GymDawgs On The Road At Metroplex Then Back Home To Host Utah
SEATTLE, Wash.-- In a gymnastics-packed weekend for the GymDawgs, their first stop will be Fort Worth, Texas where they are attending the Metroplex Challenge. The meet is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. PT on Saturday, Feb. 19.
"I am really excited to head down to Texas," said head coach Jen Llewellyn. "We have three athletes from Texas so that is always fun to go to an area of the country that you have student-athletes from."
The meet will also include No. 3 University of Oklahoma, University of Denver, and Stanford. You can tune in on Instagram @uwgymnastics and Twitter @UWGymnastics to follow along.
"We will also get to see a completely different region of fans," said Llewellyn. "It is just really excited to get to show our brand with this new team and what our program is and inspiring to be. We will also see three of the top teams in the country, it is really great to see non-conference competition that is ranked in the top 15. It is really important for our athletes to get that great competition experience to prepare for post-season."
On Monday, Feb. 21 the Huskies will be back at home, hosting No. 4 Utah at 6 p.m. PT.
"Every single school in the Pac-12 this year is incredible," said Llewellyn. "It is a very talented conference. Any conference rival we go up against is going to be a huge opportunity for us to compete. With Utah, they have four Olympians on their team. Obviously, they have a ton of depth."
This meet will be filled with fun for the whole family. You can expect live performances by UW Spirit and the Husky Marching Band, Alaska Airlines flight voucher raffle, t-shirt giveaways, and more!
"We are excited to have a great fan base to watch amazing gymnastics on both teams," said Llewellyn.
With big competition all weekend, the Washington gymnastics team will look to keep focusing on themselves and improving with each meet.
"For this weekend, all we need to focus on is ourselves and going four-for-four," said Llewellyn. "We just need to do what we are capable of. We had great practices this week, so I am excited to see them carry that over into competitions."
Make sure to follow the GymDawgs on Twitter with the username @UWGymnastics and on Instagram at uwgymnastics.