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Robbie Kocks
Position: Still Rings
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 165
Year: Junior
City/State: Lawrenceville, Ga.
High School: Collins Hill
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Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2013, 2014)

Career Bests

  • Still Rings: 15.60 (at Big Ten Individual Finals, March 29, 2014)

2014 (Junior)
As a junior, Robbie Kocks erupted as a standout performer on the still rings for NU. From the beginning of the 2014 season, Kocks consistently became the highest scoring rings performer for the Huskers, scoring 14.60 or above in every regular season meet.

Throughout the course of the season, Kocks set or matched his personal best rings score a total of five different times. He also set the school record on the rings two different times.

The native of Lawrenceville, Ga., qualified to the Individual Finals at the Big Ten Championships on March 29, 2014, where he set the most recent still rings school record with a score of 15.60. The score landed him in third place overall on the event, earning him his first Big Ten medal of his career. At the NCAA Team Qualifiers on April 10, 2014, Kocks tied for first place on rings after posting a score of 15.20, earning him a berth in the Team and All-Around Finals on April 11. The junior notched a 14.80 on the second night of competition, just short of making it into the Individual Event Finals.

In the classroom, Kocks was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for the spring 2014 semester for the second year in a row.

2013 (Sophomore)
Robbie Kocks entered his sophomore season with the Huskers as a back up specialist on still rings. The criminal justice major competed in four regular season meets on rings, consistently scoring above a 14.00.

The Lawrenceville, Ga., native earned a new career best on rings at the Big Ten Championships in Minneapolis, Minn. He competed as the second-to-last ringman in Nebraska's lineup.

Kocks also competed as a part of the team's rings lineup at the 2013 NCAA team qualifies, where he scored a 14.50.

2012 (Freshman)
Kocks got his first taste of collegiate competition as a regular in the Huskers’ still rings lineup as a redshirt freshman in 2012.

Kocks competed in 11 meets for the Huskers, including his first appearances at the Big Ten and NCAA Championships. 

Kocks provided consistency in NU’s rings lineup by scoring 12.90 or better in every competition, including four performances of 14.00 or better.

Kocks notched his career best on rings with a 14.50 against Iowa at the Devaney Center on Feb. 24. He posted a solid 14.15 on rings at the Big Ten Championships in Iowa City. 

He closed his first competitive season with a 13.10 on still rings at the NCAA Team Qualifier in Norman, Okla.

2011 (Redshirt)
Kocks redshirted in his first season at Nebraska, while working to make the adjustment to collegiate gymnastics. He also worked diligently on improving his skills on both floor exercise and pommel horse.

Before Nebraska
Before coming to Nebraska, Kocks attended Collins Hill High School, in Suwanee, Ga., where he was coached by Nathan Simmons.

Personal
The son of Chris and Lisa Kocks, Robbie was born Nov. 25, 1991, in Mishawaka, Ind. Robbie has two younger brothers, Dylan and Parker. Robbie is a criminology and criminal justice major and earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in spring semesters of 2013 and 2014.

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