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Gymnastics Gives Stover Platform to Learn, Lead

Gymnastics Gives Stover Platform to Learn, Lead

By Carra McManamon

January 26, 2018

When senior Maddy Stover of the University of Utah gymnastics team was a freshman, she attended Student-Athlete Advisory Committee meetings (SAAC). The following year she served as the vice president, this past year she was co-president and this year she is the president. Her leadership skills, ability...

No. 3 Red Rocks Travel to No. 21 Arizona

No. 3 Red Rocks Travel to No. 21 Arizona

By Carra McManamon

January 26, 2018

MyKayla Skinner and Kari Lee of the No. 3 University of Utah gymnastics team (4-1, 1-0 Pac 12) are heading home to Arizona as the Red Rocks will take on the No. 21 Arizona Wildcats (0-3, 0-1 Pac 12) on Friday night. While the Wildcats haven’t won a meet this season, they did post a season-high score...

No. 2 Red Rocks Earn Season-High Score, Defeat No. 25 Oregon State

No. 2 Red Rocks Earn Season-High Score, Defeat No. 25 Oregon State

By Carra McManamon

January 21, 2018

After a successful start and even better finish, the No. 2 University of Utah gymnastics team registered a season-high score to beat the No. 25 Oregon State Beavers, 197.45 – 196.3. The victory, however, didn't come without a few mishaps by the Red Rocks as they had a short week of preparation leading...

No. 2 Red Rocks Open Pac-12 Schedule Against No. 25 Oregon State

No. 2 Red Rocks Open Pac-12 Schedule Against No. 25 Oregon State

By Carra McManamon

January 19, 2018

Back at home after a 2nd place finish at the Elevate the Stage meet this past weekend, the No. 2 University of Utah gymnastics team will host the No. 25 Oregon State Beavers on Friday, Jan. 19. The Red Rocks will open up their Pac-12 schedule at 7 p.m. “We’re so excited. We love home meets," said...

Red Rocks Place 2nd in Elevate the Stage Meet

Red Rocks Place 2nd in Elevate the Stage Meet

By Carra McManamon

January 18, 2018

Over the weekend the No. 2 University of Utah gymnastics team took 2nd place in the Elevate the State meet in a nonconference Pac-12 preview. It took a while to get final scores — Stanford had already left to catch a flight home by the time they were announced — but No. 4 UCLA earned first place...

A Blend of Power and Grace Helps Red Rocks Accomplish Goals

A Blend of Power and Grace Helps Red Rocks Accomplish Goals

By Carra McManamon

January 18, 2018

Maddy Stover, senior and co-captain  of the University of Utah gymnastics team, knows life can change in an instant. Her gymnastics career hasn’t gone as expected, but goal setting has taught her to be flexible when setbacks arise. Stover, who had shoulder surgery, said that wasn’t the hardest...

Red Rocks Head to Nevada for Elevate the Stage Meet

Red Rocks Head to Nevada for Elevate the Stage Meet

By Carra McManamon

January 14, 2018

A postseason feel is what the No. 2 University of Utah gymnastics team (1-0) will get in Reno, Nevada as it participates in the Elevate the Stage meet against No. 4 UCLA (1-0), Stanford (0-0) and Washington (0-0). The competition is being hosted by the Knight Eady Sports Group and it will start at 3...

Soloski Prepared to Rise to the Occasion

Soloski Prepared to Rise to the Occasion

By Carra McManamon

January 12, 2018

Preparation is something that University of Utah freshman Sydney Soloski has done her entire life as a gymnast. She has prepared for meets and long grueling recoveries after surgery, and all of her time spent doing that paid off during the Red Rock's first meet of the season. There was a last minute...

Red Rocks Take Down BYU to Open Season

Red Rocks Take Down BYU to Open Season

By Carra McManamon

January 7, 2018

The University of Utah gymnastics team started its season off the way it wanted to – on top. Behind stellar performances from MaKenna Merrell-Giles and MyKayla Skinner, the Red Rocks beat in-state rival Brigham Young University on Friday night, 197.000 to 194.275. “From where this teams goals...

Red Rocks to Host BYU in Season Opener

Red Rocks to Host BYU in Season Opener

By Carra McManamon

January 6, 2018

The season will open for the University of Utah's gymnastics team against in-state opponent BYU on Friday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Huntsman Center. The Red Rocks hold a 95-2 overall record against the Cougars and are 44-0 at home. Both Kim Tessen and MaKenna Merrell-Giles, gymnasts for the U, are...

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