Gore and Horton Named Gymnasts of the Week

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
FEBRUARY 10, 2005

NORMAN, Okla. - Freshman Jonathan Horton and senior Josh Gore were named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnasts of the Week.  MPSF released all of its Gymnasts of the Week today for the month of January and the first week of February.

Gore received his honor for the week of January 31 after the Air Force meet in which he won the pommel horse (9.5), finished second on the parallel bars (9.4) and fourth on the high bar (9.1).  All of the scores were season highs for the senior from Pflugerville, Texas.

Horton was named the Gymnast of the Week for the week of February 7, following his performace at the Winter Cup in Las Vegas, Nev.  At the Cup, Horton tied for first on the floor (8.95) and finished fourth on the vault (8.975) and earned a spot on the 2005 U.S. Senior National Team.  It was the second time in two years for Horton to be named to the National Team.  Fellow freshman Taqiy Abdullah-Simmons and assistant coach Guard Young joined Horton on last year's Senior National Team.

The No. 4 Sooners return to action this Sunday at 4 p.m. (CST) when they host the University of Nebraska at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.



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