Griffin

Kehler

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

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • 2018 All-America Honors (Floor, 14.20)
  • 2018 NCAA Team Finals Competitor (Floor, Parallel Bars, High Bar)
  • 2018 NCAA Team Qualifier Competitor (Floor, Parallel Bars, High Bar)
  • Individual Title (Floor 1/12/19)
  • Individual Title (High Bar, 2/23/19)
  • Individual Title (Floor, 2/23/18)
  • 2018 Winter Cup Challenge Competitor
  • 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)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2019)

Career Highs

  • Floor - 14.50 (vs. Iowa/Minnesota, March 24, 2018)
  • Pommel Horse - 12.30 (at Iowa, March 2, 2019)
  • Still Rings - 13.35 (vs. Iowa/Minnesota, March 24, 2018)
  • Vault - 14.10 (at Iowa, March 2, 2019)
  • Parallel Bars - 14.05 (vs. Iowa/Minnesota, March 24, 2018)
  • High Bar - 14.00 (vs UIC/Minnesota, February 23, 2019)
  • All-Around - 79.75 (at Iowa, March 2, 2019)

2019 (Season Outlook)
Griffin Kehler is expected to build on his impressive first season at Nebraska as a sophomore in 2019. As a regular competitor on floor, parallel bars, and high bar his freshman season, he is expected to compete for spots on those events, and hopes to see action on still rings. Kehler competed at the 2018 NCAA Finals on floor and earned All-American Honors with a 14.20 on floor and hopes to help NU return to the NCAA Championships in 2019.

2019 Season Highs

  • Floor - 14.45 (at Rocky Mountain Open, January 12, 2019)
  • Pommel Horse - 12.30 (at Iowa, March 2, 2019)
  • Still Rings - 13.10 (at Iowa, March 2, 2019)
  • Vault - 14.10 (at Iowa, March 2, 2019)
  • Parallel Bars - 13.55 (at Rocky Mountain Open, January 12, 2019)
  • High Bar - 14.00 (vs UIC/Minnesota, February 23, 2019)
  • All-Around - 79.75 (at Iowa, March 2, 2019)

2018 (Freshman)
In his first season at Nebraska, Kehler made an immediate impact, becoming one of four Huskers to earn All-America Honors in 2018. Kehler competed in all eight regular-season meets on floor, parallel bars and high bar, while also making a few appearances on rings. Kehler earned career-high scores in every event against Minnesota and Iowa at home on March 24, scoring 14.50 on floor, 13.35 on rings, 14.05 on parallel bars and 13.85 on high bar.


At the 2018 NCAA Finals, Kehler earned All-America Honors with a 14.20 on floor. In addition, Kehler was a 2018 Winter Cup Challenge competitor and finalist and also earned NCAA Rookie-of-the-Week after a stellar performance against Ohio State at home on Jan. 20.

2018 Season Highs

  • Floor - 14.50 (vs. Iowa/Minnesota, March 24, 2018)
  • Pommel Horse - 11.80 (at Winter Cup, Feb. 17, 2018)
  • Still Rings - 13.35 (vs. Iowa/Minnesota, March 24, 2018)
  • Vault - 13.50 (at Winter Cup, Feb. 17, 2018)
  • Parallel Bars - 14.05 (vs. Iowa/Minnesota, March 24, 2018)
  • High Bar - 13.85 (vs. Iowa/Minnesota, March 24, 2018)
  • All-Around - 77.25 (at Winter Cup, Feb. 17, 2018)

Before Nebraska
Griffin Kehler 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.

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 management. He chose Nebraska over Navy, Penn State, Minnesota and Ohio State.

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