Eight National

Championships
introduction

Staff/Coaches

the Huskers

Review

History

General Information
Athletic Staff Directory.................................... 2
University Quick Facts.................................... 2
Media Information/Outlets.............................. 3
2011 Season Information
Preview........................................................... 4
Lineup Breakdown.......................................... 4
Roster Breakdown.......................................... 5
Pronunciation Guide....................................... 5
Guide to Gymnastics...................................... 6
Opponents...................................................... 7
Coaching Staff
Head Coach Chuck Chmelka........................... 8
Assistant Coach Jim Hartung..........................9
Assistant Coach John Robinson.................. 10
Chancellor Harvey S. Perlman, J.D...............11
Institutional Rep. Josephine Potuto, J.D.......11
Athletic Director Tom Osborne...................... 12
Executive Assoc. A.D. Marc Boehm............. 13
Assoc. A.D. Bob Burton................................ 13
Men’s Gymnastics Support Staff.................... 14
2011 Huskers
Gymnast Biographies..............................15-25

Juniors (from left): David Jacobs, Will Eastman, Michael Killeen

2011 Review
Season Review.......................................30-31
Team Scores................................................32
Individual Scores..........................................33
MPSF Championships..................................34
NCAA Qualifier.............................................35
NCAA Championships..................................36
History and Records
Coaching Records........................................ 38
Year-by-Year Results............................... 38-41
All-Time Dual Results................................... 42
All-Americans............................................... 43
Conference Champions................................ 44
NCAA Summary........................................... 45
NCAA Champions........................................ 46
Nebraska Tradition/Records......................... 47
Husker Champions....................................... 48
All-Time Letterwinners.................................. 49
Nissen-Emery Award.................................... 50
Academic All-Americans............................... 51
Academic Honorees..................................... 51
Husker Olympians........................................ 52

Sophomore (from left): Gabriel Sanchez, Andreas Hofer, Ben Hall, Wyatt Baier

This is Nebraska
Academic Excellence.............................. 54-57
Life Skills/Athlete Care............................ 58-59
University of Nebraska............................ 60-61
All-America City............................................ 62
The Good Life............................................... 63
National Powers...................................... 64-65
Big Ten Conference................................. 66-67
Winning Tradition.......................................... 68

The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on
gender, age, disability, race, color, religion, marital status,
veteran’s status, national or ethnic origin or sexual orientation.

Freshmen: (Back row from left): Eric Schryver, Mark Ringle, Louis Klein, C.J. Schaaf, Micah
Christensen, (front row from left): Andrew House, Robbie Kocks, Donovan Arndt, Wyatt Aycock

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Media Guide Credits
The 2011 Nebraska men’s gymnastics
media guide was written and designed by
Nebraska Media Relations Student Assistant,
Kelly Keogh. Editing assistance was provided
by Director of Media Relations Operations Jeff
Griesch and Assistant Media Relations Director
Matt Smith. The guide was produced entirely
on Adobe InDesign CS4 and printed at the
University of Nebraska Printing Services.
Photos by Scott Bruhn and cover designed
by Annie Wood.
The cost of the 2011 Nebraska Men’s
Gymnastics Media and Recruiting Guide is $3.

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Nebraska
introduction

Staff/Coaches

the Huskers

Review

History

Nebraska Quick Facts/Directory
General Information
Location.................................. Lincoln, Neb.
Enrollment........................................ 24,610
Population...................................... 254,001
Founded................................ Feb. 15, 1869
Nickname..............Cornhuskers or Huskers
Colors............................ Scarlet and Cream
Conference..................................................
............ Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
Chancellor.............Harvey S. Perlman, J.D.
Institutional Rep....... Josephine Potuto, J.D.
Athletic Director......................Tom Osborne
Team Information
Home Facility...Bob Devaney Sports Center
Capacity........................................... 13,595
Gymnastics Office Phone....(402) 472-6476
Gymnastics Office Fax........(402) 472-9449
Head Coach....................... Chuck Chmelka
Alma Mater, Year................ Nebraska, 1982
School Record........................................ 6-5
Career Record........................................ 6-5
Asst. Coaches.........Jim Hartung, John Robinson
Gymnastics Secretary.... Annette Werschke
Gymnastics Office Phone....(402) 472-6476
2010 Season Information
2010 Record........................................... 6-5
2010 MPSF Finsh................................... 4th
2010 NCAA Finish.................................. 9th
Lettermen Returning/Lost....................... 6/8
All-Americans Returning/Lost................. 1/0
Newcomers............................................... 8
Media Relations Information
Gymnastics Contact................. Kelly Keogh
Office Phone........................(402) 472-0694
Cell Phone...........................(402) 340-2055
Media Relations Fax............(630) 824-8953
E-mail.......................kkeogh@huskers.com
Website................................... Huskers.com
Board of Regents
James B. Milliken J.D. (President).. Lincoln
Timothy Clare.................................. Lincoln
Randolph Ferlic, M.D.......................Omaha
Chuck Hassebrook............................ Lyons
Howard Hawks................................Omaha
Jim McClurg, Ph.D........................... Lincoln
Bob Phares...............................North Platte
Kent Schroeder, J.D...................... Kearney
Bob Whitehouse............................ Papillion

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Student Regents
Justin Soloman................Nebraska-Lincoln
Nathan Summerfield......Nebraska-Kearney
Michael Crabb................ Nebraska-Omaha
Andrew Klutman..Nebraska-Medical Center

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The mission of the University of Nebraska
Athletic Department is to serve our studentathletes, coaches, staff and fans by:
Displaying INTEGRITY in every decision
and action; Building and maintaining
TRUST with others; Giving RESPECT
to each person we encounter; Pursuing
unity of purpose through TEAMWORK;
Maintaining LOYALTY to student-athletes,
co-workers, fans and the University of
Nebraska.

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University Administration.......................................................(402) 472-7211

President: James B. Milliken, J.D............................................................................................................472-2111
Chancellor: Harvey S. Perlman, J.D....................................................................................................... 472-2116
Institutional Representative: Josephine Potuto, J.D............................................................................... 472-1252

Athletic Administration...........................................................(402) 472-3011

Athletic Director: Tom Osborne................................................................................................................472-3011
Executive Associate A.D.: Marc Boehm..................................................................................................472-3011
Senior Associate A.D./Academics, Compliance and Planning: Dennis Leblanc.....................................472-2042
Associate A.D./Community Relations: Chris Anderson...........................................................................472-7771
Associate A.D./Compliance: Gary Bargen...............................................................................................472-2042
Associate A.D.: Bob Burton.....................................................................................................................472-5663
Associate A.D./Facilities and Events: Butch Hug....................................................................................472-1000
Associate A.D./Capital Planning and Construction: John Ingram............................................................472-1000
Associate A.D./Development: Paul Meyers.............................................................................................472-2367
Associate A.D./Senior Woman Administrator: Pat Logsdon....................................................................472-3011
Associate A.D./Life Skills: Keith Zimmer.................................................................................................472-4614
Assistant A.D./Ticketing: Holly Adam....................................................................................................... 472-3111
Assistant A.D./Athletic Medicine: Dr. Lonnie Albers................................................................................472-2276
Assistant A.D./Football Operations: Jeff Jamrog.....................................................................................472-3116
Assistant A.D./HuskerVision: Shot Kleen................................................................................................472-4645
Assistant A.D./Media Relations: Keith Mann...........................................................................................472-2263
Assistant A.D./Marketing, Licensing and Concessions: Michael Stephens.............................................472-9446
Creative Director: Randy York................................................................................................................ 472-4647
Director of Business Operations: Jan Brown...........................................................................................472-2273
Director of Information Technology: Dan Floyd.......................................................................................472-4600
Executive Director of Video Production: Kirk Hartman............................................................................472-4645
Associate Director of Academic Programs: Katie Jewell.........................................................................472-4620
Outreach Director: Doak Ostergard.........................................................................................................472-0771
Associate Director of Academic Programs: Kim Schellpeper..................................................................472-0513

Athletic Medicine.................................................................... (402) 472-2276

Director of Athletic Medicine: Dr. Lonnie Albers..................................................................................... 472-2276
Head Athletic Trainer/Associate Director of Athletic Medicine:Jerry Weber (Men’s Gymnastics)........... 472-2276
Head Football Trainer/Associate Head Trainer: Mark Mayer................................................................. 472-2276
Assistant Athletic Trainers: Brad Brown, Tom Dufresne, Jolene Emricson,............................................ 472-2276
Jeff Rudy, Patrick Spieldenner, R.J. Pietig............................................................................................. 472-2276
Chief of Staff/Orthopaedic Surgeon: Dr. Pat Clare................................................................................. 472-2276
Orthopaedists: Dr. Scott Strasburger, Dr. David Clare, Dr. Justin Harris................................................ 472-2276
Sports Nutritionists: Lindsey Remmers, Josh Hingst............................................................................. 472-2276

Academic Programs and Student Services......................... (402) 472-2042

Associate Directors of Academic Programs: Katie Jewell, Kim Schellpepper........................................ 472-2042
Director of Student-Athlete Development: Alvin Banks.......................................................................... 472-2042
Director of Multicultural Programs: Will Sheppard.................................................................................. 472-2042
Academic Counselors: Sheri Hastings, Mike Nieman, Ricardo Sanon, Andrea Einspahr...................... 472-2042

Event Management................................................................. (402) 472-1000

Director of Athletic Events: Matt Davidson............................................................................................. 472-1000
Event Management Specialists: Derek Bombeck, Derek Bond, Katie Butzke, Ervin Williams............... 472-1000
Building and Grounds Supervisor: Steve Torske.................................................................................... 472-1000

HuskerVision........................................................................... (402) 472-4645

Assistant A.D./Huskervision: Shot Kleen................................................................................................ 472-4645
Executive Director of Video Production: Kirk Hartman.......................................................................... 472-4645
Chief Engineer: Scott Guthrie................................................................................................................. 472-4645
Production Coordinator: Kelly Mosier..................................................................................................... 472-4645
Video Production Specialists: Mike Hodges, Brad Colee, Chris Pankonin, Amanda Holzwarth............ 472-4645

Media Relations...................................................................... (402) 472-2263

Men’s Gymnastics Contact: Kelly Keogh................................................................................................ 472-0694
Media Relations Director of Operations: Jeff Griesch............................................................................ 472-0694
Associate Media Relations Director: Shamus McKnight........................................................................ 472-0694
Assistant Media Relations Directors Jeremy Foote, Matt Smith, Brandon Gries................................... 472-0694
Athletic Department Photographer: Scott Bruhn.................................................................................... 472-0694
Design Specialist: Annie Wood............................................................................................................... 472-0694
Administrative Assistant: Vicki Capazo................................................................................................... 472-0694
Student Assistants: Hilary Winter, Scott Pulverenti, BreAnna Haessler, ............................................... 472-0694
Makayla Hipke, Connor Stange, Brett Crevier, Derek Brandt................................................................ 472-0694

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Nebraska Media Information

Keith Mann

Assistant A.D./
Media Relations

The 2011 Nebraska men’s gymnastics media guide is designed to
assist the media in its coverage of Husker gymnastics. Additional
information, including releases and photographs, may be obtained
by contacting Kelly Keogh in the Nebraska Media Relations Office
at (402) 472-0694. Please take a moment to review the following
policies and services that are intended to assist you in your coverage
of Nebraska gymnastics this season. Thank you for your continued
interest in collegiate gymnastics.

Media Parking: Parking for the media is in lot 52 on the South side
of the Devaney Center. Handicap parking is primarily on the East side
of the Devaney.

Devaney Center Directions: The Bob Devaney Sports Center
is located on the west edge of the Innovation Campus. To reach it
from the Lincoln Municipal Airport, turn right on Northwest 12th
Street as you drive out of the airport. Northwest 12th Street becomes
Cornhusker Highway, which intersects with 14th Street. Exit south
on 14th Street off Cornhusker Highway. Travel to Military Avenue and
turn left. Continue a half mile and enter the Innovation Campus. Take
the first right turn before the Devaney Center and follow the access
road to Lot 52 on the South Side of the arena. From Omaha’s Eppley
Airfield, follow the signs to downtown Omaha and I-480. Take I-480
west to I-80, then take I-80 west approximately 60 miles to I-180. Exit
south on I-180, then exit east to Cornhusker Highway and follow the
instructions above.

Interviews: All media requests for interviews with Nebraska gymnasts
should be directed to Kelly Keogh, office phone: (402) 472-0694;
cell phone: (630) 824-8953 at least one day in advance. Gymnasts
are usually available for telephone interviews early afternoons and
evenings. The best time for in-season interviews is after practice in the practice gym. For postmeet interviews, Nebraska gymnasts and coaches are generally available on the gym floor
immediately following the presentation of team and individual event awards. The best time to
reach Coach Chuck Chmelka is weekdays from 2 to 5 p.m. Interviews with Coach Chmelka
should be coordinated through Kelly Keogh in the Media Relations Office at (402) 472-0694 or
(630) 824-8953 or by e-mail at kkeogh@huskers.com.

Kelly Keogh

Men’s Gymnastics
Media Relations

Media Services: Pregame notes and media guides will be provided before each meet. Final
results will be available following each meet in the press room. Starting one hour before each
meet, refreshments and a light meal will be served for members of the working press. A media
relations representative will be in the press room until all writers have finished. Press row for
most Nebraska gym meets is located on the south sideline of the gym floor. The Devaney Center
media work room is located on the south side of the lower level, across from the Media Will Call.
Husker Gymnastics on the Internet: Complete results, releases and statistics will be updated
each week on the official athletic department home page at Huskers.com.
E-mailing Results: The Nebraska Media Relations Office will send results as time permits by
e-mail.
Telephones: Nebraska provides modular telephones and wireless internet connections in the
Bob Devaney Sports Center Press Room. All long distance calls must be credit card, collect or
billed to a third number.

Media Relations Office: The University of Nebraska Media Relations Office is located at One
Memorial Stadium in the Osborne Athletic Complex located approximately one mile from the
Devaney Center. Address: Nebraska Media Relations Office, One Memorial Stadium, Lincoln,
NE, 68588-0123.
Men’s Gymnastics Office: The University of Nebraska Men’s Gymnastics Office is located at
107F in the Bob Devaney Sports Center, which is located just outside the basketball arena along
with the Nebraska swimming and diving offices. Address: Nebraska Men’s Gymnastics Office,
SPC 107F Lincoln, NE, 68588.

Print
Omaha World-Herald
14th & Dodge
Omaha, Neb., 68102
(402) 444-1000
Fax: (402) 344-3343
Lincoln Bureau
635 S. 14th, Suite 310
Lincoln, Neb. 68501
(402) 476-3132
Fax: 476-6291
Lincoln Journal Star
926 P St.
Lincoln, Neb., 68508
(402) 473-7431
Fax: (402) 473-7291

History
WOWT (NBC, Ch. 6)
3501 Farnam
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(402) 345-9530
Fax: (402) 233-7940
KPTM (Fox, Ch. 42)
4625 Farnam
Omaha, Neb., 68132
(402) 554-4286
Fax: (402) 554-4292
NETV (PBS, Ch. 12)
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(402) 472-3611
Fax: (402) 472-1785

Associated Press
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(402) 391-0031
Fax: (402) 391-1412

Radio
KLIN (1400 AM)
4343 O Street
Lincoln, Neb., 68510
(402) 475-4567
Fax: (402) 474-8011

Daily Nebraskan
University of Nebraska
34 Nebraska Union
Lincoln, Neb., 68588
(402) 472-1765
Fax: (402) 472-1761

KFAB (1110 AM)
5010 Underwood
Omaha, Neb., 68132
(402) 556-8000
Fax: (402) 556-8937

Television
KLKN (ABC, Ch. 8)
3240 S. 10th
Lincoln, Neb., 68502
(402) 434-8000
Fax: (402) 436-2236
KOLN-TV
(CBS, Chs. 10/11)
40th and W Street
Lincoln, Neb., 68503
(402) 467-9720
Fax: (402) 467-9208
KMTV (CBS, Ch. 3)
10714 Mockingbird
Omaha, Neb., 68127
(402) 592-4330
Fax: (402) 592-4714

KFOR (1240 AM)
3800 Cornhusker Hwy
Hwy
Lincoln, Neb., 68506
(402) 483-5100
Fax: (402) 483-4095
KLMS (1480 AM)
ESPN Radio
3800 Cornhusker Hwy
Lincoln, Neb., 68504
(402) 466-1234
Fax: (402) 467-4095
KRNU (90.3 FM)
University of Nebraska
201 Andersen Hall
Lincoln, Neb., 68588
(402) 472-3054
Fax: (402) 472-8598

KETV (ABC, Ch. 7)
27th & Douglas
Omaha, Neb., 68131
(402) 978-8954
Fax: (402) 978-8931
Facility Use Restrictions
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has an interest
in protecting its facilities, property and reputation
associated with its intercollegiate sports. Therefore, no
person shall be permitted to access, use or photograph
the arenas, facilities and other University of Nebraska
intercollegiate athletic venues without first securing the
permission of the Athletic Director or his/her designee.
The only exception is an individual who upon admission
to a facility records an image (e.g. photograph,
videotape) for his/her non-commercial personal use.
In no case shall any person be permitted to use these
venues for the purposes of promoting the sale or
manufacture of alcohol or tobacco or the promotion of
any venture associated directly or indirectly with legal or
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Photographers: All working photographers in the Bob Devaney Sports Center must display their
working credentials. No flash photography is allowed in the arena.

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Review

History

Nebraska Expecting Young Huskers to Grow Up Fast

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After losing an eight-member senior class
that included all-arounders Kyle Shanahan
and John Robinson, along with NCAA
Championship competitors Tony Maras, Josh
Rusler, Daniel Brule and Stefan Wallof, secondyear Nebraska Coach Chuck Chmelka might
have cause for concern for his 2011 Huskers.
Instead of concern, Chmelka sees plenty of
reasons for optimism. Not only do the Huskers
return All-American Anthony Ingrelli, they also
bring back top all-arounder Andreas Hofer to
form the nucleus of a talented young squad.
Ingrelli, who captured All-America honors on
still rings at the 2010 NCAA Championships,
heads into his senior year as NU’s top event
specialist.
Hofer, a sophomore co-captain, owns NU’s
top all-around score in the past three years
(88.40), and a top-16 individual all-around finish
at the 2010 NCAA Championships.
Seniors Bear Danley and Matthew Forrest,
along with juniors David Jacobs, Will Eastman
and Michael Killeen will also provide leadership
to a talented group of Husker underclassmen.
With the mix of talent and experience
returning, Chmelka believes the Huskers are
poised to grow throughout the year and peak
for the postseason.
“I always have people asking me what place
we want to get or if we’re going to get in the topthree,” Chmelka said. “But I try not to get caught
up in that. If we just hit all of our routines and we
are clean and we get 10th place, but do as good
as we can, then I am fine with that. I feel like if
we do that, then we’re going to be way up there
in the rankings because we haven’t done that in
a long, long time.”
Despite the heavy losses from last year’s
senior class, Chmelka believes the newest crop
of Huskers is capable of a top-six NCAA finish.
“Once we’re all on the one floor together,
anything can happen,” Chmelka said. “I’ve seen
the sixth seed come in and win it all before at
the NCAA Championships. If we can get there,
anything can happen.”

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Senior Leaders
Nebraska’s seniors, led by All-American
and team co-captain Anthony Ingrelli, will be
expected to set the tone in terms of focus,
energy and consistency throughout the year.
Bear Danley, who competed for NU
throughout 2010 on floor, horse, vault, parallel
bars and high bar, will also be counted on as a
major senior contributor.
Matthew Forrest has battled injuries over
the past year, but is making progress in his
recovery and could compete on three events
for NU by the end of the season.
Cory Baumgarten, NU’s fourth senior and
a two-year letterman for the Huskers, is not
expected to compete this season because of a
shoulder injury.
Juniors Provide Stability
A trio of juniors will add to the leadership
of this year’s Husker squad. David Jacobs
made a major impact in his first season at
NU in 2010, when he competed at the NCAA
Championships on horse, parallel bars and
high bar. Jacobs is expected to add two more
events to his skill set in 2011.
Michael Killeen could compete on as many as
five events for the Huskers or fill lineup spots as
needed on an event-by-event basis.
Will Eastman, who underwent season-ending
surgery a year ago, will hope to fill a competitive
role as the season progresses.

Sophomore Scorers
Nebraska returns four sophomores to the
lineup this season, headlined by all-arounder
Andreas Hofer. Last season, Hofer set a
Nebraska record with an 88.40 all-around
score against Iowa and Minnesota.
Hofer leads by example and has high
expectations for the 2011 campaign.
Wyatt Baier has the best chance to make an
impact in the Husker vault lineup this season,
and could crack the lineup in as many as four
other events.

Andreas Hofer heads into his second year at Nebraska looking to build off an outstanding freshman
season. The sophomore from Germany was named one of two co-captains for the 2011 team.

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Junior David Jacobs is one of Nebraska’s most
experienced returning gymnasts in 2011.
Ben Hall has made major improvements in the
offseason and has a chance to be a regular lineup
contributor on parallel bars, while challenging for
a spot in three other events. Gabriel Sanchez
completes the sophomore class.
Freshmen Factors
Nebraska adds eight freshmen and one redshirt
freshman to the lineup this year. Redshirt Mark
Ringle could contend for All-America honors on
high bar in his first season.
All-arounder C.J. Schaaf will be counted on to
help fill the voids left by 2010 seniors Shanahan
and Robinson, while Wyatt Aycock and Eric
Schryver will also be counted on in multiple events.
Micah Christensen, Andrew House, Donovan
Arndt, Louis Klein and Robbie Kocks are also
expected to get their first tastes of NCAA Division I
competition this year.
Challenging Schedule
The Huskers open the year at the Rocky Mountain
Open on Jan. 15, before heading to Minnesota to
face a pair of perennial Big Ten powers (Minnesota,
Illinois) on Jan. 22.
Nebraska opens its home schedule against Air
Force on Sunday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. NU returns
to the Devaney Center on Feb. 13, at 2 p.m., to
battle Oklahoma and Illinois-Chicago. After a road
trip to Iowa, the Huskers will clash with Stanford
on Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m. After another road
trip to Ohio State, the Huskers will celebrate Senior
Night against Iowa and Minnesota at the Devaney
Center on Saturday, March 19, at 7 p.m.
NU will hope to be in peak form for its final MPSF
Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo., on
April 2, before heading to Columbus, Ohio, for the
NCAA Championships, April 14-16.

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2011 Nebraska Men’s Gymnastics Schedule
Date
Opponent
Location
Time
Saturday, Jan. 15
at Rocky Mountain Open
Colorado Springs, Colo.
7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 22
at Minnesota and Illinois
Minneapolis, Minn.
7 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 30
Air Force
Bob Devaney Sports Center
2 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 3 & Saturday, Feb. 5 at Winter Cup
Las Vegas, Nev.
Noon/9:15 a.m.
Sunday, Feb. 13
Oklahoma and Illinois-Chicago
Bob Devaney Sports Center
1 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 19
at Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
7 p.m.
Sunday, March 6
Stanford
Bob Devaney Sports Center
2 p.m.
Saturday, March 12
at Ohio State
Columbus, Ohio
7 p.m.
Saturday, March 19
Iowa and Minnesota
Bob Devaney Sports Center
7 p.m.
Saturday, April 2
at MPSF Championships
Colorado Springs, Colo.
2 p.m.
Thursday, April 14
at NCAA Championships
Columbus, Ohio
7 p.m.
Friday, April 15
at NCAA Championships
Columbus, Ohio
7 p.m.
Saturday, April 16
at NCAA Championships
Columbus, Ohio
7 p.m.
All home events in bold held at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on the University of Nebraska Innovation Campus located at 14th Street and
Antelope Valley Parkway. For updated schedule and event information, please visit Huskers.com. All dates and times are subject to change.

2011 Nebraska Men’s Gymnastics Roster
Athlete
Donovan Arndt
Wyatt Aycock
Wyatt Baier
Cory Baumgarten
Micah Christensen
Bear Danley
Will Eastman
Matthew Forrest
Ben Hall
Andreas Hofer
Andrew House
Anthony Ingrelli
David Jacobs
Michael Killeen
Louis Klein
Robbie Kocks
Mark Ringle
Gabriel Sánchez
C.J. Schaaf
Eric Schryver

Year
Fr.
Fr.
So.
Sr.
Fr.
Sr.
Jr.
Sr.
Fr.
So.
Fr.
Sr.
Jr.
Jr.
Fr.
Fr.
RFr.
So.
Fr.
Fr.

Members of the 2011 Nebraska men’s gymnastics team came to Nebraska from
13 states across the country, in addition to one student-athlete from Germany.
Arizona (1) - Gabriel Sánchez; California (1) - Mark Ringle; Colorado (1) - Wyatt
Baier; Florida (1) - Wyatt Aycock; Georgia (2) - Will Eastman, Robbie Kocks;
Illinois (1) - Bear Danley; Iowa (1) - Ben Hall; Kansas (2) - Matthew Forest,
Michael Killeen; Michigan (1) - Louis Klein; Nebraska (1) - David Jacobs; Texas
(4) - Cory Baumgarten, Andrew House, C.J. Schaaf, Eric Schryver; Washington
(1), Micah Christensen; Wisconsin (2) - Donovan Arndt, Anthony Ingrelli;
Germany (1) - Andreas Hofer

2011 Nebraska men’s gymnastics team (back row, from left): Wyatt
Aycock, Cory Baumgarten, Mark Ringle, Gabriel Sanchez, Louis Klein
Third row (from left): Eric Schryver, Matthew Forrest, Anthony Ingrelli,
C.J. Schaaf, Andreas Hofer, David Jacobs. Second row (from left): Robbie
Kocks, Will Eastman, Ben Hall, Micah Christensen, Donovan Arndt. Front
row (from left): Wyatt Baier, Michael Killeen, Bear Danley, Andrew House.

Pronunciation Guide
Michael Killeen
C.J. Schaaf
Eric Schryver
Andreas Hofer

KLEEN
SHOFF
SKRY-ver
AHN-Dray-Us HO-fer

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Husker Homes

Event(s)
Hometown
PH, SR, V, PH
Waterford, Wis.
AA
Orlando, Fla.
FX, SR, V, PB, HB
Denver, Colo.
FX, SR, V, HB
Plano, Texas
FX, HB
Port Orchard, Wash.
FX, PH, V, PB, HB
Buffalo Grove, Ill.
FX, V, HB
Martinez, Ga.
FX, PB, HB
Olathe, Kan.
PB
Crescent, Iowa
AA
Heidelberg, Germany
FX, SR, V, PB, HB
Houston,Texas
SR
West Allis, Wis.
FX, PH, V, PB, HB
Lincoln, Neb.
PH
Olathe, Kan.
SR, PB, HB
Utica, Mich.
SR
Lawrenceville, Ga.
FX, V, PB, HB
San Ramon, Calif.
FX, SR, V
Phoenix, Ariz.
AA
Houston, Texas
AA
Richardson, Texas

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Events
Floor Exercise

Pommel Horse

The entire floor area must be used during the exercise,
which consists primarily of three to five tumbling passes
performed in different directions. The new NCAA scoring
system requires gymnasts to include non-acrobatic
elements, acrobatic forward, backward and sideward
elements and a dismount. The exercise must also contain
elements of balance, strength, jumps and leg circles. The
area of the floor exercise mat is 40 feet by 40 feet.

The gymnast must cover all three areas of the horse,
the middle and both ends, while performing continuous
circular movements interrupted only by the required scissor
element. The only parts of the body that should touch the
apparatus are the hands. The entire exercise should flow
with a steady, controlled rhythm. Considered by many
to be the most difficult of all men’s gymnastics events,
the pommel horse is also the most subtle. Each move is
defined by complex hand placements and body positions.
NCAA rules require gymnasts to include single leg work,
circles, spindles and handstands, side and cross travels,
kehres and wendeswings and a dismount. The pommel
horse stands 42 inches high as measured from the top of
the mat to the top of the apparatus.

Vault

Each individual vault is categorized in the Code of Points,
the official text giving relevant value of each skill performed.
During the pre-flight from the springboard to the horse,
the body must maintain proper form, i.e. legs together and
straight. During the second flight, from the horse to the
landing, the gymnast’s body must rise and show a complete
body extension before landing. The landing should be firm,
without extra steps, and in line with the horse. The men’s
vault stands 53 inches high. The runway is a maximum of
82 feet long.

Parallel Bars

Still Rings

The ring routine must include a swing to a handstand,
swing to a strength element and a static strength skill. The
exercise must also include kip and swing portions that may
not lead to a held position. Examples of strength elements
include a cross, an inverted cross or a planche. The rings
should be absolutely still and in control at the end of each
skill. The rings are 100 inches from the top of the mat.

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A parallel bar routine consists of swinging, flight and hold
elements. The gymnast is required to execute swinging
skills which originate from a support, a hang below the bars
and an upper arm hang. Also required is at least one skill
from the strength, leg swing and side bar element group.
The parallel bars stand 70 inches high.

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The routine on the high bar consists exclusively of swinging
parts without stops. The gymnast must execute at least one
move in which he releases and re-grasps the bar, and must
perform at least one giant with either his back to the bar or
with an “eagle” grip in which the wrists are rolled outward
until the thumbs are on the outside. The gymnast is also
required to perform an “in bar” skill like a stalder circle. The
bar is 100 inches from the top of the mat.

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2011 Nebraska Opponents
Minnesota Golden Gophers

®

Saturday, Jan. 22, 2 p.m. at Minneapolis
Saturday, March 19, 7 p.m. at Devaney Center
Location
Minneapolis, Minn.
Head Coach
Mike Burns
Asst. Coaches Kostya Kolesnikov

Russ Fystrom
SID
Andy Seeley
SID Office Phone (612) 626-0299
SID E-Mail
andyseeley@umn.com

Iowa Hawkeyes

Saturday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m. at Iowa City, Iowa
Saturday, March 19 7 p.m. at Devaney Center
Location
Iowa City, Iowa
Head Coach
JD Reive
Asst. Coaches Dmitri Trouch

Brad Virkler
SID
Jenni Stumpff
SID Office Phone (319) 335-9411
SID E-Mail
Jenni-stumpff@uiowa.edu

Air Force Falcons

Saturday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m. at Rocky Mountain Open
Sunday, Jan. 30, 2 p.m. at Devaney Center
Location
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Head Coach
Kip Simmons
Asst. Coaches Jeff Robinson

Chuck Schweiss
SID
Valerie Perkin
SID Office Phone (719) 333-8286
SID E-Mail
Valerie.perkin@usafa.edu

Illinois Fighting Illini

Saturday, Jan. 22, 2 p.m. at Minneapolis
Location
Champaign, Ill.
Head Coach
Justin Spring
Asst. Coaches Ivan Ivankov

Luke Stannard

Brian Liscovitz
SID
Amy Hyercyk
SID Office Phone (217) 265-0170
SID E-Mail
hyerczy1@illinois.edu

Stanford Cardinal

Sunday, March 6, 2 p.m. at Devaney Center
Location
Palo Alto, Calif.
Head Coach
Thom Glielmi
Asst. Coach
Brett McClure
SID
Ricky Brackett
SID Office Phone (650) 736-7635
SID E-Mail
Brackett@stanford.edu

Ohio State Buckeyes

Saturday, March 12, 7 p.m. at Columbus, Ohio
Location
Columbus, Ohio
Head Coach
Doug Stibel
Asst. Coaches Blaine Wilson

Dick Huntwork
SID
Emily Meyer
SID Office Phone (614)292-1389
SID E-Mail
meyer.504@osu.edu

University of Illinois-Chicago
Flames

MPSF Championship

Oklahoma Sooners

2011 NCAA National Championships

Sunday, Feb. 13, 1 p.m. at Devaney Center
Location
Chicago, Ill.
Head Coach
Charley Nelson
SID
Stormie Surles
SID Office Phone (312) 413-9829
SID E-Mail
uicsid@gmail.com

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Thursday April 14 - Preliminary Round
Friday April 15 - Team Final/All-Around Final
Saturday April 16 - Individual Final

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Saturday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m. at Rocky Mountain Open
Sunday, Feb. 13, 1 p.m. at Devaney Center
Location
Norman, Okla.
Head Coach
Mark Williams
Asst. Coaches Rustam Sharipov

Daniel Furney
SID
Matt Wilson
SID Office Phone (405) 325-8413
SID E-Mail
mwilson75@ou.edu

Saturday, April 2, 2 p.m.
Location: Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Chuck Chmelka
Head Coach | University of Nebraska (1982) | Second Year
Honors and Awards
• 2007 College Gymnastics Association West Region Assistant Coach of the Year
• Three-Time National Championship Team Member
• U.S. National Team Member (1981)
• Nebraska School of Gymnastics Program Director
• USAG Junior National Staff

Last year, Chuck Chmelka was named head coach
of the Nebraska men’s gymnastics program. Chmelka
succeeded Francis Allen, who retired after 40 years
as the program’s head coach.
Chmelka comes into his second year at Nebraska as
head coach with a positive outlook on the upcoming
2011 season. Chmelka hopes senior leadership and
young talent will combine to produce a strong 2011
campaign. With eight new freshmen added to this
year’s roster, Chmelka recognizes that the younger
gymnasts will to need to produce in order to have a
successful season.
In his first season as head coach, Chmelka helped
the Huskers improve in 2010.
The overall goal for this season Chmelka said is
to work on the things they control. He wants to put
together a team that hits 80 percent of routines every
meet. Chmelka also wants work on cutting down on
execution errors as well.
“Top six is of course our overall goal. There you get
a chance to compete for the national championship
and once we’re all on the one floor together, anything
can happen,” Chmelka said.
Chmelka has deep ties to the tradition-rich Nebraska
gymnastics program. He served as an assistant under
Allen from 1986 to 2009, and assisted with three of
the Huskers’ eight national team championships.
Chmelka also competed at Nebraska from 1978 to
1981 and was a member of NU’s first three national
championship teams in 1979, 1980 and 1981.
Since Chmelka joined the staff in 1986, he has
coached Nissen-Emery Award winners Wes Suter
(1986) and Tom Schlesinger (1988) and helped
Nebraska win eight conference crowns. Chmelka was
named the 2007 CGA West Region Assistant Coach
of the Year and was a finalist for the 2009 CGA West
Region Assistant Coach-of-the-Year award.
Since 1982, Chmelka has been the program
director and head coach for the Nebraska School
of Gymnastics (NSG) boys’ team, producing such
athletes as former Nebraska All-Americans Dusty

Q&A with Head Coach Chuck Chmelka

What is your coaching philosophy?
“My philosophy is different with each gymnast
actually. In a nut shell, I want to put the best team and
the cleanest team on the floor, doing the most difficult
skills that we can hit. If we hit all of our routines and
we are clean and we get 10th place, but do as good
as we can, then I am fine with that. Now, in order
for it to get to that, that’s where my philosophy is.
I have to first get this team to believe that what we
do in practice corresponds to how we compete.The
gymnasts have to be mentally and physically ready
every day for practice. If we do that, we will get better
in our meets. If you train correctly day in and day out,
working very hard, doing routines, doing everything
correctly, you’ll hit when the pressure is on because
your body just takes over and does it because you’ve
trained it that way. That’s where we’re going with this
team and this program. So my philosophy is to work
harder than we’ve ever worked before.”
What do you look for in a recruit?
“I look for character of our recruits. We’re looking
for gymnasts with good families and good character
who aren’t going to get into trouble, who are going to
follow the team rules and do what is asked of them.
To be a student-athlete at Nebraska, you do so
many different things besides just sports and school,
so you have to be smart and use your time wisely. I
look for recruits who have good character and can
manage their time well. And, of course, I look for
their gymnastics ability. I look for their talent level,
how clean their body line is, where are they going
to develop, what are they going to develop into and
how good could they be someday. I look for overall
character, my gut feeling about them and the talent
of the gymnasts.”

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Jakub, Blake Bukacek, Derek Leiter, Ryan McEwen,
Burkett Powell and Jason Christie. NSG athletes
have competed in the Junior Pan American Games,
Junior Olympic Nationals, Olympic Festival and
have traveled abroad for various competitions
(Junior Pacific Alliance Championships and USA vs.
Canada).
After completing his eligibility at NU, Chmelka
was a volunteer assistant coach while finishing his
bachelor’s degree in community health, which he
earned in 1982. In 1988, Chmelka added a bachelor
of science degree in education.
An Omaha South graduate and product of Omaha
Sokol and the legendary Phil Cahoy Sr., Chmelka
was a high school and collegiate teammate of Husker
Olympians Jim Hartung and Phil Cahoy Jr.
Chmelka is married to former Husker gymnast
and Lincoln native Kim Grabowski. A four-year
letterwinner, Grabowski helped the Huskers win the
1983 Big Eight Championship and was crowned the
all-around champion the same year. The couple has
one son, Alex, who is an aspiring gymnast.

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Career Records
Assistant Coach Records
(at Nebraska)
Year
Record
Pct.
1986
7-1
.875
1987
7-1-1
.833
1988
8-1
.889
1989
6-2
.750
1990
9-0-1
.950
1991
5-5
.500
1992
8-1
.889
1993
10-0
1.000
1994
10-3
.769
1995
5-3-1
.611
1996
5-2
.714
1997
5-4
.555
1998
5-4
.555
1999
6-2
.750
2000
2-5
.286
2001
3-3
.500
2002
1-7
.125
2003
2-7
.222
2004
3-5
.375
2005
3-3
.500
2006
6-8
.429
2007
3-9
.250
2008
4-7
.364
2009
4-7
.364
Head Coach
2010
6-5
.545
Career

133-95-4

.581

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Jim Hartung
Assistant Coach | University of Nebraska (1982) | Sixth Year
Honors and Awards
• Two-Time U.S. Olympian
• 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist
• Seven-Time NCAA Event Champion
• 22 All-America Awards
• U.S. National Team Visitation Coach

One of gymnastics most highly decorated
individuals, Jim Hartung has dedicated his life
to bettering the sport he loves. Over the last 30
years, Hartung has worked in all aspects of the
gymnastics community from competing to judging
and now coaching, and has earned a level of success
paralleled by few in his field.
A product of the prestigious Omaha Sokol
gymnastics club in Omaha, Hartung came to the
University of Nebraska as a freshman gymnast
in 1979 and made an outstanding debut on the
collegiate scene under then-head coach Francis
Allen. Hartung garnered All-America status on five of
six events during his freshman season and went on
to amass a total of 22 All-America awards and seven
NCAA individual titles over the next three years. His
accolades included a pair of all-around titles in 1980
and 1981.
Hartung also led the Huskers to their first four NCAA
team titles and consequently became Nebraska’s first
Nissen-Emery Award winner in 1982. The Omaha
native finished his collegiate career as the most
highly decorated gymnast in Nebraska history and
still owns the program’s all-around record of 58.55,
which he earned in 1981.
His tremendous collegiate career led Hartung to
the Olympics before he even had a diploma in hand,
as he was first selected to the U.S. team in 1980.
Hartung repeated the honor in 1984 after graduating
from NU and helped the United States to its first and
only team gold medal at the summer games in Los
Angeles, Calif.
After competing in the Olympics as an athlete,
Hartung went on to spend nearly a decade as a
visitation coach for the U.S. national team and
became one of the top 10 gymnastics judges in the
world.

In his first year with the Huskers in 2006,
Hartung made an immediate impact. His
hands-on work ethic and knowledge of
gymnastics technique brought a new level of
training to the Nebraska gymnastics program.
Hartung has four children, Jim, Nick, Jake
and Hannah.

Jim Hartung competed for NU from 1979 to 1982,
earning 22 All-America awards.

Assistant Coach Records
(at Nebraska)
Year
Record
2006
6-8
2007
3-9
2008
4-7
2009
4-7
2010
6-5
Career
23-36

Pct.
.429
.250
.364
.364
.545
.390

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John Robinson

Assistant Coach | First Year

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John Robinson enters the 2010-11 gymnastics
season as an assistant coach. Robinson, a former
Husker gymnast competed in the all-around for
three of his four seasons at Nebraska.
Robinson, a four-year letterman for the
Huskers from 2007 through 2010, replaces Phil
Cahoy Sr. on the NU coaching staff. Cahoy
assisted the Huskers for the 2009-10 season in
Chuck Chmelka’s first year as Nebraska’s head
coach.
A native of North Carolina, Robinson was a
leader for the Huskers in competition over the
past four years. As a senior, Robinson was named
Nebraska’s Hartung Award winner. Robinson’s
senior season was also highlighted by earning
a spot in the finals at the 2010 Winter Cup. He
was also the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
Gymnast of the Week on Feb. 2, 2010, after
earning the individual all-around title against
Minnesota and Air Force on Jan. 30.

Robinson’s senior season was cut short
prior to the MPSF Championships by a hand
injury.
Robinson competed as an all-arounder
at the 2008 NCAA Championships, before
earning Nebraska’s Most Improved Gymnast
Award as a sophomore.
“John brings a ton of enthusiasm and a
positive work ethic to our coaching staff,”
Coach Chuck Chmelka said. “We are very
excited to have him at Nebraska.”
In his first season at Nebraska in 2007,
Robinson competed in every meet, including
the NCAA Qualifier. He came to Nebraska as
a product of Weyandt’s Gymnastics Academy
in Charlotte, N.C. He was a six-time Junior
Olympic national qualifier and a three-time
North Carolina state champion.
Robinson earned his bachelor’s degree in
marketing from Nebraska in 2010.

Annette Werschke

Kelly Keogh

Men’s Gymnastics Secretary

Media Relations Contact

Annette Werschke enters her fourth season as the secretary for the
Nebraska men’s gymnastics and swimming and diving programs in 201011. Werschke assists with travel arrangements, monitoring scholarship
and eligibility checks and assisting the coaches.
The daughter of Kenneth and Anita Dahl, Werschke is a native of
Scribner, Neb. She majored in human development and family sciences
at Nebraska and was a retail clothing manager for 15 years. Before
coming to Nebraska Annette worked for 11 years, as an administrative
assistant and supervisor for various organizations in Lincoln, including
the J.D. Edwards Honors Program (now the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of
Computer Science and Management) at the University of Nebraska.
Werschke has one stepdaugher and four step-grandchildren with her
husband, Gary.

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Kelly Keogh is in her first year as the media relations contact for the Nebraska
men’s gymnastics team.
A native of Naperville, Ill. a suburb just outside of Chicago, Keogh is a studentassistant in the media relations office.
Keogh handles all media inquiries for the Huskers and produces the annual
media guide, coordinates interview requests and updates the men’s gymnastics
page on Huskers.com.
Keogh is a sophomore broadcasting major at Nebraska.

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Harvey Perlman, J.D.
Chancellor | University of Nebraska (1963) | 10th Year

Harvey Perlman was named the 19th Chancellor
of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on April 1,
2001. He had served as Interim Chancellor of the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln since July 16, 2000.
A former dean of the University of Nebraska
College of Law (1983-98), Perlman has also served
as interim senior vice chancellor for academic
affairs at UNL (1995-96).
A Nebraska native, Perlman was raised in York,
and earned a bachelor of arts in history and a juris
doctorate from the University of Nebraska. During
his law school years, he was editor in chief of the
Nebraska Law Review and was elected to the
Order of the Coif, a law honors society.
He joined the NU law faculty in 1967 after
spending a year as a Bigelow Teaching Fellow at
the University of Chicago Law School. He served
on the Nebraska law faculty until 1974 when he
joined the faculty at the University of Virginia
Law School. He returned to Nebraska in 1983
when he accepted the deanship of the Nebraska

Law College, a post he held until 1998 when
he returned to the professoriate. He has also
served as a visiting professor at Florida State
University College of Law, the University of Puget
Sound School of Law and the University of Iowa
College of Law.
His area of legal expertise lies in torts and
intellectual property. He is a member of the
Nebraska State and American Bar Associations
and is a Life Fellow of the American Bar
Association. Perlman is co-author of “Intellectual
Property and Unfair Competition” (5th edition,
1998) and co-reporter for the American Law
Institute’s “Restatement of Unfair Competition”
(1994).
He serves on the Council of the American Law
Institute, a leading national law reform organization
and as one of Nebraska’s Commissioners of
Uniform State Laws. He previously served as
a member of the NCAA Board of Directors and
is past chair of the Bowl Championship Series

Presidential Oversight Committee. He serves on
the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Chamber
of Commerce and is Chairman of the Board of
Directors of the Nebraska Innovation Campus
Development Corporation. He received the
George Turner Award from the Nebraska State Bar
Association for contributions to the legal profession
and the Roger T. Larson Community Builder
Award from the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
Perlman and his wife, Susan, an NU alumna,
are the parents of two daughters. Anne, who
earned degrees from UNL and the University of
Nebraska Medical Center, practices medicine in
Lincoln and is married to UNL alumnus David
Spinar; they have three children; Will, Ava, and
Marco, Husker fans all. Daughter Amie, who
received bachelors and juris doctorate degrees
from UNL, is a Nebraska assistant attorney general
and is married to UNL alumnus Ron Larson; they
are the parents of Caleb Quinn.

Josephine Potuto, J.D.
Faculty Representative | Rutgers (1967) | 14th Year

House Subcommittee on the Constitution regarding
due process in NCAA infractions hearings and has
made presentations to the Knight Commission on
Intercollegiate Athletics. Potuto is a past adviser
to the Uniform Law Commissioners Committee
to draft a sports agent statute, has drafted rules
governing search and seizure and hearings for
the Nebraska Racing Commission, and also
has written on issues of gender equity in college
athletics.
At Nebraska, Potuto is a member of the
academic senate as well as the senate’s
intercollegiate athletics committee. She also
served on Nebraska’s NCAA site certification
steering committee.
Potuto teaches constitutional law, procedural
and criminal law, federal jurisdiction, and sports
law. She has been a visiting professor of law at
the University of Arizona, Rutgers University, the
Cardozo College of Law at New York’s Yeshiva

University, the University of Oregon, the University
of North Carolina, and Seton Hall University. She
has worked as an assistant prosecutor in the Essex
and Morris County (N.J.) prosecutor’s offices.
She was project director and a drafter of the
Uniform Law Commissioners Sentencing and
Corrections Act, as well as the drafter for the
Nebraska Supreme Court Committee to Draft
Criminal Jury Instructions. She is the author of
three books and numerous articles. She also is a
member of the American Law Institute.
Potuto earned her bachelor’s degree in
journalism at Rutgers’ Douglass College; her
master’s degree in English literature at Seton
Hall; and her juris doctorate at the Rutgers Law
College. She is a member of the bar of the U.S.
Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for
Nebraska and New Jersey.

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Josephine (Jo) R. Potuto, the Richard H.
Larson Professor of Constitutional Law, has been
Nebraska’s faculty representative (FAR) to the
NCAA and Big 12 since May 15, 1997.
She chairs the Division IA Faculty Athletics
Representatives. In 2002, she was named
Outstanding Faculty Athletics Representative by
the All-American Football Foundation.
Potuto just completed her third three-year term
on the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions
(chair since 2006). Potuto serves on the Big 12
Conference of FARs. She is a past chair of the
NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions and
also served as a Big 12 Conference representative
on the NCAA Division I Management Council and
on the NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championship
Committee.
Potuto is an expert on NCAA enforcement and
infractions processes as well as the general NCAA
committee structure. She has testified before the

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Tom Osborne

Athletic Director | Hastings (1959) | Fourth Year

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Honors and Awards
• Three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives
• Nebraska Head Football Coach (25 Years)
• Three-time National Champion Football Coach (1994, 1995, 1997)
• Players earned 65 CoSIDA Academic All-America honors

Hall of Fame football coach Tom Osborne has
continued to leave a lasting impression on the history
of Nebraska Athletics since returning to lead the
Husker program as the school’s 13th athletic director
on Oct. 16, 2007. Osborne, who led Nebraska to
three national championships (1994, 1995, 1997)
and 255 victories in his 25 years as the Huskers’
head football coach, has continued to use his
impressive leadership skills to guide the NU athletic
department as a whole over the past three seasons.
With the core values of integrity, trust, respect,
teamwork and loyalty serving as guiding principles
for Nebraska’s 23-sport program as a whole,
the Huskers have enjoyed renewed success in
Osborne’s first three years as athletic director. In
2009-10, Nebraska finished 17th in the NACDA
Directors’ Cup final standings, the Huskers’ best
showing since 2000-01.
One of Osborne’s first major decisions as athletic
director was to hire Bo Pelini as the Huskers’ football
coach. Pelini, who had spent the 2003 campaign
as NU’s defensive coordinator, has energized
Nebraska’s storied tradition with three consecutive
nine-win seasons and three Big 12 North Division
titles in his first two years. In 2009, Pelini notched
10 wins, including a dominant 33-0 win over Arizona
in the Holiday Bowl while finishing in the top 15 in
both major national polls.
The tradition-rich NU volleyball program has
claimed three Big 12 titles and advanced to
three NCAA Elite Eight appearances, while the
women’s basketball program has earned two NCAA
Tournament trips, while notching the best season in
school history with a 2010 Big 12 title and a berth
in the NCAA Sweet 16. The NU wrestling program
shared the 2009 Big 12 title and finished in the top
16 at three straight NCAA Championships. The NU
men’s track and field team has captured a pair of Big
12 outdoor crowns, while the men’s and women’s
teams have produced five top-20 finishes indoors
and outdoors over the past three years.
The men’s and women’s gymnastics teams both
produced top-10 NCAA finishes in 2010, while the
Husker bowling team won the 2009 NCAA title and
finished in the top eight at the NCAA Championships
each of the past three years. The NU rifle team
has produced a pair of top-six NCAA finishes in
the last three years, while the men’s and women’s
tennis teams both earned NCAA Tournament trips
in 2010. The women won the first NCAA match
in school history while the men made their firstever tournament appearance. The Husker softball
team has made back-to-back NCAA Tournament
appearances, while the baseball and women’s golf
teams both earned NCAA Regional bids in 2008.
In addition to their competitive success, the
Huskers have continued to set high standards
academically at both the conference and national
levels. Nebraska led the Big 12 with eight CoSIDA
Academic All-Americans in 2009-10. NU has
increased its nation-leading total to 279 CoSIDA
Academic All-Americans all-time, across all sports.
The Huskers also led the Big 12 with a league-record
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a conference-record 687 Big 12 Commissioner’s
Honor Roll selections. NU graduated 121 studentathletes from August of 2009 through May of 2010,
while increasing its Big 12-leading exhausted
eligibility graduation rate to 95 percent.
The Huskers also have continued to set the
standard on the national level in the area of life
skills. In 2010-11, Nebraska opened its new Student
Life Complex, which is designed to help Husker
student-athletes maximize their performance in the
classroom and the community.
The Student Life Complex is the first step in
Osborne’s aggressive building plan for Nebraska’s
athletic facilities. In the summer of 2010, the athletic
department broke ground on the Hendricks Training
Complex at the Bob Devaney Sports Center,
which will directly benefit the men’s and women’s
basketball and wrestling programs with new practice
and team areas. The project is also expected to lead
to additional opportunities for improved facilities for
many other Husker Olympic sport programs. The
Hendricks Training Complex is scheduled to open
before the 2011-12 season.
In the spring of 2010, the city of Lincoln also
received voter approval to begin construction of a
16,000-seat downtown arena, which will serve as the
new competitive home for both Nebraska men’s and
women’s basketball programs beginning in 2013-14.
Not long after the historic vote in Lincoln, Osborne
helped Chancellor Harvey Perlman announce an
even more historic move with the shift by Nebraska
from the Big 12 to the Big Ten Conference beginning
in 2011-12.
Nebraska’s move to the Big Ten is expected to
add University-wide academic opportunities, while
providing financial stability for the athletic department
for years to come.
Before being asked by Chancellor Perlman to
return to Nebraska as athletic director in 2007,
Osborne served three terms in the U.S. House of
Representatives (Nebraska’s 3rd congressional
district) from 2000 to 2006.
He returned to academia following a 2006
gubernatorial bid, serving as a senior lecturer at
Nebraska in the College of Business Administration,
teaching leadership and business ethics, in the fall of
2007. Osborne also worked as a consultant for local
college athletic departments for two years.
Osborne and his wife, Nancy, continue to pour
their time and support into the TeamMates mentoring
program, which they founded in 1991. TeamMates
provides encouragement to school-aged youth to
help them graduate from high school and pursue a
post-secondary education.
Osborne’s leadership of the TeamMates program
began while he was putting the final touches on
one of the best coaching careers in college football
history. The Hastings, Neb., native, who earned
master’s and doctoral degrees in educational
psychology from the University of Nebraska, was
named NU’s 25th head coach following the 1972
season.
In 25 seasons with Osborne at the helm, the
Huskers mounted a 255-49-3 record - the sixth-most

Tom Osborne, and his wife, Nancy.

wins in major college history. Osborne’s .836 winning
percentage ranked fifth all-time. His career came
to a close with a 42-17 win over No. 3 Tennessee
in the 1998 Orange Bowl, when he became the
first coach in college football history to retire as a
reigning national champion. Following his career, he
became one of just four coaches in history to have
the mandatory three-year waiting period waived
for induction into the National Football Foundation
College Hall of Fame in December of 1998.
Osborne’s 1994 and 1995 teams allowed
Nebraska to become just the second school in history
to post back-to-back perfect national championship
seasons (Oklahoma 1955-56). Nebraska put
together the best five-year run in college football
history from 1993 to 1997, going 60-3 with five
straight 11-win seasons.
Osborne led NU to 13 conference crowns,
including six of his last seven seasons on the
sideline. All 25 of his Husker teams won at least
nine games and went to a bowl, while 15 won 10-ormore games.
In the classroom, the NU football program
totaled 65 CoSIDA Academic All-America awards in
Osborne’s 25 years. In fact, he accumulated more
football Academic All-Americans in his 25 years as
coach than any other football program in the nation
has produced in its history.
Prior to becoming head coach, Osborne spent
five seasons under Devaney, helping the Huskers
win back-to-back national championships in 1970
and 1971. In 1973, Osborne succeeded Devaney,
who also served as Nebraska’s Athletic Director
from 1967 to 1993.
Osborne and his wife, Nancy, have three
adult children, Mike, Ann and Suzanne and four
grandchildren.

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introduction

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the Huskers

Review

History

Marc Boehm
Executive Associate A.D. | Kansas State (1984) | Eighth Year

A member of the Nebraska Athletics senior
administration since May 2003, Marc Boehm (pronounced
BAME) serves as executive associate athletic director
and is the top assistant to the athletic director. Boehm
fulfills the director’s responsibilities in his absence and
also serves as the department’s chief operating officer.
Boehm oversees the efforts of several areas
within athletics, including marketing, media relations,
HuskerVision, facilities and events. Boehm also oversees
the Nebraska men’s and women’s basketball programs
and the Husker soccer program. He also played a major
role in the athletic department’s negotiations for its
contract extension with IMG College Sports. To date, it is
the largest multi-media rights contract in college athletics.
As the primary administrator for the NU basketball
programs, Boehm played an integral role in the hiring
of Doc Sadler to be the Huskers’ new coach on Aug.
8, 2006. Sadler had the Huskers on the brink of the
postseason in the final weeks of the campaign and then
signed a recruiting class ranked among the top 15 in the
nation by several services.
Boehm has worked tirelessly with Fox Sports Net and
the Big 12 Conference to provide the men’s basketball
team with an extensive television package each of the
past six seasons. His efforts in providing a fan-friendly
atmosphere at the Bob Devaney Sports Center have
helped Nebraska to record-setting attendance for
women’s basketball at the Devaney Center.
Under Boehm’s supervision, Coach Connie Yori’s

women’s basketball team enjoyed the best season
in school history in 2009-10. The Huskers made their
seventh straight postseason trip, advancing to the
school’s first NCAA Sweet 16. Yori captured 2010
National Coach-of-the-Year honors by leading the
Huskers to a Big 12 record-tying 30-game winning streak
and the 2010 Big 12 regular-season title. NU ranked in
the top 10 in the final national polls and seventh nationally
in home attendance with 7,390 fans per game. In Big
12 play, NU led the league with 11,383 fans per game.
The men have added three postseason trips during
Boehm’s tenure, including a trip to the 2009 NIT.
Boehm’s efforts to enhance NU’s gameday
atmosphere were not restricted to the basketball
programs. He was instrumental in conceptualizing and
developing the Husker Nation Pavilion, which quickly
became the premier pregame event around home
football games.
Boehm took the lead role in obtaining First National
Bank and Ameritas as premier sponsors for the Nebraska
Athletic Department for a combined deal worth more
than $7 million over a three-year period. First National
Bank and Ameritas joined ALLTEL, Pepsi and adidas as
premier corporate sponsors for Husker athletics.
Boehm held the same position at Pittsburgh from
1997 to 2003. Boehm assisted in the rise of the Panthers’
basketball program with the men’s team posting back-toback Sweet 16 appearances in the NCAA Tournament.
During construction of the Panthers’ new athletic

facilities, Boehm played
a central role in Pitt’s
athletic teams moving to
the UPMC Sports Performance Complex, Heinz Field
and the Petersen Events Center.
Boehm served as interim athletic director at
Pittsburgh for nearly five months before coming to
Nebraska. During that time, he hired new men’s (Jamie
Dixon) and women’s basketball (Agnus Berenato) and
soccer (Sue-Moy Chin) head coaches for the Panther
program. Under Dixon’s direction, the Panthers have
advanced to eight straight NCAA Tournaments, while
Berenato has rejuvenated the women’s program with
three straight NCAA Tournament appearances from
2007 to 2009.
Boehm also spent five years as associate
executive director of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. He
directed and managed a 125-member fund-raising
committee of Arizona business people responsible
for generating more than $4.5 million in cash and
in-kind partnerships. Previously he spent four years
as associate executive director and public relations
director of the Sun Bowl from 1987 to 1991.
Born in Grand Island, Boehm earned his bachelor’s
degree in communications from Kansas State in 1984
and added a master’s degree in sports management
from St. Thomas (Fla.) University in 1985. Boehm and
his wife, the former Janelle Broderick of Minot, N.D.,
have three boys, Broderick, Christian and Lukas John.

Bob Burton
Associate A.D. | Nebraska (1985) | 13th Year

Burton filled a similar position at Oklahoma
State as the assistant athletic director for sports
administration and compliance from 1993 to 1997.
He oversaw OSU’s Olympic sports programs as
well as the training and strength and conditioning,
wrestling, men’s and women’s track and field and
men’s and women’s tennis programs.
Burton came to Nebraska from Texas Tech,
where he served as an associate athletic director
for compliance for one year. While at Texas Tech,
Burton helped complete the NCAA investigation
into the Red Raider athletic department and
analyzed the entire compliance system at the
institution. He also helped identify and implement
financial aid and eligibility systems, including
changes in personnel and restructuring of the
compliance department.
Burton, who was a member of the NCAA
Division I women’s soccer committee for three
years and was a member of the NCAA Division
I bowling committee, served as a legislative

administrator for the NCAA from 1989 to
1993. At the NCAA, he was involved in the
development of legislation, interpretation of
regulations and reviewed legal issues related to
the application of the association’s regulations.
He served as an NCAA liaison to committees
and conducted comprehensive education to
several intercollegiate athletic conferences. He
has served on the National Association of Athletic
Compliance Coordinators Executive Committee
and the subcommittee of Big 12 Directors of
Compliance.
He received his bachelor’s degree in finance
from Nebraska in 1985 and his juris doctorate
from the Nebraska College of Law in 1989. A
native of Falls City, Neb., Burton and his wife,
Krista, have a daughter, Elly, and sons Robert
Falk, McClain John and Abram Lawslo.

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Associate Athletic Director Bob Burton joined the
Nebraska athletic department in 1998. He spent 10
years as associate athletic director for compliance/
sports administration from 1998 to 2007.
Burton is responsible for the direct administrative
supervision to the sports of golf, tennis, men’s
gymnastics, track and field, cross country,
bowling, wrestling and swimming and diving. He
also oversees the operation of Haymarket Park.
Working with the Lincoln Saltdogs, he helps set
the budget for field and stadium operation costs
and create strategic plans for the facility.
Burton is a member of the athletic department’s
executive team, which helps set policy, develops
short- and long-term goals and objectives, and
creates strategic plans for the department. Burton
has expanded his responsibilities by assisting the
development office in areas of fundraising and
building relationships with athletic department
supporters.

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introduction

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the Huskers

Review

History

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Nebraska Support Staff

Dr. Lonnie Albers
Assistant A.D./Director
of Athletic Medicine

Chris Anderson
Associate A.D. for
Community Relations

Gary Bargen
Associate A.D.
for Compliance

Dr. Pat Clare
Chief of Staff,
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Butch Hug
Associate A.D.
for Events/Facilities

John Ingram
Associate A.D.
for Capital Planning

Katie Jewell
Associate Director
of Academic Programs

Jan Brown
Director of Business
Operations

Pat Logsdon
Associate A.D. for
Athletic Administration/
SWA

Keith Mann
Assistant A.D.
for Media Relations

Paul Meyers
Associate A.D.
for Development

Will Sheppard
Academic Counselor

Ervin Williams
Event Management
Specialist

Keith Zimmer
Associate A.D for
Life Skills

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Randy Gobel
Director of Facilities
(Devaney Center)

Kirk Hartman
Executive Director
of Video Production

Shot Kleen
Assistant A.D.
for Technology

Michael Stephens
Assistant A.D. for
Marketing, Licensing
and Concessions

Mike Hodges
HuskerVision Video
Production Specialist

Dennis Leblanc
Senior Associate A.D.
for Academics, Planning
and Compliance

Jerry Weber
Head Trainer, Assoc.
Director
of Athletic Medicine

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Ohio State

Saturday, March 12, 7 p.m., at Ohio State
General Information
Location........................................Columbus, Ohio
Enrollment....................................................52,568
Founded.......................................................... 1870
Nickname................................................Buckeyes
Colors..........................................Scarlet and Gray
Conference.................................................Big Ten
President........................................E. Gordon Gee
Athletic Director.............................. Eugene Smith
Team Information
Home Facility................................. St. John Arena
Capacity.......................................................13,276
Gymnastics Office Phone........... (614) 292-9323

Head Coach.............Miles Avery (Temple, 1985)
School Record (Years).........232-92-1 (12 Years)
Asst. Coaches.....................................Doug Stibel
.......................................................... Blaine Wilson
2009 Season
2009 Record.................................................... 9-16
2009 Big Ten Finish....................................... Third
2009 Final NCAA Ranking.............................Sixth
Lettermen Returning/Lost.................................9/4
All-Americans Returning/Lost...........................3/2

Media Relations Information
Gymnastics Contact/Intern.............. Emily Meyer
Student Intern.............................Megan Medeiros
Media Relations Phone............... (614) 292-1389
Media Relations Fax.................... (614) 292-8547
Contact e-mail.................... meyer.504@osu.edu
Website...........................ohiostatebuckeyes.com
Series History
Last Dual..........................................Feb. 18, 2005
Results.....................Ohio State, 223.975-216.60
Series Record...............................Series Tied, 9-9

Stanford

Friday, March 12, 7 p.m., at Berkeley, Calif.
General Information
Location............................................Stanford Calif.
Enrollment................................................................
Founded.......................................................... 1868
Nickname.........................................Golden Bears
Colors.............................................Blue and Silver
Conference...................................................MPSF
Chancellor........................... Dr. Robert Birgeneau
Athletic Director.............................Sandy Barbour
Team Information
Home Facility...................................Haas Pavilion
Capacity....................................................... 11,892
Gymnastics Office Phone........... (510) 642-9313

Head Coach..........Barry Weiner (Temple, 1970)
School Record (Years).........242-82-1 (18 Years)
Career Record (Years).........242-82-1 (18 Years)
Asst. Coach........................................Aaron Floyd
Graduate Asst......................................Tim McNeill
2009 Season
2009 Record.................................................... 10-1
2009 MPSF Finish......................................... Third
2009 Final NCAA Ranking..........................Fourth

Media Relations Information
Gymnastics Contact........Anna Oleson-Wheeler
Media Relations Phone............... (510) 643-5846
Media Relations Fax.................... (510) 643-7778
Contact e-mail............ aowheeler@berkeley.edu
Website.............................................calbears.com
Series History
Last Dual.......................................... Jan. 24, 2009
Results......................... California, 356.45-334.70
Series Record.................................Cal Leads, 5-1

Illinois

January 22
General Information
Location..................................University Park, Pa.
Enrollment.................................................... 44,112
Founded.......................................................... 1855
Nickname...........................................Nittany Lions
Colors............................................ Blue and White
Conference.................................................Big Ten
President...............................Dr. Graham Spanier
Athletic Director.........................Timothy J. Curley
Team Information
Home Facility............................................ Rec Hall
Capacity.......................................................... 6846
Gymnastics Office Phone........... (814) 865-8421

Head Coach...... Randy Jepson (Penn State, 1982)
School Record (Years)............279-54 (18 Years)
Asst. Coaches.................................... Slava Boiko
.................................................................Kevin Tan
2009 Season
2009 Record.....................................................11-4
2009 Big Ten Finish.........................................Fifth
2009 Final NCAA Ranking.......................Seventh
All-Americans Returning/Lost...........................1/1
Newcomers.........................................................10

Media Relations Information
Gymnastics Contact...................John Regenfuss
Media Relations Phone............... (814) 865-1757
Media Relations Fax.................... (814) 863-3165
Contact e-mail.............................jmr49@psu.edu
Website......................................gopsusports.com
Series History
Last Dual.........................................March 4, 2000
Results......................Penn State, 223.70-231.05
Series Record......................Nebraska Leads, 5-4

Saturday, March 19, 7 p.m., Devaney Center
General Information
Location..........................................Iowa City, Iowa
Enrollment....................................................30,561
Founded.......................................................... 1847
Nickname...............................................Hawkeyes
Colors............................................ Black and Gold
Conference.................................................Big Ten
Athletic Director....................................Gary Barta
Team Information
Home Facility...................Field House Main Floor
Capacity......................................................... 1,500
Gymnastics Office Phone........... (319) 335-9432

Head Coach........Tom Dunn (Penn State, 1971)
School Record (Years)...... 215-129-2 (30 Years)
Career Record (Years)...... 242-137-2 (33 Years)
Asst. Coaches..................................Dmitri Trouch
.......................................................Alex Kolyvanov
2010 Season
2009 Record.................................................... 4-10
2009 Big Ten Finish........................................Sixth
2009 Final NCAA Ranking..............................11th
Lettermen Returning/Lost...............................11/3

Media Relations Information
Gymnastics Contact....................... Jenni Stumpff
Media Relations Phone................(319) 335-9411
Media Relations Fax.................... (319) 335-9417
Contact e-mail........ jennifer-stumpff@uiowa.edu
Website.................................hawkeyesports.com
Series History
Last Dual..........................................Feb. 14, 2009
Results.........................Nebraska, 343.50-342.60
Series Record...................... Iowa Leads, 12-10-1

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Iowa

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Nebraska
introduction

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the Huskers

History

Review

Cory Baumgarten
Senior | 5-6 | 150 | Plano, Texas
Honors and Awards

•MPSF Academic All-Conference (2009, 2010)
• College Gymnastics Association Scholastic All-American (First Team, 2010)
•Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall: 2007, 2008, 2009; Spring: 2008, 2009, 2010)
2011: One of four seniors on the NU roster, Cory
Baumgarten is expected to provide leadership for the
Huskers this season. “Cory is going to be a big player for
us on floor, rings and vault this season, and we expect a
lot of out him,” Nebraska Coach Chuck Chmelka.
2010: Baumgarten trained hard during the summer
of 2009 to become one of Nebraska’s most improved
gymnasts in 2010. He strengthened his routines to
improve both his floor exercise and still rings scores by
nearly a point each. He competed on floor (13.75), rings
(13.25) and vault (15.40) in the 2010 NCAA team qualifier.
Outside of the gym, Baumgarten earned Scholastic
All-America honors from the College Gymnastics
Association and claimed academic All-MPSF accolades
for the second straight season. He was also named to
the Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll both
semesters.
2009: Baumgarten appeared in nearly every regularseason competition for the Huskers on floor exercise, still
rings, vault and high bar. He earned season-high scores
of 13.05 on floor exercise, 13.55 on still rings, 15.40 on
vault and 13.45 on high bar. Baumgarten cracked the
top-three finishes on vault for the first time in his Husker
career against the University of Illinois-Chicago on March
20, as he placed third with a score of 15.25. After a

successful regular season, Baumgarten earned a score
of 14.35 on vault during the qualifying session of the
2009 NCAA Championships. In addition to his success
in the gym, Baumgarten earned a spot on the Big 12
Commissioner’s Honor Roll in the fall of 2008 and spring
of 2009. He also became one of only five Huskers to earn
academic All-MPSF honors in 2009.
2008: Baumgarten redshirted during his first season
at Nebraska. Talented in the classroom, Baumgarten
earned his first Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll spots
during the fall of 2007 and the spring of 2008.
Prior: Baumgarten competed at World Olympic
Gymnastics Academy in Plano, Texas, before coming
to Nebraska. A Level-10 Texas state floor exercise
champion, Baumgarten also found success at the
national level, where he finished 10th overall in the junior
division at the 2006 VISA Championships. His all-around
finish was one of six top-10 finishes at the event for
Baumgarten, with his highest places coming on the floor
exercise and still rings, where he finished fifth and fourth,
respectively.

Baumgarten’s Bests
Year
2010
2010
2010

Score
14.45
14.40
15.70

Event
FX
SR
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Personal: Cory was born on July 24, 1989, to Gary and
Nancy Baumgarten. A 2007 Plano Senior High School
graduate, Cory has one sister, Allie, and is a math and
physics major at Nebraska.

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Bear Danley
Senior | 5-5 | 140 | Buffalo Grove, Ill.
Honors and Awards
• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall: 2007; Spring: 2008)

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2011: Bear Danley plans to improve after a solid junior
season for NU when he posted two third-place finishes
on high bar. The Huskers will count on Danley again on
five events. “If he can control his emotions, he’s going
to be awesome,” Nebraska Coach Chuck Chmelka said.
2010: Danley became a go-to competitor on five events,
including floor exercise, pommel horse, vault, parallel
bars and high bar. On the year, Danley earned two thirdplace finishes on high bar. He wrapped up his junior
season at the 2010 NCAA Championships, as he earned
scores of 10.55 on pommel horse, 13.60 on parallel bars
and 13.80 on high bar in the team qualifier.
2009: Danley competed in nearly every meet for
Nebraska in 2009, earning high scores of 12.45 on floor
exercise, 13.30 on pommel horse, 14.75 on vault, 13.85
on parallel bars and 14.15 on high bar. Danley concluded
his sophomore season at the NCAA Championships,
earning scores of 13.20 on floor exercise, 11.85 on
pommel horse, 12.95 on parallel bars and 14.00 on high
bar for the Huskers in the qualifying round.
2008: Danley was one of three freshmen to compete in
a talented NU lineup in 2008. An aerial specialist, Danley
shined on five events for Nebraska, including floor,

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pommel horse, vault, parallel bars and high bar. He
claimed his first high bar title with a career-high score of
14.60 against Iowa, before finishing second on pommel
horse (14.40) against Air Force. Danley ended a stellar
freshman season at the MPSF Championships and the
NCAA Championships. In addition to being a strong
competitor, he earned Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor
Roll accolades both semesters.
Prior: Danley produced a spectacular prep career at
Buffalo Grove Gymnastics in Illinois. He was an aerial
specialist and a four-time Junior Olympics qualifier
under Head Coach Kelly Crumley. At the national level,
Danley finished 49th overall at the 2006 Junior Olympic
National Championships after finishing 21st in his age
division in 2005. In 2005, Danley posted three top-20
event finishes, placing 15th on still rings (8.75), 12th on
parallel bars (8.85) and 16th on high bar (8.425). Danley
was also selected to compete at the U.S. qualifier in the
junior division during the 2005 season.
Personal: Bear is the son of Rick and Ruth Danley and
was born on June 21, 1989, in Terre Haute, Ind. Bear
graduated from Buffalo Grove High School in 2007. A
computer engineering major at Nebraska, Bear has one
brother, Seth.

Danley’s Bests
Year
2010
2009
2010
2009
2008

Score
14.50
14.75
15.45
14.80
14.60

Event
FX
PH
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Matthew Forrest
Senior | 5-7 | 165 | Olathe, Kan.
Honors and Awards

• College Gymnastics Association Scholastic All-American (First Team, 2010)
• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall: 2007, 2009; Spring: 2008, 2009, 2010)
2011: After suffering a season-ending knee injury last
year, Matthew Forrest is recovering nicely and is looking
great in practice, according to Nebraska Coach Chuck
Chmelka. Forrest’s leadership will be needed throughout
the 2011 season. Forrest has an excellent chance to make
Nebraska’s lineup in as many as three events (pommel
horse, parallel bars, high bar).
2010: Forrest earned a spot in Nebraska’s vault midway
through the year, but suffered a season-ending knee
injury in his only competition for the Huskers. He posted
a 14.75 on vault against Oklahoma and Stanford in his
lone appearance of the season. Forrest was a standout in
the classroom, capturing first-team Scholastic All-America
honors from the College Gymnastics Association. He also
earned spots on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in
both the fall and spring semesters.
2009: A walk-on from Olathe, Kan., Forrest continued to
train with NU during his second season. Although he did
not compete in 2009, he remained a force in the classroom,
earning a spot on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in
the spring of 2009.

2008: Forrest redshirted his first season at Nebraska.
He worked hard in the classroom, earning Big 12
Commissioner’s Honor Roll selections in the fall of 2007
and the spring of 2008.
Prior: Forrest, a three-time academic All-American and
Junior Olympics qualifier, trained with McCracken’s
Gymnastics in Olathe, Kan., before transferring to
Emerald City Gymnastics in Overland Park, Kan.,
in 2005. Under Head Coach Mike Thomas, Forrest
qualified for the 2006 Level-10 Junior Olympic National
Championships and the 2007 Kansas state gymnastics
competition.
Personal: Matthew was born on March 28, 1988, to
Robert and Melissa Forrest of Olathe, Kan. Matthew,
a forensic science major at Nebraska, has two sisters,
Jennifer and Sarah, and one brother, Robert. He serves
as a part-time gymnastics coach in the offseason.

Forrest’s Bests
Year
2010

Score
14.75

Event
V

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Anthony Ingrelli
Senior | 5-7 | 175 | Milwaukee, Wis.
Honors and Awards

• NCAA All-American (Still Rings, 2010)
• Nebraska Newcomer of the Year (2008)
• NCAA Event Preliminaries (Still Rings, 2008, 2009, 2010)
• Seven Career Still Rings Titles
2011: Senior co-captain, Anthony Ingrelli is coming off a
stellar junior year, when he earned All-America honors
on still rings. Ingrelli will pursue All-America honors again
and hunt for a national still rings title in 2011.

2009: Ingrelli returned as one of NU’s best still rings
specialists in 2009. He earned a season-high score of
15.20 on the event. He captured two still rings titles during
the regular season. His first came against Minnesota with
a score of 15.00, before he captured a second title against
Illinois-Chicago with a 14.70. For the second straight year
Ingrelli competed at the NCAA Championships, where he
notched a 14.95 in Nebraska’s team qualifying round.
He capped his sophomore campaign with a season-high
score of 15.20 in the event preliminaries.

Prior: A former club team standout at Swiss Turners
in West Allis, Wis., Ingrelli was a three-time Junior
Olympics National qualifier, where he finished 10th
in the still rings at the 2006 competition. He was also
the Wisconsin state and regional Level-10 all-around
champion. Ingrelli’s club career was spent in good
company, as Swiss Turners is the former gym of 2004
Olympic gold medalists Paul and Morgan Hamm. Ingrelli
attended the Milwaukee School of Language during
high school.
Personal: Anthony was born on Nov. 2, 1988, to Joe
and Linda Ingrelli and has one sister, Gina, and one
brother, Joe. Anthony is a child development major at
Nebraska.

Ingrelli’s Bests
Year
2008

Score
15.50

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2010: Ingrelli captured his first NCAA All-America award
on still rings as a junior with a sixth-place finish (14.975)
at the NCAA Individual Event Finals in West Point, N.Y.
Ingrelli helped the Huskers with a 14.95 on rings at the
NCAA Team Qualifier, then uncorked a 15.20 at the
NCAA Event Preliminaries. He was NU’s first still rings
All-American since Josh Rasile in 2004. He won three
still rings titles on the year, including a season-high 15.30
to win a triangular with Minnesota and Iowa.

2008: Ingrelli was named Nebraska’s Newcomer of
the Year after claiming a pair of event titles before
advancing to the second round of the NCAA event
finals on still rings. He started the season with a win
against Oklahoma and Air Force (15:30). He tied for
second with a score of 14.30 at Minnesota, before
placing first on still rings against Iowa with a score of
15.15. He unleashed a career-best 15.50 at the MPSF
Championships.

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Will Eastman
Junior | 5-6 | 150 | Martinez, Ga.

2011: Will Eastman enters his first year at Nebraska
with a good chance to make the lineup in three events,
including floor, vault and high bar. Nebraska Coach
Chuck Chmelka said Eastman’s work ethic could pay
dividends as the season progresses. “If he continues
to clean up his consistency and keeps working hard
he should make the lineup.”

Personal: Will Eastman was born March 11,
1988 to David and Devana Eastman. Will is from
Martinez, Ga. Will has an older sister, Carolyn and
is a criminal justice major at Nebraska.

2009-10: Eastman spent the 2009 and 2010
seasons at Air Force, where he was a member of the
gymnastics team. He earned one varsity letter.
Prior: Before coming to Nebraska, Eastman spent
two years at Air Force. He graduated from Evans
High School in Evans, Ga., in 2006. While at Evans
High School, he was coached by Andy Thornton.

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David Jacobs
Junior | 6-0 | 170 | Lincoln, Neb.
Honors and Awards
• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Spring: 2010)

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2011: David Jacobs made a major impact in his first
year as a Husker in 2010 and is looking to be an even
bigger factor as a junior. Jacobs, the only Nebraskan
on the Husker roster, is working his way back from
shoulder surgery, which he underwent at the end of
last season. “Jacobs is a true all-arounder, but he is
key for the team on pommel horse, parallel bars and
high bar,” Nebraska Coach Chuck Chmelka said.
2010: After rigorous training during his first season
at Nebraska, Jacobs made an immediate impact
for the 2010 Huskers. He competed at every meet,
contributing on pommel horse, parallel bars and high
bar. Jacobs competed on pommel horse (13.00),
parallel bars (11.55) and high bar (12.85) at the 2010
NCAA team qualifier. During the season, Jacobs
notched a career-best 13.80 on pommel horse against
Ohio State. He added season-bests of 14.35 on high
bar and 13.15 on parallel bars against the Buckeyes.
In NU’s regular-season finale, he posted a seasonbest 14.75 on still rings, after notching a career-best
15.75 on vault against Oklahoma and Stanford.
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a spot on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
during the spring semester.
2009: Jacobs sat out his first season with the
Huskers after transferring from West Point Military
Academy.
Prior: Brought up in a military family, Jacobs lived
in Heidelberg, Germany, before moving to Atlanta,
Ga., to attend high school at John McEachern High
School, where he was a member of the National
Honor Society.
A competitor for the Atlanta School of Gymnastics,
Jacobs was named the 2007 Georgia Gymnast of
the Year. He was also a Region 8 team member
in 2007, as he placed third in the all-around at
regionals. Jacobs also placed 37th at nationals in
2007.
Personal: David was born to John and Carla Jacobs
on Feb. 4, 1989. David has one sister, Laura, and
one brother, Bobby. David is an international
business major with minors in German and Russian.

Jacob’s Bests
Year
2010
2010
2010
2010
2010

Score
13.80
14.75
15.75
13.15
14.35

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Michael Killeen
Junior | 5-10 | 170 | Olathe, Kan.
Honors and Awards
• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Spring: 2009, 2010; Fall: 2009)

2011: Michael Killeen enters his junior year hoping
for a breakout season. Coach Chuck Chmelka said
Killeen has made significant improvements. “He’s
doing very well in practice, and he’s a very hard
worker. He’s a smart athlete and a good leader.”
2010: Although Killeen did not compete in 2010,
he used the season to gain experience in the gym
and work on his three events (floor exercise, vault,
high bar). He also earned a spot on the Big 12
Commissioner’s Honor Roll in the fall of 2009 and the
spring of 2010.
2009: A walk-on from Olathe, Kan., Killeen built
experience during his first season with the Huskers.

He earned a spot on the Big 12 Commissioner’s
Honor Roll in the spring of 2009 for his success in
the classroom.
Prior: Killeen competed at Emerald City Gymnastics
in Overland Park, Kan., under Coach Mike Thomas
before joining the Nebraska men’s gymnastics team.
Killeen chose to compete at Nebraska over Illinois
and Iowa.
Personal: Michael was born on Jan. 2, 1990, to Brad
and Jean Killeen. A 2008 Olathe South High School
graduate, Killeen has one sister, Erin. Michael is a
pre-landscape architecture major at Nebraska.

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Wyatt Baier
Sophomore | 5-7 | 140 | Denver, Colo.
Honors and Awards
• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall: 2009; Spring: 2010)

2011: After sitting out last season to gain experience
Wyatt Baier is ready to earn a chance to compete for
the Huskers in 2011. Baier has his best opportunity
to earn a lineup spot on vault, but Coach Chuck
Chmelka says Baier is also in the hunt on still rings,
high bar, parallel bars and floor exercise.

Personal: Wyatt was born on Jan. 17, 1990, to
Frank and Christine Baier. A percussion major at the
Denver School of the Arts, Wyatt graduated from
high school in 2008. He has one brother, Bryan.

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2010: An all-arounder from Denver, Colo., Baier
used his freshman season to gain strength and
experience on his events. Baier also performed
well in the classroom, claiming spots on the Big 12
Commissioner’s Honor Roll in both the fall and spring
semesters.

Prior: A member of Darano’s School of Gymnastics,
Baier trained under Coach Kevin McMurchie. He
was a two-time national championship competitor at
Junior Nationals. Baier was recruited by Air Force,
Navy and the U.S. Military Academy. He trained with
Air Force for one semester before transferring to
Nebraska.

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Andreas Hofer

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Sophomore | 5-7 | 175 | Heidelberg, Germany
Honors and Awards

• College Gymnastics Association Scholastic All-American (2010)
• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall: 2009; Spring: 2010)

2011: Coming off an impressive freshman season,
all-arounder Andreas Hofer is looking for more during
his sophomore campaign. Hofer, one of Nebraska’s
co-captains, has high expectations coming into
the year. Coach Chuck Chmelka said Hofer could
contend for All-America honors in the all-around at
the 2011 NCAA Championships. “Andi is a definite
leader. He leads by example. He’s very hard working
and a very good student,” Chmelka said. “He’s really
an All-American kid. He does everything right.”
2010: Hofer ended the 2010 season as one of the
most successful freshman gymnasts in recent Husker
history. Hofer maintained a constant rating within
the top-20 vaulters nationally throughout the regular
season and ranked 18th on parallel bars heading
into the 2010 NCAA Championships. In NU’s final
regular-season competition, Hofer set a Nebraska
gymnastics record with his all-around score of 88.40.
Hofer earned three event titles on the year, including
one vault (vs. Ohio State, UIC, Air Force), one parallel
bars (vs. Ohio State, UIC, Air Force) and one allaround title (vs. Iowa and Minnesota). He also earned

eight top-three finishes in the 2010 regular season.
He was one of only five Huskers to advance to the
2010 NCAA event preliminaries, where he earned a
score of 83.45 in the all-around.
Prior: Hofer joined the Nebraska gymnastics team
after vast international experience. As a junior
competitor at Helmholtz Gymnasium Heidelberg,
Hofer was the 2004 German vault champion and
the 2005 German floor champion. He also earned
two third-place finishes in the all-around at the
2003 and 2005 German Championships. For
three years following his junior career (2006-08),
Hofer competed for the extended National Team of
Germany. He also competed with his club team in
Germany in the 1 Bundeslinga, which is the highest
gymnastics league in Germany.
Personal: Andreas was born Jan. 18, 1987, to
Dieter and Christa Hofer, in Heidelberg, Germany.
He has one older brother, Sebastian, and one
younger sister, Maria. Andreas is an international
business major at Nebraska.

Hofer’s Bests

Year
Score
2010
15.05
2010
13.85

2010
14.55

2010
15.95
2010
14.40
2010
14.80
2010
88.40

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Ben Hall
Sophomore | 5-11 | 160 | Crescent, Iowa

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Honors and Awards
• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall: 2009; Spring: 20010)

2011: Ben Hall returns for his second season at NU
with hope to make the lineup on parallel bars. He’s
been working very hard at practice and “he’s made
some great improvements over the summer and has
a chance to make the team on parallel bars,” Coach
Chuck Chmelka said.

Prior: Hall competed for the Artistic Academy under
his father and coach, William George Hall. A 2009
graduate on Underwood High School, Hall was a
member of National Honor Society for three years,
the Blue Honor Roll for four years and participated in
pep, concert, marching and jazz band.

2010: A walk-on from Crescent, Iowa, Hall joined the
Husker team as a parallel bars specialist. He used
his first season at Nebraska to gain experience at the
collegiate level.

Personal: Ben was born on April 2, 1991, to George
and Debra Hall of Crescent, Iowa. Ben has two
brothers, Zach and the late Matt Hall.

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Gabriel Sanchez
Sophomore | 5-3 | 150 | Phoenix, Ariz.
Honors and Awards
• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall: 2009; Spring: 2010)

2011: Gabriel Sanchez heads into his second season
at Nebraska. Sanchez has been working hard in the
gym to prepare for his sophomore season, including
increasing the level of difficulty in his routines.
“Gabe is a hard worker and he’s getting a lot better,”
Nebraska Coach Chuck Chmelka said.
2010: A walk-on from Phoenix, Ariz., Sanchez used
his freshman season to build experience on three
events, including floor exercise, still rings and vault.
Sanchez did not compete in his first year but made
improvements in practice during the 2010 season. In
the classroom, Sanchez earned spots on the Big 12
Commissioner’s Honor Roll in both the fall and spring
semesters.

Prior: Before joining the Nebraska gymnastics team,
Sanchez trained at Xtreme Gymnastics under Coach
Christopher Sommer, as well as under former NU
men’s gymnast Jeff Kelly. Sanchez, the 2008 and
2009 Arizona state champion, began gymnastics
training only four years prior to Nebraska. In addition
to gymnastics, Sanchez was a two-time region runner
for the Barry Goldwater High School track team.
Personal: Gabriel was born on June 5, 1991, to
Richard and Jo Anna Sanchez in Phoenix, Ariz. He
graduated from Barry Goldwater High School in
2009. Sanchez, who has a twin brother, Benjamin, is
an advertising major at Nebraska.

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Mark Ringle
Redshirt Freshman | 5-5 | 150 | San Ramon, Calif.
Honors and Awards
• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall: 2009; Spring: 2010)

2010: Ringle redshirted his first season at Nebraska.
Although he did not compete for the Huskers, he did
contribute in the classroom by earning spots on the
Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in both the fall and
spring semesters as a true freshman.
Prior: Ringle competed at West Coast Olympic
Gymnastics Academy in Pleasanton, Calif., prior to

attending Nebraska. He was a part of the Region
1 Select Team in 2008 and was a three-time Junior
Olympic qualifier. Ringle held Region 1 rankings of
eighth in the all-around, second on parallel bars and
third on vault in 2008. Due to injuries, Ringle held a
national ranking of 46th in the all-around.
Personal: Mark was born on Oct. 29, 1990, to
Doug and Maggie Ringle. He is the youngest of
four children. He has two older sisters, Vicki and
Stephanie, and one older brother, Matthew. Mark
graduated from California High School with high
honors in 2009 and was a three-time academic AllAmerican. He was also the John and Wesley Nygren
Memorial Scholarship recipient. Mark is a nutrition
science major at Nebraska, and plans on becoming
an orthopedic surgeon.

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2011: Redshirt freshman Mark Ringle could be a key
for the Huskers in 2011. Ringle has shown potential
in four events, including floor exercise, vault, parallel
bars, and high bar. According to Nebraska Coach
Chuck Chmelka, Ringle has an excellent opportunity
to complete on all four events for the Huskers this
season. “He’s a potential All-American on the high
bar,” Chmelka said. “He has a high bar routine that
will really wow some people.”

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Donovan Arndt
Freshman | 5-7 | 155 | Waterford, Wis.

2011: Donovan Arndt comes into his freshman year at
Nebraska with hopes of competing for the team right
away. Arndt’s best events are floor, vault and rings,
but he also has a very good shot to make the pommel
horse lineup as well. Coach Chuck Chmelka calls
Arndt the “most explosive freshman” and expects him
to contribute immediately.

Personal: Donovan is the son of Jeff Arndt and
Darlene Reinke, Donovan was born March 2, 1992,
in Waukesha, Wis. His step-father is Mark Sobczak
and Donovan has a twin brother, Taylor. Arndt has not
declared a major.

Prior: Prior to attending Nebraska, Arndt attended
Muskego High School in Muskego, Wis. Along with
being a member of the gymnastics team, Arndt was
on the honor roll all four years. In high school, Arndt
was coached by Brad LeClair.

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Wyatt Aycock
Freshman | 5-5 | 140 | Orlando, Fla.

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2011: An all-arounder from Orlando, Fla., Wyatt
Aycock will look to help the Huskers right away in his
first season at Nebraska. “He is outstanding in all the
events, and he can be unbelievably good,” Coach
Chuck Chmelka said.
Prior: Before becoming a Husker, Aycock attended
Dr. Phillips High School. Aycock most recently
competed at the 2010 Visa Championships. His score
of 80.65 in the all-around placed him third among the
nation’s best Level 10 gymnasts, recording a top-10
finish in every event. In 2009, Aycock was the pommel
horse and floor exercise silver medalist at the 2009
Visa Championships placing fifth in the all-around.
Wyatt was a Future Stars National Team member and
a two-time Junior National Team member. Aycock
qualified for the JO Nationals and was a member

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of the Region VIII team all six years he was eligible.
Over the course of his career he earned 14 medals
in the Florida State Championships and 16 medals
in the Region VIII Championships. At JO National
Championships Aycock recorded top 10 finishes on
floor, pommel horse and parallel bars including four
top-25 all-around finishes placing as high as fourth
in the all-around in 2010. In 2008 Aycock was the allaround gold medalist in the Pacific Coast Classic and
finished fourth in the elite/college competition.
Personal: Wyatt was born June 22, 1992 to Bill
and Charis Aycock in Cocoa Beach, Fla. Wyatt has
two brothers, Tyler and Garrett. Wyatt is majoring in
biological sciences.

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Micah Christensen
Freshman | 5-7 | 140 | Port Orchard, Wash.

2011: Micah Christensen, a freshman from Port
Orchard, Wash., looks to help the Huskers on floor
exercise, vault and high bar this season. Coach
Chuck Chmelka said the freshman could contribute
as a member of NU’s high bar lineup. “He’s a real
elegant, clean gymnast and his difficulty keeps
getting better,” Chmelka said.

Prior: Before joining the Huskers, Christensen
trained at Black Hills Gymnastics in Lacey, Wash.,
under Coach Bob Young. Before coming to Nebraska,
Christensen won the high bar at the 2009 Stanford

Open. He also finished ninth on bar at the Junior
Olympic Nationals.
Personal: Micah was born Dec. 7, 1992 in Kirkland,
Wash., to Doug and Kim Christensen. Micah has an
older brother, Elijah, and a younger sister, Hannah.
He is majoring in pre-physical therapy.

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Andrew House
Freshman | 5-6 | 135 | Houston, Texas

Prior: Before coming to Nebraska, House attended
the University of Houston for one year before
transferring to NU. He went to Bellaire High School,
in Bellaire, Texas. He trained at the Houston
Gymnastics Center, and was coached by Bo Morris.

While in high school, House was on the honor roll,
and was also named an academic- All-American.
He was also an all-around finalist at Junior Olympic
Nationals.
Personal: Andrew was born April 30, 1991 to Joan
and Doug House of Houston, Texas. He has one
brother, Ian. Andrew is majoring in mechanical
engineering.

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2011: Coming into his first year at Nebraska, Andrew
House is one of several freshmen Coach Chuck
Chmelka is counting on to make an immediate
impact. One of eight freshmen on the team this
season, House’s strongest events are floor exercise
and vault, but if he continues to progress, he could
also earn time on three other events.

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Louis Klein
Freshman | 5-6 | 135 | Utica, Mich.

2011: Louis Klein has the potential to be an allarounder for the Huskers in the future, but will focus
on trying to earn lineup spots on still rings, parallel
bars and high bar as a freshman. Klein, who Coach
Chuck Chmelka says is “loaded with talent,” comes
to Nebraska hoping to make an instant impact, but a
knee injury could slow his progress. While a redshirt
season could be an option, Chmelka said Klein was
bouncing back from the injury and was still in position
to contribute this year.

Prior: Klein, a transfer from Oakland Community
College in Waterford, Mich. looks to help out the NU
team in the all-around. Klein went to Rochester High
School, in Rochester, Mich., where he was coached
by Shawn Clement.
Personal: Louis Klein was born on Nov. 2, 1991 to
Cristina Furicchia. Louis has an older sister, Cristal.
Louis has not declared a major.

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Robbie Kocks
Freshman | 5-7 | 165 | Lawrenceville, Ga.

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2011: Robbie Kocks could be a still rings specialist for
Nebraska as a freshman, but he is also developing
his skills on the floor and pommel horse.
Prior: Before coming to Nebraska, Kocks attended
Collins Hill High School, in Suwanee, Ga., where he
was coached by Nathan Simmons.

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Personal: Robbie was born Nov. 25, 1991, to Chris
and Lisa Kocks in Mishawaka, Ind. Kocks came
to Nebraska from Lawrenceville, Ga. Robbie has
two younger brothers, Dylan and Parker. Robbie is
majoring in criminal justice.

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C.J. Schaaf
Freshman | 5-7 | 145 | Houston, Texas

2011: A true all-arounder C.J. Schaaf could compete
on all six events this year. “He just doesn’t have a
weakness, he’s great on all the events,” Nebraska
Coach Chuck Chmelka said. Schaaf has the talent
to challenge for All-America honors in the all-around.

Personal: Christopher Schaaf was born on April
27,1992 to Tim and Donna Schaaf of Houston, Texas.
C.J. has one sister, Nickie. C.J. is a general studies
major at Nebraska.

Prior: Before coming to Nebraska, Schaaf trained at
Cypress Academy in Houston, Texas. Schaaf had an
impressive prep career at Cypress Academy under
Coach Tom Medows. Schaaf placed 13th at the 2009
Visa Championships.

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Eric Schryver
Freshman | 5-11 | 145 | Richardson, Texas

Prior: Schryver comes to Nebraska after competing
for the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy Level
10 men’s team. Schryver has competed in numerous
competitions, including the Visa Championships,

Junior Olympic Nationals, Pacific Coast Classics and
the Texas State Championships. He placed 11th at
the 2009 Visa Championships. He also considered
Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota before choosing
Nebraska, Schryver graduated with honors from
Lloyd V. Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas.
Personal: Eric was born May 14,1992 in Dallas,
Texas to Wayne and Laura Schryver. Eric has three
siblings, an older sister, Amanda, and two younger
brothers, Ian and Michael. Eric is a pre-medicine
major.

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2011: A highly touted recruit out of Richardson, Texas,
Eric Schryver could compete as an all-arounder for
this year’s Husker squad. Schryver’s biggest impact
could be made on pommel horse, where Coach
Chuck Chmelka said Schryver has the potential to be
an All-American in the future. “This kid is unbelievable
on pommel horse,” Chmelka said. “He is expected to
definitely compete in at least four of the six events this
year for the Huskers.”

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ANTHONY INGRELLI
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Senior Kyle Shanahan led the Huskers in the all-around throughout 2010, posting NU’s top scores on floor, pommel horse, parallel bars and high bar.

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Huskers Claim Top 10 NCAA Finish in Chmelka’s First Season as Head Coach
Nebraska ushered in a new era in 2010, as
Coach Chuck Chmelka took the reins of the
tradition-rich Husker program.
Following in the footsteps of legendary Coach
Francis Allen, who spent 40 years guiding the
Husker program, provided several challenges,
but Chmelka immediately began to add to NU’s
history.
At the 2010 NCAA Championships, Anthony
Ingrelli became the first Husker to capture AllAmerica honors since 2007. Ingrelli, a junior
from Milwaukee, Wis., posted a 15.05 to finish
sixth on still rings to become NU’s first AllAmerican on the event since Josh Rasile in
2004.
Ingelli’s first All-America award brought
Nebraska’s all-time total to 173 - one of the top
All-America totals in all of collegiate gymnastics.
It also represented a first major step in restoring
the Husker program to its position among the
sport’s elite.
As a team, the Huskers produced a ninthplace finish at the NCAA Championships. As
they did throughout the season, all-arounders
Kyle Shanahan and Andreas Hofer led the
Huskers at the national championships.
Shanahan, a senior from Monument, Colo.,
finished fifth in the individual all-around
competition during the second session of the
team qualifier. Shanahan’s 86.750 marked his
second-best all-around total of the season.
Shanahan finished among the top 12 on high
bar (8th), pommel horse (11th) and parallel bars
(tied for 11th) during the competition.
Hofer, a freshman from Heidelberg, Germany,
capped an outstanding rookie season with the
Huskers by finishing third in the Session II allaround competition with an 86.900.
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all-around total of the season, trailing only the
88.400 he produced earlier in the season at the
Bob Devaney Sports Center when the Huskers
clashed with future Big Ten Conference brethen
Iowa and Minnesota.
Hofer finished in the top 25 in all six events at
the team qualifier, including a tie for 11th (14.550)
on parallel bars, 15th on floor exercise (14.950),
a tie for 16th on rings (14.250), a tie for 17th on
pommel horse (13.650), a tie for 19th on vault
(15.600) and a tie for 22nd on high bar (13.900).
Alhough he started the season a bit slow while
making the transition to collegiate gymnastics, he
began to hit his stride in the first home meet of his
career against Ohio State, Air Force and IllinoisChicago on Feb. 21 at the Devaney Center.
He produced an 86.20 all-around total in the
quadrangular, beginning a stretch of five straight
competitions in which he scored 85.00 or better
in the all-around.
His 88.40 all-around mark against Iowa and
Minnesota at the Devaney Center on March 20,
not only marked a career high, it also represented
the highest all-around total by a Husker since the
NCAA adjusted the scoring in 2008.
While Hofer was just embarking on his Husker
career, Shanahan was putting the finishing
touches on his four-year career at NU.
Shanahan provided consistent leadership for
NU throughout his senior season, producing on
all six events at every Husker competition during
the season except the triangular with Iowa and
Minnesota where he was unable to compete on
vault.
He notched a season high with an 87.05 in the
all-around against national powers Oklahoma
and Stanford at the Devaney Center, and scored
83.00 or higher in seven of his eight all-around
competitions on the year.

Shanahan, who was a finalist for the
prestigious Nissen-Emery Award presented to
the nation’s top all-around gymnastics studentathlete, entered the NCAA Championships with
the seventh-best individual all-around average
(85.450) in the nation.
Shanahan wasn’t the only senior all-arounder
expected to play a major role in Nebraska’s
fortunes in 2010. John Robinson, a senior
from Charlotte, N.C., opened the year strong,
registering an 86.20 all-around total at Minnesota
on Jan. 30.
But injuries began to limit Robinson, and he
was unable to compete in the all-around the
rest of the season. He continued to compete on
multiple events through NU’s triangular with Iowa
and Minnesota on March 20, but a hand injury
forced him out of competition for the Mountain
Pacific Sports Federation Championships and
the NCAA Championships.
While his contributions in the arena were
limited down the stretch, his role as a leader
continued to the end of the season and beyond.
In fact, following the year, Robinson began a new
stage of his gymnastics career as an assistant
coach with the Huskers.
Daniel Brule, Tony Maras, Josh Rusler and
Stefan Wallof, who all competed for the Huskers
at the NCAA Championships, joined Shanahan
and Robinson in forming a strong senior class for
the Huskers in 2010.
The seniors also helped the Huskers to a
fourth-place finish at the 2010 Mountain Pacific
Sports Federation Championships held on April
3, in Norman, Okla.
Nebraska’s core group of seniors led Nebraska
throughout the year, beginning with road trips
to the Rocky Mountain Open, Minnesota and
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straight meets that featured battles with Ohio
State, Air Force, Illinois-Chicago, Oklahoma,
Stanford, Iowa and Minnesota.
In Nebraska’s regular-season finale with the
Hawkeyes and Golden Gophers, the seniors
were honored at the Devaney Center before
producing a season-high team score of 350.550.
While Nebraska’s success in competition
began to take shape in Chmelka’s first season,
so did the Huskers’ success in the classroom and
the community.
In fact, the Huskers captured their first
Nebraska Life Skills Team competition for the
team’s overall commitment to NU’s awardwinning Life Skills program.
Individually, Adrion Hernandez was recognized
for his contributions to the Life Skills program by
earning one of NU’s HERO Leadership awards.
In the classroom, the Huskers achieved at the
highest level, as seven members of the squad
claimed Scholastic All-America honors from the
College Gymnastics Association.
Wallof (3.90-3.99 GPA), Maras (3.70-3.79),
Cory Baumgarten (3.70-3.79), Matthew Forrest
(3.60-3.69), Shanahan and Rusler (3.50-3.59) all
captured first-team honors for the Huskers. Josh
Dilworth (3.40-3.49) and Hofer (3.30-3.39) added
second-team accolades to continue Nebraska’s
storied academic tradition.
In fact, Nebraska posted a team grade-point
average of 3.083 to rank eighth among all men’s
gymnastics programs in the nation. The Huskers
were one of only nine teams nationally to register
a team GPA above 3.0 for the year.
At the conference level, Wallof, Maras,
Shanahan, Rusler and Baumgarten all captured
academic All-MPSF honors.
The season began with a second-place
finish (337.050) at the Rocky Mountain Open in
Colorado Springs, Colo., Jan. 16.
Ingrelli started the year off strong by claiming
his fifth career still rings title with a score of 14.65.
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Robinson and Hofer led NU. Shanahan earned
a third-place finish (83.40), while Robinson took
fourth (83.35) and Hofer settled for fifth (81.20),
Shanahan added runner-up showings on parallel
bars (14.65) and high bar (13.90), while Hofer
added a third-place finish on bar (13.85).
Three Huskers combined for five event titles
as NU notched a team score of 342.400 to finish
second in a triangular at Minnesota with Air Force
on Jan. 30.
Robinson won the all-around with a seasonhigh 86.20, and added his first career parallel
bars title with a career-high-tying 14.60.
Shanahan contributed two event crowns of his
own on the floor exercise (15.20) and high bar
(14.65). Ingrelli claimed his second consecutive
still rings championship with a 14.70.
Shanahan and Robinson then represented
NU at the Winter Cup in Las Vegas, Feb. 7. The
seniors combined for nine top-30 finishes at the
prestigious event. Shanahan finished 22nd in
the all-around, while Robinson managed a 30thplace showing. Robinson produced NU’s best
individual finish by taking 14th on parallel bars.
The Huskers returned to team action at
Oklahoma on Feb. 13, with a head-to-head
dual against the Sooners. NU fell to OU, but
Shanahan (second) and Hofer (third) managed
top-three all-around finishes.
Nebraska bounced back in a big way with a
victory in a four-team home event that featured
Ohio State, Illinois-Chicago and Air Force. NU
claimed the team title over the No. 6 Buckeyes
with a score of 348.250.
Shanahan thrilled the home crowd with his
first all-around crown of the season (86.60),
while Hofer added a runner-up finish (86.20).
Hofer pitched in event titles on vault (15.85) and
parallel bars (14.50) for the first two wins of his
collegiate career.
Maras also contributed his first event title of the
season with a victory on rings (14.95).
Nebraska returned to the Devaney Center
two weeks later to play host to No. 1 Oklahoma

and No. 2 Stanford on March 7. Although NU
settled for a third-place showing against the
nation’s top two teams, the Huskers registered
nine individual career-high scores in the
competition, including Shanahan’s 87.05 in
the all-around. Hofer added a then-career-high
86.90 in the all-around.
However, Hofer’s career best lasted less
than two weeks, as the freshman unleashed
a Nebraska all-time best 88.40 score in a
triangular with Iowa and Minnesota at the
Devaney Center on March 20.
Hofer’s performance earned him the first allaround title of his career to lead four Huskers
who earned five titles. Shanahan added titles
on pommel horse (13.95) and high bar (15.10),
while fellow senior Daniel Brule (14.65) claimed
his first career parallel bars title on Senior Day
at Devaney.
Ingrelli added his third still rings title of the
season (15.40) to round out NU’s strong effort.
Ingrelli’s final regular-season performance
helped him set the stage for his All-America
effort at the 2010 NCAA Championships to
close the season.
Nebraska will be hoping for more All-America
honors from several young Huskers in the
years to come.
2010 Event Highs
Event
Score
Gymnast
Floor Exercise 15.20
Kyle Shanahan
Pommel Horse 14.50
Kyle Shanahan
Still Rings
15.30
Anthony Ingrelli
Vault
15.95
Andreas Hofer

John Robinson
Parallel Bars 14.90
Kyle Shanahan
High Bar
15.20
Kyle Shanahan
All-Around
88.40
Andreas Hofer

2010 Team Bests
Event
Score
Team
350.550
Floor Exercise
58.950
Pommel Horse
54.600
Still Rings
59.250
Vault
63.050
Parallel Bars
57.500
High Bar
58.850
2010 Event Titles
Event
Score
Gymnast
Still Rings
14.65 Anthony Ingrelli
Still Rings
14.70 Anthony Ingrelli
All-Around
86.20 John Robinson
Parallel Bars 14.60 John Robinson
Floor Exercise 15.20 Kyle Shanahan
High Bar
14.65 Kyle Shanahan
All-Around
86.60 Kyle Shanahan
Vault
15.85 Andreas Hofer
Parallel Bars 14.50 Andreas Hofer
Still Rings
14.95
Tony Maras
All-Around
88.40 Andreas Hofer
Pommel Horse 13.95 Kyle Shanahan
High Bar
15.10 Kyle Shanahan
Parallel Bars 14.65
Daniel Brule
Still Rings
15.40 Anthony Ingrelli

Date
1/16
1/30
1/30
1/30
1/30
1/30
2/21
2/21
2/21
2/21
3/20
3/20
3/20
3/20
3/20

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Andreas Hofer made an instant impact as a freshman, posting NU’s top all-around score (88.40) while
winning three event titles on the season.

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2010 Nebraska Meet-by-Meet Regular-Season Team Results
Rocky Mountain Open
Jan. 16 vs. Oklahoma, Air Force ›› Colorado Springs, Colo.
Team
Total
FX
PH
Oklahoma
347.400
60.00
56.95
Nebraska
337.050
55.95
51.35
Air Force
325.850
55.45
52.65

SR
55.90
56.40
53.40

V
63.95
62.10
61.20

PB
57.50
56.35
53.85

HB
53.10
54.95
49.30

at Minnesota
Jan. 30 vs. Minnesota, Air Force >> Minneapolis, Minn.
Team
Total
FX
Minnesota
350.550
60.50
Nebraska
342.200
57.65
Air Force
329.800
56.05

PH
56.35
53.20
50.95

SR
57.35
57.50
55.55

V
63.30
62.65
62.20

PB
56.95
55.50
52.45

HB
56.10
55.90
52.60

at Oklahoma
Feb. 13 vs. Oklahoma >> Norman, Okla.
Team
Total
Oklahoma
356.500
Nebraska
335.450

PH
57.85
51.75

SR
60.25
57.80

V
63.80
58.85

PB
56.85
55.40

HB
56.90
55.55

Ohio State, UIC, Air Force
Feb. 21 vs. Ohio State, UIC, Air Force >> Lincoln, Neb.
Team
Total
FX
Nebraska
348.250
58.50
Ohio State
346.600
58.55
UIC
340.200
56.60
Air Force
332.700
55.70

PH
54.25
57.45
54.70
50.90

SR
57.75
54.75
56.15
55.50

V
62.50
62.05
61.10
62.10

PB
56.40
54.85
54.90
54.80

HB
58.85
58.95
56.75
53.70

Oklahoma and Stanford
March 7 vs. Oklahoma, Stanford >> Lincoln, Neb.
Team
Total
FX
Stanford
361.650
61.30
Oklahoma
360.300
62.85
Nebraska
347.500
58.95

PH
56.10
56.80
52.50

SR
59.70
57.85
57.70

V
65.55
64.35
63.05

PB
59.50
59.50
57.50

HB
59.50
58.95
57.80

Iowa and Minnesota
March 20 vs. Iowa, Minnesota >> Lincoln, Neb.
Team
Total
FX
Minnesota
352.150
61.15
Nebraska
350.550
58.25
Iowa
345.700
59.95

PH
54.80
54.60
52.25

SR
57.70
59.25
58.10

V
63.35
62.55
62.55

PB
57.15
57.30
55.20

HB
58.00
58.60
57.65

at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships
April 3 at Oklahoma >> Norman, Okla.
Team
Total
FX
Oklahoma
354.550
61.85
California
354.450
59.55
Stanford
347.150
60.85
Nebraska
341.650
57.50
Air Force
329.500
54.55

PH
56.90
57.60
50.35
52.20
50.70

SR
57.80
58.35
59.95
56.15
56.45

V
64.00
62.75
62.60
61.75
61.50

PB
57.20
57.70
56.45
56.65
53.25

HB
56.80
58.50
56.95
57.40
53.05

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60.85
56.10

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2010 Nebraska Meet-by-Meet Regular-Season Team Results

Cory Baumgarten
Meet
FX
at RMO
---
at Minnesota
---
at Oklahoma
13.20
vs. Ohio State
---
vs. OU, Stanford 14.45
vs. Iowa, Minn.
14.10
at MPSF
13.30
at NCAA Qualifier 13.75

SR V
12.85 15.60
14.00 15.65
13.60 15.10
12.85 15.10
14.40 15.70
14.40 15.50
13.95 15.45
13.25 15.40

PB
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
----

HB
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---

AA
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---

David Jacobs
Meet
at RMO
at Minnesota
at Oklahoma
vs. Ohio State
vs. OU, Stanford
vs. Iowa, Minn.
at MPSF
at NCAA Qualifier

PH
---
---
---
---
---
---

SR
---
---
---
---
---
---

V
---
---
---
---
---
---

PB
13.70
13.50
14.65
14.30
14.40
12.35

HB
14.20
14.35
14.35
14.30
13.20
---

AA
---
-----------

PH
12.60
12.95
12.55
12.80
12.55
12.10
12.30
10.55

SR
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---

V
---
---
---
---
---
14.70
15.45
---

PB
13.75
13.60
---
---
13.35
12.80
13.60
11.60

HB
13.35
14.25
14.25
14.50
13.30
14.25
14.35
13.80

AA
---
-----
---
---
---
-----

PH
---
---
---
---
---

SR
---
---
---
---
---

V
15.05
15.55
---
15.45
---

PB
---
---
---
---
---

HB
12.90
12.95
13.10
---
---

AA
---
---------

Matthew Forrest
Meet
FX
vs. OU, Stanford ---

PH
---

SR
---

V
PB
14.75 ---

HB
---

AA
---

Michael Heredia
Meet
at RMO
at Minnesota
at Oklahoma
vs. Ohio State
vs. OU, Stanford
at MPSF
at NCAA Qualifier

PH
---
---
---
---
---
---
---

SR
---
---
---
---
---
---
---

V
15.70
15.55
13.15
15.75
11.90
14.20
14.55

PB
---
---
---
---
---
---

HB
---
---
---
---
---
---

AA
---
-------
-----

Andreas Hofer
Meet
FX
at RMO
11.35
at Minnesota
14.00
at Oklahoma
13.50
vs. Ohio State
14.80
vs. OU, Stanford 15.05
vs. Iowa, Minn.
14.90
at MPSF
14.80
at NCAA Qualifier 14.95
at NCAA All-Around 13.00

PH
12.85
12.20
10.60
13.65
13.35
13.85
13.25
13.65
13.20

SR V
13.90 14.75
13.15 15.90
14.55 14.70
12.60 15.85
14.15 15.75
14.50 15.95
13.25 15.40
14.25 15.60
14.05 15.20

PB
14.50
13.40
14.05
14.50
14.70
14.55
14.20
14.55
13.90

HB
13.85
14.00
13.35
14.80
13.90
14.65
14.30
13.90
14.10

Anthony Ingrelli
Meet
FX
at RMO
---
at Minnesota
---
at Oklahoma
---
vs. Ohio State
---
vs. OU, Stanford ---
vs. Iowa, Minn.
---
at MPSF
---
at NCAA Qualifier ---
at NCAA All-Around ---
at NCAA Event
---

PH
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---

SR V
14.65 ---
14.70 ---
13.90 ---
14.90 ---
14.10 ---
15.30 ---
13.55 ---
14.95 ---
15.20 ---
14.975 ---

PB
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---

HB
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---

Daniel Brûlé
Meet
FX
at Oklahoma
13.95
vs. Ohio State
14.60
vs. Iowa, Minn.
14.45
at MPSF
14.90
at NCAA Qualifier 14.10
at NCAA All-Around --- 

Bear Danley
Meet
FX
at RMO
---
at Minnesota
13.30
at Oklahoma
---
vs. Ohio State
---
vs. OU, Stanford 14.35
vs. Iowa, Minn.
14.50
at MPSF
13.50
at NCAA Qualifier ---
Josh Dilworth
Meet
at RMO
at Minnesota
vs. OU, Stanford
vs. Iowa, Minn.
at MPSF

FX
14.50
13.60
---
14.40
13.40

FX
13.45
12.45
13.80
12.75
14.60
---
13.20

AA
81.20
82.65
80.75
86.20
86.90
88.40
85.20
86.90
83.45
AA
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
-----

PH
12.60
13.40
13.10
13.80
11.95
---
12.65
13.00

SR V
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
14.55 15.75
14.75 15.65
---
---
---
---

PB
---
---
12.90
13.15
12.90
---
12.75
11.55

HB
---
---
12.70
14.35
---
---
13.65
12.85

AA
---
---
-----
---
---
---
---

Tony Maras
Meet
FX
at RMO
12.80
at Minnesota
---
at Oklahoma
---
vs. Ohio State
---
vs. OU, Stanford ---
vs. Iowa, Minn.
---
at MPSF
---
at NCAA Qualifier ---
at NCAA All-Around ---
at NCAA Event
---

PH
---
---
---
---
11.95
---
12.10
12.80
---
---

SR V
13.80 ---
14.10 ---
14.15 13.80
14.95 15.45
14.55 15.75
14.75 15.65
14.25 15.45
14.60 15.50
14.65 ---
---
---

PB
13.25
13.55
---
---
12.90
---
---
---
---
---

HB
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---

AA
---
---
---
---
---
---
---------

John Robinson
Meet
at RMO
at Minnesota
at Oklahoma
vs. Ohio State
vs. Iowa, Minn.

FX
13.40
14.85
---
14.20
---

PH
12.90
14.15
12.75
12.40
12.30

SR V
14.05 15.75
14.30 15.30
14.10 15.25
14.15 15.45
---
---

PB
13.45
14.60
14.25
14.20
---

HB
AA
13.80 83.35
13.00 86.20
---
-----
-----
---

Josh Rusler
Meet
at RMO
at Minnesota
at Oklahoma
vs. Ohio State
vs. OU, Stanford
vs. Iowa, Minn.
at MPSF
at NCAA Qualifier

FX
---
---
12.85
13.85
---
---
---
13.30

PH
13.00
12.55
10.50
10.50
13.25
13.45
11.40
---

SR
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---

PB
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---

HB
12.50
13.00
13.75
13.45
14.50
14.50
14.30
13.90

AA
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---

Kyle Shanahan
Meet
FX
at RMO
14.60
at Minnesota
15.20
at Oklahoma
14.85
vs. Ohio State
14.90
vs. OU, Stanford 14.85
vs. Iowa, Minn.
13.65
at MPSF
14.30
at NCAA Qualifier 14.75
at NCAA All-Around 14.40

PH
12.40
12.70
13.35
14.00
11.90
13.95
14.00
14.20
14.50

SR V
13.75 14.10
14.40 15.05
15.00 13.25
13.75 14.90
14.60 15.85
14.70 ---
14.40 14.05
13.95 14.90
13.60 15.20

PB
14.65
13.75
13.05
13.85
14.90
14.05
14.55
14.55
14.50

HB
13.90
14.65
12.85
15.20
14.95
15.10
14.45
14.40
14.50

AA
83.40
85.75
82.35
86.60
87.05
---
85.75
86.75
83.20

Stefan Wallof
Meet
at RMO
at Minnesota
at Oklahoma
vs. Ohio State
vs. OU, Stanford
vs. Iowa, Minn.
at MPSF
at NCAA Qualifier

PH
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---

SR V
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
13.30 ---
13.75 ---
13.00 ---
13.10 ---

PB
12.20
12.55
13.40
13.85
14.15
14.05
12.70
12.75

HB
---
---
---
---
---
---
---

FX
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---

FX
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---

V
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---

AA
---
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PH
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---

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History

The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation... Tomorrow’s Olympians Today
The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
(MPSF) was established in 1992 to serve
the competitive needs of member institutions
from the Big West, Pacific-10, Mountain West,
Western Athletic and West Coast conferences
and other selected universities in the western
United States, to provide championship
competition for Division I intercollegiate
Olympic sports in a conference setting.
The conference operates under Executive
Director Al Beaird and has been home to the
Nebraska men’s gymnastics program since
1995. Since then, the Huskers have taken
home a pair of MPSF team championships and
garnered 13 individual titles.

In 2009-10, four MPSF teams won NCAA
championships with more than a dozen teams
and hundreds of student-athletes competing in
NCAA postseason competition.
USC won both the NCAA men’s and women’s
water polo titles, while Stanford took the NCAA
men’s volleyball crown. The Oregon women’s
indoor track and field also won its first NCAA title.
Oklahoma won its 10th MPSF men’s gymnastics
championship in its home arena at McCasland
Field House in Norman, Okla., April 3, 2010.
Nebraska finished fourth at the 2010 MPSF
Championships with a score of 341.650, as Kyle
Shanahan led the Huskers with a seventh-place
finish in the individual all-around competition.

Andreas Hofer added an eighth-place showing in
the all-around competition.
The MPSF was well-represented at the 2010
NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships held in
West Point, N.Y. Stanford led the charge with a
runner-up finish, while Oklahoma added a thirdplace team finish. California gave the MPSF
three of the top five teams in the nation with a
fifth-place showing.
Nebraska contributed a ninth-place team finish
at the NCAA Championships, while Anthony
Ingrelli captured All-America honors on still rings.
Nebraska will compete in its final year in
the MPSF in 2011, before joining the Big Ten
Conference for the 2011-12 athletic campaign.

2010 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships
April 3 at McCasland Field House ›› Norman, Okla.
Team
Total
FX
PH
1. Oklahoma
354.550
61.850
56.900
2. California
354.450
59.550
57.600
3. Stanford
347.150
60.850
50.350
4. Nebraska
341.650
57.500
52.200
5. Air Force
329.500
54.550
50.700
All-Around Finals
Gymnast (School)
1. Glen Ishino, California
2. Steven Legendre, Oklahoma
3. Alex Naddour, Oklahoma
4. Dennis Mannhart, California
5. Jacob Dalton, Oklahoma
6. Kyle Bunthuwong, California
7. Kyle Shanahan, Nebraska
8. Andreas Hofer, Nebraska
9. Nash Mills, Air Force

nebraska men’s gymnastics

Individual Event Results
Floor Exercise
Gymnast
1. Steven Legendre, Oklahoma
2. Eddie Penev, Stanford
3. Bobby Shortle, Oklahoma

Score
91.000
87.300
87.200
86.650
86.400
85.850
85.750
85.200
81.950

Score
16.000
15.750
15.600

SR
57.800
58.350
59.950
56.150
56.450

V
64.000
62.750
62.600
61.750
61.500

PB
57.200
57.700
56.240
56.650
53.250

Pommel Horse
Gymnast
1. Glen Ishino, California
2. Alex Naddour, Oklahoma
3. Bryan del Castillo

Score
15.150
14.700
14.400

Parallel Bars
Gymnast
1. Kyle Bunthuwong, California
2. Glen Ishino, California
3. Ryan Lieberman, Stanford

Score
15.100
14.700
14.600

Still Rings
Gymnast
1. Tim Gentry, Stanford
2. James Fosco, Stanford
3. Nicholas Noone, Stanford

Score
15.450
15.100
14.800

Vault
Gymnast
1. Ian Jackson, Oklahoma
2. Tim Gentry, Stanford
3. Steven Legendre, Oklahoma

Horizontal Bar
Gymnast
1. Kyle Bunthuwong, California
2. Glen Ishino, California
3T. John Martin, Stanford
3T. Jacob Dalton, Oklahoma

Score
14.950
14.800
14.700
14.700

Score
16.200
16.150
16.050

Tony Maras posted a 15.45 on still rings at the 2010 MPSF Championships. Maras also posted one of
NU’s top scores on the event at the 2010 NCAA Championships.

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HB
56.800
58.500
56.950
57.400
53.050

2010 Gymnast of the Year:
Glen Ishino, Soph., AA, California
2010 Coach of the Year:
Barry Weiner, California
All-Time MPSF Team Champions
Year
Team
Score
2010................Oklahoma................354.550
2009................Stanford...................363.750
2008................Oklahoma................359.150
2007................Oklahoma................217.950
2006................Oklahoma................219.175
2005................Oklahoma................225.650
2004................California.................220.225
2003................Oklahoma................223.500
2002................Oklahoma................219.225
2001................Oklahoma................217.725
2000................Oklahoma................230.675
1999................Nebraska................228.775

Oklahoma................228.775
1998................California.................229.050
1997................Nebraska................230.700
1996................California.................228.970
1995................Stanford...................229.000

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2010 NCAA Championships - Team Qualifier
NCAA Team Qualifier
Afternoon Session I ›› April 15 at Holleder Center ›› West Point, N.Y.
Team Results
Total
FX
PH
1. Stanford
359.000
61.250
56.500
2. Illinois
354.050
59.150
58.650
3. Ohio State
346.800
57.800
54.850
4. Penn State
345.500
59.750
53.000
5. Illinois-Chicago
333.450
54.800
53.150
6. Temple
332.700
57.100
50.950

SR
58.750
57.450
58.850
57.750
54.400
55.350

V
64.350
63.150
62.950
62.650
60.450
61.100

PB
59.300
59.150
55.750
56.400
56.200
54.400

HB
58.850
56.500
56.600
56.000
54.450
53.800

NCAA Team Qualifier
Evening Session II ›› April 15 at Holleder Center ›› West Point, N.Y.
Team Results
Total
FX
PH
1. Michigan
359.800
61.250
57.450
2. Oklahoma
356.400
61.700
56.150
3. California
355.000
60.000
57.500
4. Minnesota
350.000
61.100
55.450
5. Nebraska
343.100
57.550
54.150
6. Iowa
341.550
58.850
53.000

SR
58.750
58.400
58.700
55.550
57.750
56.300

V
63.400
64.600
62.500
63.400
61.400
62.850

PB
59.700
58.150
58.850
57.700
56.250
55.400

HB
59.250
57.400
57.450
56.800
56.000
55.150

Score
86.150
85.150
83.550
81.650
81.350

Floor Exercise
Gymnast
1. Eddie Penev, Stanford
2. Alex Buscaglia, Stanford
3. Nick Virbitsky, Penn State
4. Josh Dixon, Stanford
5. Tyler Mizoguchi, Illinois

Score
15.900
15.400
15.350
15.200
15.100

Pommel Horse
Gymnast
1. Daniel Ribeiro, Illinois
2. Steven Spencer, Ohio State
3. C.J. Padera, Illinois
4. Lucas Hughes, Stanford
5. John Martin, Stanford

Score
15.700
14.750
14.500
14.450
14.400

Still Rings
Gymnast
1. Brandon Wynn, Ohio State
2. Tim Gentry, Stanford
3. Tyler Williamson, Illinois
4. Jordan Nolff, Stanford
5. Matt Chelberg, Penn State

Score
15.750
15.150
14.950
14.800
14.600

Vault
Gymnast
1. Josh Dixon, Stanford
2. Alex Buscaglia, Stanford
3. Philip Onorato, Ohio State
4T. Eddie Penev, Stanford
4T. Paul Ruggeri, Illinois
4T. Tim Gentry, Stanford

Score
16.250
16.200
16.000
15.950
15.950
15.950

Parallel Bars
Gymnast
1. Ryan Lieberman, Stanford
2. C.J. Padera, Illinois
3. Nicholas Noone, Stanford
4. Tyler Mizoguchi, Illinois
5. Paul Ruggeri, Illinois

Score
15.500
15.200
15.150
14.950
14.550

High Bar
Gymnast
1. Alex Buscaglia, Stanford
2T. Andrew Stover, UIC
2T. Cameron Foreman, Stanford
4. Paul Ruggeri, Illinois
5T. Yoshi Mori, Illinois
5T. Josh Dixon, Stanford
Session II Results
All-Around
Gymnast
1. Kyle Bunthuwong, California
2. Glen Ishino, California
3. Andreas Hofer, Nebraska
4. Aaron Fortunato, Minnesota
5. Kyle Shanahan, Nebraska
Floor Exercise
Gymnast
1. Steven Legendre, Oklahoma
2. Jacob Dalton, Oklahoma
3. Kent Caldwell, Michigan
4T. Kyle Bunthuwong, California
Cole Storer, Minnesota
Adam Reichow, Minnesota
15. Andreas Hofer, Nebraska
19T. Kyle Shanahan, Nebraska
31T. Daniel Brule, Nebraska
34. Cory Baumgarten, Nebraska
39. Michael Heredia, Nebraska
Pommel Horse
Gymnast
1. Alex Naddour, Oklahoma
2. Bryan del Castillo, California
3. Chris Cameron, Michigan
4. Donathon Bailey, California
5. David Chan, Michigan
11. Kyle Shanahan, Nebraska
17T. Andreas Hofer, Nebraska
21T. Josh Rusler, Nebraska
27T. David Jacobs, Nebraska
30. Tony Maras, Nebraska
41. Bear Danley, Nebraska
Still Rings
Gymnast
1. Phillip Goldberg, Michigan
2. Chris Cameron, Michigan
3. Anthony Ingrelli, Nebraska
4. Jacob Dalton, Oklahoma

Score
15.550
14.700
14.700
14.600
14.400
14.400
Score
89.650
87.700
86.900
86.800
86.750
Score
16.000
15.600
15.500
15.450
15.450
15.450
14.950
14.750
14.100
13.750
13.200
Score
15.300
14.700
14.550
14.500
14.400
14.200
13.650
13.300
13.000
12.800
10.550
Score
15.250
15.150
14.950
14.800

5T. Glen Ishino, California
14.750
5T. Steven Lacombe, California
14.750
8T. Tony Maras, Nebraska
14.600
16T. Andreas Hofer, Nebraska
14.250
26. Kyle Shanahan, Nebraska
13.950
36. Cory Baumgarten, Nebraska 13.250
37. Stefan Wallof, Nebraska
13.100
Vault
Gymnast
Score
1. Jacob Dalton, Oklahoma
16.350
2. Steven Legendre, Oklahoma 16.300
3T. Matt McGrath, Iowa
16.050
3T. Andre Berry, Minnesota
16.050
5T. Kyle Bunthuwong, California 16.000
5T. Alex Naddour, Oklahoma
16.000
5T. Kent Caldwell, Michigan
16.000
19T. Andreas Hofer, Nebraska
15.600
23T. Tony Maras, Nebraska
15.500
29T. Cory Baumgarten, Nebraska 15.400
37. Kyle Shanahan, Nebraska
14.900
40T. Michael Heredia, Nebraska 14.550
Parallel Bars
Gymnast
Score
1. Chris Cameron, Michigan
15.350
2. Kyle Bunthuwong, California 15.000
3T. Corey English, Oklahoma
14.900
3T. Thomas Kelley, Michigan
14.900
5. Steven Legendre, Oklahoma 14.850
11T. Andreas Hofer, Nebraska
14.550
11T. Kyle Shanahan, Nebraska
14.550
16. Daniel Brule, Nebraska
14.400
35. Stefan Wallof, Nebraska
12.750
38T. Bear Danley, Nebraska
11.600
40. David Jacobs, Nebraska
11.550
High Bar
Gymnast
Score
1. Thomas Kelley, Michigan
14.950
2. Ian Makowske, Michigan
14.850
3. Jacob Dalton, Oklahoma
14.800
4. Ben Baldus-Strauss, Michigan 14.750
5T. Kyle Bunthuwong, California 14.700
5T. Mel Anton Santander, Michigan 14.700
8T. Kyle Shanahan, Nebraska
14.400
22T. Andreas Hofer, Nebraska
13.900
22T. Josh Rusler, Nebraska
13.900
26. Bear Danley, Nebraska
13.800
32T. Daniel Brule, Nebraska
13.200
37. David Jacobs, Nebraska
12.850

nebraska men’s gymnastics

Session I Results
All-Around
Gymnast
1. Brandon Wynn, Ohio State
2. Tai Lee, Ohio State
3. Andrew Stover, UIC
4. Derek Gygax, William & Mary
5. Ty Evans, Springfield

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History

2010 NCAA Championships - Team/All-Around & Event Finals
NCAA Championships ›› Team Finals
April 16, 2010, at Holleder Center ›› West Point, N.Y.
Team
Total
FX
1. Michigan
360.500
61.650
2. Stanford
359.800
61.150
3. Oklahoma
357.050
61.150
4. Illinois
354.900
60.000
5. California
354.700
60.650
6. Ohio State
347.350
58.950
Individual Event Preliminaries
(Qualifying teams plus the top three
finishers from team competition not on a
qualifying team advance to finals. Results
from top five and all Nebraska finishers.)

nebraska men’s gymnastics

All-Around Finals
Gymnast
Score
1. Chris Cameron, Michigan
90.500
2. Steven Legendre, Oklahoma 88.950
3. Mel Anton Santander, Michigan 88.900
4. Bryan del Castillo, California 88.050
5. Glen Ishino, California
87.500
16. Andreas Hofer, Nebraska
83.450
17. Kyle Shanahan, Nebraska
83.200
Floor Exercise
Gymnast
1. Steven Legendre, Oklahoma
2. Eddie Penev, Stanford
3. Chris Cameron, Michigan
4. Kent Caldwell, Michigan
5. Chad Wiest, Illinois
37T. Kyle Shanahan, Nebraska
49. Andreas Hofer, Nebraska

Score
16.000
15.850
15.600
15.450
15.400
14.400
13.000

Pommel Horse
Gymnast
1. Alex Naddour, Oklahoma
2. Steven Spencer, Ohio State
3. Luke Stannard, Illinois
4. Chris Cameron, Michigan
5. Glen Ishino, California
34. Andreas Hofer, Nebraska
48. Kyle Shanahan, Nebraska

Score
15.450
15.200
15.150
15.050
14.800
13.200
11.000

Still Rings
Gymnast
1T. Brandon Wynn, Ohio State
2. Chris Cameron, Michigan
3. Phillip Goldberg, Michigan
4. Anthony Ingrelli, Nebraska
5. Tim Gentry, Stanford
18T. Tony Maras, Nebraska
35T. Andreas Hofer, Nebraska
40. Kyle Shanahan, Nebraska

Score
16.000
15.450
15.250
15.200
15.150
14.650
14.050
13.600

PH
58.050
57.000
58.250
57.600
57.400
54.500

SR
59.900
59.350
58.900
58.400
58.500
59.900

V
62.700
64.050
64.200
62.750
63.400
62.500

3T. C.J. Padera, Illinois
3T. Paul Ruggeri, Illinois
15T. Kyle Shanahan, Nebraska
29T. Andreas Hofer, Nebraska
48. Daniel Brule, Nebraska

15.150
15.150
14.500
13.900
12.350

High Bar
Gymnast
Score
1. Ian Markowske, Michigan
15.050
2. C.J. Padera, Illinois
14.950
3. Mel Anton Santander, Michigan 14.900
4T. Josh Dixon, Stanford
14.750
4T. Ryan McCarthy, Michigan
14.750
13T. Kyle Shanahan, Nebraska
14.500
26. Andreas Hofer, Nebraska
14.100

Individual Event Finals
(Top six finishers in each event earn AllAmerica honors)

PB
59.550
59.700
57.800
58.050
57.950
55.800

HB
58.650
58.550
56.750
58.100
56.800
55.700

Still Rings
Gymnast
1. Brandon Wynn, Ohio State
2. Tyler Williamson, Illinois
3. Tim Gentry, Stanford
4. Chris Cameron, Michigan
5. Nicholas Noone, Stanford
6. Anthony Ingrelli, Nebraska

Score
15.900
15.150
15.125
15.100
15.050
14.975

Vault
Gymnast
Score
1. Eddie Penev, Stanford
16.450
2. Jacob Dalton, Oklahoma
16.100
3. Josh Dixon, Stanford
16.050
4T. Tim Gentry, Stanford
15.950
4T. Philip Onorato, Ohio State
15.950
6T. Kent Caldwell, Michigan
15.825
6T. Christian Monteclaro, California 15.825

Floor Exercise
Gymnast
1. Steven Legendre, Oklahoma
2. Eddie Penev, Stanford
3. Chad Wiest, Illinois
4. Jacob Dalton, Oklahoma
5. Alex Buscaglia, Stanford
6. Bryan del Castillo, California

Score
16.100
16.000
15.725
15.675
15.600
15.300

Parallel Bars
Gymnast
Score
1. Ryan Lieberman, Stanford
15.100
2. Mel Anton Santander, Michigan 15.050
3. Corey English, Oklahoma
14.900
4. Nicholas Noone, Stanford
14.875
5. Thomas Kelley, Michigan
14.800
6. Jim Kerry, California
14.600

Pommel Horse
Gymnast
1. Alex Naddour, Oklahoma
2. Glen Ishino, California
3. Steven Spencer, Ohio State
4. Luke Stannard, Illinois
5. Corey English, Oklahoma
6. John Martin, Stanford

Score
15.425
15.150
15.125
14.575
14.375
14.075

High Bar
Gymnast
Score
1. Ryan McCarthy, Michigan
14.750
2. Ian Markowske, Michigan
14.625
3T. Mel Anton Santander, Michigan 14.475
3T. Andrew Stover, UIC
14.475
5. Alex Buscaglia, Stanford
14.425
6. Noam Shaham, Penn State
14.400

Vault
Gymnast
Score
1. Eddie Penev, Stanford
16.400
2T. Ian Jackson, Oklahoma
16.150
2T. Jacob Dalton, Oklahoma
16.150
2T. Steven Legendre, Oklahoma 16.150
5. Christian Monteclaro, California 16.100
38T. Andreas Hofer, Nebraska
15.200
38T. Kyle Shanahan, Nebraska
15.200
Parallel Bars
Gymnast
1. Nicholas Noone, Stanford
2. Ryan Lieberman, Stanford
3T. Chris Cameron, Michigan

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Score
15.450
15.250
15.150

Anthony Ingrelli captured All-America honors on still rings at the 2010 NCAA Championships by
finishing sixth at the Individual Event Finals with a 14.975.

HUSKER HISTORY

JIM HARTUNG
SEVEN-TIME NCAA CHAMPION & OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST

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Coaching Records

Charlie E. Miller (1939-48)
Year
Record
1939
5-3
1940
2-3
1941
4-2
1942
1-9
1943-46
No team - WWII
1947
1-4-1
1948
3-4-1
Career
16-25-2
B.R. Patterson (1949)
1949
3-2
Career
3-2
Jake Geier (1950-69)
1950
2-3
1951
5-5
1952
6-3
1953
10-1
1954
7-1
1955
5-1
1956
5-1
1957
8-2
1958
5-4-1
1959
10-2
1960
5-0
1961
7-2

Pct.
.625
.400
.667
.100
.250
.438
.395
.600
.600
.400
.500
.667
.909
.875
.833
.833
.800
.550
.833
1.000
.778

Nebraska All-Time Results

Note:
Men’s gymnastics meet-by-meet
results are not available before 1964. Men’s
gymnastics was recognized by the Big Eight
Conference from 1964 until 1994. Nebraska
joined the Mountain Pacific Sports
Federation following the 1994 season.
(H) denotes Nebraska home meets; (A)
denotes all other meets not held in Lincoln,
including all neutral sites.

nebraska men’s gymnastics

1964: Record 7-1
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
82.0........Fort Hays State.......30.0............H
49.0........Denver.....................63.0............H
63.0........Iowa State...............39.0............H
69.5........Mankato State.........42.5............ A
87.0........Bemidji....................24.0............ A
63.5........Minnesota................48.5............ A
59.0........Colorado..................53.0............ A
72.0........Colorado State........40.0............ A
203.5......Big Eight . ...............(1st)
1965: Record 7-2-1
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
96.0........Fort Hays State.......40.0............ A
83.0........Minnesota................37.0............H
93.0........Kansas State...........25.0............H
78.5........Colorado State........39.5............H
33.0........Iowa State...............87.0............ A
88.5........Kansas....................31.5............H
60.0........Colorado..................60.0............ A
72.5........Mankato State.........47.5............H
71.0........Air Force..................49.0............ A
55.5........UCLA.......................64.5............ A
112.0.......Big Eight . ...............(3rd)
1966: Record 4-6
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
155.10....Fort Hays State.......143.70........H
145.05....Kansas State...........96.70.......... A
157.15....Mankato State.........175.65........ A
152.50....Minnesota................165.50........ A
150.45....Wichita State...........130.70........H

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1962
8-2
1963
13-1
1964
7-1
1965
7-2-1
1966
4-6
1967
7-5
1968
4-6
1969
2-7
Career
127-55-3
Francis Allen (1970-2009)
1970
4-4
1971
2-3
1972
3-5
1973
3-3
1974
3-2
1975
4-3
1976
4-3
1977
3-4
1978
3-6
1979
6-0
1980
5-1
1981
5-2
1982
8-0
1983
10-0
1984
3-5
1985
7-1
1986
7-1
1987
7-1-1

Review
.800
.929
.875
.750
.400
.583
.400
.222
.695

.500
.400
.375
.500
.600
.571
.571
.429
.333
1.000
.833
.714
1.000
1.000
.375
.875
.875
.800

History

1988
8-1
1989
6-2
1990
9-0-1
1991
5-5
1992
8-1
1993
10-0
1994
10-3
1995
5-3-1
1996
5-2
1997
5-4
1998
5-4
1999
6-2
2000
2-5
2001
3-3
2002
1-7
2003
2-7
2004
3-5
2005
3-3
2006
6-8
2007
3-9
2008
4-7
2009
4-7
Career
196-125-3
Chuck Chmelka (2010-Present)
2010
6-5
Career
6-5

.889
.750
.909
.500
.889
1.000
.769
.611
.714
.555
.555
.750
.400
.500
.250
.286
.600
.500
.429
.250
.364
.364
.611
.545
.545

165.00....Iowa State...............189.55........H
165.00....Oklahoma................118.25.........H

Air Force..................168.55........H
152.15....Colorado..................161.90........H
165.00....Kansas....................173.05........ A
145.85....Big Eight . ...............(4th)

138.95....Minnesota................140.975......H
137.05....Kansas....................148.200......H
133.02....Colorado..................149.600...... A
137.15....Air Force..................147.400...... A
134.425..Mankato State.........132.475......H
137.20....Big Eight . ...............(6th)

1967: Record 7-5
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
162.60....Fort Hays State.......150.95........ A
162.60....Central Missouri St..133.50........ A
149.95....Oklahoma................143.65........ A
172.55....Wichita State...........161.15........ A
168.20....Minnesota................169.70........H
164.35....Denver.....................172.55........H
164.40....Iowa State...............189.35........ A
173.45....Kansas State...........141.55........H
162.85....Colorado..................167.10........ A
162.00....Air Force..................166.40........ A
172.00....Kansas....................164.15........H
169.85....Mankato State.........166.60........H
162.90....Big Eight . ...............(4th)

1970 : Record 4-4
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
120.95....Mankato State.........109.45........H
135.80....Colorado..................126.85........H
125.20....Iowa State...............161.15........H
146.15....Kansas State...........137.30........ A
139.10....Oklahoma................151.15........H
128.50....Minnesota................154.05........ A
142.20 ...Kansas....................158.50........ A
140.44....Western Michigan...137.00........H
138.10....Big Eight..................(5th)

1968: Record 4-6
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
165.05....Air Force..................158.90........H
153.65....Fort Hays State.......130.40........H
157.90....Iowa.........................186.80........ A
157.90....Minnesota................176.70........ A
161.65....Iowa State...............173.30........H
169.40....Kansas State...........162.65........ A
171.05....Colorado..................175.05........H
177.95....Kansas....................178.40........ A
168.90....Wichita State...........122.40........H
168.85....Oklahoma................175.85........H
158.20....Big Eight . ...............(5th)
1969: Record 2-7
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
135.10....Oklahoma................152.825...... A
140.475..Wichita State...........131.940...... A
136.35....Iowa State...............160.100...... A
139.725..Kansas State...........141.850......H

1971: Record 2-3
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
143.90....Iowa State...............154.20........ A
155.95....Kansas State...........153.30........H

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145.35....Kansas....................153.60........H
138.95....Colorado..................122.05........ A
138.95....Utah.........................144.00........ A
262.00....Big Eight . ...............(5th)
1972: Record 3-5
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
142.00....Kansas....................138.00........ A
142.00....Southern Illinois.......147.00........ A
144.65....Kansas State...........152.05........ A
153.75....Iowa State...............160.20........H
152.45....Colorado..................122.95........H
148.30....Oklahoma................154.10........H
148.75....Iowa.........................160.00........H
148.30....Northern Iowa..........106.30........H
292.40....Big Eight . ...............(4th)
1973: Record 3-3
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
146.90....Colorado..................133.95........ A
153.20....Iowa State...............167.50........ A
153.80....Kansas State...........135.55........H
156.30....Kansas....................133.50........H
157.10....Oklahoma................162.70........ A
156.95....Iowa.........................160.85........ A
313.45....Big Eight . ...............(2nd)
1974: Record 3-2
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
154.90....Colorado..................144.95........H
156.25....Iowa State...............165.35........H
153.10....Kansas State...........101.15........ A
161.60....Kansas....................158.35........ A
157.80....Oklahoma................161.85........ A
303.45....Big Eight . ...............(3rd)
1975: Record 4-3
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
212.15....Iowa State...............215.15........H
203.50....Colorado..................204.45........ A
210.90....Iowa State...............215.80........ A
216.15....Kansas State...........131.55........H
214.00....Kansas....................189.70........H
221.15....Southern Illinois.......220.25........H
221.70....Oklahoma................210.55........H
413.60....Big Eight . ...............(2nd)

NCAA .....................(5th)
1976: Record 4-3
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
207.60....Iowa State ..............214.00........ A
211.90.....Colorado..................200.55........H
211.90.....Iowa .......................193.45........H
209.15....Louisiana State.......210.55........ A
212.15....Iowa State...............211.05.........H
207.75....Southern Illinois.......209.35........ A
206.75....Kansas....................183.80........ A
419.00 ...Big Eight . ...............(1st)

NCAA .....................(4th)

Illinois State.............195.40........ A

Iowa.........................188.95........ A
214.30....Kansas....................190.15........H
211.10.....Oklahoma................213.40........H

Louisiana State ......212.75........H
425.20....Big Eight . ...............(3rd)
*No team score kept
1978: Record 3-6
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
200.35....Iowa State...............212.44 ....... A
393.20....Big Eight Invite .......(3rd) . ......... A
397.60....Windy City Invite ....(2nd)........... A
205.75....Chicago Circle.........206.15........ A

*Midwest Open........................... A
301.20....Ball State Classic....(5th)............ A

(all-arounders only)
397.70....Rocky Mountain Open..(3rd)......... A
206.95....Colorado..................197.00........H
209.15....Iowa State...............215.35........H
211.95.....Iowa.........................189.00........H
209.70....Kansas....................206.90........ A
207.80....Oklahoma................218.85........ A
212.55....Southern Illinois.......214.50........ A
211.65.....Louisiana State.......215.65........ A
415.35....Big Eight . ...............(3rd)
*No team score kept
1979: Record 6-0
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
436.35....Big Eight Invite........(1st)............ A
424.80....Windy City Invite.....(3rd)............ A
309.35....Ball State Classic ...(3rd)............ A
217.20....Colorado..................209.55........ A
220.90....Oklahoma................219.95........ A

Iowa State...............218.35
276.20....Louisiana State.......269.70........ A
279.55....Big Eight . ...............(1st)
.
...............563.30.....................NCAA ... (1st)
1980: Record 5-1
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
263.60....Big Eight Invite........(2nd)........... A
269.60....Windy City Invite.....(2nd)........... A
272.50....Colorado..................247.15........H
275.70....Iowa State...............273.40........H

Oklahoma................269.30
274.70....Kansas....................195.40........ A
278.90....Oklahoma................276.95........ A
278.30....Southern Conn. St... 279.70........ A
276.20....Louisiana State.......269.70........ A
279.55....Big Eight..................(1st)
563.30....NCAA......................(1st)............H
1981: Record 5-2
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
550.30....Big Eight Invite .......(1st)............H
538.40....Windy City Invite.....(2nd)........... A
282.88....Japan Nationals......283.85........H
170.50....Husky Classic..........(1st)............ A
277.35....Iowa State...............280.55........ A
278.00....Arizona State...........274.45........ A
279.50....Louisiana State.......265.85........H

Southern Illinois.......265.10
280.25....Oklahoma................273.00........H
554.70....Big Eight . ...............(2nd)
284.60....NCAA......................(1st)............H
1982: Record 8-0
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
281.05....Big Eight Invite .......(1st)............H
276.35....Windy City Invite ....(1st)............ A
283.90....Japan All-Stars........283.40........H
274.85....Iowa State...............274.55........ A

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History

Oklahoma................267.25
284.50....UCLA Invite.............(1st)............ A
280.40....Oklahoma . .............275.05........ A

Iowa State...............273.80
283.90....UCLA.......................277.50........H
278.10....Southern Illinois.......266.10........ A
281.05....Big Eight . ...............(1st)............ A
286.45....NCAA......................(1st)............H
1983 : Record 10-0
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
280.95....Big Eight Invite .......(1st)............H
276.85....Windy City Invite ....(1st)............ A
289.60....USSR......................286.65........H

Japan......................283.05........H
276.30....Iowa State...............278.90........ A

Oklahoma................277.95

Arizona State...........275.80
279.60....Ohio State...............275.70........ A

Michigan..................270.50........ A
282.45....Penn State..............280.05........ A
280.85....Louisiana State.......276.75........ A
282.80....UCLA Invite.............(2nd)........... A
282.05....Oklahoma................274.90........H

Iowa State...............274.90
279.50....Southern Illinois.......273.75........H
285.45....UCLA.......................281.25........H
282.20....Big Eight . ...............(1st)
287.80....NCAA .....................(1st)............ A
1984: Record 3-5
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
278.55....Big Eight Invite .......(1st)............H
276.20....Windy City Invite.....(1st)............ A
285.20....Japan All-Stars........287.00........H
274.25....Iowa State...............275.20........H

Oklahoma................270.20........H
278.85....Penn State..............275.15........H

Ohio State...............274.75

Louisiana State.......270.30
276.15....UCLA Invite.............(2nd)........... A
278.30....Oklahoma................280.30........ A

Iowa State...............276.30
278.05....Southern Illinois.......278.45........ A
281.60....UCLA.......................283.20........H
279.55....Big Eight..................(2nd)........... A
277.65....NCAA......................(5th)............ A
1985: Record 7-1
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
276.15....Big Eight Invite........(1st)............H
276.00....Windy City Invite.....(2nd)........... A
276.75....Oklahoma................274.90........ A

Iowa State...............274.50
280.75....Penn State..............288.15........ A
279.30....Oklahoma................278.05........ A

Iowa State...............275.20
279.75....Titan Invite...............(1st)............ A
281.60....UCLA Invite.............(2nd)........... A
282.15....Southern Illinois.......277.85........H
284.90....Big Eight..................(1st)............H
284.55....NCAA......................(2nd)...........H
1986: Record 7-1
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
265.30....Big Eight Invite .......(2nd)...........H
263.80....Windy City Invite.....(5th)............ A
278.60....Oklahoma................276.15........ A

Iowa State...............259.40
273.80....Titan Invite . ............(3rd)............ A
277.75....UCLA Invite ............(3rd)............ A
279.75....Oklahoma................272.85........H

Iowa State...............267.90
279.85....Southwest Cup........(2nd)........... A
280.50....Minnesota................273.70........H

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1977: Record 3-4
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
210.15....Iowa State...............210.90........H

Big Eight Invite .......(2nd)...........H

Windy City Invite ....(2nd)........... A
209.35....Illinois-Chicago........195.35........ A

*Midwest Open

Ball State Classic ...(3rd)............ A

(all-arounders only)

*Rocky Mountain Open..(2nd)....... A
209.05....Southern Illinois.......207.60........ A
211.15.....Colorado..................196.45........ A
210.00....Iowa State...............217.50........ A
205.50....Minnesota................203.70........ A

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1992: Record 8-1
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
279.90....Rocky Mountain.........(1st)............ A
278.20....Big Eight Invite........(2nd)...........H
284.00....Big Eight Triangular.(1st)............ A
283.60....Ohio State...............280.05........H
280.40....Minnesota................280.95........ A
281.50....Southwest Cup........(1st)............ A
284.65....Big Eight Triangular.(1st)............H
286.20....New Mexico.............276.85........H
284.35....UCLA Invite.............(1st)............ A
286.50....Big Eight . ...............(1st)............ A

Oklahoma................279.80

Iowa State...............267.25
286.175..West Regional.........(1st)............ A
286.925..NCAA Prelims.........(2nd)...........H
288.95....NCAA Finals............(2nd)...........H

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278.90....Southern Illinois.......278.95........ A
283.75....Big Eight . ...............(1st)............ A

Oklahoma................280.10

Iowa State...............271.60
283.60....NCAA .....................(2nd)...........H

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1987: Record 7-1-1
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
276.80....Big Eight Invite .......(1st)............H
286.45....Japan All-Stars........282.30........H
273.95....Oklahoma Invite......(2nd)........... A
279.70....Oklahoma................279.70........H

Iowa State...............258.55
283.80....UCLA.......................278.65........H
278.90....Southwest Cup . .....(2nd)........... A
280.95....Oklahoma................278.25........ A

Iowa State...............257.00
281.20....Ohio State...............279.40........ A
284.80....Southern Illinois.......274.20........H
282.95....Big Eight . ...............(2nd)........... A

Oklahoma................285.15

Iowa State...............257.50
284.75....NCAA......................(2nd)........... A
1988: Record 8-1
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
280.70....Big Eight Invite .......(1st)............H
271.00....Big Eight Triangular.(1st)............ A
281.10....Nebraska Invite.......(1st)............H
281.10....UCLA Invite.............(3rd)............ A
276.10....Minnesota................279.00........ A
286.75....Big Eight Triangular.(1st)............ A
283.05....Southern Illinois.......267.95........ A
285.60....Ohio State...............280.45........H
284.40....Big Eight . ...............(1st)............H

Oklahoma................283.55

Iowa State...............267.05
288.15....NCAA .....................(1st)............H
1989: Record 6-2
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
272.25....Big Eight Invite .......(1st)............H
275.30....Iowa State...............258.15........ A

Oklahoma................NFT
278.65....UCLA Invite ............(2nd)........... A
278.20....Minnesota................276.65........H
278.50....Iowa State...............260.95........H

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Oklahoma................NFT
280.05....Houston Baptist.......283.85........H
277.30....Southern Illinois.......262.70........H
275.30....Ohio State...............278.80........ A
282.15....Big Eight . ...............(1st)............ A

Oklahoma................262.00

Iowa State...............264.90
282.30....NCAA......................(2nd)...........H
1990: Record 9-0-1
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
272.00....Big Eight Invite .......(1st)............H
278.65....Oklahoma................270.65........H

Iowa State...............255.90
282.90....Ohio State...............277.60........H
280.80....Fullerton State.........(1st)............ A
283.075..UCLA Invite.............(1st)............ A
278.20....Houston Baptist.......267.55........H
281.60....Oklahoma................276.90........ A

Iowa State...............265.45
281.65....Minnesota................281.65........ A
279.85....Houston Baptist.......274.30........ A
282.15....Big Eight . ...............(1st)............ A

Oklahoma................281.30

Iowa State...............267.15
284.50....West Regional.........(1st)............ A
287.40....NCAA......................(1st)............ A
1991: Record 5-5
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
276.65....Big Eight Invite .......(1st)............H
269.10....Rocky Mountain.........(3rd)............ A
271.55....New Mexico.............278.35........ A

Oklahoma................278.40
276.05....Oklahoma................275.25........ A

Iowa State...............259.60
275.80....Ohio State...............278.70........ A
278.60....Minnesota................272.45........H
280.25....Oklahoma................284.80........ A
279.40....Arizona State...........277.40........H
281.15....Big Eight..................(2nd)...........H

Oklahoma................283.80

Iowa State...............265.35
280.40....West Regional ........(4th)............ A
282.00....NCAA Prelims.........(7th)............ A

1993: Record 10-0
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
276.80....Rocky Mountain.........(1st)............ A
281.25....Big Eight Invite........(1st)............H
280.65....Big Eight Triangular.(1st)............H
281.20....Ohio State...............280.40........ A
281.15....Minnesota................279.80........H
280.30....Oklahoma................275.40........ A

Iowa State...............227.50
281.35....Penn State..............274.40........H
288.20....New Mexico.............279.35........ A
283.30....Big Eight..................(1st)............ A

Oklahoma................281.05

Iowa State...............246.75
285.375..West Regional.........(1st)............ A
286.525..NCAA Prelims.........(1st)............ A
275.50....NCAA Finals............(2nd)........... A
1994: Record 10-2
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
277.10....Rocky Mountain Open..(1st).......... A
275.50....Big Eight Invite........(1st)............H
280.025..Big Eight Triangular.(1st)............ A
279.55....Minnesota................270.60........ A

UCLA.......................270.975
280.25....Oklahoma................283.95........ A

Iowa State...............255.30
280.05....New Mexico.............273.60........H
284.40....Stanford Five Way...(2nd)........... A

Stanford...................285.125

California.................278.925

San Jose State........259.05

Western Michigan...249.55
284.85....Ohio State...............285.55........H
286.85....Iowa.........................284.10........ A
287.775..Big Eight . ...............(1st)............H

Oklahoma................286.025

Iowa State...............261.85
287.025..West Regional.........(1st)............ A
287.325..NCAA Prelims.........(1st)............H
288.25....NCAA Finals............(1st)............H
1995: Record 5-3-1
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
221.75....Rocky Mountain.........(2nd)........... A
227.225..Oklahoma................218.15........H
226.50....Penn State..............227.95........ A
224.50....William & Mary........219.70........ A

James Madison.......208.70
226.55....Oklahoma................223.65........ A
230.075..New Mexico.............231.00........ A
228.55....Ohio State...............229.90........ A
226.85....UC Santa Barbara...(3rd)............ A
228.675..Iowa.........................228.675......H
229.575..Minnesota................226.275......H
228.525..MPSF......................(3rd)............ A
227.125..West Regional.........(3rd)............ A

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230.425..NCAA Prelims.........(1st)............ A
231.55....NCAA Finals............(2nd)........... A
1996: Record 5-2
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
220.475..Rocky Mountain.........(3rd)............ A
223.175..Oklahoma................222.25........ A
225.875..New Mexico.............220.20........H
225.50....Iowa.........................229.275...... A
226.10....Oklahoma................223.90........H

USOTC....................214.825
225.925..Minnesota................224.125...... A
224.20....MPSF......................(4th)............ A
226.925..West Regional.........(4th)............H
1997: Record 5-4
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
220.475..Rocky Mountain.........(1st)............ A
226.15....Oklahoma................227.57........H
224.25....New Mexico.............226.775...... A
229.35....Ohio State...............232.00........ A

Oklahoma................227.725
227.60....Oklahoma................228.575...... A

Brigham Young........223.70
231.70....Iowa.........................229.70........H
230.175..Minnesota................225.15........H
230.90....Penn State..............228.45........H
230.70....MPSF......................(1st)............H
226.725..West Regional............(5th)............ A
1998: Record 5-4
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
224.18....Rocky Mountain.........(2nd)........... A
226.30....Oklahoma................226.60........ A

Ohio State...............227.90
230.15....Iowa.........................230.625...... A

Oklahoma................226.425
229.575..Minnesota................221.275...... A
231.05....Oklahoma . .............227.85........H

New Mexico.............222.30
230.675..Ohio State...............230.175......H
230.05....Penn State .............231.15........ A
227.90....MPSF......................(2nd)........... A
228.075..West Regional..........(4th)............ A
1999: Record 6-2
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
221.15....Rocky Mountain.........(1st)............ A
227.075..Oklahoma................224.175......H
228.05....Minnesota................213.975......H
229.00....Iowa.........................227.375......H
221.45....Oklahoma................224.175...... A
225.95....BYU/Michigan St.....(2nd)........... A
228.975..Penn State..............226.875......H
230.15....New Mexico.............223.575...... A
228.775..MPSF......................(T1st).......... A
228.775..West Regional.......... (1st)............ A
229.525..NCAA Finals............(3rd)............H

2001: Record 3-3
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
200.05....Rocky Mountain.........(2nd)........... A
207.10....UC Santa Barbara...200.20........ A

Air Force..................198.55
202.575..Iowa.........................206.575......H
200.95....Oklahoma................215.00........ A
206.10....Air Force..................196.65........H
205.65....Minnesota................207.55........H
205.325..MPSF......................(3rd)............ A
2002: Record 1-7
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
205.50....Illinois......................210.50........ A
204.75....Rocky Mountain.........(4th)............ A
206.75....Oklahoma................218.125...... A

Michigan..................208.45
202.175..Iowa.........................210.65........ A
206.60....Oklahoma................211.55.........H
202.925..Minnesota................214.25........ A
209.725..Ohio State...............217.40........H
210.35....Air Force..................202.525......H
205.825..MPSF......................(4th)............ A
2003: Record 2-7
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
204.075..Iowa.........................211.725....... A
206.55....Rocky Mountain.........(3rd)............ A
210.55....Oklahoma................217.25........ A
212.35....Ohio State...............220.50........ A
209.90....Oklahoma................218.975...... A
209.125..Stanford Quad.........(4th)............ A

California.................216.325

Stanford...................213.00

Michigan..................211.075
213.575..Air Force..................201.40........H
214.625..Minnesota................211.66.........H
214.125..MPSF......................(4th)............H
207.425..NCAA Qualifier........(5th)............ A
2004: Record 3-5
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
204.825..Rocky Mountain.........(4th)............ A
213.975..Iowa.........................217.75........H
210.90....West Point Open.....(2nd)........... A
214.925..Ohio State...............213.475......H
213.875..Oklahoma Quad......(3rd)............ A

Oklahoma................221.475

Michigan..................218.225

Minnesota................210.70
211.475...Minnesota................212.725...... A
218.525..Oklahoma................219.20........H

Air Force..................203.125
211.525...MPSF......................(4th)............ A
212.25....NCAA Qualifier........(6th)............ A
2005: Record 3-3
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
206.625..Rocky Mountain.........(2nd)........... A
210.80....West Point Open.....(3rd)............ A
212.65....Oklahoma................224.05........ A
216.60....Ohio State...............223.975...... A
216.10....Oklahoma................219.35........H
215.325..Iowa.........................214.15........ A
217.425..Minnesota................214.925......H
215.45....Air Force..................195.35........H
215.375..MPSF......................(4th)............ A
214.35....NCAA Qualifier........(5th)............ A

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2006: Record 6-8
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
196.10....Rocky Mountain.........(2nd)........... A
198.475..Stanford Open.........(3rd)............ A
209.45....Iowa.........................209.60........H
202.90....Minnesota................204.15........ A
208.65....Oklahoma................214.65........H
201.10....Oklahoma................217.80........ A
201.10....Stanford...................216.90........ A
212.15....Air Force..................184.775......H
209.725..MPSF......................(4th)............ A
204.975..NCAA Qualifier........(5th)............ A
2007: Record 3-9
NU..........Opponent................Result..... Site
189.70....Rocky Mountain.........(2nd)........... A
203.30....Air Force.......................180.95......... A

Oklahoma................213.20
202.90....Stanford Open.........(3rd)............ A
205.95....Oklahoma................213.30........H
204.20....Iowa.........................205.05........ A
206.30....Stanford...................216.85........H
205.45....Minnesota................213.55........H
207.75....Air Force..................190.10........H
203.45....MPSF......................(4th)............ A
209.10....NCAA Qualifier........(10th).......... A
2008: Record 4-7
NU..........Opponent................Result..... Site
327.65....Rocky Mountain..........(2nd)...............A
341.40......Air Force.......................323.65........... H

Oklahoma................349.70
333.85....Stanford Open.........(3rd)............ A
337.75....Oklahoma................355.55........H
341.75....Stanford...................357.60........ A
341.90....Minnesota................342.80........ A
353.60....Iowa.........................349.40........H
353.65....Air Force..................335.10........H
337.75....MPSF......................(4th)............H
343.30....NCAA Qualifier........(9th)............ A
2009: Record 4-7
NU..........Opponent................Result..... Site
332.40....Rocky Mountain..........(2nd)...............A
337.60......Oklahoma.....................354.30........... H
334.70....Stanford Open.........(3rd)............ A
343.50....Iowa.........................342.60........ A

Minnesota................345.90
342.40....Oklahoma................358.30........ A
349.40....Minnesota................353.30........H

Arizona State...........325.90
340.05....Illinois-Chicago........334.20........ A

Air Force..................325.30
341.85....MPSF......................(4th)............ A
346.80....NCAA Qualifier........(9th)............ A
2010: Record 6-5
NU..........Opponent................Result..... Site
337.05....Rocky Mountain..........(2nd)...............A
342.40......Minnesota.....................350.55............A

Air Force.......................325.85
335.40....Oklahoma................356.50........ A
348.25....Ohio State...............346.60........H

Illinois-Chicago........340.20

Air Force..................332.70
347.50....Stanford...................361.65........H

Oklahoma................360.30
350.50....Minnesota................352.15........H

Iowa.........................345.70
341.65....MPSF......................(4th)............ A
343.10....NCAA Qualifier........(9th)............ A

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2000: Record 2-5
NU..........Opponent ...............Result..... Site
222.975..Rocky Mountain.........(1st)............ A
223.925..Air Force..................214.425......H
222.975..Oklahoma................227.75........ A
222.75....UC Santa Barbara...214.90........ A
216.675..Iowa.........................226.30........ A
217.825..Oklahoma................226.375......H
223.70....Minnesota................227.275...... A
228.225..MPSF......................(3rd)............ A
226.40....NCAA Qualifier........(5th)............ A

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History

Result

Air Force......................................NU leads, 21-2............................... 2009-10............................................ NU, 348.25-332.70
Arizona State...............................NU leads, 2-1................................. 1990-91............................................ NU, 279.40-277.40
Army............................................NU leads, 2-0................................. 2004-05............................................ NU, 210.80-209.45
Bemidji.........................................NU leads, 1-0................................. 1963-64.................................................... NU, 87.0-24.0
Brigham Young............................NU leads, 1-0................................. 1996-97............................................ NU, 227.60-223.70
California.....................................Cal Leads, 5-1............................... 2008-09.................................. California, 356.45-334.70
Central Missouri State.................NU leads, 1-0................................. 1966-67............................................ NU, 162.60-133.50
Colorado......................................NU leads, 11-5-1........................... 1979-80............................................ NU, 217.20-209.55
Colorado State............................NU leads, 2-0................................. 1964-65................................................ NU, 78.50-39.50
Denver.........................................Denver leads, 2-0.......................... 1966-67......................................Denver, 172.55-164.35
Fort Hays State...........................NU leads, 5-0................................. 1967-68............................................ NU, 153.65-130.40
Houston Baptist...........................NU leads, 2-1................................. 1989-90............................................ NU, 279.85-274.30
Illinois-Chicago............................NU leads, 3-0................................. 2009-10............................................ NU, 348.25-340.20
Illinois State.................................NU leads, 1-0................................. 1976-77............................................ NU, 205.50-195.40
Illinois..........................................Illinois leads 1-0............................. 2001-02....................................... Illinois, 210.50-205.50
Iowa.............................................Iowa leads, 12-11-1....................... 2009-10............................................ NU, 350.55-345.70
Iowa State...................................NU leads, 21-20............................. 1993-94............................................ NU, 280.25-255.30
James Madison ..........................NU leads, 1-0................................. 1994-95............................................ NU, 224.50-208.70
Kansas........................................NU leads, 10-5............................... 1979-80............................................ NU, 274.70-195.40
Kansas State...............................NU leads, 9-2................................. 1974-75............................................ NU, 216.15-131.55
Louisiana State............................NU leads, 5-3................................. 1983-84............................................ NU, 278.85-270.30
Mankato State.............................NU leads, 4-1................................. 1969-70............................................ NU, 120.95-109.45
Michigan......................................Michigan leads, 2-1....................... 2004-05...............................Michigan, 218.225-213.875
Minnesota....................................Minnesota leads, 18-16-1.............. 2009-10.................................Minnesota, 352.15-350.55
New Mexico.................................NU leads, 6-3................................. 1998-99.......................................... NU, 230.15-223.575
Northern Iowa..............................NU leads, 1-0................................. 1971-72............................................ NU, 148.30-106.30
Ohio State...................................NU leads, 10-9............................... 2009-10............................................ NU, 348.25-346.60
Oklahoma....................................Oklahoma leads, 41-28-1.............. 2009-10.................................Oklahoma, 360.30-347.50
Penn State...................................NU leads, 5-4................................. 1999-00............................... Penn State, 231.05-223.70
Southern Illinois...........................NU leads, 9-5................................. 1988-89............................................ NU, 277.30-262.70
San Jose State............................NU leads, 1-0................................. 1993-94............................................ NU, 284.40-259.05
Southern Connecticut State........Tied, 1-1........................................ 2003-04............................................ NU, 210.90-187.40
Stanford.......................................Stanford leads, 9-0........................ 2009-10....................................Stanford, 361.50-347.50
UCLA...........................................NU leads, 4-2................................. 1993-94.......................................... NU, 279.55-270.975

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UC Santa Barbara.......................NU leads, 3-0................................. 2000-01............................................ NU, 207.10-200.20
Utah.............................................Utah leads, 1-0.............................. 1970-71............................................Utah, 144.0-138.95
Washington..................................NU leads, 1-0................................. 2004-05........................................ NU, 206.625-184.625
Western Michigan........................NU leads, 2-0................................. 1993-94............................................ NU, 284.40-249.55
Wichita State...............................NU leads, 4-0................................. 1968-69.......................................... NU, 140.475-131.94
William & Mary.............................NU leads, 1-0................................. 1994-95............................................ NU, 224.50-219.70

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All-Americans
Gymnast

Event Score Place

2010
Anthony Ingrelli....... SR.........15.05...........6th
2007
T.J. Schmidt............ PH.........9.075...........5th
Stephen Tétrault..... AA.........52.05...........7th

PH.........8.975...........6th
2005
Paul Chumreonlert. PH.........9.587...........5th
Stephen Tétrault..... V............9.30.............5th
2004
Josh Rasile............. SR.........9.525...........5th
2003
Steven Friedman.... PB.........8.837...........5th
2000
Dusty Jakub............ PB.........9.6625........5th
Derek Leiter............ V............9.7375........3rd

AA.........57.825........5th
Asher Lichterman... V............9.7125........4th
1999
Blake Bukacek........ HB.........9.825..........2nd
Jason Hardabura.... AA.........58.05........... 1st

HB.........9.6875........4th

FX.........9.80............. 1st
Jim Koziol............... SR.........9.5875........6th
1998
Jim Koziol............... SR.........9.765...........4th
Derek Leiter............ AA.........57.075........4th
Bill Mulholland........ V............9.60.............4th
Marshall Nelson..... PB.........9.7875 ....... 1st

PH.........9.775..........2nd
1997
Ryan McEwen........ HB.........9.7375........3rd
Marshall Nelson...... PB.........9.95............. 1st

HB.........9.7875 ....... 1st

V............9.6875........5th
1996
Jason Christie......... PB.........9.65.............5th

HB.........9.775...........6th
Ted Harris............... SR.........9.80.............3rd
Marshall Nelson...... PH.........9.825...........3rd
1995
Richard Grace........ AA.........58.325........ 1st

PB.........9.80 ........... 1st
Rick Kieffer............. HB.........9.8375 ....... 1st

1993
Che Bowers............ HB.........9.50............2nd

PH.........9.40.............3rd
Richard Grace........ FX.........9.40 ........... 1st
Dennis Harrison...... AA.........57.55 .........3rd

PB.........8.90 ...........6th
Rick Kieffer............. SR.........9.55 ...........5th

1992
Dennis Harrison...... AA.........113.95 . ......5th

HB.........9.725...........5th
Che Bowers............ PH.........9.90............. 1st

HB.........9.675 .........6th
Sumner Darling...... PB.........9.85............2nd
Rick Kieffer............. HB.........9.825..........2nd
Josh Saegert.......... PB.........9.80.............4th
1991
Dennis Harrison...... V............9.475...........6th
1990
Trent Dimas............ FX.........9.775..........2nd

HB.........9.90............2nd
Patrick Kirksey........ AA ........113.45.........3rd

PH ........9.80.............3rd

PB.........9.725........... 1st
Bob Stelter.............. AA ........112.75.........4th
Mark Warburton...... SR ........9.725...........6th

PB.........9.75............2nd
1989
Patrick Kirksey........ AA.........112.60......... 1st

PB ........9.70.............3rd

HB.........9.35 ...........5th

PH ........9.35.............6th
Bob Stelter.............. AA.........111.30.........4th
Mike Epperson....... HB.........9.45.............3rd
1988
Kevin Davis............ PB ........9.90............. 1st

AA.........113.00......... 1st

SR.........9.675...........4th
Patrick Kirksey........ V............9.50.............6th
Tom Schlesinger..... AA.........112.50.........4th

HB.........9.875...........3rd

SR ........9.65.............5th
Bob Stelter.............. V ..........9.5375........5th
Mark Warburton...... PB.........9.80............2nd
1987
Kevin Davis............ AA.........112.05........2nd

PH.........9.55.............6th

PB.........9.75............. 1st
Tom Schlesinger..... AA.........113.25......... 1st

PB.........9.75............. 1st

HB.........9.90............2nd
1986
Kevin Davis............ PB.........9.70.............4th
Wes Suter............... AA.........56.90...........4th

PB.........9.60.............6th
Tom Schlesinger..... PB.........9.70.............4th

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History

1982
John Balluff . .......... PH.........9.75.............3rd
Phil Cahoy.............. AA.........113.10.........5th

PH.........9.65.............5th

PB.........9.35.............6th
Steve Elliott............ FX.........9.85............. 1st

V............9.90............. 1st
Jim Hartung............ AA.........115.80........2nd

FX.........9.70.............3rd

PH.........9.55.............6th

SR.........9.85............. 1st

PB.........9.70............. 1st

HB.........9.80.............3rd
Scott Johnson......... AA.........112.95.........6th

FX.........9.70.............3rd
Jim Mikus .............. AA.........114.05.........4th

FX.........9.55.............6th
1981
Phil Cahoy.............. AA.........113.80.........5th

PB.........9.70............. 1st

HB.........9.90............. 1st
Jim Hartung............ AA.........115.90......... 1st

FX.........9.80............2nd

PH.........9.80.............3rd

SR.........9.90............. 1st

PB.........9.70............. 1st

HB.........9.80............2nd
Frank Hibbitts......... PH.........9.35.............6th
Scott Johnson......... SR.........9.75............2nd

HB.........9.70.............6th
1980
Phil Cahoy.............. AA.........111.65.........4th

PB ........19.55........... 1st

HB ........19.55 ......... 1st
Steve Elliott............ FX ........19.55 ......... 1st

V ..........19.15 .........6th
Jim Hartung............ AA.........115.02......... 1st

FX.........19.10...........6th

PH.........19.20...........5th

SR ........19.45 ......... 1st

PB ........19.30 ........2nd
Scott Johnson......... V............19.75..........2nd
1979
Larry Gerard........... AA.........112.25.........5th

SR.........19.00...........4th

HB.........19.125 .......4th
Jim Hartung............ AA.........114.15.........3rd

FX.........19.075........3rd

PH.........19.20...........4th

SR.........19.10...........3rd

PB.........18.775........4th

1985
Mike Epperson....... PB.........9.60.............5th
Neil Palmer............. HB.........9.80.............3rd
Wes Suter............... AA ........58.20........... 1st

FX.........9.80............. 1st

HB.........9.90 ........... 1st

1978
Mark Williams......... HB.........18.75...........6th

1984
Jim Mikus................ FX.........9.10.............6th

HB.........9.50.............6th
Chris Riegel............ AA.........113.95.........4th

FX.........9.60.............3rd

V............10.00........... 1st

PB.........9.40.............3rd

HB.........9.60.............5th

1976
Steve Dickey.......... PH.........18.575 .......5th
Larry Gerard........... AA ........107.10........5th

SR.........18.50...........6th

HB.........18.80...........3rd

1983
Phil Cahoy.............. AA.........115.20.........4th
Scott Johnson......... AA.........115.95........2nd

FX.........9.90............. 1st

SR.........9.80............2nd

V............9.80.............4th

PB.........9.85............. 1st

HB.........9.95............. 1st
Jim Mikus................ HB.........9.80.............3rd
Chris Riegel............ AA ........114.90.........6th

V............9.90............. 1st

1977
Larry Gerard........... HB.........18.75...........4th
Kurt Mackie............ SR.........18.675 .......5th

1975
Gene Mackie.......... AA.........106.70 .......4th
Pete Studenski....... SR.........18.70 .........5th
Jim Unger............... FX.........18.55...........5th
(Since 1975, NU has produced 46
All-Americans and 173 All-America awards.)

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1994
Che Bowers............ PH.........9.40.............4th
Sumner Darling...... AA.........57.20...........5th
Richard Grace........ AA.........57.40...........4th

PB.........9.575 ......... 1st

HB.........8.95.............6th
Dennis Harrison...... AA.........58.20........... 1st

FX.........9.20 ..........2nd

PH.........8.85 ...........6th

V............9.60 ..........2nd

PB.........9.35.............4th

HB.........9.25 ..........2nd
Rick Kieffer............. SR.........9.30.............5th
Burkett Powell........ PB.........9.40............2nd

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Conference Champions
Gymnast
Event
Score
2002
Josh Rasile.................... V................... 9.500
2000
Derek Leiter..................AA................ 58.300
1999
Jason Hardabura..........AA................ 58.075
1998
Marshall Nelson............HB................. 9.800
Jason Hardabura..........FX.................. 9.725
1997
Marshall Nelson............PH................. 9.800

PB.................. 9.900
Ted Harris.....................SR................. 9.750
1996
Jason Christie...............PB.................. 9.780
1995
Richard Grace..............AA................ 58.200

FX.................. 9.825

V................... 9.650
Jason Christie...............PB.................. 9.825
1994
Dennis Harrison............AA................ 57.625

PB.................. 9.900
Jason Christie...............HB................. 9.800
Rick Kieffer...................SR................. 9.750
Che Bowers..................PH................. 9.800
1993
Che Bowers..................PH................. 9.850
Dennis Harrison............PB.................. 9.750
1992
Dennis Harrison............FX.................. 9.750

V................... 9.500

PB.................. 9.700
Che Bowers..................PH................. 9.750

HB................. 9.800
Richard Grace............... V................... 9.500

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1991
Brad Bryan...................FX.................. 9.800
Dennis Harrison............. V................... 9.750
1990
Patrick Kirksey..............AA...............115.000

FX.................. 9.800

SR................. 9.650

PB.................. 9.750

PH................. 9.750
Bob Stelter..................... V................... 9.600
Mark Warburton............HB................. 9.750
1989
Patrick Kirksey..............AA...............111.550

FX.................. 9.850

PH................. 9.800

PB.................. 9.750
Mark Warburton............SR................. 9.600
1988
Kevin Davis..................AA...............112.100

SR................. 9.650

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Tom Schlesinger...........SR................. 9.650

PB.................. 9.900
Mark Warburton............SR................. 9.650
Patrick Kirksey..............PH................. 9.600
1987
Tom Schlesinger...........SR................. 9.800

PB.................. 9.850
Bob Stelter..................... V................... 9.450
1986
Wes Suter.....................FX.................. 9.650

HB................. 9.700
Mike Epperson.............. V................... 9.600

HB................. 9.700
Tom Schlesinger...........PB.................. 9.750
1985
Wes Suter.....................AA.............. 107.650

PH................. 9.700

V................... 9.800

HB................. 9.800
Neil Palmer...................HB................. 9.800
1984
Chris Riegel..................AA...............113.500

V................... 9.800
Jim Mikus......................PB.................. 9.600
Frank Hibbits................PH................. 9.700
1983
Scott Johnson . ............AA...............115.650

SR................. 9.750

PB.................. 9.700

V................... 9.700

HB................. 9.900
Phil Cahoy....................PH................. 9.800
1982
Jim Hartung..................AA...............115.300

PH................. 9.900

SR................. 9.750

HB................. 9.850
Steve Elliott .................. V................... 9.850
1981
Jim Hartung..................SR............... 19.450

PH............... 19.450
1980
Jim Hartung..................AA................ 57.700

SR............... 19.300

HB............... 19.250
Phil Cahoy....................PH............... 19.350
1979
Jim Hartung................... V................... 9.550

SR................. 9.550
1978
Mark Williams...............HB............... 18.975
1977
Larry Gerard.................HB............... 18.875
Duane West..................FX................ 18.550
1976
Larry Gerard.................AA.............. 106.450

HB............... 18.750
1975
Pete Studenski.............SR............... 19.175
Gary Duff......................PB................ 18.250

Review

History

1974
Hal Traver.....................PH............... 18.100
1972
Hoppy Batten................HB............... 18.100
1964
Dennis Albers...............AA.............. 520.000

FX................ 90.000

PH............... 87.750

V................. 90.125

T................. 87.500
Francis Allen.................PB................ 87.250
Big Eight Championships
Year
Team
1994
Nebraska
1993
Nebraska
1992
Nebraska
1991
Oklahoma
1990
Nebraska
1989
Nebraska
1988
Nebraska
1987
Oklahoma
1986
Nebraska
1985
Nebraska
1984
Oklahoma
1983
Nebraska
1982
Nebraska
1981
Oklahoma
1980
Nebraska
1979
Oklahoma
1978
Oklahoma
1977
Oklahoma
1976
Nebraska
1975
Iowa State
1974
Iowa State
1973
Iowa State
1972
Iowa State
1971
Iowa State
1970
Iowa State
1969
Iowa State
1968
Colorado
1967
Iowa State
1966
Iowa State
1965
Iowa State
1964
Nebraska

Score
287.775
283.300
286.500
283.800
282.150
282.150
284.400
285.150
283.750
284.900
279.650
282.200
281.050
558.650
279.550
443.200
443.200
427.550
419.000
422.850
325.050
330.350
317.050
316.950
165.550
161.825
178.850
187.450
186.550
178.500
203.500

Note: Nebraska participated in the Big
Eight Conference before 1995. After
Iowa State dropped men’s gymnastics
following the 1994 season, the Big Eight
Conference opted not to sanction a
league championship meet because NU
and Oklahoma were the only schools
sponsoring a varsity team. NU entered
the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in
1995. The Huskers will join the Big Ten
Conference for the 2012 season.

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introduction

Staff/Coaches

NCAA Champions
NCAA Team Champion (8)
*Nebraska has won eight NCAA team titles.

Review

History

NCAA Team Runner-Up (7)
*Nebraska owns seven NCAA runner-up
finishes.

NCAA Individual All-Around (9)
*Eight Huskers have claimed nine NCAA
All-Around titles.

Year
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969

1970

1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010

Year
1938
1939
1940
1940
1941
1942
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010

Team.................................... Score
Illinois.................................. 18.000
Army.................................... 17.000
Navy.................................... 17.000
Minnesota........................... 52.500
Penn State.......................... 30.000
Temple................................ 34.500
Minnesota........................... 18.000
Temple................................ 25.000
Illinois.................................. 23.500
Southern California............. 75.000
Illinois.................................. 68.000
Illinois.................................. 68.000
Penn State.......................... 69.000
Penn State.......................... 67.500
Illinois.................................. 80.000
first-place tie
Illinois.................................. 87.500
Southern California............. 65.500
Southern Illinois................. 80.500
Southern Illinois................. 75.000
Southern Illinois................. 73.000
Southern California............. 69.500
Washington......................... 51.500
California........................... 185.100
Michigan............................ 187.400
Southern Illinois............... 188.150
Penn State........................ 160.450
Colorado State.................. 160.450
Iowa State......................... 164.050
New Mexico State............. 164.050
Southern Illinois............... 316.650
Iowa State......................... 312.325
Penn State........................ 323.025
Arizona State.................... 322.050
LSU................................... 433.700
LSU................................... 425.125
first-place tie
Arizona State.................... 437.075
Oklahoma.......................... 446.625
Iowa State......................... 557.650
Oklahoma.......................... 281.950
UCLA................................. 281.050
UCLA................................. 283.900
Penn State........................ 281.250
Nebraska.......................... 284.550
Nebraska.......................... 283.600
Nebraska.......................... 284.750
Illinois................................ 287.150
Nebraska.......................... 282.300
Minnesota......................... 287.300
Penn State........................ 285.500
Nebraska.......................... 288.950
Nebraska.......................... 275.500
Stanford............................ 285.925
Nebraska.......................... 231.525
California........................... 231.775
Oklahoma.......................... 232.725
Iowa.................................. 229.625
Ohio State......................... 230.850
Michigan............................ 231.850
Oklahoma.......................... 217.775
Ohio State......................... 218.650
Ohio State......................... 220.700
Oklahoma.......................... 222.300
Penn State........................ 225.450
Illinois................................ 220.975
Oklahoma.......................... 220.200
Stanford............................ 362.750
Michigan............................ 362.500
Stanford............................ 359.800

Gymnast............................ School
Joe Giallombardo................. Illinois
Joe Giallombardo................. Illinois
Joe Giallombardo................. Illinois
Paul Fina.............................. Illinois
Courtney Shanken............ Chicago
Newton Loken................Minnesota
Ray Sorenson...............Penn State
Joe Kotys................................ Kent
Joe Kotys................................ Kent
Bill Roetzheim............ Florida State
Jack Beckner...Southern California
Jean Cronstedt..............Penn State
Jean Cronstedt..............Penn State
Karl Schwenzfeier.........Penn State
Don Tonry............................. Illinois
Armando Vega..............Penn State
Abie Grossfeld..................... Illinois
Armando Vega..............Penn State
Jay Werner....................Penn State
Gregor Weiss................Penn State
Robert Lynn......Southern California
Gil Larose......................... Michigan
Ron Barak........Southern California
Mike Jacobson..............Penn State
Steve Cohen.................Penn State
Steve Cohen.................Penn State
M. Sakamoto....Southern California
Mauno Nissinen...........Washington
Yoshi Hayasaki.............Washington
Yoshi Hayasaki.............Washington
Steve Hug.........................Stanford
Steve Hug.........................Stanford
Marshall Avener............Penn State
Steve Hug.........................Stanford
Wayne Young......... Brigham Young
Peter Kormann...... So. Conn. State
Kurt Thomas............. Indiana State
Bart Conner.................... Oklahoma
Kurt Thomas............. Indiana State
Jim Hartung.................. Nebraska
Jim Hartung.................. Nebraska
Peter Vidmar......................... UCLA
Peter Vidmar......................... UCLA
Mitch Gaylord........................ UCLA
Wes Suter..................... Nebraska
Jon Louis...........................Stanford
Tom Schlesinger.......... Nebraska
Kevin Davis................... Nebraska
Patrick Kirksey............. Nebraska
Mike Racanelli............... Ohio State
John Roethlisberger.......Minnesota
John Roethlisberger.......Minnesota
John Roethlisberger.......Minnesota
Dennis Harrison........... Nebraska
Richard Grace.............. Nebraska
Blaine Wilson............... Ohio State
Blaine Wilson............... Ohio State
Travis Romagnoli................. Illinois
Jason Hardabura.......... Nebraska
Jamie Natalie................ Ohio State
Jamie Natalie................ Ohio State
Raj Bhavsar.................. Ohio State
Daniel Furney................. Oklahoma
Luis Vargas...................Penn State
Luis Vargas...................Penn State
Jonathan Horton............ Oklahoma
Taqiy Abdullah-Simmons.....Oklahoma
Casey Sandy.................Penn State
Steven Legendre............ Oklahoma
Chris Cameron................. Michigan

nebraska men’s gymnastics

Year Team................................... Score
1938 Chicago.............................. 22.000
1939 Illinois..................................21.000
1940 Illinois..................................20.000
1941 Illinois..................................68.500
1942 Illinois..................................39.000
1948 Penn State.......................... 55.000
1949 Temple................................ 28.000
1950 Illinois..................................26.000
1951 Florida State....................... 26.000
1952 Florida State....................... 89.500
1953 Penn State.......................... 91.500
1954 Penn State........................ 137.000
1955 Illinois..................................82.000
1956 Illinois................................123.500
1957 Penn State.......................... 88.500
1958 Michigan State.................... 79.000

Illinois..................................79.000
1959 Penn State........................ 152.000
1960 Penn State........................ 112.500
1961 Penn State.......................... 88.500
1962 Southern California............. 95.500
1963 Michigan........................... 129.000
1964 Southern Illinois................. 84.500
1965 Penn State.......................... 68.500
1966 Southern Illinois............... 187.200
1967 Southern Illinois............... 189.550
1968 California.......................... 188.250
1969 Iowa..................................161.175

Michigan*.......................... 161.175
1970 Michigan........................... 164.150

Michigan*.......................... 164.150
1971 Iowa State......................... 319.075
1972 Southern Illinois............... 315.925
1973 Iowa State......................... 325.150
1974 Iowa State......................... 326.100
1975 California.......................... 437.325
1976 Penn State........................ 432.075
1977 Indiana State.................... 434.475

Oklahoma......................... 434.475
1978 Oklahoma......................... 439.350
1979 Nebraska......................... 448.275
1980 Nebraska......................... 563.300
1981 Nebraska......................... 284.600
1982 Nebraska......................... 285.500
1983 Nebraska......................... 287.800
1984 UCLA................................287.300
1985 Ohio State......................... 285.350
1986 Arizona State.................... 283.900
1987 UCLA................................285.300
1988 Nebraska......................... 288.150
1989 Illinois................................283.400
1990 Nebraska......................... 287.400
1991 Oklahoma......................... 288.025
1992 Stanford............................ 289.575
1993 Stanford............................ 276.500
1994 Nebraska......................... 288.250
1995 Stanford............................ 232.400
1996 Ohio State......................... 232.150
1997 California.......................... 233.825
1998 California.......................... 231.200
1999 Michigan........................... 232.550
2000 Penn State........................ 231.975
2001 Ohio State......................... 218.125
2002 Oklahoma......................... 219.300
2003 Oklahoma......................... 222.600
2004 Penn State........................ 223.350
2005 Oklahoma......................... 225.675
2006 Oklahoma......................... 221.400
2007 Penn State........................ 221.000
2008 Oklahoma......................... 363.200
2009 Stanford............................ 362.800
2010 Michigan........................... 360.500
*Trampoline champion

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Review

History

NCAA Champions Since 1980

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Floor Exercise (6)
Year Gymnast
School
1980 Steve Elliott................... Nebraska
1981 James Yuhashi.....................Oregon
1982 Steve Elliott................... Nebraska
1983 Scott Johnson............... Nebraska
1983 David Branch.............Arizona State

Donnie Hinton............Arizona State
1984 Kevin Ekburg.......... Northern Illinois
1985 Wes Suter....................... Nebraska
1986 Jerry Burrell................Arizona State

Brian Ginsberg....................... UCLA
1987 Chad Fox.....................New Mexico
1988 Chris Wyatt...........................Temple
1989 Jody Newman............Arizona State
1990 Mike Racanelli................ Ohio State
1991 Brad Hayashi......................... UCLA
1992 Brian Winkler..................... Michigan
1993 Richard Grace............... Nebraska
1994 Mark Booth.........................Stanford
1995 Jay Thornton............................ Iowa
1996 Ian Bachrach......................Stanford
1997 Jeremy Killen.................. Oklahoma
1998 Darin Gerlach.......................Temple
1999 Jason Hardabura........... Nebraska
2000 Jamie Natalie................. Ohio State
2001 Clay Strother...................Minnesota
2002 Clay Strother...................Minnesota
2003 Josh Landis..................... Oklahoma
2004 Graham Ackerman........... California
2005 Graham Ackerman........... California
2006 Jonathan Horton............. Oklahoma
2007 Adam Reichow................Minnesota
2008 Steven Legendre............. Oklahoma
2009 Steven Legendre............. Oklahoma
2010 Steven Legendre............. Oklahoma
Vault (3)
Year Gymnast
School
1980 Ron Galimore................. Iowa State
1981 Ron Galimore................. Iowa State
1982 Randall Wickstrom........... California

Steve Elliott................... Nebraska
1983 Chris Riegel................... Nebraska

Mark Oates..................... Oklahoma
1984 Chris Riegel................... Nebraska
1985 Derrick Cornelius..... Cortland State
1986 Chad Fox.....................New Mexico
1987 Chad Fox.....................New Mexico
1988 Chad Fox.....................New Mexico
1989 Chad Fox.....................New Mexico
1990 Brad Hayashi......................... UCLA
1991 Adam Carton..................Penn State
1992 Jason Hebert.................... Syracuse
1993 Steve Wiegel................New Mexico
1994 Steve McCain......................... UCLA
1995 Ian Bachrach......................Stanford
1996 Jay Thornton............................ Iowa
1997 Blaine Wilson................. Ohio State
1998 Travis Romagnoli...................Illinois
1999 Guard Young............................ BYU
2000 Guard Young............................ BYU
2001 Daren Lynch................... Ohio State
2002 Dan Gill..............................Stanford
2003 Andrew DiGiore................. Michigan
2004 Graham Ackerman........... California
2005 Michael Reavis......................... Iowa
2006 David Sender.....................Stanford
2007 David Sender.....................Stanford
2008 Steven Legendre............. Oklahoma
2009 Steven Legendre............. Oklahoma
2010 Eddie Penev.......................Stanford

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Year Gymnast
School
1980 David Stoldt.......................... Illinois
1981 Mark Bergman................. California
1981 Steve Jennings............New Mexico
1982 Peter Vidmar.......................... UCLA
1983 Doug Kieso............ Northern Illinois
1984 Tim Daggett........................... UCLA
1985 Tony Pineda........................... UCLA
1986 Curtis Holdsworth.................. UCLA
1987 Li Xiao Ping.......Cal State Fullerton
1988 Mark Sohn ....................Penn State
1989 Mark Sohn.....................Penn State

Chris Waller .......................... UCLA
1990 Mark Sohn.....................Penn State
1991 Mark Sohn.....................Penn State
1992 Che Bowers................... Nebraska
1993 John Roethlisberger.......Minnesota
1994 Jason Bertram................. California
1995 Drew Durbin.................. Ohio State
1996 Drew Durbin.................. Ohio State
1997 Drew Durbin.................. Ohio State
1998 Josh Birckelbaw.............. California
1999 Brandon Stefaniak.........Penn State
2000 Brandon Stefaniak.........Penn State
2001 Clay Strother..................Minnesota
2002 Clay Strother..................Minnesota
2003 Josh Landis.................... Oklahoma
2004 Robert Rogers...................... Illinois
2005 Luis Vargas....................Penn State
2006 Tim McNeill...................... California
2007 Casey Sandy.................Penn State
2008 Tim McNeill...................... California
2009 Daniel Ribeiro....................... Illinois
2010 Alex Naddour.................. Oklahoma
Parallel Bars (14)
Year Gymnast
School
1980 Phil Cahoy..................... Nebraska
1981 Phil Cahoy/Jim Hartung..... Nebraska

Peter Vidmar.......................... UCLA
1982 Jim Hartung.................. Nebraska
1983 Scott Johnson.............. Nebraska
1984 Tim Daggett........................... UCLA
1985 Dan Hayden..............Arizona State

Noah Riskin.................. Ohio State

Seth Riskin.................... Ohio State
1986 Dan Hayden..............Arizona State
1987 Kevin Davis................... Nebraska

Tom Schlesinger........... Nebraska
1988 Kevin Davis................... Nebraska
1989 Tim Ryan ..........................Stanford

Patrick Kirksey ............ Nebraska
1990 Patrick Kirksey............. Nebraska
1991 Scott Keswick........................ UCLA

John Roethlisberger.......Minnesota
1992 Dom Minicucci.....................Temple
1993 Jair Lynch..........................Stanford
1994 Richard Grace............... Nebraska
1995 Richard Grace............... Nebraska
1996 Jamie Ellis.........................Stanford

Blaine Wilson................. Ohio State
1997 Marshall Nelson............ Nebraska
1998 Marshall Nelson............ Nebraska
1999 Justin Toman.................... Michigan
2000 Justin Toman.................... Michigan
2001 Raj Bhavsar................... Ohio State
2002 Cody Moore..................... California
2003 Daniel Furney................. Oklahoma
2004 Ramon Jackson...... William & Mary
2005 Justin Spring......................... Illinois
2006 Justin Spring......................... Illinois
2007 Tim McNeill...................... California
2008 Tim McNeill...................... California
2009 Paul Ruggeri......................... Illinois
2010 Ryan Lieberman................Stanford

Still Rings (3)
Year Gymnast
School
1980 Jim Hartung.................. Nebraska
1981 Jim Hartung.................. Nebraska
1982 Jim Hartung.................. Nebraska
1983 Alex Schwartz........................ UCLA
1984 Tim Daggett........................... UCLA
1985 Mark Diab...................... Iowa State
1986 Mark Diab...................... Iowa State
1987 Paul O’Neill............ Houston Baptist
1988 Paul O’Neill..................New Mexico
1989 Paul O’Neill..................New Mexico
1990 Wayne Cowden.............Penn State
1991 Adam Carton.................Penn State
1992 Scott Keswick........................ UCLA
1993 Chris LaMorte..............New Mexico
1994 Chris LaMorte..............New Mexico
1995 Dave Frank..........................Temple
1996 Scott McCall........... William & Mary

Blaine Wilson................. Ohio State
1997 Blaine Wilson................ Ohio State
1998 Dan Fink......................... Oklahoma
1999 Cortney Bramwell.................... BYU
2000 Cortney Bramwell.................... BYU
2001 Chris Lakeman..............Penn State
2002 Marshall Erwin...................Stanford
2003 Kevin Tan.......................Penn State
2004 Kevin Tan.......................Penn State
2005 David Henderson............ Oklahoma
2006 Jonathan Horton............. Oklahoma
2007 Alex Schorsch...................Stanford
2008 Jonathan Horton............. Oklahoma
2009 Evan Roth........................ California
2010 Brandon Wynn............... Ohio State
Horizontal Bar (6)
Year Gymnast
School
1980 Phil Cahoy..................... Nebraska
1981 Phil Cahoy..................... Nebraska
1982 Peter Vidmar.......................... UCLA
1983 Scott Johnson.............. Nebraska
1984 Charles Lakes...................... Illinois
1985 Dan Hayden..............Arizona State
1985 Wes Suter...................... Nebraska
1986 Dan Hayden..............Arizona State
1987 David Moriel.......................... UCLA
1988 Jeff Dow .................................Iowa
1989 David Zeddies...................... Illinois
1990 Chris Waller........................... UCLA
1991 Luis Lopez...................New Mexico
1992 Jair Lynch..........................Stanford
1993 Steve McCain........................ UCLA
1994 Jim Foody.............................. UCLA
1995 Rick Kieffer................... Nebraska
1996 Carl Imhauser......................Temple
1997 Marshall Nelson............ Nebraska
1998 Todd Bishop.................... Oklahoma
1999 Todd Bishop.................... Oklahoma
2000 Michael Ashe................... California
2001 Michael Ashe................... California
2002 Daniel Diaz-Loung............ Michigan
2003 Linas Gaveika..........................Iowa
2004 Justin Spring......................... Illinois
2005 Ronald Ferris................. Ohio State
2006 Justin Spring......................... Illinois

Dylan Carney.....................Stanford
2007 Dylan Carney.....................Stanford
2008 Paul Ruggeri......................... Illinois
2009 Paul Ruggeri......................... Illinois
2010 Ryan McCarthy................. Michigan

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Husker Dominance

3. Arizona State............ 3................... 1989
Minnesota................. 3................... 2007
5. Stanford.................... 2................... 1996
UCLA......................... 2................... 1991
Ohio State................. 2................... 2000
California................... 2................... 2005
9. Iowa.......................... 1................... 1995
Michigan.................... 1................... 1992
Northern Illinois......... 1................... 1984
New Mexico.............. 1................... 1987
Oregon...................... 1................... 1981
Temple...................... 1................... 1998
NCAA Pommel Horse Titles Since 1980
School
No.
Last Title
1. Penn State................ 7................... 2005
2. California................... 6................... 2008
3. UCLA......................... 5................... 1989
4. Illinois........................ 3................... 2009
Minnesota................. 3................... 2002
Ohio State................. 3................... 1997
7. New Mexico.............. 2................... 1982
Oklahoma.................. 2................... 2010
9. Nebraska.................. 1................... 1992
Cal State Fullerton.... 1................... 1987
Northern Illinois......... 1................... 1983
NCAA Still Rings Titles Since 1980
School
No.
Last Title
1. Penn State................ 5................... 2004
2. New Mexico.............. 4................... 1994
3. Nebraska.................. 3................... 1982
Ohio State................. 3................... 2010
Oklahoma.................. 3................... 2008
UCLA......................... 3................... 1992
7. Iowa State................. 2................... 1986
Brigham Young.......... 2................... 2000
Stanford.................... 2................... 2007
10. California................... 1................... 2009
William & Mary.......... 1................... 1996
Temple...................... 1................... 1995
Houston Baptist......... 1................... 1987
NCAA Vault Titles Since 1980
School
No.
Last Title
1. Stanford.................... 5................... 2010
New Mexico.............. 5................... 1993
3. Nebraska.................. 3................... 1984
Ohio State................. 3................... 2007
Oklahoma.................. 3................... 2009
6. Iowa State................. 2................... 1981
UCLA......................... 2................... 1994
Brigham Young.......... 2................... 2000
Iowa.......................... 2................... 2005
California................... 2................... 2004
11. SUNY Cortland.......... 1................... 1985
Illinois........................ 1................... 1998
Michigan.................... 1................... 2003
Penn State................ 1................... 1991
Syracuse................... 1................... 1992
NCAA Parallel Bars Titles Since 1980
School
No.
Last Title
1. Nebraska................. 14.................. 1998
2. Ohio State................. 4................... 2001
3. Stanford.................... 3................... 2010
Illinois........................ 3................... 2009
California................... 3................... 2008
Michigan.................... 3................... 2000
UCLA......................... 3................... 1991
8. Arizona State............ 2................... 1986
9. Minnesota................. 1................... 1991
Temple...................... 1................... 1992
Oklahoma.................. 1................... 2003
William & Mary.......... 1................... 2004
NCAA Horizontal Bar Titles Since 1980
School
No.
Last Title
1. Nebraska................... 6.................. 1997
Illinois......................... 6.................. 2009
3. UCLA.......................... 5.................. 1994
4. Oklahoma................... 3.................. 2007
5. Michigan..................... 2.................. 2010
Iowa........................... 2.................. 2003
Arizona State............. 2.................. 1986
California.................... 2.................. 2001

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History

Stanford..................... 2.................. 2006
10. Ohio State.................. 1.................. 2005
Temple....................... 1.................. 1996
New Mexico............... 1.................. 1991
Nebraska Records - Individual Records
Floor Exercise
15.20.................. Kyle Shanahan, 2010*
........................ .David Spitdowski, 2008*
9.90................. . ....Richard Grace, 1995
9.90.................... Dennis Harrison, 1992
9.90.......................... Chris Riegel, 1984
9.90....................... Scott Johnson, 1983
9.90.......................... Derek Leiter, 2000
Pommel Horse
15.30............... . ......T.J. Schmidt, 2008*
9.90.......................... Che Bowers, 1993
9.90........................... Kevin Davis, 1988
9.90...........................Jim Hartung, 1982
Still Rings
15.50..................Anthony Ingrelli, 2008*
9.90...........................Jim Hartung, 1981
9.90....................... Scott Johnson, 1981
9.90............................. Ted Harris, 1995
Vault
16.10...................John Robinson, 2008*
10.00............... . ....... Chris Riegel, 1984
Parallel Bars
15.40............... . ......T.J. Schmidt, 2008*
9.95........................... Kevin Davis, 1983
Horizontal Bar
15.20.................. Kyle Shanahan, 2010*
9.95....................... Scott Johnson, 1983
All-Around
88.40....................Andreas Hofer, 2010*
58.55.........................Jim Hartung, 1981
Team Records (Count Five)
Floor Exercise........ 48.625.................. 1990
Pommel Horse........ 48.650.................. 1993
Still Rings............... 48.725.................. 1994
Vault........................ 48.600.................. 1983
Parallel Bars........... 48.800.................. 1992
Horizontal Bar......... 48.900.................. 1983
Team Records (Count Four)
Floor Exercise........ 38.950.................. 1998
Pommel Horse........ 38.975.................. 1996
Still Rings............... 39.175.................. 1995
Vault........................ 38.725.................. 1997
Parallel Bars........... 39.150.................. 1997
Horizontal Bar......... 38.975.................. 1999
Team Records (Count Four)*
Floor Exercise........ 59.550.................. 2008
Pommel Horse........ 58.200.................. 2008
Still Rings............... 59.650.................. 2008
Vault........................ 63.300.................. 2008
Parallel Bars........... 58.950.................. 2008
Horizontal Bar......... 58.850.................. 2010
Top 10 Team Scores (Count Five)
1. 288.95............NCAA Team Finals, 1992
2. 288.25............NCAA Team Finals, 1994
3. 288.20.................. at New Mexico, 1993
4. 288.15............NCAA Team Finals, 1988
5. 287.80............NCAA Team Finals, 1983
6. 287.775............Big Eight Championships , 1994
7. 287.40............NCAA Team Finals, 1990
8. 287.025.... NCAA West Regionals, 1994
9. 286.925........ NCAA Preliminaries, 1992
10. 286.85.............................. at Iowa, 1994
Top 10 Team Scores (Count Four)
1. 353.65.....................vs. Air Force, 2008*
2. 231.70.............................vs. Iowa, 1997
3. 231.55............NCAA Team Finals, 1995
4. 231.05...vs. New Mexico and Oklahoma, 1998
5 230.90...................vs. Penn State, 1997
6. 230.70........ MPSF Championship, 1997
7. 230.675................. vs. Ohio State, 1998
8. 230.425...... NCAA Team Qualifier, 1995
9. 230.175..................vs. Minnesota, 1997
10. 230.15.................. at New Mexico, 1999
*Denotes the scores after the NCAA’s scoring
system change during the 2008 season.

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All-Time NCAA Team Titles
School
No.
1. Penn State......................................... 12
2. Illinois...................................................9
3. Nebraska ............................................ 8
Oklahoma . .......................................... 8
5. Southern Illinois ................................. 4
California..............................................4
Michigan...............................................4
Stanford...............................................4
9. Iowa State ........................................... 3
Ohio State............................................ 3
11. Florida State......................................... 2
UCLA . .................................................2
13. Arizona State....................................... 1
Chicago................................................1
Iowa.....................................................1
Michigan State..................................... 1
Temple.................................................1
NCAA Team Titles Since 1980
School
No.
(last title)
1. Nebraska.............. 7.....................(1994)
2. Oklahoma.............. 6.....................(2008)
3. Stanford................ 4.....................(2009)
4. Ohio State............. 3.....................(2001)
Penn State............ 3.....................(2007)
6. Michigan................ 2.....................(2010)
UCLA..................... 2.....................(1987)
California............... 2.....................(1998)
9. Arizona State........ 1.....................(1986)
Illinois.................... 1.....................(1989)
All-Time NCAA Runner-Up Finishes
School
No.
1. Illinois...................................................8
2. Nebraska............................................. 7
Penn State........................................... 7
4. Oklahoma............................................. 6
5. Southern Illinois.................................. 5
6. Ohio State............................................ 4
Southern California.............................. 4
8. Iowa State............................................ 3
Michigan...............................................3
Minnesota............................................ 3
Stanford...............................................3
All-Time NCAA Individual Titles
School
No.
1. Penn State ........................................ 52
2. Illinois ................................................51
3. Nebraska...........................................42
4. Oklahoma...........................................31
5. UCLA . ...............................................28
6. Michigan.............................................27
7. California............................................26
8. Stanford ............................................25
9. Southern California............................ 24
10. Ohio State.......................................... 24
Individual NCAA Titles Since 1980
School
No.
1. Nebraska...........................................42
2. UCLA..................................................23
3. Ohio State.......................................... 21
4. Oklahoma...........................................17
5. Penn State......................................... 16
NCAA All-Around Titles Since 1980
School
No.
(last title)
1. Nebraska..............9......................(1999)
2. Ohio State.............6......................(2002)
3. Oklahoma..............4......................(2009)
4. Minnesota.............3......................(1993)
UCLA.....................3......................(1984)
Penn State............3......................(2008)
7. Michigan................1......................(2010)
Illinois....................1......................(1998)
Stanford................1......................(1986)
NCAA Floor Exercise Titles Since 1980
School
No.
Last Title
1. Nebraska.................. 6................... 1999
Oklahoma.................. 6................... 2010

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Husker National Champions

Jason Hardabura
1999 AA
58.05
1999 FX
9.80

Richard Grace
1995 AA
58.325
1995 PB
9.80
1994 PB
9.575
1993 FX
9.40

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1984
1983

Che Bowers
PH
9.90

Chris Riegel
V
10.00
V
9.90

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Marshall Nelson
1998 PB
9.7875
1997 PB
9.95
1997 HB
9.7875

1995

Rick Kieffer
HB
9.8375

Patrick Kirksey
1990 PB
9.725
1989 AA
112.60

Scott Johnson
1983 FX
9.90
1983 PB
9.85
1983 HB
9.95

Dennis Harrison
1994 AA
58.20

1988
1988
1987

Kevin Davis
AA
113.00
PB
9.90
PB
9.75

1982
1982
1980

Steve Elliott
FX
9.85
V
9.90
FX
19.55

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History

Individual NCAA Titles by School
School................................. All-Time Champions
1. Penn State*..................................................52
2. Illinois*..........................................................51
3. Nebraska*....................................................42
4. Oklahoma*....................................................31
6. Michigan*......................................................28
6. UCLA............................................................28
7. California*.....................................................26
8. Ohio State*...................................................24
Stanford*.......................................................24
USC..............................................................24
11. Iowa State.....................................................18
Michigan State..............................................18
New Mexico..................................................18
14. Minnesota*...................................................15
Southern Illinois............................................15
16. Iowa*............................................................13
17. Arizona State................................................10
Indiana State................................................10
19. Illinois-Chicago*..............................................9
Navy*..............................................................9
21. Florida State...................................................7
22. Army*..............................................................6
Cal State Los Angeles....................................6
Kent................................................................6
Syracuse.........................................................6
Washington.....................................................6
27. Northern Illinois..............................................5
BYU................................................................5
29. Cal State Northridge.......................................3
30. William & Mary*..............................................2
*Indicates active NCAA Division I programs

Tom Schlesinger
1987 AA
113.25
1987 PB
9.750

1982
1982
1981
1981
1981
1980
1980

Jim Hartung
SR
9.85
PB
9.70
AA
115.90
SR
9.90
PB
9.70
AA
115.02
SR
19.45

1985
1985
1985

Wes Suter
AA
58.20
FX
9.80
HB
9.90

1981
1981
1980
1980

Phil Cahoy
PB
9.70
HB
9.90
PB
19.55
HB
19.55

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Letterwinners
A
Adkins, R.F................................1917
Albanese, Mark..................1971-72
Albers, Dennis....................1963-64
Allen, Francis................ 1963-64-65
Anderson, Norman..................1950
Anstine, Dennis............ 1959-60-61
Appel, Ricardo....................1981-83
Armstrong, Allen........... 1965-66-67
Austin, Brian.......................1978-79
B
Ball, Louis............................1992-93
Balluff, John.................. 1980-81-82
Batliner, Nick.............................2000
Batten, Foster............... 1971-72-73
Baumgarten, Cory.............2009-10
Beal, Jim...................................1978
Behrens, Dewayne..................1952
Bell, Don....................................1960
Beran, Richard............. 1965-66-67
Bignell, Edward........................1936
Blocker, Jon........................1971-72
Bowden, Bob......................1973-74
Bowers, Che............1991-92-93-94
Bowers, Dave...........................1960
Bowers, Michael........... 1982-83-85
Brass, Bill............................1960-61
Brindisi, Richard........... 1977-78-79
Brown, Larry................. 1957-58-59
Brûlé, Daniel............2007-08-09-10
Bryan, Brad..............1988-89-90-91
Bukacek, Blake.......1997-98-99-00
Bullington, Jack........................1971
Burkel, Louis................. 1961-62-64
Burtle, Tony..............2002-03-04-06
Byers, Karl.................... 1958-59-60
C
Cadwell, Gaius...................1939-40
Cahoy, Phil...............1980-81-82-83
Carter, Earl.................... 1988-89-90
Charter, Jon........................2006-07
Chmelka, Chuck.....1978-79-80-81
Chmelka, John.........................1984
Christie, Jason.........1993-94-95-96
Christopherson, Burton...........1967
Chumreonlert, Paul............2004-05
Clinton, Grant..........1999-00-01-02
Contreras, Dave.......................1974
Cook, Alan..........................1968-69
Cook, Barry...............................1978
Cooper, Bob..............................1942
Cosgrove, Mike............ 1975-76-77
Craren, Eddie...........................1951
Cross, Barry.............1971-72-73-74
Cutshall, Bruce.........................1965

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E
Elliott, Steve.............1979-80-81-82
Ellis, Charles................. 1957-58-59
Ellison, Donald..........................1958
Engel, Paul.........................1985-86
Epperson, Mike.......1985-86-88-89
Epstein, Ira..........................1951-52
Everett, Alan................. 1971-72-73
Evermann, Larry.....1970-71-72-73
F
Fallstead, Clarence R..............1954
Fogel, Danny...........1952-53-54-55
Fournier, Martin.......1999-00-01-02
Fridrich, Kirk.............1976-77-78-79
Friedman, Steven...2001-02-03-05
G
Gallegos, Ronald...............1981-82
Geier, Jake.................... 1939-40-41
Geier, Leo................1947-48-49-50
Gerard, Larry...........1975-76-77-79
Giffin, J.L...................................1921
Gillespie, Terry....................1986-87
Grace, Richard........1992-93-94-95
Grant, Jim...........................1977-78
Green, Jack..............................1936
Griffin, Ray................................1941
Griffith, James..........................1942
Gump, James..........1971-72-73-74
H
Hacker, Ray.............2003-04-05-06
Hall, Phillip..................... 1958-59-60
Hanich, Herbert............ 1959-60-61
Hardabura, Jason........ 1998-99-01
Harding, Kenneth......... 1947-48-49
Harkson, U.S............................1916
Harris, Ted................1994-95-96-97
Harrison, Dennis.....1991-92-93-94
Hart, Gene..........................1961-63
Hartung, Jim............1979-80-81-82
Heineman, Richard............1976-77
Helgelson, Lloyd.......................1949
Heredia, Michael......................2010
Herman, Floyd..........................1935
Hernandez, Adrion...................2007
Hesson, James .......................1968
Hibbitts, Frank.........1980-81-82-84
Hillman, Arthur.............. 1949-50-51
Hobson, Mark..........1978-79-80-81
Hodge, Donald........1952-53-54-55
Hodges, George......................1942
Hofer, Andreas..........................2010
Hoskovec, Michael...... 1967-68-69
Howard, Harry.............. 1963-64-65
Hughes, Paul................ 1950-51-52
Hull, Brandon...........1981-82-83-84
I
Ingrelli, Anthony............ 2008-09-10
Inness, Jimmy..........................1966
Ives, Jacob..........................2006-09
J
Jacobs, David...........................2010
Jakub, Dusty.......................1999-00
James, Melvin..........................1948
Jeurink, Gary...........1974-75-76-77
Johnsen, Malcolm....................1967
Johnson, Guy.....................1940-41
Johnson, James.......................1948
Johnson, Jeff................ 1971-73-74
Johnson, Scott.........1980-81-82-83
Jones, Bruce....................... 1966-68
Jones, Steven...........................1971
K
Kallos, Nickie............................1947
Kempkes, Bruce................1968-69

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Kelly, Jeff..................2000-01-02-03
Kennedy, Max.............. 1952-53-54
Kidd, Thomas............... 1952-53-54
Kieffer, Rick..............1992-93-94-95
Kinison, Don................. 1995-96-97
Kirksey, Patrick........1987-88-89-90
Kocourek, John............ 1971-72-73
Kohler, Kenneth............ 1957-58-59
Koopman, Josh.......2002-03-04-05
Koziol, Jim................1995-96-98-99
Kreischer, Peter........................1941
Krist, Ervin..................... 1956-57-58
Kubert, Virgil..............................1960
Kuhn, Robert............................1962
L
Lamb, Kenneth.........................1968
Lambert, Eric............................1984
Lefler, Clarence............ 1947-48-49
Leiter, Derek............1997-98-99-00
Lichterman, Asher....................2000
Linn, Bert....................... 1953-54-55
Lococo, Larry............................1971
Lococo, Steve..........1975-76-77-78
Lowe, Marty..............................1971
M
MacDonald, Robert..... 1956-57-58
Mackie, Eugene......1972-73-75-76
Mackie, Kurt.............1974-75-76-77
Mackie, Mark............................1975
Maras, Tony.............2007-08-09-10
Matthews, Nic..........2003-04-05-06
Mauldin, James.......2006-07-08-09
May, Stephen............... 1967-68-69
McCoy, Richard............ 1961-62-63
McCracken, Andrew................1981
McEwen, Ryan............. 1995-96-97
McGill, Patrick............... 1966-67-68
McMaster, Burrell.....................1954
McMaster, Collins.....................1942
McWilliams, Victor....................1969
Mikus, Jim................1981-82-83-84
Miller, Warren............................1923
Mitchell, D.C.............................1909
Moen, Dennis...........................1969
Moore, Douglas..................1960-61
Moore, Nicholas......2003-04-05-06
Mott, Mick..................................1971
Mulholland, Bill........1994-95-96-97
Murphy, William........................1961
N
Nelson, Marshall.....1996-97-98-00
Nessi, Karl.................................2002
Newstrom, Terry . ....................1976
Nowels, Terry......................1978-79
Nystrom, Thomas....................1962
O
O’Connor, Frank........... 1974-75-76
P
Pakieser, Donald......................1958
Palmer, Neil.............1984-85-86-87
Parks, Steve.............................1978
Patterson, Mace......2002-03-04-05
Pauley, Stuart...........................1969
Pelcak, Emil........................1941-42
Pfeiff, Lawrence..................1963-64
Porter, Cecil..............................1942
Powell, Burkett.........1991-92-93-94
Proffitt, Roy.........................1939-40
Purdy, Charles..........................1948
R
Rankin, William.........................1948
Rasile, Josh.............2001-02-03-04
Raymond, Joseph...................1977

History
Ready, William.............. 1965-66-67
Reive, J.D...........................1996-97
Reynolds, Edwin................1935-36
Riegel, Chris.......................1983-84
Riesing, Thomas................1968-69
Riley, Bruce................... 1954-55-56
Robinson, John.......2007-08-09-10
Roth, Scott................................1974
Rusler, Josh.............2007-08-09-10
S
Saegert, Josh..........1990-91-92-93
Sander, Ben..............................1984
Santorio, Robert........... 1966-67-68
Scheer, John................. 1965-66-67
Schieber, Lev......................1995-96
Schiefelbein, Mark...................1988
Schlesinger, Tom.....1985-86-87-88
Schmidt, T.J.............2006-07-08-09
Schomohr, Don............ 1974-75-76
Schulte, David....................1972-75
Sederavicius, George........1967-68
Seidel, Don...............................1939
Shafer, Mike..............................1986
Shanahan, Kyle.......2007-08-09-10
Simonson, Randy..............1991-92
Sitzman, Thomas......... 1962-63-64
Sneed, Ryan............2000-01-02-03
Southwick, Philip................1914-15
Southwick, Stanley............1939-41
Sprague, A.J.............................1957
Sprague, Charles...............1953-54
Sprague, Philip............. 1947-48-49
Stelter, Bob..............1987-88-89-90
Stone, Vance............................1966
Strickler, Wayne........... 1955-56-57
Studenski, Peter......1972-73-74-75
Sundeen, Gene........................1947
Suter, Wes...............1983-84-85-86
Swihart, Steve..........................1962
T
Tétrault, Stephen.....2005-06-07-08
Thurber, Dave...........................1971
Thurber, John...........................1972
Tietze, Adam............2002-03-04-05
Todd, Stephen.........1975-77-78-79
Traver, Harold..........1971-72-73-74
Traver, Thomas............ 1967-68-69
Tubbs, Gerald...........................1951
Turley, Victor.............................1965
U
Unger, James..........1972-73-74-75
W
Wallof, Stefan............... 2008-09-10
Warburton, Mark.....1987-88-89-90
Wassung, Jason.....2004-05-06-07
Wax, William.............................1960
Weaver, L.W.............................1911
West, Duane............1974-75-76-77
Williams, Charles...............1960-61
Williams, Mark.........1977-78-79-80
Winkelman, Jim............ 1978-79-80
Wood, Derric............2003-04-05-06
Woodard, Terrance..................1965
Y
Yarwood, Bob............... 1950-51-52

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D
Daigle, Eric..........................2007-08
Danley, Bear................. 2008-09-10
Darling, Sumner......1991-92-93-94
Davis, Kevin.............1985-86-87-88
DeGrazia, Sanyi.................1989-90
Dickey, Steve...........1973-74-75-76
Dilworth, Josh.....................2009-10
Dimas, Ted...............1988-89-90-91
Dimas, Trent.............................1990
Drewing, C.J.............................1916
Duff, Gary.................1973-74-75-76
Dunavan, Albert............ 1949-50-51
Dunkley, Kevin.........1977-78-79-80
Durst, Garret.............................2008

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nebraska men’s gymnastics

College gymnastics’ highest honor, the
Nissen-Emery Award, has been presented
annually since 1966 to an outstanding senior
collegiate gymnast based on gymnastic
achievement, sportsmanship and academic
excellence.
The original Nissen Award was named
in honor of George Nissen, a former NCAA
champion, for his contributions to men’s
gymnastics. The award was re-named the
Nissen-Emery Award in 1998 to honor Dr.
Robert Emery, a Penn State graduate, who
won the Nissen Award in 1969.
The “Heisman Trophy” of gymnastics, the
Nissen-Emery Award is inscribed with the
following motto:
“The true champion seeks excellence
physically, mentally, socially and morally.”
Nebraska’s
dominance
of
men’s
gymnastics throughout the 1980s is best
illustrated by the three Huskers who
captured the Nissen Award within a period
of seven years.
Tom Schlesinger was the third NU
recipient of the Nissen. He won the award in
1988, following former Huskers Jim Hartung
(1982) and Wes Suter (1986).
Husker Finalists
Year
Student-Athlete(s)
2010.....................................Kyle Shanahan
2009..........................................T.J. Schmidt
2002........................................ Grant Clinton
1999.............................................Jim Koziol
1998...................................... Bill Mulholland
1996...................................... Jason Christie
1995............Richard Grace and Rick Kieffer
1994................................... Dennis Harrison
1991........................................... Brad Bryan
1990..................................... Patrick Kirksey
1989..................................... Mike Epperson
1988...................................Tom Schlesinger
1987...........................................Neil Palmer
1986.............................................Wes Suter
1983............. Phil Cahoy and Scott Johnson
1982..........................................Jim Hartung
1979.........................................Larry Gerard
1976........................................ Gene Mackie

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All-Time Nissen-Emery Award Winners
Year Winner

School
2010 Luke Stannard............................... Illinois
2009 Casey Sandy......................... Penn State
2008 Jonathan Horton......................Oklahoma
2007 Matt Cohen............................ Penn State
2006 Justin Spring.................................. Illinois
2005 Guillermo Alvarez.................... Minnesota
2004 Dan Gill...................................... Stanford
2003 Daniel Furney..........................Oklahoma
2002 Justin Toman..............................Michigan
2001 Jamie Natalie.......................... Ohio State
2000 Jeff LaVallee.................... Massachusetts
1999 Todd Bishop.............................Oklahoma
1998 Dan Fink..................................Oklahoma
1997 Blaine Wilson.......................... Ohio State
1996 Darren Elg........................Brigham Young
1995 Josh Stein.................................. Stanford
1994 Kip Simons.............................. Ohio State
1993 John Roethlisberger................ Minnesota
1992 Scott Keswick.................................UCLA
1991 Jarrod Hanks...........................Oklahoma
1990 Mike Racanelli........................ Ohio State
1989 David Zeddies................................ Illinois
1988 Tom Schlesinger....................Nebraska
1987 Michael Maxwell.................... Penn State
1986 Wes Suter...............................Nebraska
1985 Matt Arnot............................ New Mexico
1984 Roy Palassou...................San Jose State
1983 Peter Vidmar...................................UCLA
1982 Jim Hartung............................Nebraska
1981 Bart Conner.............................Oklahoma
1980 Mario McCutcheon..........So. Conn. State
1979 Kurt Thomas.......................Indiana State
1978 Tim LaFleur............................. Minnesota
1977 Peter Kormann................So. Conn. State
1976 Gene Whelan......................... Penn State
1975 Jay Whelan.....................So. Conn. State
1974 Steve Hug ................................. Stanford
1973 John Crosby....................So. Conn. State
1972 Tom Lindner................... Southern Illinois
1971 Brent Simmons....................... Iowa State
1970 Pete Difurio.................................. Temple
1969 Robert Emery......................... Penn State
1968 Dave Thor........................ Michigan State
1967 Steve Cohen.......................... Penn State
1966 James Curzi..................... Michigan State

Nebraska’s Nissen-Emery Award winners include Wes Suter, Jim Hartung and Tom Schlesinger.
This photo taken in 1988 after Schlesinger won the award includes (from left) Bob Devaney, Suter,
Jim Howard, George Nissen, Francis Allen, Hartung and Schlesinger.

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History

Nebraska Nissen-Emery
Award Winners

Jim Hartung, 1982
Jim Hartung captured Nebraska’s first
Nissen Award in 1982. A seven-time NCAA
champion, Hartung led the Huskers to their
first four NCAA team titles. The Omaha
native capped his career as a member of
the gold medal winning 1984 U.S. Olympic
Team.

Wes Suter, 1986
Wes Suter won the Nissen Award in 1986
to cap a brilliant career in which he won
the 1985 NCAA all-around title and two
NCAA individual event championships. He
competed for the United States in the 1988
Olympic Games.

Tom Schlesinger, 1988
Tom Schlesinger earned the Nissen en
route to winning the 1987 NCAA all-around
title. He earned NCAA All-America status
seven times and went on to capture a spot
on the 1988 Olympic Team as the United
States’ top alternate.

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National Champions
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Academic Honors
NCAA Top Eight Award

The highest honor the NCAA can bestow on
a student-athlete is the “NCAA Today’s Top
Eight” award. Based not only on outstanding
athletic accomplishments, the award also
considers excellent academic records and
leadership ability in community and campus
activities. The University of Nebraska has
produced a nation-leading 16 Top Eight
Award winners, including a pair of Husker
men’s gymnasts.
Year
Winner
1991.....................................Patrick Kirksey
1989 .................................Tom Schlesinger

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships

Year
Winner
2008..................................Stephen Tétrault
2003.........................................Ryan Sneed
1999............................................ Jim Koziol
1990... Patrick Kirksey and Mark Warburton
1985............................................ Jim Mikus

CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

Year
Name (Team)
2008..............Stephen Tétrault (First Team)
2007.............Stephen Tétrault (Third Team)
2003............... Ryan Sneed (Second Team)
2000......... Marshall Nelson (Second Team)
1999.......................Jim Koziol (Third Team)
1997...................Ted Harris (Second Team)
1996................ Jason Christie (Third Team)
1995......................Rick Kieffer (First Team)
1994............... Sumner Darling (First Team)
1993............... Sumner Darling (First Team)
1992.............. Sumner Darling (Third Team)
1990...............Mark Warburton (First Team)
....................... Patrick Kirksey (Third Team)
1988 ............Tom Schlesinger (First Team)
1986.Tom Schlesinger (Honorable Mention)

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College Gymnastics Association
Scholastic All-Americans

Year
Name(s)
2010......Kyle Shanahan, Cory Baumgarten
..Stefan Wallof, Tony Maras, Andreas Hofer
...................Josh Dilworth, Matthew Forrest
2009................. Stefan Wallof, Josh Rusler,
......... Tony Maras, Jacob Ives, T.J. Schmidt
2008..................................Stephen Tétrault
2007..................................Stephen Tétrault
2006..................................Stephen Tétrault
2005.... Steven Friedman, Stephen Tétrault
2003.........................................Ryan Sneed
2002.........................................Ryan Sneed
2001........... Steven Friedman, Ryan Sneed
2000... Asher Lichterman, Marshall Nelson,
.................................................Ryan Sneed
1999.................Martin Fournier, Jim Koziol,
.................................................Derek Leiter
1998.......................Derek Leiter, Jim Koziol
1997......................Ted Harris, Derek Leiter,
................ Ryan McEwen, Marshall Nelson,
1996.........................Ted Harris, Jim Koziol,
...........................................Marshall Nelson
1995.................. Ted Harris, Jason Christie,
.................................................. Rick Kieffer

MPSF Academic All-Conference

Year
Name(s)
2010..................Stefan Wallof, Tony Maras,
...................... Kyle Shanahan, Josh Rusler,
........................................ Cory Baumgarten
2009.......... ..T.J. Schmidt, Jacob Ives, Josh
..Rusler, Kyle Shanahan, Cory Baumgarten
2008............. Stephen Tétrault, Eric Daigle,
Garret Durst, Kyle Shanahan, Josh Rusler
2007............. Stephen Tétrault, Eric Daigle,
..................... Jason Wassung, T.J. Schmidt
2006..................................Stephen Tétrault
2005........... Steven Friedman, Adam Tietze
2004........................................ Adam Tietze
2003...................Ryan Sneed, Adam Tietze
2002.........................................Ryan Sneed
2001........... Steven Friedman, Ryan Sneed

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Big 12 Postgraduate Scholarships

Year
Winner
1999............................................Jim Koziol
1997............................................Ted Harris

Big Eight Postgraduate Scholarships

Year
Winner
1990.................................. Mark Warburton
1984...........................................Phil Cahoy

Academic All-Big Eight

1993-94
Che Bowers, Jason Christie, Sumner
Darling, Ted Harris, Dennis Harrison,
Burkett Powell
1992-93
Louis Ball, Jason Christie, Sumner Darling,
Dennis Harrison, Rick Kieffer, Burkett
Powell, Josh Saegert
1991-92
Sumner Darling, Dennis Harrison,
Burkett Powell, Josh Saegert
1990-91
Brad Bryan, Josh Saegert
1988-89
Brad Bryan, Mike Epperson, Patrick Kirksey,
Mark Warburton
1989-90
Brad Bryan, Patrick Kirksey, Mark
Warburton, Bob Stelter
1987-88
Patrick Kirksey, Tom Schlesinger,
Mark Warburton

Big Eight End-of-The-Year
Honor Roll

1995-96
Jason Christie, Ted Harris, Jim Koziol,
Ryan McEwen, Marshall Nelson,
J.D. Reive
1994-95
Jason Christie, Ted Harris, Rick Kieffer,
Jim Koziol, Ryan McEwen, Bill Mulholland

CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

RyanSneed
Sneed
Ryan
2003
2003

Marshall Nelson
Nelson
Marshall
2000
2000

Rick Kieffer
Kieffer
Rick
1995
1995

Sumner Darling
Darling
Sumner
1992,1993,
1993, 1994
1992,
1994

Patrick
Patrick Kirksey
Kirksey
1990
1990

JimKoziol
Koziol
Jim
1999
1999

MarkWarburton
Warburton
Mark
1990
1990

Ted Harris
Ted
Harris
1997
1997

Tom Schlesinger
1986, 1988

Jason Christie
Christie
Jason
1996
1996

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Stephen Tétrault
2007, 2008

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History

Husker Olympians

One of the nation’s premier programs,
Nebraska has produced nine athletes who
have earned 11 U.S. Olympic positions,
including a two-time Olympic appearance
by current Nebraska assistant coach Jim
Hartung. Former Head Coach Francis Allen
was also a two-time Olympic team head
coach for the 1980 and 1992 teams.

Larry Gerard: 1980

One of three Huskers on the Francis
Allen-coached 1980 U.S. Olympic team,
Larry Gerard was a seven-time NCAA
All-American while at Nebraska. In 1979,
Gerard finished fifth in the all-around to help
Nebraska win its first national championship.

Kevin Davis: 1988

A member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic team,
Kevin Davis was a seven-time NCAA AllAmerican for the Huskers. Davis was a twotime NCAA champion, winning parallel bars
titles in 1987 and 1988. He helped NU to
the 1988 national title, finishing third in the
all-around.

Jim Hartung: 1980, 1984

A two-time Olympian, Jim Hartung helped
the 1984 U.S. squad to the gold medal. It
marked the only time in Olympic history that
the U.S. men have claimed the team gold
medal. A 22-time NCAA All-American and
seven-time NCAA champion, Hartung won
NCAA all-around titles in 1980 and 1981,
was second in 1982 and third in 1979. In
addition, Hartung won three straight NCAA
still rings titles (1980-82) and back-to-back
NCAA parallel bars crowns (1981-82). As
a freshman in 1979, Hartung led NU to its
first national championship. During his
Husker career, Hartung guided NU to four
straight national championships. An Omaha
native and South High School graduate,
Hartung was a product of the Cahoy School
of Gymnastics. In 1982, Hartung became
NU’s first Nissen Award winner.

Jim Mikus: 1984

Tom Schlesinger: 1988

The alternate for the gold medal winning
1984 U.S. squad, Jim Mikus was a fivetime NCAA All-American at Nebraska.
He was a valuable contributor for NU’s
national championship teams in 1981, 1982
and 1983. Mikus was a two-time NCAA
All-American on the floor exercise and
horizontal bar, and finished fourth in the allaround in 1982.

One of three Huskers on the 1988
U.S. Olympic team, Tom Schlesinger
was a seven-time NCAA All-American
at Nebraska.
At the 1987 NCAA
Championships, Schlesinger won the allaround and parallel bars national titles on
his way to winning the Nissen Award in
1988.

Scott Johnson: 1984, 1988

A standout on the high bar, Trent Dimas won
the only U.S. gymnastics medal at the 1992
Olympics with a 9.875 for a gold medal on
the high bar. Dimas picked up two NCAA
All-America awards for the Huskers in 1990,
placing second in both the floor exercise
and horizontal bar. Dimas’ gold medal is the
only individual gold medal an NU gymnast
has won.

One of two Huskers who were two-time
Olympians, Scott Johnson was a member of
the gold medal winning U.S. squad in 1984.
An 11-time NCAA All-American, Johnson
was a three-time national champion at
NU. At the 1983 NCAA Championships,
Johnson won the floor exercise, parallel
bars and horizontal bar national titles and
placed second in the all-around.

Trent Dimas: 1992

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Phil Cahoy: 1980

One of three Huskers on the 1980 Francis
Allen-coached U.S. Olympic team, Phil
Cahoy was a 10-time NCAA All-American
at Nebraska. Like Jim Hartung, Cahoy was
an Omaha South High School graduate.
He trained under his father, Phil Cahoy
Sr., at the Cahoy School of Gymnastics
before coming to Nebraska. As a Husker,
he was a key figure on four NU squads
that won national championships (198083). Individually, he was a four-time NCAA
champion, winning back-to-back NCAA
parallel bars and horizontal bar national
titles in 1980 and 1981.

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Francis Allen: 1980, 1992

Wes Suter: 1988

One of three Huskers on the 1988 U.S.
Olympic squad, Wes Suter became NU’s
second Nissen Award winner in 1986. A
five-time NCAA All-American at Nebraska,
Suter finished his Husker career as a threetime NCAA champion. At the 1985 NCAA
Championships, Suter won national titles in
the all-around, floor exercise and horizontal
bar.

A two-time Olympic team head coach,
Francis Allen was selected to guide the
U.S. squad in 1980 and in 1992. During his
40 seasons at NU, the Huskers won eight
national titles, including an unprecedented
five straight titles from 1979 to 1983, and
finished second on seven other occasions.
In addition, Allen’s gymnasts captured 42
individual titles and three Nissen Awards.
Allen retired as NU’s head coach following
the 2009 season.

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ACADEMIC SUCCESS
The success of Nebraska student-athletes reaches far beyond athletic competition. Husker
student-athletes have been selected to a nation-leading 279 CoSIDA Academic All-America
teams, as Nebraska continues to set the standard for the approximately 1,400 NCAA member
institutions. The Husker football team leads all individual sport programs in the nation with
99 all-time CoSIDA Academic All-America awards. The NU volleyball progam has captured
more academic All-America awards (37) than any other women’s team in the nation, while the
Husker softball program ranks second on that list with 27 selections. In addition to individual
academic recognition, NU has led the Big 12 in graduation rates in 10 of the conference’s first
14 years.

Huskers Expand Academic Tradition in 2009-10

Husker student-athletes produced another stellar year at the University of Nebraska,
continuing NU’s tradition of academic success.
Nebraska has increased its nation-leading
total of CoSIDA Academic All-Americans
across all sports to 279 with a Big 12-leading
eight honorees in 2009-10, while also setting
conference records with 178 academic All-Big
12 selections and 687 selections to the Big 12
Commissioner’s Honor Roll during the year.
Nebraska Female Student-Athlete of the Year
Kelsey Griffin, the first Husker in history to
win the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in any
sport, capped a stellar career by earning a
$7,500 Dr. Prentice Gautt Big 12 Postgraduate
Scholarship. A unanimous first-team AllAmerican and the 2010 Big 12 Player of the
Year, Griffin powered the Nebraska women’s
basketball team to the Big 12 regular-season
title, which included the only unbeaten regular
season in conference history at 29-0. Craig
Brester claimed NU’s Male Student-Athleteof-the-Year honor, while joining Griffin as a
recipient of a Big 12 Postgraduate Scholarship. Brester, a three-time wrestling All-American,
closed his career with a 109-21 record , including two NCAA runner-up finishes.
Husker volleyball star Kori Cooper, a two-time honorable-mention All-American on the court,
became NU’s 60th two-time academic All-American by earning first-team honors in 2009.
Joining Cooper as a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2009-10 was Nebraska
baseball centerfielder D.J. Belfonte and Nicholas Gordon, the 2009 NCAA indoor long jump
champion and three-time All-American.
Across all sports, Nebraska student-athletes claimed a Big 12-leading 178 academic All-Big 12
selections, including an astounding 152 first-team academic All-Big 12 honorees. The Huskers
had 24 more first-team selections than any other Big 12 school had selected to both the first
and second teams. Over the past two years, Nebraska has claimed 350 academic All-Big 12
certificates across all sports, while no other Big 12 school has accumulated 250 honors. NU
student-athletes also earned a record-setting 687 spots on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall and
Spring Academic Honor Rolls.
The hard work, dedication and commitment of Nebraska’s student-athletes in the classroom
resulted in 121 current or former student-athletes earning degrees from August of 2009
through May of 2010. The Huskers continued to set the graduation standard among Big 12
Conference schools by increasing their Exhausted Eligibility Graduation Rate to 95 percent.
Each spring Nebraska hosts an Academic Awards Banquet to honor student-athletes who
have earned either a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA or have earned a 3.0 or higher GPA in the
previous calendar year. Last spring, 278 student-athletes were honored.
Top: 2009-10 Nebraska Student-Athletes of the Year Craig Brester and Kelsey Griffin.
Bottom: The 2010 Nebraska seniors produced outstanding careers in competition, the
classroom and the community. Seven of NU's eight seniors earned their degrees from NU in
the spring and summer of 2010, including (from back left): Josh Rusler, John Robinson, Kyle
Shanahan and Tony Maras; (from front left): Bo Benak, Adrion Hernandez and Stefan Wallof.

NEBRASKA’S 2009-10 ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS

• 279 All-Time CoSIDA Academic All-Americans across all sports (leads nation)
99 Football Academic All-Americans (leads all sports, all time)
36 Volleyball Academic All-Americans (leads all women’s sports, all time)
27 Softball Academic All-Americans (No. 2 among all women’s sports, all time)
• 8 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans (3 first-team, 2 second-team, 3 third-team)
First-Team: Kori Cooper (Volleyball), D.J. Belfonte (Baseball), Nicholas
Gordon (Track & Field)
Second-Team: Shay Powell (Soccer), Robin Mackin (Softball)
Third-Team: Kaitlin Arntz (Swimming & Diving), Bjorn Barrefors (Track &
Field), Natalie Willer (Track & Field)
• Dr. Prentice Gautt Big 12 Postgraduate Scholarship Winners ($7,500)
Kelsey Griffin (Women’s Basketball), Craig Brester (Wrestling)
• 2010 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Winner - Kelsey Griffin (Women’s Basketball)
• Big 12-Leading 178 Academic All-Big 12 Selections Across All Sports
(3.0 GPA or above)
• Big 12-Leading 152 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Picks Across All Sports
(3.2 GPA or above)
• Big 12-Leading 687 Student-Athletes Honored on Big 12 Commissioner’s
Fall and Spring Honor Rolls (3.0 GPA or above); 61 more honorees than
2008-09; 208 more honorees than 2005-06
• 80 Student-Athletes Earned Perfect 4.0 GPAs in either the Fall or Spring
Semester (led Big 12)
• 121 Student-Athletes Earned Degrees from August 2009 through May 2010
(August 2009--14; December 2009--37; May 2010--70)
• 95 percent - Nebraska’s Exhausted Eligibility Graduation Rate (1994-2003)
(Leads Big 12)
•Male Student-Athlete of the Year - Craig Brester, Wrestling
(Mechanized Systems Management)
• Female Student-Athlete of the Year - Kelsey Griffin, Women’s Basketball
(Biological Sciences)
• Men’s Herman Award Winner - Men’s Cross Country Team
(3.34 Cumulative GPA in 2009)
• Women’s Herman Award Winner - Women’s Cross Country Team
(3.709 Cumulative GPA in 2009)
• Life Skills Team Award Winners
Men’s Gymnastics; Women’s Swimming and Diving
• Since December 2009, 10 Husker men's gymnasts have earned their
bachelor's degrees from Nebraska.
• The NU men's gymnastics program was honored by the College Gymnastics
Association for its 3.083 team grade-point average in 2010.
• Eight Huskers claimed Scholastic All-America honors from the College
Gymnastics Association in 2010, including Stefan Wallof, Tony Maras,
Cory Baumgarten, Matthew Forrest, Kyle Shanahan, Josh Rusler,
Josh Dilworth and Andreas Hofer.

Top: Former Husker Adrion Hernandez was a major contributor to community projects
throughout his time at Nebraska. Hernandez earned a prestigious HERO Leadership Award
from Athletic Director Tom Osborne, while also representing the men's gymnastics team
on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Hernandez helped lead the men's gymnastics
team to its first Life Skills Team Award in 2010.

THE NEBRASKA ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
Columns in the Hewit and Boekel Academic Center display the names of every Husker studentathlete who has lettered in a varsity sport and graduated from the University of Nebraska.

From the day student-athletes decide the University of Nebraska is the right place
to be, the athletic academic counseling unit provides personal and academic
support to ensure that student-athletes will get the most out of their years as
Huskers.
Featuring one of the most innovative and comprehensive academic support
systems in the country, Nebraska is dedicated to helping its student-athletes
become outstanding leaders in their chosen fields. The academic support team is
comprised of 13 full-time staff members and a tutorial staff of approximately 70
tutors addressing all subject areas.

Academic Counseling

Eight academic counselors and three assistant academic counselors are in place
to monitor daily academic progress, receive consistent course feedback, assist
with the advising/registration process and monitor continuing eligibility and
progress toward graduation. Essentially, academic counselors assist studentathletes in navigating the University of Nebraska system.

Tutorial Support

A tremendous resource for all academic abilities, unlimited tutorial support is
available from day one up to college graduation. Subject and mentor tutors help
provide academic support and study strategies to be successful. Supplemental

Instruction, a sub-component of the tutorial program,
provides targeted group review sessions to help ease the
transition to college academics while improving study
strategies and building academic self-esteem.

Study Hall

There are two facets to the study hall program at Nebraska.
Student-athletes either attend a structured study hall,
typically two hours in length held four days a week, or have
flex time where they study a specific number of hours each
week as determined by their academic counselor and/
or coach. Weekly study hall reports are provided to the
coaching staff.

Mentoring

Many student-athletes meet with a mentor on a weekly basis
to assist in making a smooth transition from high school to
college. Mentors collect syllabi, gather and report academic
progress information and teach academic success strategies.

Educational Assessments

Assessments are administered upon the request of the
student-athlete, academic counselor, or coach to determine
student strengths and areas for improvement. Results allow
academic counselors to develop a personalized academic
support program and to determine if more in-depth testing
is warranted. When additional assessments are necessary,
referrals are made to a consulting psychologist who conducts
the assessments. If it is determined that a student-athlete
has a learning disability, appropriate accommodations
are made through the Office of Services for Students with
Disabilities.

Multi-Cultural Programs

Designed to enhance cultural awareness, staff members
concentrate efforts on issues of transition, adjustment
and retention for students of color, international students
and women. These support programs include Ladies First,
International Night and Your Degree First. Your Degree
First is a program designed to assist, motivate and promote
minority student-athletes in pursuing the degree of their
choice.

Student-Athlete
Orientation

The academic staff coordinates New Student-Athlete
Orientation to help newcomers adjust to the multiple
demands of being a college student-athlete. Presentations
are made by academic counselors, compliance officials,
NU faculty and administrators, business/community
professionals and student-athletes.

Personal Counseling

Student-athletes will find a supportive and caring
environment at Nebraska. Transitional issues, stress
management, time management, academic focus and
problem resolution are all addressed in a proactive manner
throughout the year. If necessary, counseling referrals are
also made to designated practitioners.

Computer Resources
Student-athletes enjoy a new state-of-the art computer
lab and technology center with nearly 60 computers and
professional supervision. Laptops are also available during
team travel. Student-athletes have the benefit of ongoing
education and assistance from a full-time computer
technician.
The Nebraska Student Life Complex opened after receiving an $8.7
million expansion and renovation in 2010. The Student Life Complex,
which includes the Hewit Academic Center (top right), the DJ Sokol
Enrichment Center (bottom left), the Scott Technology Center (middle
right) and the Abbott Life Skills Center (next page) tripled the size of
NU’s previous academic support area.

LIFE SKILLS

The Nebraska Life Skills program provides proactive education, resources
and support throughout college and beyond to best prepare Husker studentathletes for life after sports. Services foster transition, retention, responsible
decision-making, leadership, volunteerism and career development.
Nebraska has long been considered a pioneer in life skills support and
programming. In 1998, Nebraska was one of five Division I schools nationally
to win the prestigious Program of Excellence Award recognizing a strong
commitment to total person development. In 2005, Keith Zimmer, Associate
A.D. for Life Skills, was the recipient of the Dr. Gene Hooks Award recognizing
him as the top life skills administrator in the country.

Life Skills Components

Proactive Education
Husker Life Seminar – All incoming student-athletes complete a 16-week fall
semester seminar addressing a variety of life skills topics from leadership to
money to relationships and study skills. Team Workshops – Campus and The Nebraska men's gymnastics team captured its first Life Skills Team Award for the
community experts facilitate team-specific life skills education workshops. program's overall commitment to NU's award-winning Life Skills program in 2009-10.
Student-Athlete Assemblies – Meetings featuring remarks from Athletic
Director Tom Osborne and nationally recognized life skills trainers.
Committee – Elected team representatives from each of the 23 sports serve as
Personalized Support/Individual Sessions
the “voice” of the entire student-athlete population discussing student-athlete
Resume Development – Each student-athlete works individually with a life welfare, legislation and service events. Your Degree First – Leadership group
skills staff member to create a personalized resume with periodic follow-up providing programming and specialized support to student-athletes of color,
meetings to make updates through graduation. Game Plan Creation – Life women and international student-athletes. HERO Leadership Award – Individual
skills counselors will create a “Game Plan for Life” outlining specific goals and recognition to Huskers who have consistently gone above and beyond serving
objectives to be completed to enhance marketability prior to college graduation. as an exemplary role-model. Life Skills Award of Excellence – Presented to the
Sports Psychology/Performance Enhancement – Sports psychology resources single men’s and women’s team who scores the highest point total in the yearare available to assist with performance enhancement.
long life skills team competition.
Community Outreach
Nebraska student-athletes combine to impact over 100,000 people statewide
on an annual basis. Team Service Requirement – Each team participates in
a minimum of two service projects per year. School Outreach – Individuals
participate in numerous school outreach campaigns in both classroom and
assembly settings. Hospital Visits – Huskers are frequent hospital visitors
providing cheer and encouragement to a variety of patients. Mondays Matter –
Monday evening outreach to various local community agencies placing athletics
in the proper perspective. Miscellaneous Outreach – Outreach requests
are received daily from the entire state requesting involvement from Husker
student-athletes. Mentoring Programs – Typically requires one hour of service
per week as a youth mentor.
Leadership/Citizenship
Life Skills promotes leadership development and provides recognition
opportunities for extraordinary citizenship. Student-Athlete Advisory

Career Commitment
In addition to the creation of a personalized resume and game plan, the following
career resources are available to every Husker. Student-Athlete Career Fair –
Attended by approximately 25 companies. Networking/Nexpo Night – Former
Huskers and every UNL college educate student-athletes about major and career
options. Assessments – On-line assessments to help individuals discover talents
and match with a major and career. Practical Experience – Programs in place to
facilitate shadowing and internship placements. Job Preparation – Expert advice
on cover letter writing, interviewing skills and evaluating the job offer.
Postgraduate Assistance
Commitment to helping student-athletes pursue postgraduate plans and
scholarships. Career Nights – Learn from the experts to gain valuable insight on
timelines, application procedures, entrance requirements, personal essays and
more. Scholarships – Seniors in their final season of athletic eligibility can apply
for numerous postgraduate awards.

NUTRITION

Nebraska’s Sports Nutritionists Josh Hingst and Lindsey Remmers work with all 23 of Nebraska’s sports by educating athletes on topics such as increasing lean body mass, losing
body fat, staying hydrated, nutritional strategies for competition, maximizing recovery following workouts and supplement use. Athletes are given individualized nutrition plans that
can be applied in Nebraska’s Performance Buffet at the Lewis Training Table, which is open each day for lunch and dinner and was expanded and remodeled for the 2010-11 season.

ATHLETIC
MEDICINE
Providing expert care to more than 550
Husker student-athletes, Nebraska features
one of the most well-trained and highly
skilled athletic medicine staffs in the country.
Under the guidance of Director of Athletic
Medicine Dr. Lonnie Albers and Head Athletic
Trainer and Physical Therapist Jerry Weber,
the 2010-11 Nebraska athletic medicine
staff consists of five doctors, two therapist/
athletic trainers, five athletic trainers and
seven graduate assistant athletic trainers.
Nebraska’s team of orthopaedists is led
by Chief of Staff Dr. Pat Clare, a nationally
respected orthopaedic surgeon with more
than 30 years of service to Husker athletics.

The Athletic Medicine Center features a hydrotherapy area that includes a three-level laned pool, which allows student-athletes across all of Nebraska’s sports to work
out simultaneously. The Hydroworx 1000 Treadmill Pool is equipped with two cameras underwater for evaluation and assessment, while hot and cold plunge tanks are
also available to the Huskers.

LEADING THE WAY

As one of the nation’s premier public institutions, the University of Nebraska is committed to undergraduate learning and world-class research. In early 2001,
Nebraska was named to a national list of 16 schools that serve as a role model for other institutions by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
Quality instruction is emphasized in Nebraska’s 147 undergraduate majors, which are spread through nine undergraduate colleges.
The University of Nebraska was chartered by the Nebraska Legislature in 1869 as the state’s public university and land-grant institution. Founded in Lincoln,
the University of Nebraska was expanded in 1968 into a state educational system now comprising four campuses under the guidance of a Board of Regents
and a central administration.
To discover more about the University of Nebraska visit unl.edu. To learn more about Nebraska athletics, visit Huskers.com.

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historically prestigious
and stable academic
community of scholars
and students. The
Big Ten, known for
its athletic prowess,
is highly regarded
for its academic and
research enterprises.
There is nothing but
upside for UNL to join
the Big Ten.”
Harvey Perlman
University of Nebraska
Chancellor
at the June 11, 2010 press
conference announcing
UNL’s move to the
Big Ten Conference

Opposite page: The Bell Tower on campus is a
focal point for students and alumni, often serving
as a central meeting location on game days.
Top right: The Nebraska Student Union is the
meeting place on campus where students can
spend a little down time between classes. It has
areas to use for studying as well as a food court.
Middle right: Named for UNL alumni Irene and
Winslow Van Brunt, the Van Brunt Visitors Center
is located at the gateway to the city campus. The
UNL Van Brunt Visitors Center offers resources
and information for visitors to the UNL campus,
and is utilized extensively for recruiting new
students by the UNL Office of Admissions, which
has offices and staff located in the building.
Middle right: The Esther L. Kaufmann Center
was completed in May 2001 and houses the
Jeffery S. Raikes School of Computer Science and
Management.
Bottom Right: The Don L. Love Memorial Library
is the main library in the University of NebraskaLincoln library system. Located on southern
edge of City Campus, it is bounded by two
lovely botanical areas, Love Garden and Cather
Garden.

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA

Featuring the advantages of an urban setting, the Star City is only minutes away from the scenic beauty and wide open spaces of America’s Heartland.
Living in Lincoln enables one to enjoy the benefits of life in a city, while residing in a community that:
• Is known as the Star City
• Has a population of nearly 254,001
• Is the second-largest city in the Big 12 Conference
• Has been ranked among the 10 best places to live in the United States
• Is listed among the top five “most fit” cities in the nation
• Was voted the No. 1 U.S. City for Quality of Life by a 2004 State University of New York Study
• Listed as a “Best Sport City” by the Sporting News in 2009
• Consistently lists one of the lowest crime rates in the nation among cities its size
• Offers more than 6,000 acres of parks, including 10 lakes, 11 municipal swimming pools, more than 80 miles of biking and hiking trails and 12 public golf courses
• More park land per capita than any other city in the United States

Prominent People with Nebraska Ties
Grover Cleveland Alexander (1887–1950)
Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher
Fred Astaire (1899–1987)
dancer and actor
Max Baer (1909–1959)
boxer

William Jennings Bryan (1860–1925)
U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Representative, Democratic Party
nominee for president 1896, 1900, and 1908, and prosecuting
attorney in Scopes Trial
Warren Buffett (1930-)
investor; Forbes Magazine’s 2008 Richest Man in the World
Richard N. Cabela (1936-)
entrepreneur, founder of Cabela’s sporting store

OMAHA

Marlon Brando (1924–2004)
Academy Award-winning actor

Johnny Carson (1925–2005)
comedian
Joba Chamberlain (1985-)
Professional baseball player for the New York Yankees
Dick Cheney (1941-)
46th U.S. Vice-president
Brian Duensing (1983-)
Professional baseball player for the Minnesota Twins
Henry Fonda (1905–1982)
Academy Award-winning actor
Bob Gibson (1935-)
Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher for St. Louis Cardinals
Alex Gordon (1984-)
Professional baseball player for the Kansas City Royals
Marg Helgenberger (1958-)
actress (CSI, Mr. Brooks, In Good Company)
Peter Kiewit (1900–1979)
contractor, investor and philanthropist
Jaime King (1979-)
actress (Pearl Harbor, Sin City, My Generation)
Ted Kooser (1939-)
Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize winner
Larry the Cable Guy (1963-)
comedian
Malcolm X (1925–1965)
civil rights leader
Nick Nolte (1941-)
actor, producer
Edwin Perkins (1889–1961)
inventor of Kool-Aid, philanthropist
Andy Roddick (1982-)
tennis star, 2003 U.S. Open Champion
Gale Sayers (1943-)
Football Hall of Fame running back for the Chicago Bears
Elliott Smith (1969–2003)
singer-songwriter
Hilary Swank (1974-)
2-time Academy Award-winning actress
Gabrielle Union (1973-)
actress (10 Things I Hate About You, Bring It On, Ugly Betty)
James Valentine (1978-)
Maroon 5 guitarist
Paula Zahn (1956-)
Former News anchor for CNN

Nebraska’s largest city, Omaha,
is less than an hour’s drive from
Lincoln and has a population of
nearly 800,000. Omaha is home
to Qwest Center Omaha (top),
TD Ameritrade Park (top), the
NCAA College World Series, the
world-renowned Henry Doorly
Zoo (bottom) and the Joslyn Art
Museum (bottom)

NATIONAL POWERS
One of the nation’s premier athletic programs, Nebraska is dedicated to
and successful in all 23 of its varsity sports. Nebraska has won a total of 24
team national championships since 1970, including a fifth bowling crown
in 2008, eight men’s gymnastics titles, five football championships, three
volleyball titles and three women’s track and field championships. In 200910, six Husker teams finished among the top 10 in their respective sports.
The Huskers finished the year ranked 17th in the final NACDA Directors Cup
all-sport standings, their highest overall finish since taking 13th in 2000-01.
NU had 15 teams advance to NCAA Tournament action in 2009-10, and
the Husker football team won a 2009 Holiday Bowl crown. The bowling
team produced an NCAA runner-up finish, while National Coach-of-theYear Connie Yori’s women’s basketball team finished fourth - the best
showing in school history. NU’s tradition-rich volleyball program added a
No. 5 final national ranking, while the rifle team finished sixth at the 2010 NCAA
Championships. The Nebraska women’s gymnastics team added a seventh-place
NCAA finish, while men’s gymnastics rounded out NU’s six top-10 team finishes by
placing ninth.
Individually, football All-American Ndamukong Suh, who became the first defensive
player in history to earn Associated Press National Player-of-the-Year honors,

Ndamukong Suh earned his spot as one of the most decorated defensive players in college
football history as a Husker in 2009. Suh, who was a first-round pick of the Detroit Lions
in the 2010 NFL Draft, won the Outland Trophy and the Rotary Lombardi Award. He also
became Nebraska’s first winner of both the Chuck Bednarik Award and the Bronko Nagurski
Trophy. Suh, who was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, became the first defensive player in
history to be named the Associated Press College Player of the Year.

captured the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award while being named a Heisman
Trophy finalist. He also became the first Husker to win both the Bronko Nagurski
and Chuck Bednarik awards, before being selected with the No. 2 overall pick in
the 2010 NFL Draft. All-American Kelsey Griffin also claimed national headlines
while leading the women’s basketball team to a record-setting season. The 6-2
forward was a finalist for every major national player-of-the-year award and
became Nebraska’s first-ever winner across all sports of the prestigious Lowe’s
Senior CLASS Award, recognizing her success in competition, in the classroom
and in the community. The 2010 Big 12 Player of the Year was a unanimous
first-team All-American and picked No. 3 overall in the 2010 WNBA Draft.
All-American Cassandra Leuthold also captured 2010 National Player-of-theYear honors while leading the bowling team to an NCAA runner-up finish.
Overall, 29 Nebraska student-athletes captured 33 All-America awards in their
respective sports, including NCAA 197-pound runner-up Craig Brester, who
helped the wrestling team to a 12th-place finish at the NCAA Championships.
A testament of NU’s national recruiting power, the Huskers’ 29 All-Americans in
2009-10 came to Nebraska from 13 states and three foreign countries. Among
NU’s 29 All-Americans in 2009-10, 20 were underclassmen who are expected to
return in 2010-11.

Top: Kelsey Griffin led Nebraska to the most successful women’s basketball season in
school history in 2009-10. The first-team All-American and 2010 Big 12 Player of the Year
powered the Huskers to an unbeaten regular season and a Big 12 title. The No. 3 overall
pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft, Griffin was Nebraska’s first-ever winner of the Lowe’s Senior
CLASS Award.
Bottom: Three-time All-American Nicholas Gordon captured the 2009 NCAA indoor
national championship in the long jump with a winning leap of 26-4 ¼ in his final attempt.
Following the season, Gordon earned a spot in the 2009 World Championships.

BIG 12 LEADERS

The Huskers have won more Big 12 Conference championships
than any other league school in the following categories:
Baseball Regular Season: 3
Baseball Postseason: 4
Baseball Overall: 7
Men’s Indoor Track: 9
Men’s Outdoor Track: 6
Men’s Track Combined: 15
Women’s Indoor Track: 5
Men’s and Women’s Track: 22
Women’s Gymnastics: 8
Soccer Postseason: 5
Volleyball: 12
The Nebraska women’s basketball team advanced to its first NCAA Sweet 16 after claiming its first Big 12 title in
2010. The Huskers became the first Big 12 men’s or women’s team to post a perfect regular season (29-0), while
earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and finishing fourth in the final Associated Press Top 25.

Top: The Nebraska volleyball team continued to rank among the nation’s elite in 2009, producing four
All-Americans en route to advancing to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the 10th consecutive
season and finishing with a No. 5 national ranking.

Top: Freshman Morgan Marlborough was the 2009 Big 12 Offensive Player of
the Year and Newcomer of the Year after leading the league with 21 goals and
49 points.

Bottom left: After earning Most Outstanding Player honors in leading the bowling team to the 2009
national title, Cassandra Leuthold captured National Player-of-the-Year honors as the Huskers finished
as the national runner-up in 2010.

Bottom: Three-time All-American Craig Brester finished as the 197-pound
runner-up at the NCAA Championships in 2010. The two-time national
runner-up helped Nebraska to a Big 12 Championship in 2009 by winning the
197-pound title.

Bottom right: Julie Brechtel was an all-region selection on the field and in the classroom as the Husker
softball team qualified for its 15th NCAA Tournament appearance in 16 seasons.

HUSKERS HEAD TO BIG TEN IN 2011

On June 11, 2010, the Big Ten Conference announced that its member schools voted
unanimously to accept the University of Nebraska as the conference’s 12th member
beginning on July 1, 2011. The Big Ten Conference is a union of 11 world-class academic
institutions – 12 beginning in 2011-12 – who share a common mission of research,
graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. The conference’s
100-plus years of history, strong tradition of competitive intercollegiate athletic programs,
vast and passionate alumni base, and consistent leadership in innovations position the
Big Ten and its entire community firmly on the Big Stage.
The Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that
enforce the priority of academics and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and
competitiveness in all aspects of its student-athletes’ lives, with the ultimate goal of
ensuring that each individual has the opportunity to live a Big Life.

Big Ten Conference Highlights

• Big Ten universities provide approximately $100 million in direct financial aid to more
than 8,500 men and women student-athletes who compete for 25 championships.
• Conference institutions sponsor broad-based athletic programs with more than 270
teams. Other than the Ivy League, the Big Ten has the most broad-based athletic
programs in the United States.
• Big Ten universities are members of the nation’s only conference whose constituency
is entirely composed of institutions that are members of the Association of American
Universities (AAU), a prestigious association of major academic and research institutions
in the United States and Canada.
• Big Ten fans are some of the nation’s most supportive, with more than 8.7 million
patrons attending conference home contests during the 2008-09 seasons for football,
men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball alone.
• Over the last 31 seasons, the conference has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 nationally in
football, men’s basketball and wrestling attendance.
• Big Ten institutions have more than 4.2 million living alumni and over 300,000
undergraduate students attending their universities.
• Based on the U.S. Census projected population for 2010, the eight-state Big Ten region
accounts for 68,056,353 people, which ranks second only to the Big East and ahead of
the ACC, SEC, Pac-10 and Big 12.

Big Ten men’s Gymnastics Facts

• When Nebraska joins the Big Ten for the 2012 season, the conference will possess at
least 28 NCAA team titles among its active members (Illinois-9, Nebraska-8, Michigan-4,
Ohio State-3, Penn State-3, Iowa-1).
• Nebraska will become the seventh active member of the Big Ten when the Huskers join
the conference for the 2012 season. NU will join Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio
State, Iowa and Penn State.
• Michigan captured the 2010 NCAA Men's Gymnastics title, giving the Big Ten its fifth
national team champion since 2000.
• Illinois leads the Big Ten with nine all-time team national championships, with its most
recent coming in 1989. The Fighting Illini won their first team title in 1939, which was
the first of four straight from 1939 to 1942.
• Michigan has captured four NCAA titles, while Ohio State and Penn State have both
added three crowns. Iowa also won a team championship in 1969.
• Penn State has won all three of its national championships since 2000. The Nittany Lions
captured team titles in 2000, 2004 and 2007.
• Illinois won the 2010 Big Ten Conference championship, the Fighting Illini's leagueleading 25th team championship. Minnesota has added 21 conference team titles,
while Michigan has captured 15 and Ohio State has earned 12. Each of the six active
schools has won at least two league titles since 1986.

Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne (left) joined Big Ten Commissioner James Delany (middle) and UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman (right) as the Huskers were announced as the newest
member of the league starting in 2011-12.

“The Big Ten is going to provide our
young men with many opportunities to
Big Ten Network

Headquartered in Chicago, the Big Ten Network is the first internationally distributed
television network dedicated to covering one of America’s premier collegiate conferences.
With more than 350 live sports events, and virtually all of them in high definition, the Big
Ten Network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country. The
network is on the air 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The network is available to an estimated 75 million households, through agreements with
more than 300 cable, satellite and telco affiliates in all 50 states and Canada. That includes
existing distribution agreements with each of the nation’s 10 largest cable, satellite and telco
providers.

Big Ten Network Facts
MORE TELEVISION EXPOSURE

• The Big Ten’s media agreements with CBS Sports, ABC/ESPN, the Big Ten Network and CBS
College Sports Network provide the conference with its greatest television exposure ever.
• In 2006, the Big Ten created the first national conference-owned television network
devoted to the athletic and academic programs of a single conference. The Big Ten
Network launched on Aug. 30, 2007, and became the first new network in cable or satellite
television history to reach 30 million homes in its first 30 days. The Big Ten Network is now
available to more than 75 million homes nationally through agreements with more than
250 cable/satellite/telco affiliates and is in 19 of the nation’s top 20 media markets.
• Since the current media agreements began in 2007-08, every home football and men’s
basketball game has been produced while women’s basketball has received more coverage
than any other conference.
• The Big Ten’s new media agreements have resulted in the broadcast of more than 500
events nationally and regionally on an annual basis, compared to 300 events in the final
year of the previous agreements.

strive for success both in competition
and in the classroom. We have
competed against the Big Ten's best
schools for decades, so we know the
caliber of gymnasts in the conference.
We are certainly excited about our
future in such a tradition-rich league.
We hope to add to their tradition and
ours in the years to come.”
Nebraska Coach Chuck Chmelka

THIS IS

NEBRASKA

ebraska has built a legacy unparalleled by
any men’s gymnastics program in the nation
over the past 70 years.
Nebraska has placed first or second at the NCAA
Championships 15 times in the past 31 years.
Nebraska gymnasts have won nine NCAA individual
all-around titles and 173 All-America awards.
The Huskers have won eight NCAA titles since 1979.
Nebraska is the only team in the nation to win five
consecutive crowns.

Top: The Nebraska men’s gymnastics program owns one of the richest traditions in the history of the sport at the
collegiate level. The Huskers have won eight NCAA team crowns in school history, including a nation-leading seven
since 1980. NU has also claimed seven NCAA runner-up finishes.
Middle: Nine Huskers have earned spots on the U.S. Olympic team, including Scott Johnson, who joined current NU
assistant Jim Hartung on the 1984 Olympic gold-medal winning team. Johnson, who was also a member of the 1988
U.S. Olympic team, was a three-time national champion and 11-time All-American.
Left: Anthony Ingrelli became Nebraska's most recent All-American with his top-six finish on still rings at the 2010
NCAA Championships. Ingrelli returns as a senior in 2011 to hunt for more national honors.

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