After a stuck landing at the 2016 NCAA Gymnastics Championships, it sunk in. This is the last competitive routine for Bridget Sloan. “I don’t know that I have the words to explain how I feel about gymnastics,” Sloan said.
“She absolutely knew it was coming to an end,” Coach Jenny Rowland said. “She made every moment count.”
While the Oklahoma Sooners celebrating a 1st place win, Sloan fought back tears as she hugged every teammate, and coach.
“It’s amazing what I’ve been able to accomplish at Florida, before Florida. The journey of gymnastics has been incredible.” – Bridget Sloan
It's finally sunk in…I've been a gymnast for almost 20 years, but tonight that chapter of my life ended…and as always Go Gators 🐊
— Bridget Sloan (@bridgetsloan) April 17, 2016
- Silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
- All-around title at the 2009 World Championships.
- Nine NCAA titles including three team trophies, six individual honors, and eight perfect 10s.
Now the Gators face the task of replacing her and the rest of the senior class with leadership from Bridgette Caquatto.