Men’s Gym Reveals 2022 Schedule

NORMAN – Head men’s gymnastics coach Mark Williams announced the 2022 Oklahoma men’s gymnastics schedule Wednesday afternoon.

Oklahoma is slated for nine regular-season competitions before it heads into postseason events. 

The Sooners will open their 2022 campaign in Colorado Springs, Colo., with the Rocky Mountain Open, hosted by the Air Force Academy. 

“We’ve structured our schedule pretty similar to past years with the Rocky Mountain Open in Colorado Springs at Air Force Academy,” said Williams. “It will be a good opener for us to get going and see where we are in the rankings.”

OU will then host Air Force the following weekend on Jan. 22. before traveling for the next two meets on the schedule.The Sooners will head to Palo Alto, Calif., to face off against the defending national champion Stanford Cardinal in the Stanford Open Jan. 29, and then compete against Illinois in Champaign, Ill. on Feb. 2.  

Following the two weeks on the road, the Sooners will host Nebraska at McCasland Field House on Feb. 19 before breaking from NCAA competition for the 2022 USA Gymnastics Winter Cup. 

Individuals who qualify for the Winter Cup meet will compete in Indianapolis, Feb 24-26. At last year’s Winter Cup, six current and former Sooners competed with four OU gymnasts that were named to the U.S. Senior Men’s National Team.

Oklahoma will start the month of March off on the road in Springfield, Mass., facing off against Springfield College and William & Mary on Sunday, March 6 at 11 a.m. CT. 

Oklahoma will return to Norman in the month of March for their final two home meets versus Ohio State (March 12) and Cal (March 19). The regular season finale against Cal will serve as senior night for the Sooners’ four seniors.

The Sooners will begin the postseason on April 2 in Palo Alto, Calif., as Stanford will host the MPSF Championship. OU will look to secure its tenth consecutive conference championship over AFA, Cal and Stanford.

Following the conference championship, teams will take a two-week break in preparation for the 2022 NCAA Championships hosted by the Sooners at the Lloyd Noble Center.

“We’ve had a lot of success as a host in the past, so I’m hoping that we can give another run at a national championship.” – Mark Williams 

The team qualifier will take place on April 15 prior to the team finals on April 16. OU has won four of the past six NCAA Championships and brought home ten All-America honors in 2021 at the championships in Minneapolis, Minn.

Season tickets for the Sooners four home meets in 2022 are on sale now

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2022 Men’s Gymnastics Schedule
Date Event Site Time (CT)
Jan. 15 Rocky Mountain Open Colorado Springs, Colo. 7 p.m.
Jan. 22 Air Force Norman, Okla. 6 p.m.
Jan. 2 Stanford Open Palo Alto, Calif. 8 p.m.
Feb. 12 Illinois Champaign, Ill. TBA
Feb. 19 Nebraska Norman, Okla. 6 p.m.
Feb. 24-26 Winter Cup Indianapolis, Ind. 7 p.m./7 p.m.
March 6 Springfield & William & Mary Springfield, Mass. 11 a.m.
March 12 Ohio State Norman, Okla. 6 p.m.
March 19 California Norman, Okla.  6 p.m.
April 15 MPSF Championships Palo Alto, Calif. 8 p.m.
April 17-18 NCAA Qualifier & Team Finals Norman, Okla. 1 p.m./7 p.m.

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