Frenchtown grad Lindsay Ockler wins gold at USA Gymnastics college nationals

MISSOULA — Lindsay Ockler, who attended Frenchtown High and grew up in Huson, earned a gold medal for Southeast Missouri (SEMO) Sunday at the USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate National Championships Individual Event Finals in Ithaca, N.Y.

Ockler actually tied with teammate Jolie Miller in the USAG Bars event, so they shared the gold. They turned in identical scores of 9.925.

For Ockler, a freshman, the mark was a personal-best after improving on a former high of 9.900 set at the 2022 MIC Championship. She is tied for third all-time in SEMO program history for bars.