Minnesota and Nebraska Claim Men’s Gymnastics Gymnast of the Week Honors

Jan. 25, 2016

Gymnast of the Week

Zach Liebler, Minnesota

Jr. – Pine Island, Minn. – Pine Island

  • Finished first in the floor exercise event with a career high score of 15.850, a mark that ties for third nationally in the event, in Minnesota’s win over Penn State
  • Placed second in the vault with a score of 15.000
  • Collects his first Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
  • Last Minnesota Gymnast of the Week: Ellis Mannon (Feb. 23, 2015)


Freshman of the Week

Anton Stephenson, Nebraska

Fr. – Fishers, Ind. – Hamilton Southeastern

  • Finished second in the all-around competition to lead Nebraska to a win over Air Force
  • Posted a pair of third-place finishes on still rings and on vault en route to an all-around score of 86.000
  • Set new personal bests on the pommel horse, still rings, vault and high bar
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: N/A




2016 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week

Jan. 11                 

G: Bobby Baker, So., ILL

F: Alex Diab, ILL


Jan. 18 

G: Sean Melton, So., OSU

F: Tristan Burke, OSU


Jan. 18 

G: Zach Liebler, Jr., MINN

F: Anton Stephenson, NEB