Nebraska 4th At NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships With 10 All-Americans



Nebraska men’s gymnastics made their seventh consecutive appearance at the NCAA Championship Final on Saturday evening, where they tallied 10 total All-America honors and a fourth-place finish (412.427).

The Huskers performance was highlighted by five Huskers who were named All-Americans after garnering a total of 10 All-America Honors. Taylor Christopulos finished in second place on floor (14.50), fourth on vault (15.00), third on high bar (13.90) and sixth in the all-around (81.933). Zac Tiderman finished in second place on high bar (13.90) and seventh on vault (14.80). Cooper Giles earned a sixth-place finish on pommel horse (14.30). Asher Cohen claimed sixth on rings (13.966). Sam Phillips collected seventh on high bar (13.60) and eighth in the all-around competition (80.333).

Stanford took home the national title (425.324), Michigan took second place (419.689) and Oklahoma claimed third place (412.956). Illinois (411.659) and Ohio State (399.122) followed in fifth and sixth place, respectively.

Parallel Bars
The Cornhuskers began the competition on parallel bars where they tallied a team score of 65.166. James Friedman led off the rotation with a 13.40. Cole Partridge followed with a 13.60 for the squad, while teammate Asher Cohen notched a 13.333, respectively. Competing in the all-around competition, Sam Phillips scored a 12.80, following a fall. Taylor Christopulos, an all-around competitor, rounded off the event lineup with a score of 12.033, following a fall. 

High Bar
The Nebraska squad rallied on high bar to earn a team score of 68.166 for the second rotation. Max Odden registered a 13.433 in 12th place for the Big Red, while teammate Partridge notched a 13.333, respectively. Zac Tiderman stuck a huge 13.90 for Nebraska earning second place overall. Phillips posted a solid 13.60, good for seventh position. Christopulos capped the rotation in third place with a strong score of 13.90.

NU sustained their energy in the third rotation as they transitioned to floor where they collected a team score of 69.333. Toby Liang made way for the Huskers after posting a 13.333. Luke James impressed with strength after earning a 14.10. Chase Mondi capitalized on the energy and posted a 13.60. Phillips scored a strong 13.80. Christopulos concluded the floor exercise with an electric 14.50 for Nebraska, finishing in second place overall.

Pommel Horse
The Huskers combined for a team score of 69.232 on pommel horse. Nathan York opened the rotation with a 13.666. Travis Wong registered a strong 13.966, while teammate Yanni Chronopoulos earned a 13.90, respectively. In his final collegiate appearance, Cooper Giles impressed after notching a score of 14.30 and claiming sixth place overall. Christopulos collected a 13.40, while Phillips closed the rotation with a 12.10, respectively.

The Big Red moved onto rings where they scored 67.598 as a team. Friedman opened the event with a score of 13.466. Wong earned a 12.60. Cohen put up a big score of 13.966 in sixth place. Chris Hiser stuck a strong 13.866 in tenth place. Phillips also stuck and earned a 13.70. Christopulos finalized the rotation with a score of 13.10.

Nebraska fired into vault in their final event rotation of the season where they collected a 72.932, their second-best team score on the event this season. Mondi steered the squad with an impressive 14.766 to lead off the event, earning a ninth-place finish. James earned a 14.30, while York collected a 14.066, matching his career-best score, respectively. Tiderman registered an electric 14.80 for the Huskers, taking seventh. Christopulos impressed after putting up a huge personal record of 15.00 and taking fourth. In his final appearance as a Husker, Sam Phillips registered a strong season-best 14.333, concluding the competition for the evening.

Season Review
The Huskers men’s gymnastics team finished the 2024 season 12-8 overall, highlighted by their third-place finish at the Big Ten Conference Championships and a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships.