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Flippin’ Birds Announce 2018 Meet Schedule

Courtesy of @SUUGym on Twitter.

The Southern Utah University gymnastics team and head coach Scotty Bauman have officially announced their 2018 schedule. The schedule includes six away meets and six home meets, including the 2018 Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference Championship which will be held in Cedar City.

“We’re pretty excited about our home schedule this year,” Bauman said. “We have one of the best Big 10 and one of the best Pac-12 teams coming in. All of our meets this year are going to be outstanding, competitive meets to come watch. All of those teams are going to push our team to be the best they can be.”

The Flippin’ Birds will open the season with two road meets against MRGC opponents. Their first meet is set for January 11th at Boise State with another road meet the following Friday at BYU. SUU’s first home meet will be on January 26th as the Thunderbirds host Boise State for their second matchup in three weeks.

After hosting their first home meet, the Flippin’ Birds will travel to Central Michigan on February 2nd before return home for back-to-back home meets on February 9th against BYU and February 12th against Utah State.

On February 16th, Southern Utah will head back to Provo for a tri-meet with BYU and Denver, their first since 2016. The Iowa Hawkeyes roll into Cedar City the following weekend for a matchup with the Flippin’ Birds on Friday February 23rd followed by a Saturday afternoon meet with the Washington Huskies on March 3rd.

The 2018 regular season will end the same way it began for the Flippin’ Birds: on the road. The team will travel to Denver on Monday, March 5th for a meet with the Pioneers and they will close out the regular season on March 16th in Logan against Utah State.

The Thunderbirds will then turn their attention to the postseason. The 2018 MRGC Championship will be held in Cedar City on March 24th. This will be the first time Southern Utah has hosted a championship meet since the team hosted the WAC Championship in 2013.

“It’s huge for us to be able to host this year,” Bauman said. “You always want that advantage of being at home and I think our arena is probably the toughest one in the conference to compete in, except for us. We love it.”

The NCAA Regional Championship is set for April 7th with six possible locations, and the NCAA National Championship will take place about two weeks later on April 20th in St. Louis, Missouri.

Stay up to date during the 2018 Southern Utah Gymnastics season by following them on Twitter and Instagram and liking their page on Facebook.

Tickets for the Flippin’ Birds’ home opener against Boise State are available at tbirdtickets.com or the America First Event Center Ticket Office. Fans can also purchase a Women’s Sports Pass for access to all 2018 home meets.

2018 Flippin’ Birds Gymnastics Schedule:

Date

Opponent

Location

Time

January 11th

Boise State

Boise, Idaho

7:00 PM

January 19th

BYU

Provo, Utah

11:00 AM

January 26th

Boise State

Cedar City, Utah

7:00 PM

February 2nd

Central Michigan

Mount Pleasant, Mich.

TBA

February 9th

BYU

Cedar City, Utah

7:00 PM

February 12th

Utah State

Cedar City, Utah

7:00 PM

February 16th

BYU/Denver

Provo, Utah

7:00 PM

February 23rd

Iowa

Cedar City, Utah

7:00 PM

March 3rd

Washington

Cedar City, Utah

1:00 PM

March 5th

Denver

Denver, Colo.

TBA

March 16th

Utah State

Logan, Utah

7:00 PM

March 24th

MRGC Championship

Cedar City, Utah

6:00 PM

April 7th

NCAA Regional Championship

TBA

TBA

April 20th

NCAA National Championship

St. Louis, Mo.

TBA

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SUU Athletics Strategic Communications
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