Freshman Olivia Trautman scores a perfect 10 coincidently at the Perfect 10 Challenge.
Olivia Trautman became the fourth freshman in Oklahoma history to earn a perfect 10 on an event, closing out the annual Perfect 10 Challenge with a flawless floor routine.
Trautman joins teammates Brenna Dowell, Maggie Nichols and Anastasia Webb as the only Sooners to score a perfect 10 in their freshmen campaigns. The four each earned their first perfect 10 on a different event with Dowell earning a 10 on bars, Nichols on vault, Webb on beam and Trautman on floor.
“I’ve been waiting for Olivia to get a 10,” Dowell said. “She’s gotten like three 9.975s and we’ve been waiting for them to give it to her. I really think that is her best floor routine she has done, so it was the perfect one to give it to her. It was just so exciting, and we are all so happy for her.”
“It honestly feels really incredible finally being a part of that club,” Trautman said. “Here I am just doing what I know how to do, and it just feels amazing. I am feeling more confident and feeling more normal and I’ve been doing good in the gym. I’ve been sticking more of my vaults and finally got to bring it out here which just feels good.”
“She’s the MVP of the night,” head coach K.J. Kindler said. “I think she was a great example to her teammates of mental toughness and perseverance. I couldn’t be prouder of her; not because of her scores and because of her all-around but because she competed. When someone is mentally tough, they can let things go and move forward. She just has that ability about her. After this weekend, that was a tough night for our whole team and especially her. To regain your confidence in that quick of a turnaround takes someone who’s willing to move forward, not dwell on the past, not focus on the fall or mistake. I couldn’t be prouder; I think she is an exceptional example to our whole team.”