Feb. 22, 2013
LOGAN, Utah -- Utah State gymnastics will continue its three-meet road trip this weekend in a quad-meet at No. 13 Denver with No. 17 Boise State and Rutgers University. Action is slated to begin at 6 p.m. (MT) on Saturday, Feb. 23 from DU's Hamilton Gymnasium.
Competition between USU and Denver will count toward Western Athletic Conference standings.
The Pioneers are currently ranked No. 13 in the nation on the Troester/Gym Info ratings. With a season-best score of 196.600, they are averaging 195.796 on the season. Denver is 8-2 overall this season with a 2-0 WAC record. The team is coming off a dual-meet win at Illinois-Chicago. The Pioneers had an overall score of 195.850 over UIC's 194.625.
Competing in the East Atlantic Gymnastics League, the Scarlet Knights have a season record of 7-8. With an average score of 193.592, RU is currently ranked No. 43 in the nation. Rutgers is coming off its best road-score in school history, notching a 195.050 in a third-place finish at a tri-meet at No. 17 Maryland with No. 25 West Virgina.
The Broncos are 6-1 on the season, but are yet to have a WAC competition. With a season-high score of 196.325 coming against BYU, Boise State is averaging a score of 195.555. They are coming off a quad-meet at No. 2 Oklahoma where the Sooners handed them their first loss of the season. They defeated BYU and Texas Woman's with a score of 195.575.
Utah State and Denver have an extensive and tight competition history. DU has the slight edge over USU, leading 21-20 overall. Denver has a distinct home advantage, leading 11-3 from Hamilton Gymnasium. The Aggies have the edge both in Logan (7-6) and at neutral sites (10-4). This will be the first meeting between the Aggies and the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers.
The Aggies wrap-up their road swing with a WAC dual-meet at Sacramento State on Friday, March 1. The team will have a quick turnound as they immediately host in-state rival BYU the following Monday, March 4.
Live results for Friday's meet are available by clicking on the "Live Results" link at www.UtahStateAggies.com that will redirect to Denver's website. There will not be a video feed available for Saturdays' action and the live stats link will only work once the meet has started.
For USU gymnastics ticket information, contact the USU Ticket Office at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, by phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or (435) 797-0305, or online 24 hours a day at www.UtahStateAggies.com.
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