The University of Minnesota men's gymnastics team put on an impressive display as it traveled to Oklahoma on Saturday night.
However, despite several key performances, and even holding a lead midway through the meet, the No. 7 Gophers ultimately fell to the No. 4 Sooners 344.650-336.750.
"We started out the meet really well, and our guys continued to perform throughout the meet," Minnesota head coach Mike Burns said. "The scoring got tight down the stretch and Oklahoma came out on top but we're still feeling good about the way we performed tonight."
The Gophers can come away from Oklahoma feeling excited about several athletes' routines. DJ Repp scored a 16.0 on the vault, while teammates Ali Aleiou and Adam LaFleur each scored a 15.4 on the event.
Several Minnesota freshman also continue to show improvement as the season progresses. John Scallon scored a meet-high 14.4 on the pommel horse, and reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Week Zack Chase scored a team-high 14.35 on the rings.
"DJ Repp had a great meet for us and John Scallon was great on the pommel horse," Burns said. "Overall the guys kept fighting all the way through and they did a good job staying focused and finishing the meet."