BYU Gymnastics Heads to Boise State's Season Opener

PROVO, Utah (January 13) -- On the coat tails of its own season opener against Kentucky, the BYU gymnastics team heads to Boise State to open the Bronco's season this Friday at 7:00 p.m.

"Boise State is always a good place to compete, especially this early in the season," said BYU coach Brad Cattermole.

Cattermole said this meet should be a confidence builder for the Cougars. The Boise judges award high scores to routines done well and the large crowds make performing more exciting for the team.

"With so many LDS families living in the area, we get our fair share of cheerleaders," Cattermole said.

Cattermole said he's pleased with the team's progress and hard work.

"We've been ready for about a month now. The girls have gotten comfortable in their routines."

The Cougars had some difficulty keeping focused at the Kentucky meet. The team was more concerned with making mistakes than with attacking routines. However, Cattermole said he saw positive results from the meet.

Much of the team's strength this season will lie in its attitude.

"At Kentucky, everyone had a chance to get mad or cranky, but they didn't. They stayed supportive of each other," said Coach Cattermole. "A coach couldn't ask for anything better."

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