No. 1 OU Falls in Off Night

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
FEBRUARY 14, 2014



  FX PH SR V PB HB Total
 Stanford 75.800 72.750 75.550 73.800 72.650 74.500 445.150
 Oklahoma 76.500 73.100 75.550 73.350 70.350 73.550 442.400
 ASU 69.850 66.500 69.150 69.150 65.500 64.800 404.950


 Event Winners
 Event  Gymnast  Score
 FX Colin Van Wicklen (OU) 15.550
 PH Akash Modi (STAN) 15.150
 SR Michael Squires (OU) 16.100
 V Sean Sentors (STAN) 15.150
 PB Akash Modi (STAN) 15.050
 HB Stanton Rehkemper (OU) 15.350
 AA Allan Bower (OU) 87.800
 Oklahoma Team Highs
 Event  Gymnast  Score
 FX Colin Van Wicklen 15.550
 PH Michael Reid 15.100
 SR Michael Squires 16.100
 V Colin Van Wicklen 15.000
 PB Michael Reid 14.850
 HB Stanton Rehkemper 15.350
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The No. 1 Oklahoma men's gymnastics team was good at the Metroplex Challenge, but on Friday night No. 3 Stanford was a little better.

Despite trailing the Sooners with one rotation remaining, the Cardinal came from behind to defeat OU, 445.150 to 442.400. The loss was OU's first of the season and came just six days after the Sooners defeated Stanford in Norman.

Oklahoma had three event champions - freshman Colin Van Wicklen on floor, junior Michael Squires on still rings and senior Stanton Rehkemper on high bar. Freshman Allan Bower also took the all-around title with an 87.800.

OU began the meet on high bar. A big-time score of 15.350 from Rehkemper paced the Sooners, giving the senior a career high. Junior William Clement tacked on a 14.950 while Danny Berardini added a 14.800.

Next on floor, Van Wicklen scored the second-highest point total of any gymnast in the country so far this year with a 15.550, trailing only teammate Alec Robin's high of 15.600. Senior Raymond White tied his career high in the anchor position with a 15.500.

All told, OU finished with a floor score of 76.500, the nation's second highest score this season after the Sooners' 76.550 they set just six days ago.

After scoring a 72.600 on pommel horse behind junior Michael Reid's 15.100, OU earned a score of 75.550 on still rings. Defending national champion Squires took home top honors with a 16.100.

Up on the Cardinal by almost three points at 372.050 to 369.600 with one rotation remaining, the Sooners had an uncharacteristically rough night on parallel bars. OU finished with a 70.350 as Reid scored 14.850 and junior Sergey Resnick had a 14.750.

Select members of the team will compete at Winter Cup starting Thursday, Feb. 20. The Sooners' next meet will be Senior Day on Sunday, March 9, at 4 p.m. CT against Nebraska in McCasland Field House.



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