“The changes helped,” Spears said. “We needed to hear stuff like that and be responsible for those types of things. It was a huge adjustment, just so many different things with workouts and conditioning.”
Kindler said if girls thought they could do three beam routines, why not push to go further. In her words, create a “jaw-dropping but judge-friendly” routine.
“We're going to go the extra mile for the extra benefit,” she said.
The Sooners still suffered a few injuries, but, for the most part, maintained a high level of work in the gym and also swimming two days a week. This weekend, the Sooners hope to place in the Top 2 of the regional to make sure they advance to the NCAA Championship in Los Angeles. But the main goal is to win the regional.
“We want to be content that we did absolutely everything we could,” Kindler said. “And this is a group of doers.”