NORMAN – Oklahoma men’s gymnastics head coach Mark Williams announced the addition of incoming freshman Hunter Justus, who is set to make an immediate impact on the upcoming season for the Sooners.
“I believe Hunter Justus will be able to impact the program in a big way his freshman year and beyond,” said Williams. “As a product of Cypress Gymnastics Academy, I know he has been prepared well for the training in our NCAA program and competition schedule.”
Justus is no stranger to the big stage, as the incoming Sooner captured the all-around individual title in the Junior Elite Division at the 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships in Hartford, Conn. With a score of 166.150. In addition to the all-around title, Justus also claimed the national title on the parallel bars with a two-day total of 28.800 points at the championships.
A number of different reasons factored into the Cypress, Texas native’s decision to attend Oklahoma.
“I chose Oklahoma because this team felt like a family to me,” said Justus. “Oklahoma has the best facility to train and it’s not far from home.”
Williams is looking forward to adding another well-rounded gymnast to his arsenal in the upcoming season.
“I expect Hunter to be in contention for a spot in the lineup on every event this year,” said Williams.
Justus will compete alongside six of his Sooner teammates at the P&G Championships in Pittsburgh next weekend. Justus will be competing in the Junior Elite’s 17-18 age division at the national championships.
Oklahoma opens the 2015 season in January on its quest to capture the program’s ninth national championship.