Despite strong showing, Cyclones fall to No. 1 Oklahoma


Mikinna Kerns/Iowa State Daily

Iowa State senior Meaghan Sievers competes on beam during the third rotation of the Iowa State vs Oklahoma gymnastics meet. The No. 23 ranked Cyclones were defeated by the No. 1 ranked Sooners 196.275-197.575.

Shea Sullivan

The Iowa State gymnastics team faced a tough task Monday night and fell short of No. 1 Oklahoma.

With a final score of 197.575-196.275 in favor of the Sooners, the Cyclones had a productive night despite the loss.

Freshman standout Grace Woolfolk became the first freshman in Iowa State history to score a 9.925 twice in one season. Senior Meaghan Sievers competed in four events, accumulating a 39.400 on the night.


Sophomore Sophia Steinmeyer stuck the landing on her routine and was able to land a 9.900, a career-high performance for her. Freshman Kelsey Boychuk was also able to tie her career high, starting the Cyclones’ rotation off with a 9.800.

Kelsey Boychuk — 9.800

Sydney Converse — 9.775

Kelly Martin — 9.775

Phoebe Turner — 9.675

Sophia Steinmeyer — 9.900

Meaghan Sievers — 9.850

Uneven Bars

After last competing on the bars back in week one, Natalia Ros Vaquer came away with a strong 9.900 finish.

Maddy Langkamp — 9.775

Cassie Diaz — 9.725

Laura Burns — 9.775

Meaghan Sievers — 9.875

Ana Palacio — 9.725

Natalia Ros Vaquer — 9.900


Beam seemed to be the event of the night, as Grace Woolfolk became the first freshman in Iowa State program history to score a 9.925 in the event twice in the same season. On top of that, Sydney Converse earned her new career high in back-to-back meets with a 9.900.

Sophia Steinmeyer — 9.650

Ana Palacios — 9.6

Sydney Converse — 9.9

Molly Russ — 9.875

Meaghan Sievers — 9.8

Grace Woolfolk — 9.925


Cassie Diaz took the spot of Laura Burns on floor for the night. This was Diaz’s first appearance on floor since Feb. 8.

Maddy Langkamp — 9.750

Cassie Diaz — 9.750

Molly Russ — 9.850

Sophia Steinmeyer — 9.750

Meaghan Sievers — 9.875

Kelly Martin — 9.425

The Cyclones will take on No. 5 Denver for their home finale in Hilton Coliseum Friday at 6:30 p.m. It will be Senior Night for standout Meaghan Sievers, along with Converse, Johnson and Martin.