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University of Utah junior Mykayla Skinner performs her bar routine in an NCAA Womens 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)

Chalk Talk: The Bars

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...

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

(Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

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

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...

University of Utah womens 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.  
(Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Chalk Talk: The Vault

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...

University of Utah junior Mykayla Skinner performed her floor routine in an NCAA Womens 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)

Red Rocks Give it All But Fall to Bruins

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....

University of Utah womens 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)

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

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,...

University of Utah womens 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)

Red Rocks Split Weekend Away

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),...

University of Utah womens 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.

(Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Red Rocks Set to Compete in Two Meets

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...

University of Utah womens 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)

Red Rocks Down Golden Bears for Sixth Straight Win

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...

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

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....

University of Utah womens gymnastics junior MyKayla Skinner 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)

Red Rocks to Take on Golden Bears

By Sammy Mora, 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...