Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska men’s gymnastics team hosted the final regular season meet, celebrating the senior class on Friday night. The Huskers took first place in a tri-meet (410.800), with No. 6 Ohio State in second (401.750), and Greenville in third (384.050).
The Big Red took home five of the six event titles. Cooper Giles notched a 14.45 to claim the pommel horse title. Taylor Christopulos, Donte McKinney, and Liam Doherty-Herwitz all shared the vault title (14.75), a career-best for Doherty-Herwitz. Christopulos added his second event title on floor (14.40) while finishing in first with a career-best score on parallel bars (13.95). Zac Tiderman rounded out the title winners with the high bar title (14.10).
The Huskers began the meet with a 69.60 on floor. Freshman Nathan York led the squad with a career-best (14.10) straight out the gate, followed by James Friedman with a 13.20. Chris Hiser earned a 13.80. Senior Moritz Mueller completed his final routine at home tying his career-best (14.10). Christopulos wrapped up the rotation with a solid 14.40, good for the event title. Toby Liang competed in exhibition collecting a career-best (13.95).
Nebraska moved to pommel horse for the second rotation earning 68.60 as a team, just .20 under their season-best score. Giles led the way for the Huskers notching a 14.45, just .05 below his career-best, and good for the event title. Travis Wong notched a 13.70, while York scored a 13.40. Friedman matched his career best (13.45) and Liang showed out with a personal-best score (13.60). Dylan Young competed in exhibition collecting a 13.10 in his final senior performance in Lincoln.
NU earned a 66.45 as a team on rings. Yanni Chronopoulos scored 13.20, a season-best, with Hiser following with a 13.80. Asher Cohen stuck his dismount, earning a 13.20. Liam Doherty-Herwitz scored a 13.50, while Friedman closed the rotation with a 12.70. Dylan Young competed in exhibition for the Huskers (12.40).
The Huskers came alive on vault, scoring a season-best 72.85 as a team on vault. Christopulos, McKinney, and Doherty-Herwitz all collected a share of the vault title (14.75), a career-best for Doherty-Herwitz. Zac Tiderman followed closely with a career-best (14.60) and Friedman earned an even 14.00.
The Big Red had a team score of 65.69 on parallel bars. Chronopoulos led the way with a season-best 13.95, collecting his third event title this evening. Cohen (13.10) and Friedman (12.20) also competed for the Huskers. Doherty-Herwitz stuck his dismount, earning a 13.45. Christopulos anchored the lineup for Nebraska to snag the title with a career-best 13.95. Joey Pepe competed in exhibition, sticking with a big 14.05 for the sophomore.
The Huskers wrapped up the meet on high bar with a team score of 67.35. Tidermam led NU with an impressive 14.10 Chronopoulos scored a 12.90 season-best, while Liang earned a 13.40 for the Cornhuskers. McKinney notched a 13.90. Christopulos stuck with a 12.65.
Nebraska returns to competition at the Big Ten Championships on March 31st and April 1st in Columbus, Ohio. The two-day competition will begin at 7 p.m. (CT) on Friday and Saturday and will be broadcasted live on the Big Ten Network. Fans can follow @NebraskaMensGym on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for live updates during the meet.
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