Oklahoma gymnastics wins 2022 NCAA Championship

By Patricia Duffy | April 16, 2022
Oklahoma gymnastics wins 2022 NCAA Championship
Oklahoma's Ragan Smith celebrates after competing on floor during Semifinal 1 of the 2022 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships on Thursday, April 14 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. (© Amy Sanderson)

The Oklahoma gymnastics team took home the 2022 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship title in a nail-biting final that will go down in history as one of the most exciting NCAA finales ever.

On Saturday inside Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, the Sooners arrived as mathematical favorites, but not by much. Only four-tenths of a point stood between Oklahoma and fourth-place qualifier Utah in the semifinals, and with scores resetting to zero, it was truthfully anyone’s game coming into Saturday’s Four on the Floor team final.

Utah got out to a hot start on beam, posting the top mark of the rotation with a 49.5125 and generating momentum that would put the Utes in the lead through the first two rotations.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma notched a season-low 49.1875 on floor, just two days after posting a season-high 49.6750 during the semifinals.

In rotation two, the Sooners regained their footing on vault but couldn’t quite find their landings. A 49.6625 was still the best vault score of the day.

Rotation three was the true clincher for the Sooners. After slowly building back up momentum, the team had an exceptional uneven bars rotation, earning a 49.7250 – the top single event score for any team on any apparatus for the day – with every counting score going 9.9+, including a team-high 9.9750 from Danielle Sievers.

The final rotation came down to Oklahoma, Utah, and Florida, with the three teams being separated by 0.375.

Florida jumped ahead of Utah with a meet-high 49.7125 on floor thanks to the 2022 NCAA floor exercise champion Trinity Thomas earning her second-straight 10 on the event, but it wasn’t enough to hold off a fired up Oklahoma team.

A 49.6250, highlighted by Ragan Smith’s anchoring 9.9625, clinched Oklahoma’s win in the final moments of the meet. The Sooners ultimately topped the Gators by 0.112, winning their fifth national title as a program.

See below for the final team scores from Saturday’s final.


You can relive all the Four on the Floor action by visiting our live blog from the day.

Don’t forget to check out our semifinals photo gallery.