Between losing eight seniors and opting to elect a captain months earlier than usual, this past season of Nebraska men’s gymnastics was gearing up to be an experiment for coach Chuck Chmelka.
This time last year, Heather Brink didn’t expect to see herself as the Husker women’s gymnastics coach. But while the seniors will be honored at Saturday’s Masters Classic, Brink also will see herself closing out her first regular season in that position.
Growing up in Nebraska and in a family full of Husker fans forged Eli Richter's dream of playing for NU. His bedroom was decorated in Husker colors and posters. But achieving that goal meant he had to work hard, and on both Kearney Catholic’s offensive and defensive lines.
When Luke Reimer left Ashland, Kansas, for Lincoln before his junior year of high school, he didn’t imagine himself as a Husker football recruit. But two years at Lincoln North Star and a desire to push himself changed that.
For the third straight year, Nebraska’s men’s and women’s gymnastics teams have qualified for nationals, and both are looking to make a return to the team finals Saturday.