BYU to host Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship meet

PROVO, Utah - BYU gymnastics hosts the inaugural Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship meet Saturday at the Marriott Center.

The Cougars will host No. 17 Boise State, No. 20 Denver, No. 29 Southern Utah and No. 32 Utah State. 

"This is our first time being in a conference championship in over 20 years," BYU head coach Brad Cattermole said. "Getting to host it is kind of fun. Being able to do it at BYU, have it on TV and kind of showcase BYU is a positive for us. The girls are looking forward to it and are excited."

The MRGC is a gymnastics-specific alliance among five member schools: Brigham Young University, Boise State University, the University of Denver, Southern Utah University and Utah State University. The alliance is not a formally recognized conference by the NCAA, but is in the process of gaining said status for the 2014-15 season. Each team will have the opportunity to host the championship meet on a rotating basis.

BYU comes into Saturday's meet ranked No. 25 in the nation with a regional qualifying score of 195.675. The Cougars have scored a 196 or better in their last two consecutive meets, including a 196.125 to beat Washington at home on March 7.

The meet will be televised on BYUtv and can also bee seen online at BYUtvsports.com. Live stats will also be available through BYUcougars.com.  The meet will begin at 1 p.m. MDT. Tickets are available for purchase at BYUtickets.com