The Red Rocks wrapped up their 2017 season on Saturday when they finished fifth at the NCAA Championship. They got some good news on Tuesday when they found out they would host a 2021 NCAA Regional. The Red Rocks will also host an NCAA Regional in 2018. Utah last hosted an NCAA Regional in 2016, one of 13 hosted in school history. As the host, the Red Rocks will participate in the Salt Lake City Regional in 2018 and 2021 provided that they qualify for the event, meaning they need to be one of the top 36 teams in the nation.
Below is the complete press release from the University of Utah:
INDIANAPOLIS—Three days after finishing fifth at the 2017 NCAA Championships, the Utah gymnastics team got more good news when the NCAA announced that the University of Utah will host an NCAA Regional in 2021. The U. was previously awarded a bid to host regionals in 2018.
As the host school, the Utes are guaranteed a berth in the 2018 and 2021 Salt Lake City Regional upon qualifying. The dates for the Salt Lake City gymnastics regionals are Apr. 7, 2018 and Apr. 3, 2021 in the Huntsman Center.
Utah has hosted 13 previous NCAA regional gymnastics championships, most recently in 2016. The Huntsman Center was also a regional gymnastics venue in 1984, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2010 and 2012.
There are six regional sites around the country and two teams from each site advance to the NCAA Championships, which will be held in St. Louis next year and in Ft. Worth, Texas from 2019-22.