Michigan Places Second in Inaugural Super 16 Meet

Michigan Places Second in Inaugural Super 16 Meet

1/7/2023 11:59:00 PM

// Megan McIntosh

» Michigan placed second in its season-opening meet with a score of 197.400. Oklahoma finished first with a 197.925.
» UM led the field on both the uneven bars and floor exercise.
» Natalie Wojcik tied for the uneven bars title.
» Sierra Brooks tied for the floor title.

Website: Las Vegas, Nev. (Orleans Arena)

Scores: #1 Oklahoma 197.925, #4 Michigan 197.400, #5 Auburn 197.350, #10 UCLA 197.275

Next UM Event: Friday, Jan, 13 – vs. Denver at Fisk (Crisler Center), 7 pm (TV: B1G+)

• Complete Results (PDF)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The No. 4-ranked University of Michigan women’s gymnastics team placed second at the inaugural Super 16 presented by Ozone with a 197.400 Saturday (Jan. 7) at Orleans Arena.

Michigan used huge performances on floor exercise and uneven bars to lift itself into runner-up position behind No. 1 Oklahoma (197.925) in the season-opening meet. no. 5 Auburn (197.350) placed third and No. 10 UCLA (197.275) rounded out the meet.

Natalie Wojcik tied for the uneven bars title with a 9.975, while Sierra Brooks earned a piece of the floor title with a 9.950. Abby Heiskell placed fourth in the all-around with a 39.525 and Nicoletta Koulos recorded a career-best 9.925 on the floor.

After a shaky start on beam, the Wolverines came up with a huge 49.525 on the floor which led the field and included three straight 9.925s from Koulos, Heiskell and Naomi Morrison before Brooks closed it out with a team-high 9.950.

Sitting in fourth halfway through the meet, Brooks earned her second 9.950 of the night on vault and both Gabby Wilson and Morrison scored 9.875s to help UM to a 49.400 in the third rotation of the evening.

Michigan paced all teams in its final rotation as it scored a 49.600 behind a 9.975 from Wojcik and a third 9.950 from Brooks. Also coming up with big routines in the final rotation were Heiskell and Koulos, who recorded a 9.925 and a 9.900, respectively, to lift Michigan to a second-place finish.

The Wolverines will open their 2023 home season on Friday (Jan. 13) when they welcome Denver and Fisk to Crisler Center at 7 p.m. The meet will be streamed live on B1G+.

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