America's top gymnastics performers are in Salt Lake City this week for the 1988 U.S. Gymnastics Olympics Trials.They'll be vying for the 12 Olympic berths - six for men and six for women - when the competition begins Wednesday.

The Deseret News has prepared a preview of the event, starting on D1. Among the stories:

- Gymnastics writer Linda Hamilton takes a look at both the men's and women's teams and profiles two gymnasts familiar to Utahns: Oklahoma's all-around NCAA champion Kelly Garrison-Steves and Brigham Young University's Bob Gauthier.

- Sports Editor Lee Benson examines the controversy and intrigue surrounding gymnastics off the mat.

- Executive Sports Editor John Robinson takes a painful look at the two holdovers from the 1984 Olympic gold-medal winning men's team, Tim Daggett and Scott Johnson.