The Utah gymnastics team had another excellent year under Greg and Megan Marsden. The Red Rocks advanced through the regular season, winning their second consecutive Pac-12 championship. In the post season they advanced through Regionals to Nationals, where they would take part in one of the most memorable meets in Utah gymnastics history.
Looking for the program's 11th national title, the Utah gymnasts squared off against Florida, Oklahoma, Alabama, Stanford and Auburn in the Championship meet. There was a large shadow of doubt cast across the Red
On top of the Utes own struggles, power house program Oklahoma and 2 time consecutive champion Florida were poised to battle for the top spot. A top finish for the Red Rocks looked unlikely at best. The Red Rocks gathered their resolve, however, and having dedicated their post season to Wilson, vowed to bounce back at Nationals.
The Utes started the meet on uneven bars and came out on fire. The scores included a 9.85 by
During the second rotation, Utah headed to beam. The Red Rocks did not fare as well on beam as they did on
Utah reasserted itself during the third rotation, their floor routine. Lewis and Lee both scored 9.875 while Dabritz scored a 9.90 and senior Becky Tutka scored a 9.925 in her final collegiate routine. The floor performance by Utah moved the Utes to within one and a half tenths of a point of Florida and separated them from the rest of the pack. Heading into the final rotation it was a two team competition for the championship.
Florida led Utah 148.400- 148.250 heading into the final event. The Utes took to the vault while the Gators finished their night on bars. The Utes put up an excellent performance on vault with Lewis
The heartbreaking fashion in which the Utes
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