Gymnasts Ready for Tough Regionals Competition

The Cougars are ready for Regionals Saturday in Ames, Iowa. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

AMES -- The No. 24-ranked BYU gymnastics team is set for the NCAA North Central Regional today in Ames, Iowa on the The campus of Iowa State University at 5 p.m. MST in the Hilton Coliseum. The Cougars will face possibly their stiffest competition of the year in what could be the toughest Region in the country, as they try to finish among the top-two teams for a return trip to the NCAA National Championships.

Joining BYU will be host-and No. 4-ranked Iowa State, No. 11 Arizona State, No. 15 Arizona, No. 19 Denver and No. 21 Minnesota.

In their last meet, the Cougars struggled early on bars and vault before finishing strong by tying the 10th-best beam score in school history against No. 2 Utah back on March 24.

"The girls are looking at this as a redo from the last meet," BYU coach Brad Cattermole said. "They are excited to compete and ready to go."

A live stat feed is available on the schedule page of the gymnastics homepage at www.byucougars.com.