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Men's Gymnastics

Huskers Dominate at Record-Breaking Meet

Lincoln, Neb.- The No. 5 Huskers made impressive marks on the day, as they snagged the win in the tri-meet against Army and Greenville at home in the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The Big Red claimed five event titles in the historic meet, highlighted by captain Zac Tiderman breaking a school record for the high bar individual record after scoring a 14.65 and earning the title. The record was previously set by Anton Stephenson in 2018 with a 14.60. Freshman Chase Mondi also made history after being the first Husker to do a triple-full on vault in Nebraska school history. 



Nebraska began the tri-meet on floor, where the squad registered a score of 70.800 as a team, documenting a new season best at home and surpassing last season’s season-best team score on the floor exercise. One of the Nebraska captains, Taylor Christopulos, led the team by earning the floor title and collecting a new career-best (14.75). Sam Phillips, also a captain, followed closely earning a third-place finish and season-best score (14.15). Toby Liang notched a career-best (14.05), while Luke James put up a season-best (14.05), both tying in fourth position. Chase Mondi earned a 13.80.


Pommel Horse

On the second rotation of the evening, NU earned a team score of 67.300. Cooper Giles highlighted the event after snagging the title with a 14.65, a career-best for the senior. James Friedman put up a 13.20, while Travis Wong earned a 12.25, respectively. Yanni Chronopoulos impressed with strength after adding a new career-best to the accolades (14.00) and taking second overall. Christopulos anchored with a 13.20.



On rings, Nebraska scored a 64.800 as a team. Chris Hiser earned the event title with a season-best score of 13.85. James Friedman earned second overall (12.90), while AJ Morgan put up a 12.35, respectively. Travis Wong and Asher Cohen both registered a 12.85 on rings. 



The Huskers collectively notched a new season-best team score of 72.300 on vault. Chase Mondi made a historic impact on the event after being the first Nebraskan to do a triple-full on vault for the Huskers in history. The freshman earned second-place overall with a career-best 14.85. Chronopoulos registered a 13.50 for the Big Red, while James collected a 14.35 respectively. Tiderman impressed with a solid 14.75. Christopulos anchored with big marks and a season-best of 14.85.


Parallel Bars

Nebraska earned a team score of 67.400 on parallel bars. Asher Cohen and Sam Phillips shared the title, putting up a strong 14.10, a career-best for Phillips and just 0.06 below Cohen’s career-best. Friedman notched a 13.00 season-high, while Joey Pepe scored a 12.50. Toby Liang registered a 13.70, good for fourth.

High Bar

The Huskers impressed on high bar with each gymnast landing among the top-five and scoring a season-best team score (70.100). Tiderman notably made Nebraska history for the second time this meet, replacing the school record for the individual record on high bar with a score of 14.65, a new career-best for the captain. The record was previously held by Anton Stephenson with a score of 14.60 in 2018. Sam Phillips finished in second with a career-best (14.25). Chronopoulos snagged third position with a career-best routine (14.200). Joey Pepe landed in fourth (13.65) with a career-best. Cole Partridge took fifth overall (13.35).

Up Next

The Huskers are set to travel to California to compete in a quad against Cal, Air Force, and Stanford on Sunday, March 3, in Berkeley, California. The meet will commence at 2 p.m. (CT). Fans can follow @HuskerMGym on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for live updates during the meet.