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Published: Tuesday, April 15 2008 12:38 a.m. MDT

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Choke

Looks like they blew their chance for a chance at the title. Too much pressure maybe?? Better luck next year.

re: choke

Let me guess you must be a tds fan. Utah is not out of contention for the national title. Go get 'em red rocks at the National finals this week while the kitties get to watch from Provo on their couches.

re: choke

Well, I don't think that it will be too bad. The way that they seed them this year is different than it has been in the past. Even though their seeded 5th, they are still technically ranked 2nd. What hurt them was last week at regionals they had a bumpy night. They have the same rotation for nationals as they did for regionals and they will be more comfortable this time around. The problem last week was that their travel plans were delayed because of that whole airport stuff and therefore they didn't get to have a normal practice session. That hurts a team, because all equipment is different. Some bars are tigher than others, floors bouncier than others, etc. Also, I think that although the competition is tougher in the evening session, Utah will shine, because it is in with Georgia who have a great crowd and follwing just like the Utes. It will be more crowed and louder, which is an atmosphere that the Utes thrive in. Unless their travel gets delayed again, or something major happens, they are good enough to get to the SUPER-6. This is the best team since the mid 90's. GO UTES!!!

re: choke

Well, I don't think that it will be too bad. The way that they seed them this year is different than it has been in the past. Even though their seeded 5th, they are still technically ranked 2nd. What hurt them was last week at regionals they had a bumpy night. They have the same rotation for nationals as they did for regionals and they will be more comfortable this time around. The problem last week was that their travel plans were delayed because of that whole airport stuff and therefore they didn't get to have a noraml practice session. That hurts a team, because all equipment is different. Some bars are tigher than others, floors bouncier than others, etc. Also, I think that although the competition is tougher in the evening session, Utah will shine, because it is in with Georgia who have a great crowd and follwing just like the Utes. It will be more crowed and louder, which is an atmosphere that the Utes thrive in. Unless their travel gets delayed again, or something major happens, they are good enough to get to the SUPER-6. This is the best team I've seen since the mid-90's. GO UTES!!!

Go Utes!

People like choke just love to speak out on subjects they know nothing about!
Anyone who follows the utes know that this is not a bad situation. Being able to perform in the evening will be a plus for the utes. When you have to be in the afternoon you tend to get lower scores and having the talent the utes have, this could possibly mean more of them will win titles. It also gives them better scores because they will get higher scores just by being in head to head competition with Georgia. It's a win win situation!
GO UTES!!!

Better Seed

Being a 5th seed and having to beat the 8th, 9th and 12th seeds for place in the championship seems like an easier draw than being the 2nd seed and having to beat the 7th, 10th and 11th seeds.

At any rate, the poor showing in Regionals should provide plenty of motivation to step up their performance in the finals.

It will also give them a real taste of what it's going to be like to face the home team for the championship.

red rocks 7

they had a slow night on bars, its been their down for this whole season but it's proven they can beat georgia, and i know they will make it in to the super six!!utah just needs to do harder bar routines, because they always do well on them, just not enough skill to get the scores they could get. GO UTES!!

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