CHAMPIONSHIPS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CHAMPIONSHIPS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah gymnastics: Hostile arenas better than quiet ones for gymnasts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57826823-89/championships-alabama-fans-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57826823-89/championships-alabama-fans-utah.html.csp">Utah gymnastics: Hostile arenas better than quiet ones for gymnasts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T22:15:48.097-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 10:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">During the recent media teleconference for the gymnastics coaches whose teams are participating in the NCAA Championships, Alabama coach Sarah Patterson made sure to go out of her way to welcome teams to Alabama, noting it was the fifth time her state had hosted the nationals. “I couldn’t be prouder,” she said. Nor, probably, more excited about the chances of winning another national title since the Tide will be competing in a familiar setting. Alabama won the SEC title in the same building a fe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57826823@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:15:48 MDT Don’t expect the same Phelps as he comes out of retirement http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822353-77/phelps-bowman-swim-100.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822353-77/phelps-bowman-swim-100.html.csp">Don’t expect the same Phelps as he comes out of retirement</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BETH HARRIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T16:00:35.769-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Don’t expect the same Michael Phelps in his return to swimming after a nearly two-year retirement. Even if Phelps’ comeback is a success, it will be different this time around. No more swimming seven or eight events at the Olympics or world championships. No more grueling individual medleys. This time, it’s about taking on fewer and shorter races than the 22-time Olympic medalist did in his prime. At 28, Phelps is far from being too old to dive into the pool. In recent years, swimmers have succe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578223532014-04-16T16:00:35.769-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T16:00:35.769-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822353@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:00:35 MDT Prep basketball: Lone Peak’s Haws is All-Tribune Team MVP http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57723923-77/haws-state-tribune-lewis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57723923-77/haws-state-tribune-lewis.html.csp">Prep basketball: Lone Peak’s Haws is All-Tribune Team MVP</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bubba Brown | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T23:30:26.028-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reporters gathered around Lone Peak coach Quincy Lewis near the Huntsman Center scorer’s table. The Knights just had capped another season with another Class 5A state title, and fans flocked from the seats, swarming the players in a mosh on the court. Lewis looked on with a smile. And it was then that he finally uttered the word so many already had attributed to his star player, guard T.J. Haws, who had been the driving force all season behind the Knights’ success: greatness. “What he did in thi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57723923@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:30:26 MDT Utah gymnastics: Utes will wait to last minute to decide beam lineup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57713971-89/utah-beam-marsden-saturday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57713971-89/utah-beam-marsden-saturday.html.csp">Utah gymnastics: Utes will wait to last minute to decide beam lineup</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T16:45:19.961-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 04:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berkeley, Calif. • Strong performances on the balance beam in Friday’s practice for the Pac-12 Championships have forced Utah’s coaches to delay deciding on the Utes’ balance beam lineup until Saturday. Utah coach Greg Marsden said he will wait to see how Georgia Dabritz, Breanna Hughes and Becky Tutka warm up before deciding who will compete in the Pac-12 Championships, which start at 2 p.m. Hughes competed on the beam in Utah’s last meet, scoring 9.875, and Tutka competed at Michigan, scoring ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57713971@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:45:19 MDT UVU wrestling: Wolverines send record 4 grapplers to NCAAs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57702577-77/ncaa-fager-rauser-championships.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57702577-77/ncaa-fager-rauser-championships.html.csp">UVU wrestling: Wolverines send record 4 grapplers to NCAAs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T16:29:43.655-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 04:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oklahoma City • The Utah Valley University wrestling team will send a program-record four grapplers to the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships that begin here Thursday at Chesapeke Energy Arena. “We’re excited to get out there. We’ve got two guys that have been there before so they’ll know what to expect,” said head coach Greg Williams. “We’ve also got two seniors that are headed to there for the first time so we’re excited for them as well. Seniors Avery Garner (141 pounds) and Curtis A...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57702577@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:29:43 MDT Under new coach, Utah swim team leaves negativity in its wake http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57682865-89/free-coach-dykstra-swim.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57682865-89/free-coach-dykstra-swim.html.csp">Under new coach, Utah swim team leaves negativity in its wake</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T23:20:19.028-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 11:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It was, let’s face it, a low bar. But the Ute swim team has seen a dramatic turnaround since the departure of head coach Greg Winslow and the hire of Joe Dykstra. Utah will send 17 athletes to the NCAA Championships this month, up from three in 2013. “It’s pretty much the same athletes,” Dykstra said. “I don’t consider myself some kind of miracle-worker swim coach. I think just getting them excited and motivated is what’s made the biggest difference.” Winslow was suspended last February and his ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57682865@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:20:19 MDT U.S. Freestyle Championships moved to Deer Valley http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57677242-77/valley-deer-freestyle-championships.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57677242-77/valley-deer-freestyle-championships.html.csp">U.S. Freestyle Championships moved to Deer Valley</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T17:17:53.414-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 05:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The USANA U.S. Freestyle Championships will take place March 28-30 at Deer Valley Resort. The moguls, dual moguls and aerials competition was scheduled for Heavenly, Calif. But the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association said Friday the event was moving to Deer Valley, which played host to those events at the 2002 Winter Olympics and has been the site of annual competitions since then. “We are excited to showcase the athletes on the heels of the 2014 Winter Games and offer our guests a chance to see ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57677242@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:17:53 MDT NCAA Ski Championships: Home field plays to Utes’ advantage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57638383-89/ncaa-championships-engel-haugen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57638383-89/ncaa-championships-engel-haugen.html.csp">NCAA Ski Championships: Home field plays to Utes’ advantage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eric Butler</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T19:53:41.834-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 07:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Park City • Knowing how the course plays certainly payed off for University of Utah skiers as the NCAA championships began here Wednesday. Utah’s Mark Engel won the giant slalom on the men’s side while two Utes, Kristiina Rove and Chloe Fausa, placed second and third for the women. Though just a freshman, the 22-year-old Engel was actually a two-year veteran of the U.S. Ski Team before entering college. The leader after the first run, Engel then had what he called “a pretty wild ride” to edge Ne...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57638383@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:53:41 MDT Sports briefs: University of Utah hosting NCAA Ski Championships http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57632523-77/team-busch-hosting-ncaa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57632523-77/team-busch-hosting-ncaa.html.csp">Sports briefs: University of Utah hosting NCAA Ski Championships</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T19:34:18.068-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 07:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">COLLEGE SKIING • For the first time since 2000, the University of Utah ski team is hosting the NCAA Championships. The Utes are one of eight teams to qualify a full team of 12 skiers in the events that run Wednesday through Saturday. “We are a well-balanced team,” said Kevin Sweeney, Utah director of skiing. “ … Everyone is adjusting … to the very erratic weather we have been having. The race surface is constantly changing. This requires the athletes to adjust strategy. I think this could be an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57632523@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:34:18 MDT