Head Gymnastics coach Mako Sakamoto at a BYU practice

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BYU announced it would drop two of the athletic department’s most successful programs in wrestling and men’s gymnastics after the 1999-2000 season.

Although BYU was in compliance with Title IX, those sports were often dropped by other schools, making scheduling difficult.

Air Force and Wyoming were the only other schools in the Mountain West Conference to have wrestling and Air Force was the only other to have men’s gymnastics.

Financial considerations also played a role, as the school looked for ways to cut costs.

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