Free Intrasquad Slated for Friday

Chelsey Kraft
By Chelsey Kraft
Assistant Director of Communications
DECEMBER 05, 2016
OU's Intrasquad Details
Who? The defending national champion Sooners and you!
What? Annual Intrasquad
Where? Sam Viersen Gymnastics Center
When? Friday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m.

NORMAN Preparations for the 2017 season are in full swing, and the defending national champion Oklahoma women's gymnastics team is ready to show of its routines at its annual intrasquad. The free event is scheduled for 6 p.m. this Friday at the Sam Viersen Gymnastics Center.

OU lineups will perform full routines on all four events and be judged in front of fans. There will be free pizza for the first 100 fans, while supplies last, and a limited number of national championship shirts will be given away. The Sooners will sign autographs following the meet, and the first 100 fans in attendance will also receive a picture frame that will fit the autographed team photo.

Additionally, those who wish to purchase season tickets will have an opportunity to do so on-site. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to snag their seats and enjoy free pizza prior to the beginning of the meet.

From its 2016 national championship squad, OU returns six gymnasts who combined for 12 All-America honors in seniors Chayse Capps, Charity Jones and McKenzie Wofford, juniors Natalie Brown and AJ Jackson and sophomore Nicole Lehrmann. Also returning to the squad following a one-year deferment is 2015 World Championship Gold medalist, Brenna Dowell. As a freshman, Dowell earned two All-America honors at the 2015 NCAA Championships.

In addition to the returners, the Sooners also add newcomers Maggie Nichols, Jade Degouveia and Brehanna Showers. Along with Dowell, Nichols helped lead Team USA to a Gold medal at the 2015 World Championships. Degouveia and Showers, both members of the USA Junior Olympic National team, round out the freshman class.

The Sam Viersen Gymnastics Center is located in Norman north of the Lloyd Noble Center by the intersection of S. Jenkins Ave. and Imhoff Ave. Parking is available across the street at the Lloyd Noble Center.

The Sooners will open the 2017 season at 6:45 p.m. CT on Friday, Jan. 6, against Alabama in a matchup of two Super Six squads from a season ago. Fans can snag season tickets to catch every moment of OU's exciting home slate, which also features contests against UCLA (Jan. 15), Denver, Nebraska and TWU (Feb. 3) and Georgia (Feb. 24). 



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