MyKayla Skinner, MaKenna Merrell-Giles earn All-America honors; Skinner to announce future plans in coming days

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  • Lone*Star Austin, TX
    April 23, 2019 9:31 a.m.

    jonny boy

    "What I AM saying is if the start values are higher than 10.0, NCAA judges should factor that when scoring, instead of treating every higher start value as if it were no better than a 10.0."

    LOL at your crimson goggled view of the world.

    Cite an example in any sport where officials are expected to adjust their officiating to accommodate the competitors.

    If the Utes are too arrogant to adjust their routines to the expected scoring model, then they should be prepared to live with the consequences and stop blaming the officials their lower than expected scores.

    Of course, it's entirely possible that the Utes aren't nearly as good as they and their arrogant fans think they are.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 23, 2019 9:06 a.m.

    “So what you're saying is that . . . the NCAA should adjust their scoring to accommodate the Utes”

    lone*some coog:

    Hahaha!! The significant subtly is obviously lost on blue-goggled dilettantes.

    What I AM saying is if the start values are higher than 10.0, NCAA judges should factor that when scoring, instead of treating every higher start value as if it were no better than a 10.0.

  • Lone*Star Austin, TX
    April 23, 2019 8:51 a.m.

    JohninSLC

    "NCAA gymnastics is scored differently than elite level/Olympic scoring..."

    So what you're saying is that Utah is the only team in the NCAA with elite level/Olympic caliber gymnasts and the NCAA should adjust their scoring to accommodate the Utes.

    Why do the Utes even bother competing against such inferior competition that is so far beneath them?

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 22, 2019 11:36 p.m.

    “they were foolish not to adjust their routines accordingly”

    lone*some coog:

    So coog fans want a coach to tell an elite athlete not to do something that only a few people in the world can do, but instead, do something everybody can do. Wow.

    I guess at BYU-P they’re content to aim for a cowpie—and occassionally hit it, than to shoot for the stars. Congratulations!

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 22, 2019 3:58 p.m.

    anycoog:

    Hahaha!!

    What I do understand, as do others who are not Ute fans--and plainly excluding coog fans, is that NCAA gymnastics is scored differently than elite level/Olympic scoring. That would be a bitter pill to swallow for BYU-P fans, whose team struggles to execute the easier routines.

    Skinner probably has had her fill of that, and who would blame her? By any Olympic measure she is the best collegiate gymnast in the country.

  • Lone*Star Austin, TX
    April 22, 2019 3:33 p.m.

    JohnInSLC

    Skinner has consistently used routines with higher start values than anybody else. As the articled linked in another DNews story put it, “the NCAA is not elite competition. Execution . . . matters more than difficulty . . . as long as athletes have the minimum skills required for a 10.0 ‘start value’”.

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    In basketball, some officials call every ticky-tac foul, other officials let the players play.

    If you knew, going into the season, that the officials were going to let the players play, every game, you'd be foolish not to adjust your game accordingly.

    If Utah gymnasts knew going into the season that execution was going to be valued by the judges more than high degree of difficultly, in every meet, including nationals, then they were foolish not to adjust their routines accordingly.

    Where were Utah's coaches in failing to select routines that would maximize the potential scores of Utah's gymnasts?

  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    April 22, 2019 12:25 p.m.

    JohnInSLC - Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 22, 2019 10:00 a.m.
    re: “So you're blaming Utah's disappointing finish at nationals on biased judging?
    How sad.”

    Don’t follow gymnastics much, eh?

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    The outright arrogance of Ute fans thinking that they alone understand gymnastics scoring better than anybody else, including NCAA judges, is laughable.

    Typical sour grapes from sore losers, blaming the officials.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 22, 2019 10:00 a.m.

    “So you're blaming Utah's disappointing finish at nationals on biased judging?
    How sad.”

    coogfan:

    Don’t follow gymnastics much, eh?

    Skinner has consistently used routines with higher start values than anybody else. As the articled linked in another DNews story put it,
    “the NCAA is not elite competition. Execution . . . matters more than difficulty . . . as long as athletes have the minimum skills required for a 10.0 ‘start value’”.

    How sad, indeed.

  • Ufan Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2019 8:37 a.m.

    JohninSLC

    "I'd be shocked if Skinner doesn't train for the Olympics, if for no other reason than to again compete where routine difficulty is judged appropriately"

    So you're blaming Utah's disappointing finish at nationals on biased judging?

    How sad.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 22, 2019 3:52 a.m.

    I'd be shocked if Skinner doesn't train for the Olympics, if for no other reason than to again compete where routine difficulty is judged appropriately.

  • everything is awesome Cedar City, UT
    April 21, 2019 6:19 p.m.

    “...fourth place finish on floor exercise, fifth place finish on vault, sixth place finish on uneven bars and seventh place finish in the all-around.”

    Amazing finish for MyKayla.