Williams Adds Four to 2015 Incoming Class
|Levi Anderson||Houston, Texas||Cypress Gymnastics Academy|
|Peter Daggett||East Longmeadow, Mass.||Daggett Gymnastics|
|Eric Holley||North Salt Lake, Utah||USA Gymnastics World|
|Yul Moldauer||Arvada, Colo.||5280 Gymnastics|
NORMAN, Okla. -- University of Oklahoma head men's gymnastics coach Mark Williams announced the signing of four of the nation's top high school gymnasts to National Letters of Intent Wednesday. Levi Anderson, Peter Daggett, Eric Holley and Yul Moldauer will join the Sooners for the 2015-16 season.
"Overall we have got a great class coming in,” said Williams. “We have seven graduating seniors so we were looking to reload a bit and I think we have done a very good job with the talent that was out there. We have got some great potential for the next four years with this class.”
Oklahoma opens the 2015 season Jan. 17 at the Rocky Mountain Open in Colorado Springs, Colo. at 6 p.m. CT.
From Houston, Texas, Anderson placed seventh in the all-around at the 2014 P&G Championships in the Juniors 15-16 division. Anderson won the high bar event and tied for first in the floor exercise in his age division at the 2014 P&G Championships. He is coached by Tom Meadows at the Cypress Academy of Gymnastics. His parents are Brian and Lori Anderson and he attends Cypress Creek High School.
Williams on Anderson
“Levi is coming from Cypress Academy, a place where we already have a number of guys on the team from there. I’ve always gotten good prospects from the Cypress Academy. He is a junior national team member. He’s going to be a guy who we hope will compete in the all-around and will certainly help our team in three or four events.”
A native of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Daggett recorded a 10th place finish at the 2014 P&G Championships in the Juniors 15-16 division. At the P&G Championships, Daggett notched three top-10 event finishes, placing fifth on the parallel bars, sixth on the still rings and tied for eighth on the pommel horse. He is coached by his father Tim Daggett at Daggett Gymnastics. His parents are Tim and Deanne Daggett and he attends East Longmeadow High School.
Williams on Daggett
“Peter is the son of Tim Daggett, the 1984 Olympian. We believe he has good genes and see him as a very strong gymnast who can help us immediately on rings and other places. He has a wealth of knowledge about gymnastics from his background and he is very excited to be a Sooner.
From North Salt Lake, Utah, Holley is a level 10 gymnast at USA Gymnastics World in Woods Cross, Utah under the tutelage of Gabrel Conner. Holley specializes in floor exercise and vault. His parents are Mike and Tracey Holley and he graduated from Woods Cross High School.
Williams on Holley
“We are excited to have him as a late edition to the team. After sitting out a year post-high school graduation, he is looking forward to getting back into full training and we expect that he could help us on a couple of events. He’s from a strong program and we expect he will blend well into our training program.”
An Arvada, Colorado native, Moldauer is one of the best all-around gymnasts in the nation for the 2015-16 signing class. Moldauer finished second in the all-around at the 2014 P&G Championships in the Juniors 17-18 division. The standout posted top-10 performances in all six individual events at the P&G Championships, including pommel horse (1st), floor exercise (T-3rd), rings (4th), high bar (4th), parallel bars (5th) and vault (6th). He is coached by Vladimir Artemev at 5280 Gymnastics. His parents are Peter and Orsa Moldauer and he attends Golden High School.
Williams on Moldauer
“Yul is one of the stronger all-around gymnasts of the class. He is known for his exquisite execution and form. We see tremendous potential in Yul as an all-around competitor. As a former junior national team member, we are really excited to get him into the program and think he is going to be a huge asset for us.