Though the Utah gymnastics team has bid farewell to the Huntsman Center this season, the sixth ranked Red Rocks still have on final competition to cross off their calendar before the PAC-12 invades West Valley for the conference championship; that team is none other than the Georgia Bulldogs.
Historically speaking, Georgia has been one of Utah’s fiercest rivals, holding a two-win advantage (26-28-1) over the Utes. While their dominating ways have slowed considerably since former coach, Suzanne Yoculan, retired in 2009, the Bulldogs still have an incredible home gym advantage, with the Utes last victory in Athens dating back to 2011. Overall, Utah is just 3-12 inside Stegman Coliseum.
With both teams jockeying for points in their final appearances of the regular season, the Utes and Bulldogs match up surprisingly well. Utah’s dominance on the vault will be tested against Georgia, who rank third nationally in the event (just one spot lower than the Red Rocks), thanks in part to junior Sydney Snead, who has scored no lower than a 9.900 in the event in 2019, maintaining a 9.920 average. Elsewhere on the gym floor, Georgia ranks 15th nationally on the bars (Utah – 5th), 9th on the beam (Utah – 10th) and 6th on the floor (Utah – 4th).
Coverage for Saturday’s meet will be made available on the SEC Network+ (an ESPN app exclusive) starting at 2:00 PM MT with live commentary and scores also available through UtahUtes.com