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Bridget Sloan was one of the three Gators to fall off during her beam routine Friday night.

Gators win NCAA Gymnastics Minneapolis Regional Championship

The Florida Gymnastics team is heading to the NCAA championships after winning the NCAA Minneapolis Regional, held Saturday at the University of Minnesota.

The Gator gymnasts pulled out a score of 196.725 in front of a crowd of about 2,000 to receive their fifth-straight NCAA Regional title. The Gators now will move on to Fort Worth, Texas, where they hope to defend their three-straight national titles.

Florida senior Bridget Sloan won her second-consecutive regional all-around title, pushing herself up Florida gymnastic record books to tie Elfi Schlegel at 90 event wins.

Florida Gymnastics head coach Jenny Rowland says she couldn’t be any more proud of her squad.  Rowland says the Gators weren’t perfect on the night but the team had each others backs throughout the competition.

Rowland says Kennedy Baker, who was pulled from the competition after injuring her ankle during her floor routine, is getting better and should be ready for the NCAA Championships.

Florida will compete in the National Semi-Finals against Minnesota, Auburn, Stanford, LSU, and Georgia on April 15 starting at 2 p.m in Fort Worth, TX. The Gators are looking to win their fourth-straight national championship.

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