The No. 4 Utah Red Rocks will compete tonight in the Super Six for the 20th time in program history. The meet will take place at 7:00 p.m. MT on ESPNU. Joining the Red Rocks are No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 2 LSU, No. 3 Florida, No. 5 UCLA, and No. 6 Alabama. You can also find links here for the individual event cams and live scores.
Utah will start the meet on floor, then they will rotate to vault, bye, bars, beam and finish on a bye. Hopefully starting on their two best events will give the Red Rocks confidence that they can carry through the meet. The Red Rocks will be on bye for the final rotation, so they will be left watching to learn where their score will stack up.
Utah’s lineup could remained unchanged if sophomore Kari Lee competes on bars. She will be a meet-time decision due to her hurt right ankle. Utah will open the meet with sophomore transfer Macey Roberts. The Red Rocks went 24-for-24 on their routines in the semifinals.
Yesterday Utah freshman MyKayla Skinner became only the third gymnast in school history to become NCAA floor champion and the first since Missy Marlowe in 1992. Skinner also picked up three wins, bringing her season total to 43 and 12 all-around wins, the most in a single season in school history.
This will be the final meet for six-time All-American Baely Rowe, who added two more with her performance last night (first-team on floor and second-team in the all-around). Rowe has been part of all three of Utah’s Pac-12 Championship teams and was part of Utah’s No. 2 finish in 2015.
Utah will try to win their 11th national championship overall tonight. Utah and Georgia have both won 10 national championships (nine NCAAs and one AIAW for Utah). Utah however has not won a national title since 1995. They have placed second five times since then including falling five hundredths of a point short of Florida in 2015.