No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 8 Minnesota, No. 4 Utah, No. 5 Alabama, No. 2 Florida, No. 7 Auburn, No. 3 Michigan and No. 11 Missouri are headed to Fort Worth, Texas for the NCAA Championships after Saturday’s Regional Finals.
The competition was filled with record-breaking performances, including a series of perfect 10s.
Suni Lee executed a perfect beam routine to lead the Tigers to a team score of 197.775 and a berth in the championships.
Nothing new for Suni Lee 🤩She scores a perfect 🔟 on beam!@sunisalee_ | @AuburnGym pic.twitter.com/2FlzTlSNj9— ESPN (@espn) April 2, 2022
Nothing new for Suni Lee 🤩She scores a perfect 🔟 on beam!@sunisalee_ | @AuburnGym pic.twitter.com/2FlzTlSNj9
In the same regional, Florida’s Trinity Thomas notched two perfect 10 performances on floor and vault, while her teammate, Leanne Wong, recorded a perfect score on vault to help the Gators advance.
Trinity Thomas has only competed in two events so far tonight. Floor: PERFECT 🔟Vault: PERFECT 🔟@Gym_Trin is UNSTOPPABLE 😤👏 @GatorsGym pic.twitter.com/kXrA7hOOrz— ESPN+ (@ESPNPlus) April 2, 2022
Trinity Thomas has only competed in two events so far tonight. Floor: PERFECT 🔟Vault: PERFECT 🔟@Gym_Trin is UNSTOPPABLE 😤👏 @GatorsGym pic.twitter.com/kXrA7hOOrz
Gabby Wilson led Michigan to the regional title with a team score of 197.800. Missouri came in second, narrowly outscoring UCLA to advance to the semifinals for the first time in program history.
A PERFECT 10 from Gabby Wilson 🙌 @UMichWGym pic.twitter.com/oDgzJLtPxt— ESPN+ (@ESPNPlus) April 2, 2022
A PERFECT 10 from Gabby Wilson 🙌 @UMichWGym pic.twitter.com/oDgzJLtPxt
Kara Eaker and Maile O’Keefe recorded back-to-back perfect 10s on beam to punch Utah’s ticket to Fort Worth with a team score of 198.200.
KARA EAKER IS PERFECT!! KARA SCORES A 10.0‼️📺 ESPN+💻 https://t.co/8IkPWMCGvA pic.twitter.com/rbBcbv6rBb— Utah Gymnastics (@UtahGymnastics) April 3, 2022
KARA EAKER IS PERFECT!! KARA SCORES A 10.0‼️📺 ESPN+💻 https://t.co/8IkPWMCGvA pic.twitter.com/rbBcbv6rBb
Coming in second to Utah, Alabama posted a score of 198.175. The Crimson Tide’s 49.650 on floor was the highest postseason score in program history.
Oklahoma and Minnesota also advanced out of the Norman Regional, with Ona Loper helping secure the Gophers’ place in the championships with a 9.950 floor routine.
THERE'S NO OTHER WAY TO CLOSE THIS OUT. pic.twitter.com/tUhuSihKoe— Minnesota Women’s Gym (@GopherWGym) April 2, 2022
THERE'S NO OTHER WAY TO CLOSE THIS OUT. pic.twitter.com/tUhuSihKoe
The semifinals of the NCAA Championships will kick off on April 14.