Sophomore Wyatt Aycock picked up his second pommel horse title of the season on Saturday evening.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Nebraska Posts Season-High 349.600 on Senior Night

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln, Neb. - The No. 9 Nebraska men's gymnastics team posted new season-high team scores on four events, paving the way for a season-best score of 349.600 to defeat No. 12 Iowa on Senior Night in Lincoln. Nebraska's 349.600-343.350 victory on Saturday night featured eight personal-best scores for Huskers in front of a senior night crowd at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

NU picked up five event titles on four events Saturday evening. Freshman Grant Perdue picked up a new personal-best score at 15.30 to capture the floor exercise title. Junior Wyatt Baier added a title on vault, with a new personal-best and season-leading score of 15.40. Wyatt Aycock was tops on pommel horse on the evening with a 14.80 while also tying with teammate Andreas Hofer and Iowa's Mitchell Landau on parallel bars (14.65).

Nebraska began the night on floor, hitting a new season-high team score of 59.750. The Huskers were led by freshman Perdue, who hit a new season and team-best mark of 15.30. Senior Will Eastman added his own career-best score of 14.90, while fellow senior Andreas Hofer added a 14.80 and sophomore Mark Ringle contributed a 14.75.

Iowa competed on pommel horse for their first rotation, tallying a team score of 54.600. After one rotation, the Huskers led the Hawkeyes 59.750-54.600.

The second rotation took the Huskers to pommel horse, where the team's momentum carried them to another season-high team score of 57.150. Aycock's mark of 14.80 is both a new career-high as well as a team best this season for the Big Red. Nationally-ranked sophomore Eric Schryver added a 14.45, while freshman Gabriel Jolley hit his best score of the season with a 14.00.

The Hawkeyes took to floor for the second rotation, hitting a score of 57.500. Following the second rotation, Nebraska led Iowa by a score of 116.900-112.100

Nebraska competed on still rings in the third rotation of the evening, hitting yet another season-high team mark at 58.050. Four Huskers hit career-high scores, led by sophomore Donovan Arndt's season-best score of 14.75. Baier contributed a new personal-best of 14.55, while freshman Robbie Kocks added his own career-high of 14.50.

The third rotation saw Iowa on vault, where the Hawkeyes posted a team score of 58.000. After three rotations, Nebraska extended their lead over Iowa to 174.950-170.100.

NU took to vault on the fourth rotation, posting their fourth season-high team score of the evening with a 59.750. Baier paced Nebraska with his new personal-best and team-high score of 15.40. Hofer added a score of 14.95, while Perdue tacked on a mark of 14.75 for the Huskers.

Iowa posted a team score of 59.750 on still rings in the fourth rotation. After four rotations, the Huskers led the Hawkeyes 234.700-229.850.

The Huskers moved to parallel bars for their fifth rotation, logging a mark of 58.400. Aycock and Hofer were tops for the Big Red on the event, hitting identical scores of 14.65. Sophomore Mark Ringle and Schryver added scores of 14.55 apiece and freshmen Jolley and Connor Stillwell each tacked on scores of 14.45.

Iowa picked up a mark of 55.550 on high bar in the fifth rotation. With just one rotation remaining, the Huskers pushed their lead over the Hawkeyes out to 293.100-285.400.

The sixth and final rotation saw Nebraska on high bar, where the team posted a score of 56.500. Freshman Josh Ungar led Nebraska with a personal-best mark of 14.55. Hofer and Stillwell added scores of 14.10 and 13.95, respectively.

Iowa's final rotation took them to parallel bars, where the Hawkeyes posted a score of 57.950. Nebraska cemented their victory after six rotations, finishing at 349.600-343.350.

The Huskers will take a week off from competition before traveling to Iowa City, Iowa for their first Big Ten Championship on April 6-7. Nebraska will face seven conference foes in team competition on Friday before competing in individual competition on Saturday night. Both days of action will be broadcasted live on BTN and

No. 9 Nebraska - 349.600
No. 12 Iowa -  343.350
Bob Devaney Sports Center
Lincoln, Neb.

Floor Exercise: 59.750
Grant Perdue: 15.30
Will Eastman: 14.90
Andreas Hofer: 14.80
Mark Ringle: 14.75
Hayden Henrioulle: 14.45
Wyatt Aycock: 14.10

Pommel Horse: 57.150
Wyatt Aycock: 14.80
Eric Schryver: 14.45
Gabriel Jolley: 14.00
Donovan Arndt: 13.90
C.J. Schaaf: 13.10
David Jacobs: 12.15

Still Rings: 58.050
Donovan Arndt: 14.75
Wyatt Baier: 14.55
Robbie Kocks: 14.50
Andreas Hofer: 14.20
C.J. Schaaf: 13.75
Grant Perdue: 13.35

Vault: 59.750
Wyatt Baier: 15.40
Andreas Hofer: 14.95
Grant Perdue: 14.75
Wyatt Aycock: 14.65
Josh Ungar: 14.35
Gabriel Jolley: 14.05

Parallel Bars: 58.400
Andreas Hofer: 14.65
Wyatt Aycock: 14.65
Eric Schryver: 14.55
Mark Ringle: 14.55
Connor Stillwell: 14.45
Gabriel Jolley: 14.45

High Bar: 56.500
Josh Ungar: 14.55
Andreas Hofer: 14.10
Connor Stillwell: 13.95
Eric Schryver: 13.90
Mark Ringle: 13.65
Will Eastman: 11.90


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