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Huskers Ranked Fourth in Big Ten Preseason Poll

By NU Athletic Communications

The Nebraska men's gymnastics team ranks fourth in the Big Ten Preseason Coaches Poll. 

The Huskers finished fifth at the Big Ten Championships last season - its best since joining the conference prior to the 2012 season. Returning All-American Anton Stephenson claimed the conference vault title, becoming NU's first Big Ten Champion and first conference champion since 2002. Kyle King is also a returning All-American in 2018. King claimed the award on floor at the 2017 NCAA Championships. King and Antonio Castro were named 2018 Big Ten Gymnasts to Watch. Castro was a 2017 All-Big Ten first-team selection. 

The Ohio State men's gymnastics team earned top honors in the Big Ten Preseason Coaches' Poll for the fourth consecutive season. The Buckeyes, who have won 14 total and two consecutive Big Ten Championships, were followed by No. 2 Minnesota, No. 3 Illinois, No. 4 Nebraska and No. 5 Penn State. Iowa and Michigan were ranked sixth and seventh in the preseason poll, respectively.

BIG TEN MEN'S GYMNASTICS PRESEASON COACHES' POLL
1. Ohio State 
2. Minnesota 
3. Illinois 
4. Nebraska 
5. Penn State 
6. Iowa 
7. Michigan

BIG TEN MEN'S GYMNASTS TO WATCH LIST 
Alex Diab, Jr., ILL* 
Chandler Eggleston, Sr., ILL* 
Bennet Huang, Fr., IOWA 
Rogelio Vazquez, Jr., IOWA 
Cameron Bock, Fr., MICH 
Jacob Moore, Fr., MICH 
Jalon Stephens, Sr., MINN 
Alex Wittenberg, Sr., MINN* 
Antonio Castro, Sr., NEB* 
Kyle King, Sr., NEB 
Sean Melton, Sr., OSU 
Alec Yoder, Jr., OSU 
Stephen Nedoroscik, So., PSU 
Sam Zakutney, So., PSU

* denotes Academic All-Big Ten honoree

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