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Utah gymnastics notes: Utes’ Wilson leading Pac-12 all-around

First Published Mar 22 2014 07:19 pm • Last Updated Mar 22 2014 11:11 pm

Berkeley, Calif. » The tougher the competition gets, the better Utah gymnast Tory Wilson seems to get.

Wilson won the Pac-12 all-around title Saturday with a 39.45 to become Utah’s second all-around winner in three years. Teammate Corrie Lothrop won the title in 2012.

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Wilson scored 9.925 on the vault, 9.875 on the bars, 9.75 on the beam and 9.9 on the floor to win the title.

The Utes didn’t know if her score would survive the evening session since scores tend to rise, but the favorites all had mistakes that allowed Wilson to emerge as the champion.

Wilson said she was more concerned for her team than for herself as she competed.

"I was feeling good out there," she said. "I tried to not worry too much about the scores and just tried my best."

Wilson has been a rock for the Utes all year, entering the Pac-12 Championships with 11 wins and hitting 38-of-40 routines.

"She is an unassuming person who just keeps getting better and better," Utah coach Greg Marsden said. "She surprises a lot of people."

Postseason awards

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Wilson earned the Pac-12 Gymnast of the Year award, Georgia Dabritz earned Specialist of the Year and co-coaches Greg and Megan Marsden won the Pac-12 Coach of the Year award.

Beaming on beam

The Utes agonized over their balance beam lineup as both Breanna Hughes and Dabritz had strong practices throughout the week and in the Pac-12 practice session.

As a result, Marsden waited until the final minute to decide which gymnast to use. Ultimately his gut feeling told him to go with Hughes, who scored a 9.875 in the regular season finale.

Hughes didn’t make him regret his decision as she earned a 9.825.

"It’s hard to bet against her," Marsden said. "She has been strong all year for us and tonight wasn’t an exception."

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