Gymnastics looks to stay strong in Corvallis

This past weekend the Broncos gymnastics team obtained a score good enough for 16th on the Broncos all-time scoring list.

They were led by co-captains senior Amanda Otuafi and junior Kelsey Morris—both of whom helped lead the Broncos to a first place finish at the Chicago Style Invite over North Carolina, Illinois-Chicago and Bowling Green State.

Morris is coming off one of her best all-around performances and hopes to continue this momentum into the next meet.

The Broncos will wrap up a three meet stretch in their next invitational, when they travel to take on Oregon State, Seattle Pacific and Utah State.

On how her career day felt, Morris opted to take the high road and put the team first.

“It was really awesome, I don’t even notice it anymore winning the all-around because my most important goal is to do the best I can for the team,” Morris said. “Winning the all-around is just a cherry on top.”

The Broncos confidence is high right now, as they feel they can compete with the best in the country on any given day.

“We feel really confident after this last meet this weekend; I think it boosted our confidence a lot,” Otuafi said. “We’re ready to go to Oregon State and hopefully get the win.”

The Broncos are still in the top 25 and looking to break the top half of the rankings as the season progresses. The only challenges the Broncos believe they are going to face is being able to sustain the confidence they have gained going throughout the season.

“I think we definitely have a good chance of winning at all the meets and all the people we come up against,” Otuafi said. “I think the only difficulties we face are keeping the confidence throughout the season and not letting anything get into our head.”

Though the Broncos will have to travel once more to Corvallis, having to go on the road doesn’t seem to be too bothersome for either captain.

“Sometimes traveling can hurt teams but I think in our case it really helped us,” Morris said.

The Broncos have a few more chances to iron out all the kinks in their routines before they have the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championships.

The Broncos will look  to continue their high-flying acrobats as they travel to Corvallis, Oreg. to take on Oregon State, Seattle Pacific and Utah State on Feb. 15.

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