Stephenson wins all-around title at Rocky Mountain Open, Huskers place second in strong field

January 14, 2019

The No. 7 Nebraska men’s gymnastics team started its season on a strong note, finishing in second place at the Rocky Mountain Open on Saturday in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Top-ranked Oklahoma won the meet with a score of 411.250. Nebraska (404.350) was second, No. 4 Minnesota (403.900) was third and No. 6 Ohio State (398.500) was fourth. No. 14 Arizona Sate (392.750) and No. 12 Air Force (384.550) rounded out the team scoring.

Husker senior Anton Stephenson won two individual titles, including the all-around. Stephenson won the event’s top individual prize with an 80.300. He also won the vault title with a score of 14.65.

Sophomore Griffin Kehler won floor exercise with a 14.45, and added a third-place finish in the all-around.

Andrew Zymball had a career-high score of 14.35 on parallel bars to finish third, and freshman Khalil Jackson took third on pommel horse.

Nebraska was in fourth place after two rotations, but NU rebounded with a team score of 68.25 on floor exercise and a 66.60 on pommel horse.

The Huskers saved their best team score for the final rotation, posting a 70.50 on vault. In addition to Stephenson’s 14.65, Charlie Giles and Jonathan Scripnick added 141.05 and 14.00, respectively.

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