2012 U.S. p-bars bronze medalist
2011 U.S. World Team alternate
Seven career All-America honors Olympic Bio | @CBrooks_wpr
Men's Gymnastics, Alternate
2012 U.S. floor silver medalist
2009-11 U.S. Team member
Six individual NCAA titles
12 career All-America honors Olympic Bio | @Legendz50
Men's Gymnastics, Alternate
2011 and 2012 United States pommel horse champion
Two individual NCAA titles
Five career All-America honors Olympic Bio | @Alex_Naddour
Olympic Staff Members
Brian Blutreich, Team USA
Track & Field Personal Coach
Dr. Robert Hines, Team USA
Michael Lightner, Team USA Wrestling
Tom Meadows, Team USA Men's Gymnastics Assistant
Bo Overton, Team China Women's Basketball
Mark Williams, Team USA Men's Gymnastics
Keith Williams, Team USA Women's Wrestling Assistant
A total of 12 current and former Sooner student-athletes and seven staff members with OU ties will be representing their countries at the 2012 London Olympics. Continue to visit this page for the latest news, notes, features and more as we follow the Sooners to London.
Looking for when and where OU's athletes are competing? We've put together a comprehensive calendar so you don't miss
any of the Sooners in action. Print/download the calendar and view complete Olympic coverage here:
Sam Hazewinkel has been a wrestler for longer than he can remember. His father Dave and uncle Jim were the first twin brothers to wrestle on the same Olympic team. Now, it's Sam's turn to go for gold. Qualification rounds begin Friday at 7 a.m. (CT):
Track & Field Update
Laverne Jones-Ferrette was just six-tenths of a second away from making the 200-meter dash finals after clocking a season-best 22.62, while Brittany Borman finished 15th overall in the women's javelin:
The best gift Brittany Borman ever received spent 12 years in a garage collecting dust. Now she hopes it will help her win gold in London. The U.S. champion in the javelin, Borman opens Olympic competition Tuesday at 4 a.m. (CT):
Horton in High Bar Final
Former Oklahoma men’s gymnastics letterwinner, and U.S. Olympian Jonathan Horton will close out his 2012 Olympic competition Tuesday, Aug. 7, in the high bar finals at 9:40 a.m. CT. The event will be streamed live on NBCOlympics.com and aired in primetime on NBC between 7 and 11 p.m. CT.
The 2008 Olympic silver medalist in the event, Horton qualified for the high bar finals after finishing fifth in the qualification round of the team competition on July 28. Horton is joined by U.S. teammate Danell Leyva, who finished third overall.
Horton is a two-time U.S. all-around national champion, a five-time NCAA champion and the 2010 World all-around bronze medalist. Horton also helped the U.S. team earn a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games to accompany his silver medal on high bar. Watch Horton's 2008 silver medal-winning performance here.
Sunday, Aug. 5
Jake Dalton concluded his 2012 Olympic performance with a fifth-place finish in the floor exercise. The two-time defending U.S. champion in the event, Dalton posted a score of 15.333 Sunday:
Oklahoma senior Jake Dalton will close out his 2012 Olympic competition Sunday, Aug. 5, in the finals of the floor exercise at 8 a.m. CT. The event will be streamed live on NBCOlympics.com and aired in primetime on NBC between 6 and 11 p.m. CT.
Dalton qualified for the floor exercise finals after finishing fourth in the qualification round of the team competition on July 28. He finished fifth on the floor exercise in the team finals, as the U.S. finished fifth as a team. Dalton is a three-time NCAA All-American on the floor exercise, including the 2011 national championship. He is also a two-time U.S. national champion on floor (2011 and 2012).
Wednesday, Aug. 1
Once determined to be a sprinter,
Tia Brooks' high school coaches convinced her that shot put was her calling. Now a three-time national champion at OU, Brooks will make her world debut at the 2012 London Olympics on Monday, Aug. 6. Here's her story:
Jake Dalton and Jonathan Horton appeared on the Today Show to talk about what went wrong during the men's gymnastics team finals:
Dalton and Horton each have one more competition remaining at the Olympics in the individual event finals. Dalton competes in the floor excercise on Aug. 5 at 8 a.m. CT, while Horton will defend his 2008 silver medal in the high bar on Aug. 7 at 9:40 a.m.
Monday, July 30
The United States finished fifth in the men's gymnastics team finals at the 2012 Olympic Games with a score of 269.952. China earned gold with a 275.997, Japan took silver with a 271.952 and Great Britain earned bronze with a 271.711.
The U.S. men's gymnastics team leads the competition at the 2012 Olympic Games after posting a 275.342 in the qualification round at North Greenwich Arena. With the top overall score, the U.S. advances to the team finals. Jonathan Horton and Jake Dalton also advanced to individual event finals in the high bar and floor exercise, respectively.
Jonathan Horton, Jake Dalton and the rest of the USA men's gymnastics team made an appearance on NBC's The Today Show this morning in London. Watch a replay of the show & view photos here:
Stay tuned to SoonerSports.com for more coverage of OU's Olympians later this week as the games get underway.
Wednesday, July 25
When the U.S. men's gymnastics team takes the floor this weekend, five of its eight members will hail from the University of Oklahoma. Accustomed to competing for national titles at OU, these Sooners are ready to showcase their skills on the world stage... Read More
Monday, July 23
The USA men's gymnastics team will certainly have an OU flavor when it opens competition Saturday. The entire Sooner contingent gathered for a photo opp Monday in London:
Stay tuned to SoonerSports.com for a special feature on the Sooner gymnasts
and more of OU's Olympians later this week.
Friday, July 20
With the Opening Ceremony exactly a week away, a number of Sooners are already in London while others are finishing up their final preparations here in the States. Be sure to follow @SoonerSportscom and use #SoonerOlympics for the latest updates on Twitter. Links to each athlete's personal feed is also available at the right. Following are some of the latest conversations:
Thursday, July 19
A number of the Sooners who will be representing OU and the USA depart for London today. From President Boren, A.D. Joe Castiglione and the entire Sooner Nation, we wish them the best of luck!
President David L. Boren
"The entire university family is excited to have so many of our own on the U.S. Olympic team. They bring pride not only to our country but also to Sooner fans everywhere."
Athletics Director Joe Castiglione
"The University of Oklahoma is well-represented with athletes, coaches and medical staff on the U.S. Olympic team. We congratulate all of our Sooners who will be part of the 2012 London Games. We will be cheering for them and all of the competitors representing our country."
Griffin Earns Spot on U.S. Olympic Roster
Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala and James Harden were chosen Saturday to complete the roster for the U.S. Olympic basketball team. They earned the final three spots that opened after a rash of injuries knocked out at least four players who... Read More
Thursday, July 5
Six OU athletes who have qualified for the 2012 London Olympics
met with the media Thursday in Norman. View complete press conference video by clicking the links below:
These six athletes are training out of Norman before they
are required to officially report to Team USA. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we provide in-depth features and more coverage leading up to the Olympics. The opening ceremonies are set for July 27.
Monday, July 2
Plenty of headlines from the weekend as five OU men's gymnasts and two track & field athletes made the U.S. Olympic Team:
Borman Wins Javelin, Off to London Borman threw 201 feet, 9 inches (61.51 meters) to win the javelin throw and surpass the Olympic A standard for the first time in her career on her sixth and final attempt in Eugene, Ore. Read More...
Five Sooners Selected by Olympic Committee All five of the Sooners competing at the U.S. Olympic Trials were selected by the men's gymnastics committee to represent the squad in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Read More...
Friday, June 29
Brooks Punches Ticket to London University of Oklahoma junior Tia Brooks punched a ticket to London on a banner day for Sooner women in throwing events Friday at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. Read More...
Sunday, April 22
Frayer, Hazewinkel Make Olympic Team For the first time since 2000, two former Sooner wrestlers -- Jared Frayer and Sam Hazewinkel -- will represent the United States at the Olympics after both ran the gauntlet at the Olympic Trials. Read More...
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