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Huskers End Drought At Iowa

By NU Athletic Communications

Iowa City, Iowa – The No. 5 Nebraska men’s gymnastics team hit another landmark this season as they beat Iowa at Carver Arena for the first time since 2005. The Huskers topped the Hawkeyes 402.800 – 398.500 with a number of career-bests. Griffin Kehler led the way for the Huskers, claiming the floor title with a career-high 14.40. Antonio Castro shared the pommel horse title with senior Hawkeye Austin Hodges, as both gymnasts notched 14.20. Anton Stephenson also shared the vault title with Iowa’s Dylan Ellsworth (14.85).

Rotation One

Nebraska began the night on pommel horse, scoring 67.55. Castro led the way with 14.20. Anton Stephenson and Kyle King both finished with 13.80, while Travis Gollott posted 12.90. Chris Stephenson rounded out the Husker scoring with 12.85. At the end of rotation one, Nebraska led Iowa 67.550 - 66.850.

Rotation Two

NU came out strong on floor, posting 69.45. Griffin Kehler finished on top with 14.40, his highest floor score of the season. Connor Adamsick and Jake Bonnay followed closely behind posting a pair of 14.00’s. Chris Stephenson and Anton Stephenson added 13.75 and 13.30, respectively. At the end of rotation two, Nebraska led Iowa 137.000 - 132.550.

Rotation Three

On vault, the Huskers notched 69.55. Anton Stephenson paved the way for the Big Red with 14.85. Alex Magsam finished with 14.35, while Josh Martin followed with 13.90. King and Bonnay added 13.55 and 12.90, respectively. At the end of rotation three, Nebraska led Iowa 206.550 – 200.300.

Rotation Four

The Huskers moved to still rings where the team scored 65.20. Magsam finished on top with 13.75. Josh Everitt and Jonathan Scripnick followed closely behind with 13.05 each. Heath Anderson and Kehler rounded out the Husker scoring with 12.75 and 12.60, respectively. At the end of rotation four, Nebraska led Iowa 271.450 – 268.650.

Rotation Five

On high bar, Nebraska posted 64.70. Bonnay again scored on top with 13.55. King earned a career-high 13.40. Kehler followed with 13.10, while Castro scored 12.40. Gollott added 12.25 to the Husker scoring. At the end of rotation five, Nebraska led Iowa 336.450 – 334.900.

Rotation Six

NU ended the night on parallel bars with a score of 66.35. Chris Stephenson led the charge with 13.55. Andrew Zymball wasn’t too far behind, posting 13.40. Anton Stephenson and Kehler scored 13.30 and 13.10, respectively. Magsam rounded out the Husker total with 13.00. At the end of rotation six, Nebraska led Iowa 402.800 – 398.500.

Up Next

The Huskers head to the Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, March 3. Nebraska will face the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Air Force Falcons. Competition is set for 1:30 p.m.


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