Huskers Sign Canadian Gymnast
Lincoln, Neb. --- Nebraska men’s gymnastics Head Coach Chuck Chmelka announced the addition of one gymnast to the program on Tuesday afternoon. Mitch Tyndall (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) will join the Huskers for the 2018 season.
Tyndall joins Zach Peters (Greenwood, Ind.), Griffin Kehler (Frisco, Texas) and Jonathan Scripnick (Milton, Ontario) who signed last November with the Huskers, as incoming freshman in 2018. This is the second consecutive year that NU signed at least one gymnast from Canada, after Jake Bonnay joined the Huskers in 2017. Prior, Nebraska’s roster hadn’t included a Canadian since Martin Fournier (St. Hubert, Quebec), who was a Husker from 1999 to 2002.
“Mitch Tyndall is a dynamic and powerful gymnast who will help us on all six events immediately,” Chmelka said. “Mitch also excels in the classroom and I am honored and proud to have him join our team.”
A 5-7 all-arounder, Tyndall competes for Taiso Gymnastics Club under the direction of Coach Markos Baikas. Tyndall’s impressive resume includes a top finish in the all-around at the 2015 University of Calgary International Cup, as well as a first place all-around finish at the 2016 Peter Vidmar Invitational in Los Angeles, Calif. Additionally, Tyndall claimed the Provincial All-Around Title in 2015 and 2016. Tyndall was also a member of the Canadian Junior National Team from 2012 to 2013.
“I chose Nebraska because of the integrity of the coaching staff and the great group of guys that make up the team,” Tyndall said. “Nebraska offers everything that an incoming freshman looks for.”
Tyndall is the son of Don and Janice Tyndall. He has two brothers, Wyatt and Jesse. Wyatt is sophomore on the Penn State gymnastics team and Jesse is a member of the Canadian Junior National Team.
Tyndall attends Holy Cross High School where he is a four-time member of the honor roll. Mitch also played baseball, football and hockey. In his free time, he enjoys dirt biking, fishing, wakeboarding and hunting.