Senior Night marks end of an era as four gymnasts prepare for last official meet at U of U

Posted at 10:09 PM, Mar 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-06 00:09:20-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- With the help of an experienced senior group, the Red Rocks are ranked fourth in the nation. On senior night, those four seniors will have their last official meet in the Huntsman Center. They grew up in different parts of the country, ranging from Massachusetts to New Mexico--but now, they are sisters.

Corrie Lothrop, Georgia Dabritz, Becky Tutka, and Tory Wilson have been with the Utes since their Freshman years. They will officially bid their farewell in the company of their family, friends, and loyal fans. The four agree the crowds are what they will never forget.

"Competing in the Huntsman every time is what I live for; it's one of my favorite things to do," Becky Tutka said.

"Our fanbase is so cool, and it's unlike any other," Corrie Lothrop said.

"That's something that you won't ever get any other time in your life," Tory Wilson said. "It's just a special thing and it's definitely the most memorable."

All four had stellar careers with the Utes. They all are first-team All-Americans. Dabritz has had six career tens. Tutka has hit all 75 of her routines without one fall. Wilson was 2013 NCAA regional vault champion. Lothrop is a five time All-American. For co-head coach Megan Marsden, she's loved to watch them grow.

"They had talent when they came in, but there is no question that all of them have addressed some of their weaknesses in their gymnastics and some of them are even scoring perfection at this point," Mardsen said about the seniors. "We are really proud of the fact that this group of girls have given their heart and soul to this program."

"They've been great years for all of us," Georgia Dabritz said. "We've contributed a lot each year that we have been here, and it's just been an amazing experience. Just to say that we've been a part of the 40 years of Utah gymnastics is a blessing."

The Red Rocks will be taking on No. 5 in the country Michigan. The meet starts at 7 p.m. in the Huntsman Center on March 6.