TEMPE, Ariz. – The Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team picked up a pair of victories Friday night with a 197.625 win over Arizona State (196.800) and Boise State (195.775).
The underclassman showed out, sweeping the four event titles. Freshman Jordan Bowers earned the vault title with a 9.9 and the floor title with a 9.925. Sophomore Audrey Davis took home bars with a near-perfect 9.975, while sophomore Katherine LeVasseur took home the beam title with a 9.925. Arizona State’s Hannah Scharf took home the all-around with a 39.525.
The Sooners tallied a 49.300 on beam in the opening rotation, trailing Boise State by .025. Dunn proved why she’s the consistent leadoff for the beam squad, earning a 9.875 for the fifth-straight week. In the No. 2 spot, Trautman was solid and steady for a 9.800. LeVasseur showed off her gorgeous scale and a stuck dismount to earn a 9.925 as the third up in the rotation. Davis was poised as always, sticking her dismount for a 9.9 in the No. 4 spot. Up fifth, super senior Carly Woodard put up a 9.800.
OU took the lead in the second rotation with a 49.425 on floor. Bell Johnson started the floor rotation strong with a 9.850, followed by a 9.825 from Woodard. Danielle Sievers’ infectious energy, strong tumbling and fun choreography earned her a 9.875 in the No. 3 spot. Danae Fletcher showed strong leaps and a whip to double back opening pass for a 9.9. Bowers’ sky-high double pike opening pass earned her a 9.925. Anchoring her second event of the night was Smith with a 9.875.
In the third rotation, the Sooners notched a 49.350 on vault. Allie Stern led off with a 9.875, followed by a 9.875 from Sievers. In the No. 3 spot, Bowers notched a 9.9 on her gorgeous Yurchenko 1.5. LeVasseur added a 9.825 in the No. 4 spot. Making her debut on vault this season, Trautman tallied a 9.875. Anchoring was Davis with a 9.800 on her Yurchenko full.
The Sooners closed out the meet on bars with a 49. 500. Sievers led off the final rotation with 9.85. After a fall in the second spot, Smith got the rotation back on track with a 9.875. Karrie Thomas stuck her double-layout dismount for a 9.925 in the No. 4 spot. Bowers wrapped up her three-event night with a 9.875. Davis anchored with a near-perfect 9.975, her fourth 9.975 of the season.
Next up for the Sooners is the Big 12 Championship in Denver, Colo. The meet between OU, Denver, Iowa State and West Virginia will take place on Saturday, March 19, at 6 p.m. CT on ESPNU.
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