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Becky Tutka and the No. 3 Red Rocks will take on No. 17 Washington tonight in Seattle.
Becky Tutka and the No. 3 Red Rocks will take on No. 17 Washington tonight in Seattle.
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The No. 3 Utah Red Rocks (7-0, 3-0 Pac-12) travels to Seattle, Wash. to take on the No. 17 Washington Huskies (5-3, 1-2 Pac-12) tonight at 4 p.m. PT/5 p.m. MT. Utah leads the all-time series 47-0-2 with a 12-0-2 advantage in Seattle. Utah's last meet in Seattle (on Saturday Feb. 15, 2013) ended in a tie.

The Huskies are led by ninth year head coach Joanne Bowers. Washington has an upset of a top 10 squad, when they scored a season high 196.300 to upset No. 10 Oregon State in Corvallis. In the meet against the Beavers, Allison Northey won the all-around at with a career-high of 39.45.

Utah is led by co-head coaches Greg and Megan Marsden, who split the 2014 Pac-12 Coach of the Year award. Greg is in his 40th season at Utah and is the winningest coach in NCAA gymnastics with a career record of 1,025-205-7. Megan is in her sixth year as co-head coach (31 total years on staff) and has a career record of 109-44-1.

Two Utah gymnasts are from the Evergreen State: Haley Lange (who is out with a stress fracture in her foot) and Baely Rowe.

Utah is scheduled to have three gymnasts compete for the all-around: senior All-American Georgia Dabritz (who will anchor bars and floor) and is first in the nation in all-around score for the fourth week in a row (season high of 39.70), senior All-American Tory Wilson (one all-around win on the season, season high of 39.55), and sophomore Baely Rowe (season high of 39.35. Dabritz has a team high 15 wins so far this season. Dabritz is also ranked in the top 10 on floor (No. 1), bars (No. 3) and vault (No. 2). In addition to Dabritz, many other Red Rocks are ranked in the top 10 in individual events. Wilson ranks No. 9 on vault. Kassandra Lopez and Tiffani Lewis are tied for No. 10 on bars. Kari Lee is No. 7T on beam. Utah's best event ranking is No. 4 on both bars (49.275 average) and beam (49.175 average). Corrie Lothrop will anchor the team on beam, an event she is an All-American on. Another All-American will anchor vault in Kailah Delaney.

For their efforts last week, Dabritz was named Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week (with four wins against Arizona State) and Wilson won Pac-12 Specialist of the Week (with her 10.0 on vault against Arizona State). It was Dabritz's second straight Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week award and third on the season. Wilson also won Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week for the week of Jan. 12.

The meet will be televised on the Pac-12 Network. Live stats will be available on gohuskies.com and live commentary/scores will be available on utahutes.com.