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Four Huskers Named All-Americas, Team Finishes Fifth

By NU Athletic Communications

Chicago – Connor Adamsick, Griffin Kehler, Chris Stephenson and Anton Stephenson claimed All-America awards on Saturday night at the 2018 NCAA Championships, solidifying an already successful season for the Nebraska men’s gymnastics team.

Adamsick placed fourth on floor (14.30), while Kehler tied for fifth on floor (14.20). Chris Stephenson scored 14.333 on parallel bars, taking eighth, and Anton Stephenson scored 14.80 on vault, tying for second.

As a team, Nebraska finished fifth with 403.589. Oklahoma claimed its third-consecutive title with 414.858. Minnesota placed second (411.932), Illinois placed third (411.689), Stanford placed fourth (408.725) and Penn State placed sixth (401.991).

In the individual competition, Oklahoma’s Yul Moldauer claimed the floor (15.166), parallel bars (14.733) and all-around titles (87.298). Stanford’s Robert Neff earned the high bar title, while Penn State’s Stephen Nedorosci took first on pommel horse (14. 666). Alex Diab from Illinois took first on rings with a score of 14.50.

Rotation One

NU started the night off on rings, scoring 65.264. Chris Stephenson again finished on top with 13.50. Heath Anderson had an impressive performance with 13.366, while Alex Magsam scored 13.166. Austin Lober and Josh Martin added to the team score with 12.766 and 12. 466, respectively. After rotation one, Nebraska held the sixth-place spot.

Rotation Two

Nebraska continued to vault where the team posted 70.399. Anton Stephenson dominated with 14.80. Kyle King followed with 14.50, and Magsam scored 14.166. Connor Adamsick finished with 13.80, while Zach Peters finished out the Husker scoring with 13.133. After rotation two, Nebraska held the fifth-place spot.

Rotation Three

On parallel bars, the Huskers scored 68.431. Chris Stephenson came out on top, posting 14.333. Anton Stephenson followed closely with 13.966, and Daniel Leal scored 13.766. Griffin Kehler and Andrew Zymball closed out the scoring with 13.266 and 13.10, respectively. After rotation three, Nebraska held the fourth-place spot.

Rotation Four

The Huskers moved to high bar, where the team notched 65.998. Jake Bonnay paved the way for the Big Red with 13.333, while Kehler followed with 13.30. Antonio Castro scored 13.266, and Anton Stephenson posted 13.066. King added 13.033. At the end of rotation four, Nebraska held the fifth-place spot.

Rotation Five

The Big Red scored 69.999 on floor, with Adamsick leading the way (14.30). Kehler had an impressive performance, posting 14.20, while Chris Stephenson scored 13.933. Anton Stephenson and Bonnay closed out the Husker scoring with 13.90 and 13.666, respectively. At the end of the fifth rotation, Nebraska held the fifth place spot.

Rotation Six

On the final rotation of the night, Nebraska posted 63.398 on pommel horse. Josh Martin finished first for the Huskers with 13.60. Anton Stephenson followed with 13.533. Castro scored 13.033, and King notched 11.866. Travis Gollott closed out the scoring with 11.366. At the end of the sixth rotation, Nebraska held the fifth place spot.

This concludes the 2018 season for the Huskers. Nebraska will return All-Americans Anton Stephenson and Griffin Kehler next season.


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