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Published: Saturday, March 8 2008 12:00 a.m. MST

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Could someone please tell me why the Ute women's gymnastics team is being called the "Red Rocks"? Thanks.


Red...School Color, Rocks...Is wonderful.
Red...School Color, Rocks...Is strong as a rock.
The 1992 Utah media guide cover pictured a fantastically well conditioned Utah gymnastics team clad in beautiful white cap sleeve leotards with the caption "RED ROCKS". The caption stuck and the gymnastics team has been known as the RED ROCKS eversince.

Answer to Curious

These athletes are solid muscle, in the school color, of course. (Also a reference to southern Utah's natural redrock scenery.) Plus, Utah fans expect a good show -- and when they deliver, they ROCK!

Neat fans

Some of us are wondering why the gymnasts hair isn't neater. It is one thing to do the funky bun, but it seems to us that the messy falling down front hair in the face would be distracting. The gymnasts all used to do braids, or some sort of twisting to keep that hair back and we think it presented a much better image. We have a saying messy hair makes for messy performance. The gymnasts just looked disheviled and out of sorts last night. We still are super fans and love them to death. We just think a little gel would go a long way for a neat appearance to go with their great ability and wonderful leotards.

Hair Question

Who does their hair? I have wondered that. The Red Rocks have similar hair do's, ribbon, glitter, with twists, braids, and sometimes curls. Is there someone on the team in charge of that?

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