The UB women’s gymnastics team held a ring ceremony on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Wheeler Recreation Center, in honor of capturing their sixth straight USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate Team National Championship a year ago.

As customary, students from Roosevelt Elementary School, located a stone’s throw from the Wheeler Recreation Center, came to cheer on their favorite Purple Knights team as they head into the 2015 national championships in the week ahead. The athletes in turn put on a show that clearly “wowed” the children, and taught a couple lucky students a few gymnastic moves themselves.

Take a look at a photo montage above of the gymnasts who participated in last year’s 2014 nationals receiving their championship rings, with eight graduating seniors displaying theirs with full-on Purple Knights pride. Wishing all good luck in the 2015 nationals!