Photo by Isabel Thalken/Nebraska Communications

Stephenson Claims All-Around Title

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln, Neb. - Anton Stephenson claimed the all-around title and horizontal bar title in the Huskers home opener against No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 4 Illinois. The Huskers also posted a season-high score on floor with a 68.95, led by Zach Peters who posted a career-high score on floor with a 14.15. Oklahoma earned first (411.300), Nebraska finished second (401.250) while Illinois finished third (399.150).

Rotation One
Nebraska started the night on floor, posting a season-high team score of 68.95. Senior Anton Stephenson led the Huskers with a 14.40, followed closely by Jake Bonnay who posted a 14.30. Zach Peters posted a career-high  score of 14.15. Josh Martin and Evan Hymanson weren’t too far behind, scoring 13.10 and 13.00 respectively. Jonathan Scripnick finished with a 12.10.

Rotation Two
NU moved to pommel horse, where Stephenson led the team with a score of 13.45. Freshman Khalil Jackson was close behind with a 13.15. Bonnay and Martin notched a 12.50 and 12.45 respectively, while Mitch Tyndall added a 12.40. Evan Kriley finished with an 11.80. At the end of rotation two, the Huskers finished with a 63.95.

Rotation Three
On still rings, the Huskers posted a team score of 65.50. Austin Lober and Evan Hymanson led the way with scores of 13.35 and 13.30. Stephenson followed closely with a 13.25. Joshua Everitt and Tyndall rounded out the team score with a 12.85 and 12.75 respectively. Jonathan Scripnick finished with a 12.70.

Rotation Four
After a slow start, Nebraska performed strong on vault, scoring a 70.95. Peters paved the way with a career-high score of 14.50, followed closely by Anton Stephenson with a 14.40. Scripnick and Bonnay both finished with a 14.05, while Charlie Giles added a 13.95. Dylan LeClair finished with a 13.85.

Rotation Five
NU moved to parallel bars, posting a team score of 66.65. Dillan King led the way with a career-high score of 14.15. Hymanson and Andrew Zymball followed closely, notching a 13.75 and 13.15 respectively. Tyndall and Bonnay rounded out the team score with a 12.95 and 12.65. Anton Stephenson finished with an 11.45.

Rotation Six
On their final rotation, the Huskers finished with a score of 65.25 on high bar. Stephenson scored on top with a 13.55. Bonnay followed closely behind, notching a 13.30, while Scripnick added a 13.10.  Hymanson and Jackson rounded out the team score with a 12.80 and 12.50 respectively. Dillan King finished with an 11.70.

Up Next
The Huskers take on Minnesota and UIC at Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m.

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