Gophers Open 2018 with Positive Marks
Jan. 6, 2018

Freshman Lexy Ramler led the Gopher women’s gymnastics team in the annual intrasquad competition Saturday evening earning the top score on all four events. The Gophers posted a team score of 192.900.

“I was really pleased,” head coach Jenny Hansen said. “We had a really high hit percentage tonight. I thought the energy was really good. We have some kids that are still coming back from injuries but overall I was really pleased with the night.”

Ramler finished with an all-around score of 39.225, which averages 9.806 per event.

“I was not expecting that. I was just expecting to go out and learn,” Ramler, St. Michael, Minn native, said. “I have been going to these meets my entire life so to actually be on the floor now was so much fun.”

Sophomore Casey Betts followed in the all-around competition with a second-place score of 37.475.


To begin the meet Ramler edged out the victory with a 9.725 on vault. Fellow freshman Ona Loper came in second with a 9.700 and Hannah Hitchcock came in third with a 9.625.


Ramler led again in the uneven bars with her first 9.850 of the evening, the highest mark of the night.

Hitchcock and Ivy Lu tied for second, each earning a 9.725 on the bars. The team posted a total score of 48.200 on bars, which was the highest among the four events.


Ramler’s beam score was 9.850, which tied her own high score of the meet.

Lu and Selena Ung both posted a 9.800 to tie for second. Rachel Cutler came in fourth with a 9.625.

“I was really proud of Ivy Lu,” Hansen said. “I really feel like she is coming into her own. She is really feeling comfortable on beam.”


Four Gophers posted scores of 9.600 or higher on the floor exercise. Ramler won with a 9.800 and was followed by Ung’s 9.675, Cutler’s 9.675 and Betts’s 9.600.


The Gophers return to the Maturi Pavilion Jan. 13 to take on Maryland, Northern Illinois and Winona State on Club Night. Youth gymnasts can get into the meet for free and Rotary Club members can get into the meet for a discounted rate. Click here for more details on both of those options. In addition, it will also be the first community night of the season recognizing freshman Lexy Ramler.

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