MO State HS Sports

Gymnastics Takes No. 12 Spot In Road To Nationals Rankings

Missouri gymnastics breaks a huddle at Texas Woman's

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri gymnastics team maintained a season scoring average over 197 for a third consecutive week, averaging a 197.075 to land the No. 12 ranking in the Road To Nationals standings this week. The Tigers are ranked among the top-10 teams in the country on two events and are slotted in the top 15 on all four apparatuses.

Missouri surpassed 197 for a third consecutive meet, scoring a 197.025 in Saturday’s victory on the road against Texas Woman’s. Head coach Shannon Welker has led the Tigers to a 6-1 record so far this season, marking the program’s best start since 2010. 

The Fab Floor retained its spot at No. 6 in the rankings, marking Missouri’s best event with a 49.465 season average. A quartet of Tigers — graduate student Sienna Schreiber, junior Jocelyn Moore and freshmen Hannah Horton and Kennedy Griffin — all hit routines of 9.9 or better for a 49.500 showing on the apparatus. The team has now exceeded 49.3 on floor in 12 consecutive meets dating back to the 2023 season.

On vault, the Tigers held onto a spot in the top 10 with the No. 9 ranking with a composite score of 49.280. Horton and junior Amari Celestine shared the event title this past weekend in Denton, Texas, as Missouri produced a 49 or higher for a seventh consecutive meet.

The Tigers gained a position on beam to check in at No. 14 with a 49.155 average. Led by Schreiber and junior Grace Anne Davis setting or tying career-best marks, Missouri scored a 49.350 for the team’s second-best score of 2024. The squad has posted a score above 49.3 on beam in a trio of meets this season.

Behind a 9.925 from senior Mara Titarsolej, Missouri moved up one spot in the bars rankings to tie with Minnesota and Auburn at No. 15 with a 49.175 through five weeks. The team has now posted a score higher than 49 on the event in three consecutive outings.

Four Tigers are ranked among the top 25 in the country on an individual event. Moore has the highest individual ranking of any Tiger, holding the No. 8 spot on floor with a 9.930 average after an eighth consecutive routine of 9.9 or higher. Griffin is also ranked on floor, checking in at No. 21 on the apparatus with a 9.906 composite following her third straight outing of 9.9 or better. Horton and Celestine both take the No. 21 slot on vault with a 9.875 average.


The Tigers return to SEC competition with a trip to Lexington, Kentucky, to face No. 5 Kentucky Friday, Feb. 9. First touch from Rupp Arena is slated for 6 p.m., and the meet will stream on SEC Network+.


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