At last, Hollie Vise’s NCAA uneven bars routine

Hollie Vise as an elite.Oklahoma University gymnast Hollie Vise was honored as Big 10 event specialist of the week today after finishing second and third on balance beam and uneven bars, respectively, during the Sooners’ dual meet with Texas Woman’s University Saturday.

Teammate Kiara Redmond-Sturms, who has been busy establishing herself as an all-around force, was named Big 12 Gymnast of the Week after capturing her third overall title of the season against TWU.

Redmond-Sturms has more difficulty, including a very pleasant double layout on floor exercise. But Vise has the more dramatic backstory, as the 2003 World Champion on bars who was left off the 2004 Olympic Team, the result of a back injury at the wrong time and a fall on balance beam at the selection camp.

As a freshman in 2007, Vise competed only on balance beam for the Sooners. Her bar routine has been highly anticipated by NCAA gymnastics fans.

Youtube user Alexandrite105 has videos.

Hollie Vise, 2007 OU vs. Texas Woman’s, Uneven Bars:

Hollie Vise, 2007 OU vs. Texas Woman’s, Balance Beam:

At times during her freshman year, she looked out of shape and still slightly out of focus, somewhat dazed from the ordeal that was 2004. Nice to see she’s retained the style (on beam) and impeccable form (on bars) that won her so many fans during the last quad.

Youtube user Doublelayout10 gives an excellent primer on Vise’s younger days with this montage.

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4 Responses to “At last, Hollie Vise’s NCAA uneven bars routine”

  1. jaz Says:

    Vise is still one of my favorites…style can’t be taught…

  2. Katrina Says:

    I was really upset that she wasn’t put on the 2004 team. She is amazing.

  3. Courtney McCool’s bars « The Gymblog Says:

    […] Oklahoma’s Hollie Vise, McCool’s excellent form has remained intact despite the fact that she’s grown a bit […]

  4. Andromeda Small Says:

    she is so cool and how come she is not in the 2004 team?!

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