Huskers Claim First After Momentum From Bye
Colorado Springs, Colo. - The mountains may have shaken as “We Are The Champions” blared out of the Nebraska men’s gymnastics bus after their first-place finish at the Rocky Mountain Open (RMO). The victory is sweet for the No. 6 Huskers as this is their first time winning the RMO since 2000. At their season opener, Nebraska finished with a team score of 407.700. No. 3 Ohio State scored 404.450, No. 15 Arizona State scored 390.950, No. 11 Air Force scored 389.950, United States Olympic Training Center* (USOTC) scored 386.450 and No. 18 Washington scored 370.600. NU claimed three event titles and had a number of career-high scores. Kyle King won both the floor and vault title, while Antonio Castro claimed the high bar title. Andrew Zymball, Josh Martin and Austin Lober also led the Huskers by setting career-high scores. After a slow start on the first three rotations, Nebraska came off the bye fired up and hungry for a win.
Nebraska started off the night on parallel bars, posting a team score of 67.60. Daniel Leal led the Huskers with a score of 14.10. Zymball had an impressive night on parallel bars, scoring a career-high 13.60. Griffin Kehler and Lober each added a score of 13.40, while Alex Magsam added a 13.10. Martin finished with a 13.00. At the end of rotation one, the Huskers led the meet with a score of 67.60.
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After the bye, the Huskers competed on pommel horse. Castro finished on top with a score of 13.80. Martin also led the way for the Big Red, setting a career high 12.90. Adamsick followed closely behind with a score of 12.8. Gollott and King finished with a 12.30 and 12.10 respectively, while Chris Stephenson added a score of 11.70. At the end of rotation four, the Huskers finished with a score of 63.90.
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On their final rotation, NU dominated the vault, scoring the highest in all six events. King scored on top with a 14.85. Magsam and Bonnay followed closely behind with a score of 14.25 and 14.20 respectively. Peters finished with a 14.15, while Martin notched a 14.05. Adamsick added a 13.8. At the end of rotation six, Nebraska finished with a score of 71.50.
The Huskers take on Ohio State in their first home meet of the season. The meet will take place on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
*Please note that USOTC did not count in team and individual place finishes.