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Texas A&M gymnastics team nails Mannequin Challenge

A Texas A&M gymnast holds a mannequin pose on the parallel bars in this screenshot.
A Texas A&M gymnast holds a mannequin pose on the parallel bars in this screenshot. Texas A&M Facebook page

The Texas A&M gymnastics team just raised the bar on the Mannequin Challenge craze that’s now spread across the ocean.

 

You may have seen people attempting the #MannequinChallenge but the Texas A&M Gymnastics team's video may be the best one yet! Whoop!Video courtesy of Aggie gymnast Morgan Moore '18!

Posted by Texas A&M University on Monday, November 14, 2016

The video posted on Facebook by Aggie gymnast Morgan Moore has already gotten almost 2 million views and had almost 21,000 shares as of 11 a.m. Wednesday.

The video shows a gymnast standing frozen on his hands on parallel bars at a 70 degree angle, and another hanging from a horizontal bar by his toes. Another is standing still on his hands on a pommel horse. And there’s another teammate pretzled upside-down on gymnastic rings.

Commenters were impressed:

 
 
 

Some posted competing videos of the BYU gymnastics team in non-action and women’s water polo athletes taking up the challenge under water. Impressive.

Kristen Wiig, this week’s host of Saturday Night Live, got into the act with the SNL cast and crew in a video posted on YouTube on Monday:

Got to admit, the Sesame Street version was fairly involved:

The Perth Wildcats down under managed to get 11,000-plus people in Perth Arena to freeze last weekend:

#RedArmy Mannequin Challenge

11,658 people did the Mannequin Challenge at Perth Arena yesterday! #RedArmy, you're awesome.

Posted by Perth Wildcats on Sunday, November 13, 2016

Quite an evolution from the video that Twitter’s history says started the internet fad:

Tom Uhler: 817-390-7832, @tomuh

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