Utah Utes gymnastics: Utes do some resting, rocking

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  • Vickie Piercey Barlow
    Feb. 10, 2009 5:01 p.m.

    Greg Marsden was my gymnastics coach years ago. I
    would just like to say that Gymnastics is absolutely
    the sport of all sports. I am 50 years old and I think it is safe to say, Gretzky, that I can still
    beat you at any sport. You see gymnastics is from head to toe, strength, agility, balance,coordination
    and brains " you have to remember every step of every routine". Gymnastics has given me a gift over the years. I can still do splits, flip, and can beat any guy in arm wrestling. I have enough energy to work 12 hr shifts at the hospital and own my own business.
    Thanks Greg Marsden for all you taught me!

  • Vickie Piercey Barlow
    Feb. 10, 2009 4:50 p.m.

    I had Greg Marsden as a coach years ago, I am now 50
    and I know for a fact that gymnastics is the sport of all sports. I could still probably beat Gretzky
    at any sport because gymnastics is from head to toe
    all strength, balance, agility. I can still to this day do flips and splits and beat any guy in arm wrestling. Im 5-3 and 108 lbs and work as a nurse 12 hr days. Thanks Greg Marsden for teaching me skills that have helped me stay healthy and strong for this many years.

  • Mike W
    Feb. 10, 2009 12:09 p.m.

    By the way, it's GRETZKY, not Gretkzy... something I think a hockey fan would know...

  • RE: Gretkzy
    Feb. 10, 2009 9:31 a.m.

    basketball is like gymnastics and figure skating too since it's all about how the referees feel about a player during the first few years--you know the superstars get the calls--same may be said for most sports including hockey.

    point is your argument frankly is stupid; it's reflected by your suggestion that Kristina pays the judges under the table.

    hockey is a great sport as well as gymnastics.

  • You've Got To Be Kidding
    Feb. 10, 2009 9:26 a.m.

    Sounds like you have been HIT IN THE HEAD too many times with your HOCKEY PUCK. Get a life. I would like to see you nail some of the very difficult and challenging routines these lady Utes perform day in and day out.
    Why don't you skate yourself off the ice and BUILD YOURSELF A HUT WITH YOUR HOCKEY STICKES. Maybe that would be a true sport to you.

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 10, 2009 9:25 a.m.

    Gretzgy, that's a pretty ignorant comment. The judges have to go through rigorous training and educational classes, all at their own expense. They are probably the least paid of all pro officials. NO one is paid under the table. They just try to do their best.

  • Gretkzy
    Feb. 10, 2009 7:59 a.m.

    gymnastics is like figure skating...it's all about how the judges have felt about you the past few years and whether you are liked and if you paid them under the table to score you high. it's not about the skill at all. for some it is great to watch but without a goalie, skates, a hockey puck and sticks and true team work it's not really a sport.

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 10, 2009 7:16 a.m.

    While I am especially happy that the Lady Utes rocked the Spectrum, it was also sweet that the Lady Aggies nailed their second-best score of the season. As a long-time Lady Ute fan, I always enjoyed seeing USU do well, as well.