The Daily Utah Chronicle

Carra McManamon is a sports writer for the Daily Utah Chronicle where she covers a variety of sports. She has interned with Deseret News Sports where she mainly covered college football. Carra currently is a ESPNU Campus Rep and also contributes for Ute Nation on Rivals.com.

Red Rocks Earn a Spot in the Super Six

University of Utah women's gymnastics freshman Sydney Soloski performs on the floor in a duel meet vs. The University of Georgia Bulldogs at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, March 16, 2018.

(Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Carra McManamon

April 26, 2018

Inside the Dumke Gymnastics Center, the site where the University of Utah Red Rocks practice, is a sign with the word “Warrior” written on it. On Friday night, "warriors" were exactly what the Red Rocks had to be as they struggled on beam and vault to compete in the Super Six. “The good news...

Reinstadtler Reaches Potential at Right Time

Missy Reinstadtler performs her floor routine as the University of Utah Red Rocks take on the Georgia Bulldogs in their final match of the regular season at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, March 16, 2018.

(Photo by Adam Fondren | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Carra McManamon

April 20, 2018

When the time came for yearbook day in fifth grade, Missy Reinstadtler decided she wanted to be a veterinarian. It was something everyone else was doing. Fast forward to her sophomore season in college and Reinstadtler, a biology major, is using the science she has been learning for her future career...

Reinstadtler’s Near Perfect Routine Takes Red Rocks to NCAA Championships

University of Utah women's gymnastics sophomore Missy Reinstadtler performs on the balance beam in an NCAA regional meet vs. Auburn, BYU, Cal, Stanford, and SUU at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, April 7, 2018.  (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Carra McManamon

April 10, 2018

In front of a sold-out crowd at the Salt Lake City Regional, the University of Utah gymnastics team punched its ticket to the NCAA Gymnastics Championship for the 43rd year in a row. The Red Rocks hosted the meet between BYU, Southern Utah University, Auburn, California and Stanford. In Red Rock...

Red Rocks Combat “Gymternet”

Red Rocks Combat

By Carra McManamon

April 2, 2018

Inside the world of gymnastics, there is an online community of superfans who participate in what’s called the “Gymternet,” and these fans share news, post meet results and comment about anything in regards to gymnastics. There is even a website named thegymter.net. The University of Utah women’s...

Red Rocks Look to Defend Title

University of Utah women's gymnastics sophomore MyKayla Skinner performs on the uneven bars in a duel meet vs. Brigham Young University at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018.

By Carra McManamon

March 15, 2018

For most student-athletes, spring break is not a time to plan vacations and short getaways. Neither senior Tiffani Lewis nor sophomore MyKayla Skinner can recall ever actually going on a spring break trip. From the time they were little, spring break was spent in the gym. The future Red Rocks were training...

The Making of Megan Marsden: From Beam Queen to Co-head Coach

The University of Utah Women's Gymnastics Co-head coach Megan Marsden gets emotional during senior Baely Rowe's final floor routine in a meet with Stanford at the John M. Huntsman Center on Friday, March 3, 2017

By Carra McManamon

March 14, 2018

As a gymnast, Megan Marsden guided the University of Utah women’s gymnastics program to four national championships. It was only fitting that when her time as a gymnast was up, she would assume a coaching position for the Red Rocks. In 1985, Marsden moved from “beam queen” to beam coach when...

Red Rocks Inspire Each Other

University of Utah women's gymnastics junior Kari Lee performs on the balance beam in a duel meet vs. Brigham Young University at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018.

(Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Carra McManamon

March 9, 2018

Society often provides opportunities for people to compare themselves to one another, and this is especially prevalant in sports. However, the University of Utah women’s gymnastics team feels sports provide women with the ability to empower each other and find joy through both team and individual success. “In...

Gotta Keep Your Head in the Meet

MyKayla Skinner as Red Rocks take on Washington at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake, UT on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018

By Carra McManamon

March 1, 2018

With 15,000 fans packed into the Huntsman Center, cheering on the University of Utah gymnastics team, the atmosphere can be loud and exciting. At the same time though, it can be nerve-wracking for the Red Rocks. That’s where the skills and tools they’ve learned from the sports psychology staff come...

Gymnastics: No. 4 Utah Aims for High Road Score at No. 21 California

University of Utah women's gymnastics sophomore MyKayla Skinner performs on the balance beam in a dual meet vs. The Oregon State Beavers at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018.  (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Carra McManamon

February 25, 2018

The University of Utah gymnastics team is back in sunny California. The No. 4 Red Rocks take on the No. 21 California Bears on Sunday at 12 p.m. MT. The Red Rocks fell one spot in the rankings last week after an upset win over No. 3 UCLA where they finished with a 197.550. The team is using that high...

No. 3 Red Rocks Upset No. 2 UCLA

University of Utah women's gymnastics senior Tiffani Lewis performs on the floor in a dual meet vs. The Oregon State Beavers at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018.  (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Carra McManamon

February 20, 2018

It had been 10 years since the University of Utah gymnastics team won in Pauley Pavilion. On Sunday night, that changed when the No. 3 Red Rocks knocked off the No. 2 UCLA Bruins in dramatic fashion, 197.550–197.425. After the first event, the Bruins led by only .015 points. MaKenna Merrell-Giles...