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.

No. 3 Utah Travels to No. 2 UCLA

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

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By Carra McManamon

February 18, 2018

The No. 3 University of Utah gymnastics team will head to sunny California to take on the No. 2 UCLA Bruins on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. The two rivals competed against each other earlier in the season in the Elevate the Stage meet in Reno, Nevada, where the Bruins finished on top as the Red Rocks...

Muhaw Provides Bright Spot

University of Utah women's gymnastics sophomore Erika Muhaw cheers for her teammate during a duel meet vs. Brigham Young University at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018.

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By Carra McManamon

February 13, 2018

When Erika Muhaw arrived in Utah as a freshman ready to compete for the Red Rocks, she was placed in a role on the team that was different than she imagined. “I think it’s really important for every young athlete to understand that when you’re going to a top university, you’re not guaranteed...

No. 2 Red Rocks Take Down No. 17 ASU

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

By Carra McManamon

February 13, 2018

On what was an off night for the No. 2 University of Utah gymnastics team on Friday, the Red Rocks came together and beat the No. 17 Arizona State Sun Devils, 197.075–195.400. “I was afraid of this meet,” said co-head coach Tom Farden. “I call them a trap meet. We cranked it out pretty high...

Experience Shapes Trio into Leaders

University of Utah women's gymnastics senior Maddy Stover (left), senior Tiffani Lewis (center), and junior Kari Lee (right) pose for a portrait at the Dumke Gymnastics Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

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By Carra McManamon

February 10, 2018

Though seniors Maddy Stover and Tiffani Lewis and junior Kari Lee were once inexperienced freshmen coming into a dominant University of Utah gymnastics program, they paid close attention to their teammates and learned quickly. Today, the knowledge they gained over the years allows them to lead the team...

No. 2 Red Rocks Prepare for No. 17 ASU

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

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By Carra McManamon

February 9, 2018

Every meet the University of Utah gymnastics team competes in presents a new challenge, and this week's opponent is no different. On Friday, Feb. 9, the No. 2 Red Rocks will take on the No. 17 Arizona State Sun Devils at 7 p.m. in the Huntsman Center on Throwback night. This will be the last time the...

Merrell-Giles Changes Her Outlook, Reaps Success

MaKenna Merrell-Giles as Red Rocks take on Washington at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake, UT on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018

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By Carra McManamon

February 5, 2018

Junior MaKenna Merrell-Giles changed one thing this season that has made all the difference in her success — she decided to have fun again. “My freshman and sophomore year, the season was always so stressful for me,” Merrell-Giles said. “Leading up as the weeks got closer and closer, I’d...

No. 3 Red Rocks Host No. 15 Washington

University of Utah women's gymnastics senior Maddy Stover 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 3, 2018

On Saturday, Feb. 3, the No. 3 University of Utah gymnastics team will continue its Pac-12 schedule by hosting a matinee meet against No. 15 Washington. The competition gets underway at 1:30 p.m. in the Huntsman Center. As the season continues to roll along, the Red Rocks are finding things to concentrate...

Jones Helps Athletes Eat Like Champions

Lauren Jones at the Fueling Station in the Sorensen High Performance Center at the  University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

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By Carra McManamon

February 1, 2018

Tiffani Lewis of the University of Utah gymnastics team loves to eat chips and salsa so much so that she categorizes them as her favorite “cheat meal.” As a collegiate gymnast, however, Lewis has to eat cheat foods in moderation because nutrition plays a huge part in the Red Rocks’ ability to perform...

Tessen Lives Out Childhood Dream as Red Rock

University of Utah women's gymnastics sophomore Kim Tessen 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.

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By Carra McManamon

February 1, 2018

Dreams have the ability to push, inspire and help people become who they want to become. For Kim Tessen, University of Utah gymnast, joining the Red Rocks has been a dream come true – even though she grew up cheering for in-state rival, BYU. “It was so amazing,” Tessen said. “I always dreamt...

No. 3 Red Rocks Earn Season-High Score with Victory Over No. 21 Arizona

University of Utah women's gymnastics junior MaKenna Merrell-Giles performs on the floor 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

January 31, 2018

In an event the Red Rocks have struggled in this year, the No. 3 University of Utah gymnastics team put together its best performance of the season on beam as it finished with a season-high score for the entire meet. The Red Rocks beat No. 21 Arizona on Friday night by a score of 197.550-196.325. MaKenna...