GymnasticsVillle.com Kerry Adderly, interviews Allan Bower from the Oklahoma men’s gymnastics team in preparation for the upcoming season. Bower, who earned six All-America honors as a senior on last year’s OU national championship team, at the 2017 Cottbus Cup, secured a fourth-place finish with a 13.966 on the floor exercise and a seventh-place finish on pommel horse with a 14.066.
Competed in every meet for the Sooners in 2016 … Earned All-America honors on pommel horse (15.100), parallel bars (14.700) and in the all-around (88.100) at NCAA team finals … His all-around score was good for fourth place at team finals … Won the 2016 MPSF all-around title with a score of 90.100 … Named a MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete and was also named to the Academic All-Big 12 At Large First Team … Claimed 11 event titles on the year with four on pommel horse, three on vault, two in the all-around and one each on rings and parallel bars … Finished the year ranked No. 2 nationally in the all-around with a national qualifying average (NQA) of 88.750, tied for fifth on vault with an NQA of 15.188 and seventh on pommel horse with an NQA of 15.175 … Logged career-bests of 15.300 on floor and 15.400 on pommel horse against Iowa and Cal … Turned in a career-high 15.300 on rings against Nebraska … Had his best career all-around performance against Stanford, scoring 90.400, including a career-high 15.850 on parallel bars … Named NCAA and MPSF Gymnast of the Week on March 22 after OU’s road win over No. 5 Illinois.