The PAC-12 takes over West Valley City this weekend as the conference’s eight gymnastics programs invade the Maverik Center for the conference championship. Six of the eight teams are currently ranked inside the top 25, with Stanford (26) and Arizona (30) sitting as outliers in a fairly competitive field that is highlighted by the Utah and UCLA.
While Utah has struggled to match the Bruins pace this season, dropping their lone head-to-head matchup 198.025 to 197.625, the talented Red Rocks squad still has a chance to upset the Southern California favorites and notch their fourth conference title since joining the PAC-12.
Utah will look to their proven stars in Kari Lee, MaKennaMerrell-Giles and MyKyla Skinner to bring in big scores in the all-around in order to claim conference supremacy, however specialists including Alexia Burch, who has been inconsistent on the beam (Utah’s lowest scoring event of the season) and Sydney Soloski will have just as much pressure on their shoulders in the final conference matchup of the season.
Coverage for the PAC-12 championship will be made available through the PAC-12 Network and will be split into two sessions. The first session will include Washington, Arizona, Arizona State and Stanford, and will begin at 1:00 PM MT, while Utah hits the floor alongside UCLA, Oregon State and Stanford at 6:00 PM MT. Fans hoping to see their team in action can purchase tickets through SmithsTix.com starting at $10.