Courtesy: Nebraska Athletics
LINCOLN - The No. 9 Nebraska men's gymnastics team faced former conference rival No. 11 Air Force on Saturday afternoon, winning their home opener with a team score of 420.650. The Falcons came in second earning a score of 415.300.
The Huskers started off on floor exercise, putting together a solid first rotation score of 71.450. Freshman Travis Gollott helped lead the team, grabbing a score of 14.35, the second highest on the event for Nebraska. Former All-American on floor, Grant Perdue, earned his first score above 15 for the season, earning a 15.05 on the first event.
NU then moved to pommel horse for their second rotation. Three Huskers earned scores above 14.00. Senior Wyatt Aycock earned the first, scoring a 14.55 on his routine. Sophomore Ethan Lottman quickly followed suit, scoring a solid 14.85. He was immediately followed by Eric Schryver, who came into the meet ranked No. 7 nationally on the event. The senior earned a 14.65, slotting him behind Lottman for the meet.
Nebraska finished out the first half of the meet on still rings. Junior Grant Perdue made his first appearance on the event since 2012 memorable, earning a solid 14.00. Junior Louis Klein just missed the mark, grabbing a 13.95 for his routine. Robbie Kocks made a real impression on the event, earning a 15.40 for the second meet in the row.
The Huskers struggled slightly on vault, their fourth rotation. Senior Wyatt Aycock and Perdue both received a 14.80, tying for second best on the team. All-arounder C.J. Schaaf gave the best vault of the afternoon, earning a 14.95.
Nebraska struggled to overcome their difficult fourth rotation, seeing mixed results on their parallel bars performances. Sophomore and returning All-American Sam Chamberlain earned the highest score of the meet on the event, grabbing a 14.90. Schaaf and Aycock also earned scores in the 14's, each earning a 14.15.
The Huskers finished out the meet on high bar, struggling hard to finish the meet strong. Klein took home the highest score on the event for Nebraska, earning a 13.50.
Nebraska finished out the meed with a total teem score of 420.650, taking the meet over the No. 11 Air Force Falcons. The Huskers took home five of the six individual event titles up for grabs, missing out on high bar. Senior CJ Schaaf claimed second in the all-around, scoring a solid 81.900.
Nebraska hits the road once again next weekend, traveling to Minneapolis to face the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Feb. 1. They then continue on to Ann Arbor, Mich., to face Michigan on Feb. 8.