Utah Utes gymnastics: Best of U. — Marsden calls Postell the 'most gifted'

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  • 2nd rate Athletes...NOT
    March 6, 2008 3:18 p.m.

    LOOSE CANNON I'M NOT! When I said I'll match her against any male athlete at the U pound for pound I ment her weight vs what she could press/lift against their weight vs what they can press/lift. I'll bet she can press/lift twice her weight with ease. Can you lean, huge line backer do that? My hubby was a football player at the U & can attest to the fact that the more you weigh the harder it is to lift/press twice your wieght. Ashley may weight 110 poinds & I bet she can lift twice that. Can your 250 pound line back/lift press 500 or more? Yes, some can...most can't! Quit trying to dis the female athletes at the U. I'm sure most of them could kick your but! They all have less body fat than you do!

  • cb
    March 5, 2008 11:37 p.m.

    good job Ash!!!
    best thing i have ever seen!
    keep up the good work!

  • Camp
    March 5, 2008 10:16 p.m.

    What about Missy Marlow! She was the bomb dot com.

  • Anonymous
    March 5, 2008 4:55 p.m.

    she is amazaing...she will be miss greatly at meets next year...but for this year...#1 has a nice ring to it...GO ashley your truely my hero

  • Loose Cannon
    March 5, 2008 4:05 p.m.

    Are you Kidding? You'll take her against any U athlete pound for pound? Obviously you've never been in the weight room with college football linebackers.They are lean and huge! Yeah she's strong, buy why would you compare her against a guy?

  • Anonymous
    March 5, 2008 4:02 p.m.

    Ashley is a wonderful gymnast. We have enjoyed watching her these past four years. She will be greatly missed when she graduates. We wish her the very best during the rest of this gymnastics season. Go Utes!

  • 2nd rate athletes - NOT!
    March 5, 2008 3:11 p.m.

    Gymdaddyo...you are an idiot if you think the Utah gymnasts are second rate athletes. Ill match Ashley or any of our gymnasts against any male athlete at the U. I guarantee you she can do more sit ups, push ups & chin ups than any of the guys can. I also bet that pound for pound she is stronger than any male athlete at the U. You need to get your facts straight before you go shooting your big mouth off! The U gymnasts are true athletes in every sense of the word. All 12 of their scholarships are privately funded. Lets see mens football or basketball match that. The Red Rocks will return to #1 in the Nation this year & will always be #1 in their fans hearts! You picked the wrong woman's team to call 2nd rate athletes!

  • Bill
    March 5, 2008 3:10 p.m.

    Check out those guns! She should be able to take you out GymDaddyo.

  • Choose the Red
    March 5, 2008 2:39 p.m.

    Wow! Those are pretty harse words from GymDaddyo! Calling the Red Rocks second rate. Try being a little informed before you shoot your mouth off. The Red Rocks scholor ships are paid by private individuals, not by the school!
    Congrats to Ashley. Most of the Ute fans have noticed how happy she is this year and we are proud of the changes she has made to make things work better for her success. Keep up the good work Ashley, your success makes all the other gymnasts be that much better.

  • LuMomof4
    March 5, 2008 1:42 p.m.

    Go Ashley!! She's an awesome gymnast in every right! She has most definitely outdone herself this year. We hope she continues upward with no injuries. Go Utes! It's time to take back the title of best team in the country!

  • Wow GymDaddyo
    March 5, 2008 12:33 p.m.

    Kinda hard to call Utah womens gymnists second rate athletes. I am not a Utah fan, but you cant deny their success and high quality of gymnists.

    You can argue with title IX in other sports at the U and at other schools, but in this instance, it is ignorant to allude that the only reason athletes like Ashley have scholarships is because of title IX. Hard to argue the money aspect since their attendance is far greater then that of men's basketball. Maybe Coach Boylen should schedule double headers with gymnastics to fill the stands.

    I am against Title IX, but you can't deny that Utah's womens gymnastics is an exception.

  • GymDaddyo
    March 5, 2008 12:10 p.m.

    Once again we see that gender bias is OK as long as it favors women. Utah, like most colleges in America, does not offer a similar men's program in gymnastics, even though thousands of talented young men train for this sport and could be competing at this level.

    Let's stop the hypocrisy. Women's gymnastics remains a farce as long scholarships are offered to second-rate female gymnasts merely to satisfy the demands of Title IX.

  • AZGym
    March 5, 2008 11:51 a.m.

    I don't think she's the best the Utes have ever had, but she's the best looking!!!

  • Jean
    March 5, 2008 10:24 a.m.

    Ashley is amazing to watch. She makes it look so easy. Ashley and Jamie have grown together this past year. Let's hope the relationship continues even tho he's no longer with RSL.

  • JDart
    March 5, 2008 8:45 a.m.

    Great story. Thank Linda. Ashley has been increddible this year, even better than the last few years. I wish her the best. Go Ash. Go Utes!!