Laura Kappler
Laura Kappler


Evansville, Ind.


Club Team:
Revolution Gymnastics


Gymnastics Falls to No. 3 LSU on the Road

The Tigers return to action next weekend at the State of Missouri Meet


Mizzou Gymnastics Posts a 195.225 in Loss to No. 7 Georgia

Tigers improved on their opening meet score by 1.325 points


Gymnastics Wins Tri-Meet with a 193.900 to Open 2015

Freshman Shauna Miller wins the all-around with a score of 39.325


Mizzou Gymnastics Posts a 194.400 at Black and Gold Exhibition

Tigers officially open the 2015 season at home against Kent State and Towson on Jan. 9.


Blog: Mizzou Seniors Prep For Upcoming Gymnastics Camps

The five Tigers share their thoughts on this weekend's camp at the TPC


The Tigers visited the high ropes course at Venture Out

Mizzou Gymnastics paid a visit to Venture Out last month to take part in a few teambuilding activities. One of the team's favorites was the high ropes course, also known as the Alpine Tower!


Mizzou Gymnastics Bio Video

Career Highs:
* Vault: 9.850 (at LSU, 2014)
* Bars: 9.800 (at LSU, 2014)
* Beam: 9.825 (Twice, last at LSU, 2014)
* Floor: 9.800 (vs. George Washington, 2014)
* All-Around: 39.125 (at North Carolina State, 2014)

* Established nine new career-highs in 2014.
* Led Mizzou on individual events nine times, including twice on vault, once on bars, twice on beam, twice on floor, and twice in the all-around.
* Strongest meet of the year came on Feb. 1 at North Carolina State, where she recorded a career-high all-around score of 39.125 (9.800 vault, 9.775 bars, 9.800 beam, and 9.750 floor).
* Also had a standout road trip to LSU on Feb. 28, as she set three new career-highs in vault, bars and beam.

* Stepped up for Missouri through a season riddled with injuries to become the Tigers' only all-around competitor.
* Made her first-career appearance on the uneven bars at No. 3 Florida.
* Recorded her first-career all-around score against LSU.
* Consistently improved on her events throughout the season and improved her career high marks on three events at the SEC Championships.
* Was recognized as a member of the 2013 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll.

* Was a staple in the Tiger beam lineup in her freshman season, making her first appearance in an exhibition routine at Southern Utah.
* Earned a career-high 9.800 score against Oklahoma.
* Had a clutch performance on the balance beam for Mizzou against Nebraska, helping the Tigers top the Huskers in the regular season for the first time since 1995.

* Trained at Revolution Gymnastics under the direction of Carly Cresswell-Watson and Thomas Watson.
* Placed 3rd at Level 9 Nationals in 2009.

* Comes to Mizzou from Evansville, Ind.
* Daughter of Danny and Andrea Kappler.
* Born on Feb. 19, 1993.
* Chose Mizzou over Wisconsin, Maryland and Minnesota.
* Plans to study Social Work while at the University of Missouri.

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