Anonymous | Posted: 20 Jan 2000 | Updated: 20 Jan 2000

Men And Women Travel To Rocky Mountain Open In Colorado

Men's Gymnastics

The BYU men's gymnastics team will begin its season Friday with the the Rocky Mountain Open at the Air Force Academy Friday and Saturday.

The meet starts Friday with the all-around competition as well as the preliminary competition on each event. Saturday will be the event finals.

The Cougars will compete against Air Force, Arizona St., Oklahoma and Nebraska.

BYU returns two national champions to its lineup, led by Guard Young.

Young, who won the NCAA vault title last season, is a candidate for the Nissen Award. The Nissen Award is given annually to the outstanding collegiate gymnast in the country.

Cortney Bramwell also returns as the defending NCAA still rings champion. Bramwell scored a perfect 10.0 on the rings last season in a meet with California.

Women's Gymnastics

The BYU women's gymnastics team will compete in the Rocky Mountain Open in Colorado Springs, Colo., Saturday.

The Rocky Mountain Open will showcase teams from California, Utah and Colorado. The women's competition will start after the men's competition is completed.

The Cougars are coming off a loss last week to Oregon State in a dual meet held at the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah.

Despite the team loss, Cougar senior Denice Pauga won the all-around title with a score of 38.900. Junior Kim Little finished third in the all-around with a score of 38.225.

The Cougars' next home meet will be Feb. 24 when they host Utah State in the Smith Fieldhouse at 7 p.m.