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Men's Gymnastics

Tiderman Highlights Narrow Loss at Michigan

Ann Arbor, Mich.- No. 3 Nebraska took on No. 2 Michigan at the Cliff Keen Arena in a top-five conference clash where they fell to the Wolverines 398.850-407.700. The afternoon was highlighted by an impressive career-best score of 15.00 registered by one of three team captains, Zac Tiderman, on vault. Tiderman just missed the title after Michigan’s Paul Juda collected first place with an unusual 15.10. On vault, the squad also managed to match the current team record on the event, set back in 2018 (73.200) for a strong performance on the event for the day.


The Huskers began the meet on floor exercise, putting up a score of 67.300, as a team. Toby Liang acted as lead-off for the squad, taking fourth place and tying with teammate Luke James (13.65). Nathan York followed scoring a 12.70. Chase Mondi underlined the event, collecting a second-place finish (13.90) for Nebraska. Sam Phillips, one of three captains for Nebraska, anchored the event with a solid 13.40.

Pommel Horse

Nebraska collected a combined 63.850 for the team score on pommel horse. Yanni Chronopoulos began the rotation, putting up a score of 12.00. Travis Wong scored a 12.50, while York put up a 12.70. Cooper Giles picked up the momentum after registering a 13.70, claiming second place for the senior. Captain Taylor Christopulos anchored the lineup with a fourth-place finish (12.95).


NU worked collectively to put up a 65.100 as a team. Chronopoulos led off with a season-best score and third-place finish (13.70). Wong followed with a 13.00, while Phillips registered a 13.50, respectively. Asher Cohen scored a 12.40. Chris Hiser capped the rotation with a 12.50.


Zac Tiderman highlighted the event after setting a new career-best score of 15.00 on vault, just .05 behind former Husker Charlie Giles’ impressive score of 15.05 in 2022. The Huskers matched the current team record for the vault set back in 2018 at 73.200 in today’s competition. Chase Mondi took sixth position (14.60), while Alex Nitache claimed fourth (14.75). James registered a solid 14.15. Christopulos once again anchored the lineup with a strong 14.70 for NU.

Parallel Bars

As a team, the Huskers put up a score of 64.70 on parallel bars. Toby Liang led off with a 13.25, and Cole Partridge scored a 11.70 respectively. Cohen locked in a 13.00 for the squad. Phillips picked up the pace with a strong 14.75, good for third place. Christopulos rounded off the rotation 13.00.

High Bar

On the final event of the competition, the Huskers registered a score of 64.700 as a team. Max Odden led the rotation with a score of 12.30. Partridge earned a score of 12.00. Liang picked up the energy with a solid 13.40, good for fifth. Tiderman registered a 13.75 on the event, claiming third place overall. Phillips closed out the afternoon with a score of 13.25

Up Next

The Huskers will return home to host Army and Greenville in a tri-meet on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Bob Devaney Center. The meet will commence at 1 p.m. (CT) with a live video stream for B1G+ subscribers. Fans can follow @HuskerMGym on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for live updates during the meet.