While the Utah Utes hope to make the Maverik Center their home away from home and win the Pac-12 gymnastics title, Brigham Young University will be trying to use its home advantage and win its first Mountain Rim title.
The Cougars will compete against Boise State, Southern Utah and Utah State in the Marriott Center starting at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Boise State, ranked No. 13, is the favorite to win its fifth straight title, though the 15th-ranked Cougars can’t be overlooked, particularly after the Cougars defeated Boise State 197-196.325 on Boise State’s Senior Night.
That victory marked the first time since 2004 the Cougars hit the 197 mark.
Shannon Evans led the Cougars in the win with a career-best 39.575 and is ranked 16th nationally with a 39.46 all-around average.
The Cougars capped off their season with a 196.55-195.975 win over SUU.
MOUNTAIN RIM GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
At the Marriott Center, Provo
When • Saturday, 6 p.m.
Teams and regional qualifying scores: No. 13 Boise State (196.61); No. 15 BYU (196.57); No. 24 SUU (195.97); No. 41 Utah State (195.035)
If the Broncos win, the gymnastics team would be the first at the school to win five league titles in a row since the football team did so from 2002-06 as a member of the Western Athletic Conference.
The Broncos are ranked seventh on beam and ninth on bars while BYU’s best events are the beam and floor, where it is ranked 14th.
Boise State is led by Shani Remme, the conference’s gymnast of the year in 2017 and 2018. She ranks 20th in the all-around with a 39.365 average.
The T-Birds recently entered the Top 25 rankings at No. 24 with a regional qualifying score of 195.97 while the Aggies are No. 41 with a regional qualifying score of 195.035.
The Aggies’ Madison Ward is ranked No. 39 in the all-around with a 39.25 average.