OKLAHOMA Sooners Win Fourth Straight NCAA Team Title Moldauer Wins 2nd NCAA All-Around Title To Lead OU

Move over Illinois (1939-1942) & Nebraska (1979-1983), the Oklahoma Sooners (2015-2018) are joining you as the only teams in NCAA history to win four NCAA team titles in a row.

The rest of the field shook out with Minnesota (411.923) as runner-up, Illinois (411.689) in third, Stanford (408.725) in fourth, Nebraska (403.589) in fifth and Penn State (401.991) in sixth.

Thanks to the unquestioned best gymnast in the building tonight, Yul Moldauer, Oklahoma went into their last rotation (HB) with little doubt that they'd be the ones hoisting a trophy thirty minutes later.

Despite the somewhat large margin of victory (2.935), this was the most fight that the Sooners have had to show out of any of their championships.

OU head coach Mark Williams knew it, too.

"I said, 'hey, stuff happens.' As we got to vault everybody was saying, 'hey, we've been here before. We've been four points behind. This is nothing new. We're just going to have to get going, we can't give up.' Guys rallied on vault, I think that was the turning point for us emotionally and then from there, on p-bars we held things together, and we kind of survived high bar."

When the chips were down, the boys from Norman repeatedly delivered. Moldauer pulled out dominant performances on essentially every event, though his highlights came on FX (15.166 -- National Title), VT (14.9 -- National Title) & PB (14.733 -- yep, National Title). All of that is of course on top of the fact that the junior claimed his second NCAA all-around title in three years (placed second in 2017).

Yul Moldauer cleaned up on Saturday night in Chicago (photo via @OU_MGymnastics on Twitter)

"Yul's been amazing," explained Williams. "He won the all-around by almost four points. He obviously was the difference between our winning and being second. He's an incredible kid; humble, works all the time...I have to slow him down to try and keep him healthy at times. When it's go-time he is a fierce competitor and I'm just so impressed when he goes out there and has days like today."

Now that #All4One is a complete hashtag I'll take my best guess at the next...#FiveForFun? Oklahoma is the national champion once again.









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