The University of Minnesota men's gymnastics team head back out on the road this weekend at it finishes its regular season in Lincoln, Neb. facing Nebraska and Iowa on Saturday at 7 p.m.
This will be a big meet for the No. 9-ranked Gophers to be able to gain better position for both the Big Ten and NCAA Championships that are set to follow the regular as they face two of their main competitors in the No. 8-ranked Cornhuskers and No. 11-ranked Hawkeyes.
"Historically we have had our last meet of the season at Nebraska and our guys seem to always step up for this competitions," Minnesota head coach Mike Burns said. "I feel really confident going in that we can handle both of these teams."
The Gophers have several reasons to feel good heading into the meet at Nebraska. One reason is that they have continued to improve as the season has gone on, setting a season-best score of 347.4 last week at Brockport.
Minnesota can also feel confident as it has had success against both opponents already this season. The Gophers finished ahead of Nebraska in a meet in late January at the Sports Pavilion, and they have already bested the Iowa squad three times this season.
"I think we can break the 350-point barrier this weekend," Burns said. "That's what we're shooting for, the guys are relatively healthy right now, everybody is moving in the right direction and there's a lot of excitement right now... The last meet of the season is always an exciting one and I'm expecting big things out of guys."