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Chalk Talk: The Floor

Chalk Talk: The Floor

By Sammy Mora, Assistant Sports Editor

March 31, 2019

  The floor exercise is a fan-favorite event. In this event, athletes are able to show off their personality with both music choice as well as dance moves.   Requirements: The floor exercise is one of the most requirement-heavy events in gymnastics. Not only are they required t...

Red Rocks to Baton Rouge for NCAA Regionals

Red Rocks to Baton Rouge for NCAA Regionals

By Sammy Mora, Assistant Sports Editor

March 28, 2019

  The field is set for the University of Utah Red Rocks gymnastics team. The No. 6 Red Rocks are headed to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to compete in the NCAA Regional competition. This year, the NCAA Championship will feature a four-team set up, as opposed to the six-team setup that has been com...

Skinner Gets Perfect 10, Red Rocks Take Second at Pac-12 Championship

Skinner Gets Perfect 10, Red Rocks Take Second at Pac-12 Championship

By Sammy Mora, Assistant Sports Editor

March 24, 2019

  The Maverik Center was on fire for the Pac-12 Women’s Gymnastics Championship on Saturday night. Unfortunately, the University of Utah Red Rocks gymnastics team fell to rival UCLA in a meet for the ages. UCLA and Utah finished in first and second with final scores of 198.225-198.025, resp...

Chalk Talk: The Beam

Chalk Talk: The Beam

By Sammy Mora, Assistant Sports Editor

March 22, 2019

  Walking on a 4-inch-wide curb is hard enough for a regular person. Now imagine not only walking across this but also dancing, spinning and doing acro series on it. Now imagine doing all of that 4 feet off the ground. Welcome to the balance beam, where gymnasts have to do all the tasks mentioned...

No. 6 Red Rocks Head to Pac-12 Championship

No. 6 Red Rocks Head to Pac-12 Championship

By Sammy Mora, Assistant Sports Editor

March 22, 2019

  The road to the NCAA Gymnastics Championship begins in West Valley City for the No. 6 University of Utah Red Rocks Gymnastics team. The team is set to compete in the 6 p.m. session of the meet on Saturday, March 23. The Red Rocks will go up against UCLA, Oregon State and California. The early...

Red Rocks Fall to GymDogs in Regular Season Finale

Red Rocks Fall to GymDogs in Regular Season Finale

By Sammy Mora, Assistant Sports Editor

March 17, 2019

  In their final regular season meet, the No. 6 University of Utah Red Rocks Gymnastics team fell to the No. 8 University of Georgia GymDogs in Athens. The team lost 197.525-197.450 in the showdown. Georgia led during the whole meet, but the Red Rocks made a strong push at the end to tighten up the sc...

Chalk Talk: The Bars

Chalk Talk: The Bars

By Sammy Mora, Assistant Sports Editor

March 5, 2019

  The uneven bars are the first event that has a predetermined set of skills that an athlete has to compete with in order to have a complete routine. The uneven bars are also the only event that does not rely on tumbling — all of the skills are done with one’s arms. University of Utah c...

No. 5 Red Rocks Set Season High in Senior Day Victory Over No. 9 Michigan

No. 5 Red Rocks Set Season High in Senior Day Victory Over No. 9 Michigan

By Sammy Mora, Assistant Sports Editor

March 3, 2019

  The No. 5 University of Utah Red Rocks Gymnastics team (10-2, 5-1 Pac-12) was not going to let their senior class take one final bow at the Jon M. Huntsman Center without getting a win in the process. The team took down No. 9 Michigan (13-3, 9-0 Big Ten), scoring a season-high 197.975-197.350. ...

Chalk Talk: The Vault

Chalk Talk: The Vault

By Sammy Mora, Assistant Sports Editor

March 2, 2019

  There is more than meets the eye when it comes to gymnastics. It might look simple to an average fan, but there are a lot of things that go on behind the scenes. In most of its events, there are certain elements that a gymnast's routine must have to be considered complete and lead to a perfect ...

Red Rocks Give it All But Fall to Bruins

Red Rocks Give it All But Fall to Bruins

By Sammy Mora, Assistant Sports Editor

February 24, 2019

  Despite scoring a season-high total score on the balance beam, the No. 4 University of Utah (9-2, 5-1 Pac-12) fell to the current national champion No. 2 UCLA Bruins (10-0, 6-0 Pac-12) 198.025-197.625. Over 15,558 fans packed the Jon M. Huntsman Center to see this top five showdown. The...

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