Lincoln, Neb. - Nebraska juniors Wyatt Aycock and Eric Schryver were listed as the Huskers' two gymnasts to watch in 2013, according to the Big Ten on Wednesday. They were among 14 gymnasts - two from each team - named to the 2013 Watch List.
This marks Aycock's second year on the Big Ten Watch List. The Orlando, Fla., native suffered from shoulder surgery during his sophomore campaign with the Huskers. The two-time NCAA competitor, Aycock broke the Nebraska All-Around school record during his first season with the Big Red. He still holds the record (88.6), but looks to improve upon that score in 2013.
Schryver returns to the Huskers after earning seven event titles in his first two years on the team. Finishing third on pommel horse at the Big Ten Championships last year, he claimed Nebraska's first-ever Big Ten medal. The pre-medicine major was an Academic All-Big Ten recipient and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2012.
The conference also announced the preseason coaches poll results. The team rankings placed Nebraska in sixth amongst the seven Big Ten teams for the second year in a row. The Huskers begin the season ranked No. 9 nationally.
Michigan took the top spot in the Big Ten's preseason poll, passing over reigning conference and NCAA national champions, Illinois, who came second. Rounding out the top five were Penn State (No. 3), Ohio State (No. 4) and Minnesota (No. 5).
NU ushers in the 2013 season on the road at the Rocky Mountain Open. The Huskers will host the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames for their first of three home meets. It will be Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. in the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Big Ten Men's Gymnastics Preseason Coaches' Poll
Dec. 12, 2012
3. Penn State
4. Ohio State
Big Ten Men's Gymnasts to Watch List
Dec. 12, 2012
Yoshi Mori, Sr., Illinois
Jordan Valdez, Jr., Illinois
Javier Balboa, Sr., Iowa
Anton Gryshayev, Sr., Iowa
Adrian de los Angeles, So., Michigan
Stacey Ervin, So., Michigan
Zach Chase, Jr., Minnesota
Harris Coleman, Jr., Minnesota
Wyatt Aycock, Jr., Nebraska
Eric Schryver, Jr., Nebraska
Kris Done, So., Ohio State
Misha Koudinov, So., Ohio State
Felix Aronovich, Sr., Penn State
Trevor Howard, Fr., Penn State