College Gym News photographer Emily Howell-Forbes and editor in chief Elizabeth Grimsley have already shot a couple dozen meets between the two of them. This season, we take a walk down memory lane and share some of their favorite photographs from the last few years.
Today we’re showcasing our favorite shots of significant moments in a team’s season or history. Naturally, it involves a lot of tears, smiles and excitement.
The UCLA team react to Grace Glenn receiving a 10.0 on beam in the leadoff spot. It was and still is the only leadoff perfect 10 on beam. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Brandi Lazarus from Texas Woman’s tears up at the 2018 USAG national championships. TWU won its 11th team title and posted a program and Championships record at that competition. (Photo/Elizabeth Grimsley)
Utah beat UCLA in Westwood in one of the most exciting and nail-biting competitions of the 2020 season. The Utes finished on beam, where a 10 from Abby Paulson sealed the win for her team. It was Utah’s first 10 on beam since 2008. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Oklahoma’s Brenna Dowell stuck her Yurchenko one and a half cold during the last rotation of the 2019 NCAA team final. Her 9.9875 clinched the national title for the Sooners. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Oregon State reacts to qualifying to the 2019 NCAA national championships after upsetting Florida at regionals. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Emotions were high for UIC at the 2019 USAG national championships. This was its final meet, as the program would be discontinued after the season. Coaches Mary and Peter Jansson (right) led UIC to one of the best seasons in school history. The Flames won the MIC championship for the 13th time and finished second at nationals. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Lexy Ramler couldn’t hold back the tears at the 2021 Big Ten championship as Minnesota won the conference title for the first time since 2006. Ramler won the all around, bars and beam titles as well. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Washington’s Evanni Roberson scored the program’s first 10 on beam during the 2020 season. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
UCLA’s win at the 2018 NCAA national championships came down to the wire. Beam anchor Peng Peng Lee needed a 10 to clinch the title for her team, and she delivered. The Bruins narrowly passed Oklahoma by 0.0375 points. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Air Force won its first-ever MPSF title in 2019. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Michigan’s Natalie Wojcik tears up after scoring a 10 on vault at the 2021 Big Ten championship. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Lindenwood captured its third USAG National title in 2019. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
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Photos by Emily Howell-Forbes and Elizabeth Grimsley; captions by Christina Marmet
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