Q&A with Oklahoma men’s gymnastics captain Dylan Akers
Sophomore Dylan Akers is ready for back-to-back home meets.
After a start to the season with multiple weeks on the road, the gymnast will prepare his team for a meet against Minnesota this Saturday at 7 p.m. at McCasland Field House (located right across from Memorial Stadium.)
The sophomore captain talked this week to see how he and the Oklahoma men’s gymnastics team are preparing for their first home meet of the season.
How would you describe the team’s performance at this point in the season?
Dylan Akers: We’re getting better each meet. That’s all I can really ask for. We’re in the gym. We’re working hard and improving on our hit percentage and how well we’re hitting. Now we’re starting to hit harder sits. Not only are we improving how well we’re hitting but we’re improving how difficult our hits are. I think as the season’s gone on just much better.
You’ve had slower starts to the season in the past. What has been the key this season?
Well, winning competitions is always a confidence booster. We only lost one competition but even that one we felt like we did a great job. I feel like each meet we’ve learned from and we’ve all collectively worked hard to get better after each competition
With a meet against Minnesota this weekend, how special is it going to be just to be back here in front of this home crowd?
I know I can’t wait. I’m extremely excited. Excited to see how the freshmen are going to react to be part of the home crowd. We’ve been doing a bunch of promotional things all week so hopefully we have quite a few people there. It’s going to be very exciting
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