In its first time competing in front of a home crowd at the Devaney Center this season, the Nebraska men’s gymnastics team put together a big-time performance, racking up a team score of 409.850 to top Iowa’s score of 402.950.
The Huskers were able to top Iowa with their best team score since the NCAA Championships of last season where they scored 407.489. Nebraska not only topped a quality team in Iowa but also did so with one of its best scores during head coach Chuck Chmelka’s time at Nebraska. Chmelka was pleased to see his team put together a complete performance.
“I think I only counted about four total misses today, Chmelka said,” and for only our second competition, that was really encouraging to see for our guys and as for the score that is just a surreal moment for me because I believed that this was possible but seeing it now for myself is stunning.”
Senior Jake Bonnay battled through a shoulder injury but was still able to compete in one of his events, floor, where he dominated. Bonnay claimed the individual title with a score of 14.650 to help kick off the Huskers’ red-hot day during the first rotation.
Sophomore Dillan King was able to put together a solid showing of his own with a score of 14.100 on the parallel bars as well as winning the individual title on high bar with a score of 13.850. Both Bonnay and King attributed the