Oklahoma men's gymnastics team competed at the Rocky Mountain Open. The Sooners not only came out with a first-place finish, they scored a 443.150 - the highest season-opening score in program history.
To put OU's performance in perspective, the Sooners
scored higher than a 443.150 just once all of last season, a season in
which the Sooners finished second in the nation.
Saturday Oklahoma almost repeated its performance, posting a 440.700 in a
resounding win over No. 6 Air Force. After two weeks, OU holds the two
highest team scores in the country, with Michigan coming in third at
437.500. In fact, no other team in the country has scored above even a
432.000 more than twice yet this season.
Ranked No. 1 in both
the statistical rankings and the national coaches poll for the second
straight week, the Sooners are going back on the road to compete in an
historically hostile environment at No. 7 Minnesota looking to get even
"Yeah, we've had two really high scores in the first
two meets, but it's only a confidence booster for the team," said senior
co-captain Presten Ellsworth. "It makes us want to go out and do even
Oklahoma has never lost to Minnesota since Mark Williams
became head coach in 2000. Last season, OU defeated the Golden Gophers
in Norman, 443.350 - 435.450.
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