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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...

Red Rocks Set to Compete in Meet of the Season Against Rival Bruins

Red Rocks Set to Compete in Meet of the Season Against Rival Bruins

By Sammy Mora, Assistant Sports Editor

February 23, 2019

  The road to the Pac-12 Gymnastics Championship goes through Salt Lake this week as the No. 4 University of Utah Red Rocks Gymnastics team (9-1, 5-0 Pac-12) takes on the defending NCAA Champions, No. 2 UCLA (9-0, 5-0 Pac-12) in what is set to be the meet of the season. Scouting the Utes ...

Red Rocks Split Weekend Away

Red Rocks Split Weekend Away

By Sammy Mora, Assistant Sports Editor

February 19, 2019

  It was an eventful weekend for the No. 4 University of Utah Red Rocks gymnastics team. On Friday, they competed in their first quad of the regular season, against Louisiana State University (LSU), Missouri and Stanford. The team took second in the quad, falling to LSU, but rebounded on Monday...

Red Rocks Set to Compete in Two Meets

Red Rocks Set to Compete in Two Meets

By Sammy Mora, Assistant Sports Editor

February 15, 2019

  The No. 4 University of Utah Red Rocks Gymnastics team is headed into a loaded weekend of competition. The team will compete in one quad meet and one dual meet in a matter of four days. To kick things off, the team will compete in the GymQuarters Invitational in St. Charles, Missouri, on Fr...

Red Rocks Down Golden Bears for Sixth Straight Win

Red Rocks Down Golden Bears for Sixth Straight Win

By Sammy Mora, Assistant Sports Editor

February 10, 2019

  The record continues for the No. 4 University of Utah Red Rocks Gymnastics (6-0, 3-0 Pac-12) team. For the sixth week in a row, the team crossed the 197 point mark to take down the No. 14 California Golden Bears (5-4, 2-2 Pac-12) 197.150-196.225. The team is on the right track to set a scho...

From J.O. to UT: Cristal Isa’s Journey to the Red Rocks

From J.O. to UT: Cristal Isa’s Journey to the Red Rocks

By Sammy Mora, Assistant Sports Editor

February 7, 2019

  Everything was silent in Cristal Isa’s head. The University of Utah Red Rocks freshman had just stuck her first bar routine at the collegiate level during the first collegiate meet of her career. While over 13,000 fans were screaming and cheering for a perfect score, Isa didn’t look up...

Red Rocks to Take on Golden Bears

Red Rocks to Take on Golden Bears

By Sammy Mora, Assistant Sports Editor

February 7, 2019

  The No. 4 University of Utah Red Rock Gymnastics team (5-0, 3-0 Pac-12) is at home again this week to take on the No. 14 Cal Golden Bears (5-3, 2-1 Pac-12) on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Scouting the Red Rocks The Red Rocks are coming off yet another dominating win against Arizona...

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