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The Nebraska men's gymnastics team kicked off the season by winning the Rocky Mountain Open on Saturday in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Huskers closed strong on the night's final rotation of vault, posting a 71.50 team score to give them a 407.700 total. Ohio State was second with 404.450.

Kyle King led the way on vault with a 14.85, one of five Huskers to score above 14.0.

Three Huskers notched career-best scores on the day: Andrew Zymball on parallel bars (13.6), Josh Martin on pommel horse (12.9) and Austin Lober on still rings (14.15).

The Nebraska men and women host a double dual on Jan. 20 in both team's home openers. The men see Ohio State again, while the women will face Rutgers.

Husker women top Penn State: Nebraska women's gymnastics coach Dan Kendig knew the Huskers' opening meet of the season wouldn't be perfect.

But the Huskers hit enough routines to post a 195.550-195.050 Big Ten dual win over No. 17 Penn State on Saturday in State College, Pennsylvania.

Nebraska, ranked No. 9 preseason, got off to a slow start on its opening event of uneven bars but bounced back with a strong vault, led by Sienna Crouse's career-best 9.950 to win the event.

The Huskers got a beam title from Grace Williams (9.925) and both Megan Schwiehofer (39.375) and Abbie Epperson (39.175) posted career-high all-around totals to finish second and third, respectively.

Husker sophomore Taylor Houchin, last year's Big Ten freshman of the year, competed on bars, leading the Huskers with a 9.875, good for third.


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