Advertisement

Minnesotans Nichols, Ramler finish 1-2 in All-Around at NCAA National Gymnastics Finals

Gophers sophomore and Winona-grad Lexy Ramler (left) smiles as Little Canada-native, Roseville High-grad and University of Oklahoma junior Maggie Nichols is announced as the 2019 NCAA Gymnastics All-Around champion.  Ramler finished tied for second. Photo: NCAA Championships / ESPN
Gophers sophomore and Winona-grad Lexy Ramler (left) smiles as Little Canada-native, Roseville High-grad and University of Oklahoma junior Maggie Nichols is announced as the 2019 NCAA Gymnastics All-Around champion. Ramler finished tied for second.

April 19, 2019 11:25 PM

It was a banner night for state of Minnesota at the NCAA Gymnastics meet in Fort Worth, Texas as Little Canada-native Maggie Nichols won her 2nd straight NCAA National All-Around title, while Gophers sophomore and Winona-grad Lexy Ramler finished tied for second.

Watch highlights of Ramler's four routines at the Finals here:

Advertisement

BEAM   FLOOR   BARS   VAULT

Nichols, a junior at the University of Oklahoma and Roseville High School-grad, finished with an all-around score of 39.7125. Ramler finished at 39.6625, tying UCLA's Kyla Ross for second place.

Nichols is the sixth gymnast in NCAA history to earn back-to-back all-around titles. She'll try to help Oklahoma to an NCAA team title in Saturday nights' Finals against Denver, UCLA and LSU.

Ramler was this year's Big Ten Conference and North Central (WCGA) Region Gymnast of the Year.  She came into the Finals as the lowest-scoring qualifier among the individual All-Around competitors, but became the first Gophers gymnast to earn First Team All-America honors in four different events at the NCAA Championships.

Ramler's All-American qualifying scores were: Vault - 9.9250 (T-4th), Bars - 9.9375 (T-2nd), Beam - 9.9125 (T-4th), All-Around - 39.6625 (T-2nd).  She also scored a 9.8875 on floor.

This was Ramler's second appearance at the NCAA Championships.  She earned second team All-America on beam last year as a freshman.

Connect with KSTP


Join the conversation on our social media platforms. Share your comments on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Credits

Chris Long

Copyright 2019 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Advertisement

Proposal for three-digit number similar to '911' for suicide prevention heads to Congress

UPDATE: 1 dead, 6 injured after collision in Kanabec County

Camp Angel: Providing a place of comfort for children whose loved ones are battling cancer

Late night storms set up comfortable Sunday

Mayor pushing public safety reforms after 3 Minneapolis homicides in 1 week

Advertisement