A brand new gymnastics training complex in Nebraska is expected to be completed in January 2020 and a groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Friday.
The complex will feature 26,000 square feet of training space and 46,000 square foot state-of-the-art facilities.
The training complex will include two training gymnasiums, locker rooms, lobby, team rooms, athletic therapy rooms and coaching offices.
The Gymnastics Training Complex will be built as an addition to the northwest side of the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
The two teams will still compete in the main area of the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
The Nebraska Men’s Gymnastics Program is one of the most successful programs in the country, boasting eight national championships – the most of any sport in Nebraska history. Individually, 15 Huskers combine for 42 NCAA titles, which is the fourth-highest in NCAA history. The Huskers have claimed 15 conference titles and 101 individual conference titles. Most recently, Anton Stephenson won the vault and parallel bars title at the 2018 Big Ten Championships. Nebraska has finished in the national top 10 in eight of the past 10 years, including a fifth place finish at the NCAA Championships. 2018, his highest since 1999. The Huskers have 193 All-America honors in total and three National Gymnast of the Year. Rewards. The program was also internationally successful, as three Huskers were part of the 1984 US Olympic team that won the only gold medal in men’s gymnastics in US history. Former head coach Francis Allen led the program for 40 seasons as the longest-serving all-sport head coach in Husker history.
The women’s program is led by Dan Kendig, 11-time conference coach of the year and two-time NCAA coach of the year. Last season, he led the Huskers to a sixth place finish at the 2018 NCAA Championships, his best result in five years. Nebraska has finished in the national top 10 eight of the past nine years. The Huskers have won 25 conference team titles and 110 individual conference titles. Additionally, three Huskers combined for five individual NCAA titles, which is the 12th highest in NCAA history. Nebraska holds 163 All-America honors from 50 different athletes and ranks seventh in NCAA history with 26 NCAA Championship appearances.