ISU gymnastics history against Oklahoma

Kevin Horner

The ISU gymnasts have a daunting task ahead of them as they prepare for a rematch against the No. 1 ranked gymnastics program in the nation, Oklahoma. The Cyclones fell to the Sooners last weekend by a score of 197.700-193.400, a trend they are hoping to reverse this time around.

The last time the Cyclones had an interesting meet against the Sooners was back in April 2007, when Iowa State was ranked No. 16 nationally. Iowa State and Oklahoma finished in a tie for second place that day in the NCAA Central Regional, both teams scoring 195.925 and falling to Alabama, the team that won the meet.

The last time the Cyclones actually defeated the Sooners was in the Big 12 Championship the previous year. No. 4 Iowa State finished atop the podium, looking down on its three opponents — Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

That 2006 Big 12 Championship has marked an unfortunate turning point for the Cyclones as they have yet to take down the powerhouse of the Big 12. 

However, the ISU gymnasts will feed off of the Hilton Magic in an attempt to create another turning point in the history of ISU gymnastics. This could be the golden opportunity for the Cyclones to take back the reigns in the Big 12 conference.

The meet is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Hilton Coliseum.

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