second on floor and fifth in the all-around.  At the 2016 Region 3 Championships, the Frisco, Texas, native took second in the all-around, while also taking the high bar and parallel bars titles.  At the 2015 Junior Olympic National Championships, he placed fifth on floor and vault. At the 2016 Ricky Deci Invitational, Kehler placed second on still rings and took first on floor, pommel horse, vault, parallel bars and high bar. Kehler also received the 2016 Ricky Deci award for the highest individual Level 10 score, with 15.10 on vault.

Coach Chmelka on Griffin: “Griffin is a Junior National Team member and will immediately impact our team score in the all-around.”

Personal
Kehler was a student at Centennial High School. In his free time, he enjoys off roading in his jeep, long boarding, working on new skills or just relaxing at home.   

Griffin is the son of Kris and Jane Kehler and was born on October 31, 1998, in Fairfax, Va.  He has one sister, Megan, and he intends to major in business/sports managementHe chose Nebraska over Navy, Penn State, Minnesota and Ohio State.

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Nebraska Men's Gymnastics Press Conference - April 3rd
Chuck Chmelka Press Conference - April 3rd
N'Side Nebraska - April 11, 2016 - Ethan Lottman