Cougars in Seattle: Behind the Scenes
- Building off a successful practice on Friday at the University of Washington, the Cougars approached Saturday’s meet with a confident attitude.
- For the first time in 12 years, BYU gymnastics scored above a 195.000 at NCAA Regionals as they finished in fifth place with a 195.025 at the Alaska Airlines Arena Saturday night.
- “Our team fought really hard and did what we do in practice,”BYU head coach Guard Young said. “We’re leaving this regional with good momentum and a great trajectory for the program.”
- No. 1 Oklahoma (198.075) and No. 13 Washington (196.525) earned the top two team scores and will both advance to the national championship semifinals in St. Louis, Missouri. No. 12 Kentucky (196.200) finished in third,followed by Stanford (195.575) in fourth and Utah State in sixth (194.850).
- Scroll below to see the daily coverage of the team’s trip to regionals in Seattle.
- To read BYU’s regional meet recap against No. 1 Oklahoma,No. 12 Kentucky, No. 13 Washington, Utah State and Stanford, click here.
- Members of the BYU gymnastics team spent Friday visiting Snoqualmie Falls, a 270-foot waterfall, and polishing routines in its final practice before regionals on Saturday.
- One of Washington’s most popular attractions, Snoqualmie Falls sits on a two-acre area and receives more than 1.5 million visitors each year. Snoqualmie highlights can be viewed below:
- Fun itinerary activities have continued to strengthen team chemistry both in and outside of the gym.
- “It’s helped us get to know each other better and strengthen our bond, which helps us in competition,” team captain Brittni Hawes said.
- In the afternoon, BYU gymnasts turned their attention to competition. The Cougars are ready to build off the fun weekend heading into the meet.
- “Everyone’s body is feeling good and we’re peaking at the right moment for this meet tomorrow,” Hawes said. “We’re going to go show it off and it’s going to be awesome.”