Nebraska men’s gymnastics bounced back with a victory in its return home, topping both Minnesota (404.700) and Army (389.150) as the Huskers put together another stellar score of 409.150 to go along with five individual titles for the team.
Senior Jake Bonnay and sophomore Evan Kriley each claimed two event titles to lead the way with freshman Cooper Giles also winning an individual title of his own. Bonnay secured the floor exercise (14.55) and the parallel bar (14.25) titles, Kriley grabbed both the vault (14.55) and all-around (81.10) individual honors, while Giles claimed the pommel horse (13.80) title.
The Huskers began the day on floor where Bonnay claimed the title, but he was backed up by his teammates with solid scores of their own. Junior Zach Peters led the rest with a 14.15 score followed by sophomore Charlie Giles at 14.00, a career-high for him, then junior Evan Hymanson (13.30), freshman Moritz Mueller (12.45) and Cooper Giles (11.35) rounded out the participants. These scores combined to give the Huskers a team score of 68.20 for floor.
Cooper Giles led the way on pommel horse for the Huskers’ second rotation with his title-winning score of 13.80 followed by Charlie Giles (13.65), Kriley (13.45), sophomore Mitch Tyndall (13.20), freshman Sam Phillips (13.00) and freshman Noah Urwiler (12.45). The Huskers claimed a team score of 67.10 for pommel horse to round out the second rotation.
On the rings for the third rotation, freshman Nikita Bolotsky led the way with a score of 13.95. He was trailed by Hymanson (13.50), junior Jonathon Scripnick (13.10), Urwiler (12.90), freshman Dylan Young (12.90) and sophomore Dylan LeClair (11.80). The Huskers were able to round out the third rotation with a team score of 66.35.
Kriley led on vault with his 14.55 score as the Huskers grabbed a season-high team score of 71.30. Charlie Giles (14.50), Peters (14.25), LeClair (14.05), Bonnay (13.95), Scripnick (13.95) and Hymanson (13.15) finished the fourth rotation for the Huskers.
Bonnay led the Huskers with a score of 14.25 as Nebraska put together a team score of 69.35 on parallel bars during the fifth rotation, Hymanson (14.20), sophomore Dillan King (13.95), Bolotsky (13.65), LeClair (13.30) and Kriley (13.30).
For the sixth and final rotation, the Huskers finished with a team score of 66.50 on high bar. Bonnay led the way with a 13.50 followed by Hymanson (13.40), King (13.30), Kriley (13.20), Phillips (13.10), and Tyndall (11.65). Kriley claimed the all-around title with a score of 81.10 and Hymanson finished second with 78.55.
The Huskers will be back at home again to take on Penn State for Senior Day at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 5 p.m.