Photo by Pat Radigan
Story by Pat Radigan
An event-by-event look at Nebraska’s home rotation, and how to follow along
It may not seem extremely important, but depending on the team and the situation, the rotation a team goes through the skills can be a factor in the world of women’s gymnastics.
Although you have no choice over the matter when it comes to conference and national meets, Nebraska does control its home turf, and sets the rotation schedule for meets at Devaney Center. That includes this Saturday’s showdown with No. 8 Michigan at 2 p.m. For the Huskers, it starts on vault, builds with the bars and then ends with the beam and floor for the final two rotations. And when the Huskers find a groove at home, the energy just builds and builds as NU works its way through the tried and true home rotation.
Whether you’re new to gymnastics, or a diehard Husker gym fan, we wanted to offer a glimpse into a rotation-by-rotation breakdown of each skill, and how the crowd can play a role in building the momentum of Nebraska’s home meets.
And you won’t have to take our work for it, we enlisted the help of Husker ‘all-arounder’ Megan Schweihofer to help break down each event and the key for the gymnasts to keep in mind.