OU Remains No. 1 Heading Into Bye Week

Danny Kobren
By Danny Kobren
Communications Assistant

Oklahoma Team Rankings
  Ranking 3 Score Avg.
Overall 1 422.123
Floor 3 70.167
Pommel Horse 1 70.283
Still Rings 2 70.283
Vault 2 72.267
Paralllel Bars 1 71.183
High Bar 1 69.950

NORMAN  Oklahoma’s men’s gymnastics team is in a familiar spot as it is ranked No. 1 for the fourth straight week.

After the Sooners notched the highest score in the NCAA (429.550) for the third time this season, they boast a 422.123 three-score average, the best in the country. With its performance against Navy this past weekend, OU is ranked in the top three on all six events. It climbed to the top spot on pommel horse (70.283), held on to the No. 1 average on parallel bars (71.183) and high bar (69.950), and rank second on still rings (70.283) and vault (72.267), and third on floor (70.167).

Individually, several OU gymnasts boosted their event averages with strong performances last week. Levi Anderson catapulted into first place in all-around average (83.000) after his career-best 86.100 against Navy. He also ranks fourth on high bar (14.283) and ninth on parallel bars (14.167).

Yul Moldauer, who only competed in three events last weekend, climbed to first on parallel bars (15.117) and ranks second on floor (14.533) and still rings (14.750), and fifth on pommel horse (14.433).

Genki Suzuki owns the nation’s best high bar average (14.533) and ranks fourth on parallel bars (14.317) and seventh on pommel horse (14.317).

Hunter Justus ranks fifth on vault (14.633), Reese Rickett sits in eighth on still rings (14.250) and Brian Schibler cracked the top 10 on pommel horse, ranking eighth (14.033).

The Sooners have a week off before returning to McCasland Field House for “Senior Night” on March 10 at 7 p.m. against California.  They will honor seniors Hunter Justus and Reese Rickett in the final home meet of their storied careers. For tickets to OU’s last home meet, call the OU Athletics Ticket Office at (405) 325-2424 or (800) 456-GoOU, or click here.