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Red Rocks Fall to GymDogs in Regular Season Finale

University of Utah senior Kari Lee performed her floor routine in an NCAA Women's Gymnastics meet vs. UCLA at Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday February 23, 2019.

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By Sammy Mora, 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

University of Utah junior Mykayla Skinner performs her bar routine in an NCAA Women's Gymnastics meet vs. UCLA at Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday February 23, 2019.

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By Sammy Mora, 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

University of Utah senior Makenna Merrell-Giles performed her floor routine in an NCAA Women's Gymnastics meet vs. UCLA at Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday February 23, 2019.

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By Sammy Mora, 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

University of Utah women's gymnastics junior MyKayla Skinner performs on the vault in the Red Rocks Preview at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.  
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By Sammy Mora, 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

University of Utah junior Mykayla Skinner performed her floor routine in an NCAA Women's Gymnastics meet vs. UCLA at Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday February 23, 2019.

(Photo by Curtis Lin | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, 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

University of Utah women's gymnastics sophomore Alexia Burch performs on the balance beam in a dual meet vs. Penn State at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019.  (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, 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

University of Utah women's gymnastics senior MaKenna Merrell-Giles performs on the uneven bars in the Red Rock preview at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.  (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, 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

University of Utah women's gymnastics sophomore Missy Reinstadtler 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.

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By Sammy Mora, 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

University of Utah women's gymnastics senior MaKenna Merrell-Giles performs on the balance beam in a dual meet vs. Penn State at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019.  (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, 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

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By Sammy Mora, 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...