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Oklahoma has moved into the postseason and goals have been set for the No. 1 team in the country.

Postseason is “do or die,” said coach K.J. Kindler.

“In regular season you can win or lose, but if you lose then there are immediate consequences,” Kindler said.

Because of those consequences, the atmosphere has changed some within the Sooners’ workout gym.

The team wants their hard work and dedication to be shown, so giving their all in every meet is crucial.

“It’s a little different in postseason because we’re so excited to get what we’ve been working for,” Erica Brewer said.

For the Sooners to be successful in the postseason, they’ll need to focus on the details, landings and staying clean. McKenzie Wofford said, “If we stick our landings then we have a better chance of winning.”

“Right now we are focusing on landings, and we are focusing on keeping our energy up during competitions, and just going out there and hitting great routines,” Brenna Dowell said.

“We are focusing on the small details, making sure our feet are positioned right were they need to be, the pointed toes, the cast handstands, and just dialing in on that.”

Brewer also said that the team needs to focus on its chemistry, and making sure their energy is alive and that they are keeping each other up.

There have been some goals set for the Sooners, but the main goal “is to be on the floor on the last night of the competition we can have that opportunity to win a national championship,” Kindler said. “We want to get through every challenge as we move forward.”

The Sooners have already competed in one postseason meet so far and that was the Big 12 Championships, which they won. Now come the NCAA Regionals. At regionals they will compete against five other teams. The top two will advance to the NCAA Championships. The Sooners hope to finish first at Regionals and then will attempt to complete their goal of winning another national championship.

This article was from University of Oklahoma Norman Campus / Oklahoma Daily and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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