|Oklahoma Team Rankings|
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NORMAN – After topping No. 3 Michigan with an NCAA-season high 424.050 last Saturday at McCasland Field House, the Oklahoma men’s gymnastics team held steady at No. 1 in this week’s Road to Nationals rankings.
The Sooners topped the Wolverines by over 12 points en route to their 109th consecutive victory. OU holds the top three-score average (422.183) along with the top spots on floor exercise (71.483), still rings (70.967), vault (73.217) and high bar (69.533). The team ranks in the top three on the other two events, coming in second with a 69.767 three-score average on parallel bars and third on pommel horse with it’s 67.817.
Individually, with the rankings shift to the National Qualifying Average after week five, three Sooners hold top ten spots on floor exercise. Senior co-captain Yul Moldauer ranks first with an NQA of 14.917 after notching an NCAA-season high 15.300 on Saturday. Sophomore Gage Dyer sits third (14.583), while freshman Vitaliy Guimaraes holds eighth (14.433).
Two Sooners rank in the top 11 of the pommel horse standings, led by Moldauer (14.300) in fifth. Fellow senior co-captain Genki Suzuki (13.883) ranks 11th.
OU occupies three of the top seven spots on still rings. Moldauer holds first with his 14.867 national qualifying average, while seniors Peter Daggett and Jake Maloley sit fourth and seventh with respective averages of 14.433 and 14.250.
On the event that the Sooners average an impressive, nation-leading 73.217, vault, OU gymnasts hold six of the top 10 individual spots. Junior Tanner Justus (14.683) ranks fourth, senior Levi Anderson (14.667) holds fifth, Dyer (14.650) sits sixth, while sophomore Alexei Vernyi (14.633) ranks seventh. Two Sooners, Guimaraes and senior Matt Wenske hold a share of 10th, averaging 14.600.
After claiming his third parallel bars title of 2019 with a nation-leading 15.100, Moldauer tops the charts on the event with an NQA of 14.933. Suzuki (14.100) ranks 10th on the apparatus.
A trio of Sooners land in the top 10 on high bar, led by the co-captain Anderson (14.500) at first. Dyer (14.183) holds his third top-10 individual event ranking on HB with a fourth-place spot. Suzuki comes in at seventh with a 14.000 NQA tally.
The OU team takes a week off before returning to action Saturday, March 9, versus the No. 5 Illinois Fighting Illini. The meet will serve as Senior Night, honoring OU’s nine members of the class of 2019. The class has yet to lose a meet in their four-year tenure in Norman, compiling a running 85-0 record and having been a part of three of the Sooners’ four consecutive national championships.
The meet is slated for a 4 p.m. CT start with senior presentations being held prior to the first event. Tickets can be found here.
Moldauer will compete individually this Saturday, March 2, as he looks to defend his back-to-back American Cup titles at this year’s installment of the World Cup event in Greensboro, N.C. The action will be broadcast on The Olympic Channel and NBCSN beginning at 10:30 a.m. CT